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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 New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) announced that it is launching a pilot program to test lead in drinking water. The program is available to residents that are served by either a private well or public water system. The program is free of charge to...

Friday, March 10, 2017 is the last day for a new voter to register in person to be eligible to vote in the March 21, 2017 Village Elections in the Villages of Cayuga Heights, Dryden and Groton.

Sample Ballots for the March 21st Village Elections are now...

The Tompkins County Health Department thanks all media outlets that published or broadcast our press release dated February 27, 2017. The reports along with the community’s help allowed the Health Department to resolve the issue.

The Health Department was able to...

The Tompkins County Health Department must locate a dog that bit a person while on the Ithaca Commons near Casablanca Pizzeria. The bite occurred early Saturday morning around 2 a.m., February 25, 2017.

The dog is described as a yellow mixed lab that was wearing a...

 Tompkins County is seeking applicants for several vacancies on the Tompkins County Planning Advisory Board

Three of the seats currently open are for individuals with expertise in Education, Natural Environment, and Energy. Created by the County Legislature in...

 The Tompkins County Health Department (TCHD) was notified by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) that drainage from Sunnyside Farms in Cayuga County was running clear as of Wednesday, February 22, 2017. Waters in Salmon Creek and its...

The Legislature, by a vote of 11-2, adopted a resolution declaring the Legislature’s commitment to preserve public safety for all in Tompkins County, following President Trump’s issuance of an the executive order month regarding enforcement of federal immigration law. (...

The Legislature, by unanimous vote ( Legislator Mike Sigler was excused), approved a one-time $100,000 funding increase for the agency Opportunities, Alternatives, and Resources (OAR) to provide start-up funding enabling it to expand its range of services to provide...

Susan Currie, celebrated director of the Tompkins County Public Library, has announced plans to retire effective September 30.

During her eight-year tenure, Currie has helped establish TCPL as an award-winning model for peer libraries. Among her lengthy list of...

 The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) and Tompkins County Health Department officials are responding to a manure spill that is currently impacting Salmon Creek and Cayuga Lake.

As a result of a structural issue with a satellite...

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