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Click HERE for information from the Tompkins County Health Department on tick disease prevention & to watch the NYSDOH video on how to remove a tick.

Injury from falling is a major risk for older adults and people with disabilities.  Click HERE to review information on how to prevent falls from the Office for the Aging.

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2017 News Archives

Have you been wondering what is happening to address our community’s housing challenges? Do you want to weigh in on next steps for addressing local housing needs? Please join the Tompkins County Department of Planning and Sustainability Wednesday, May 17, from 5:...

Spring is here and so are the ticks! It’s time to get outside and enjoy the season. It’s also time to take steps to prevent tick-borne diseases. 

New tick-borne diseases have been discovered in recent years with infections steadily increasing, Lyme disease being...

The Legislature’s Government Operations Committee today recommended Legislature consideration of two initiatives that could help address the county’s housing shortage.

The committee recommended that a public hearing be scheduled on June 6th, 5:30 p.m., on a...

The Tompkins County Legislature has adopted a new Local Law that raises to 21 the legal age for tobacco sale and purchase in Tompkins County. The vote was 9-5, with Legislators Dan Klein, Mike Sigler, Peter Stein, Will Burbank, and Carol Chock voting no.

The new “...

Through a proclamation signed by Legislature Chair Michael Lane, the Legislature paid tribute to Civil Rights leader Dorothy Cotton and the Dorothy Cotton Jubilee Singers, proclaiming May 12, 2017 as “Dorothy Cotton and Dorothy Cotton Jubilee Singers Day” in Tompkins...

The Legislature, by unanimous vote, authorized County Administrator Joe Mareane to establish a Shared Services Panel and to undertake the tasks assigned to county chief executive officers under the State’s shared services legislation. The law assigns tasks to the Chief...

Over one hundred people offered their opinions on the taste of water supplied by seven municipal water treatment plants in Tompkins County, with the Southern Cayuga Lake Intermunicipal Water Commission, commonly known as Bolton Point Water System, receiving the highest...

The Tompkins County Health Department is celebrating National Drinking Water Week by hosting the annual water taste test on Sunday, April 30, from 1:00 p.m.to 5:00 p.m. at Streets Alive! on Cayuga Street and Lewis Street. Throughout the day the public is welcome to...

The Tompkins County Health Department must locate a dog that bit a person in the field by Cornell University’s Hurlburt House (Ecology House) on Country Club Road in Ithaca. The bite occurred Monday night around 7 p.m., April 24, 2017. 

The dog is described as...

The Coalition for Safe Medication Disposal will again host a collection event for unwanted medications this Saturday, April 29th. The collection event will take place, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., at three locations:

  •  The Tompkins County Sheriff’s Office, 779...

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