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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.

The Tompkins County Health Department will be closed on Thursday,October 26, 12:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. for staff development. The Department answering service will receive phone calls. Appropriate staff will be notified in case of emergency.

The Health Department is providing flu vaccinations for adults at its building, 55 Brown Road, across from the Airport.  Call 274-6616 to schedule your appointment.  More information

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2017 News Archives

The Legislature’s special Jail Study Committee tonight led a public discussion on the issue of capacity at the Tompkins County Jail. At the public information meeting, consultants from the Center for Governmental Research (CGR), described the criminal justice and jail...

In his annual message before the Tompkins County Legislature, Legislature Chair Michael Lane called 2017, the County’s Bicentennial Year, “a year of reflection, a year of hope, and a year of action” –a year to look back at our heritage and historic diversity, and to look...

The Legislature, by a vote of 9-5, adopted a new Local Law amending the County Charter, the action concluding more than two years of painstaking review by the Legislature’s special Charter Review Committee. (Legislators Mike Sigler, Peter Stein, Carol Chock, Dave McKenna...

County Administrator Joe Mareane briefed Legislators on Governor Cuomo’s latest proposal to cut local property taxes, announced last week, one that would call for counties to submit a plan to the voters next fall that would save real, recurring cost savings through inter...

Legislature Chair Michael Lane announced the appointment of Zee Zahava as Tompkins County Poet Laureate for 2017. The position of Tompkins County Poet Laureate was established by the Legislature to honor local outstanding poets, integrate poetry into the community,...

The special committee of the Tompkins County Legislature charged with examining capacity issues at the Tompkins County Jail and advising the Legislature on how the County should address those issues will devote its meeting on Thursday, January 19th to a public discussion...

The Tompkins County Solid Waste Division office will be closed on Monday, January 16th, in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

The Recycling and Solid Waste Center will be open its regular hours, 7:00am to 3:30pm, and there will be no change in...

Ithaca and Tompkins County’s Age-Friendly Action Plan was approved this month by AARP. The AARP Network of Age-Friendly Communities is an affiliate of the World Health Organization’s Age-Friendly Cities and Communities Program, an international effort to help...

The Tompkins County Health Department reports an increase of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) locally. In 2016 we saw 374 cases of Chlamydia, a 9% increase from 2015; 81 Gonorrhea cases, a 47% increase from 2015; and 12 Syphilis cases, an alarming 200% increase...

On January 3rd, the Tompkins County Legislature, by unanimous vote, established the Tompkins County Energy Task Force. The new Task Force is charged with providing input and guidance to the County Planning Department and the Legislature on the topics of energy, climate...

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