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2017 News Archives

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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

The Legislature’s special Jail Study Committee heard a procedural status update from the CGR Consulting Group, and reports on services provided at the Tompkins County Jail, as it today continued in its examination of factors contributing to capacity issues at the Jail....

County is recognized for its commitment to reduce energy consumption,
cut costs and drive clean energy in its communities

The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) today announced that Tompkins County...

National Infant Immunization Week (NIIW) is a reminder that children need vaccines right from the start. Immunization gives parents the safe, proven power to protect their children from 14 serious and potentially deadly diseases before they turn 2 years old.

To...

Next week, the County Office for the Aging's Spring "Powerful Tools for Caregivers" classes start. Advance registration is required. If you are someone you know is trying to balance caregiving for a spouse, parent or other relative with self-care and other life...

The Legislature held a public hearing on a proposed Local Law that would raise the legal age for tobacco sale and purchase in Tompkins County. The proposed law mirrors existing public health law, but raises the legal age for sale and purchase from 18 to 21. The proposed...

The Legislature awarded nearly $168,000 in County Room Occupancy funds (nearly 50 separate grants), through four grant programs, in the Spring 2017 round of Tompkins County Tourism Grants, as recommended by the County’s Strategic Tourism Planning Board. The grants were...

During Privilege of the Floor at the Legislature meeting, Legislators heard comments of concern from nine community members regarding the County’s Jail Population Study currently in progress, several of them citing what they see as a lack of transparency by the...

The Legislature, by unanimous vote (Legislator Peter Stein was excused) amended the County’s five-year Capital Program and approved funding for a new streams restoration project along Station Road in the Town of Danby. The project, which is eligible for New York State...

The Legislature, without dissent (Legislator Peter Stein was excused), authorized the sale to municipalities of two parcels previously withheld from auction during the foreclosure process. The Legislature authorized the County to execute an agreement with the Village of...

 The Tompkins County Youth Services Department is pleased to announce the release of its 2017 Summer Camp Guide.

The Summer Camp Guide provides an overview of various camp opportunities for young people throughout Tompkins County. Working in consultation with the...

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