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2018 News Archives

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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.

Opportunities to serve on several Planning & Sustainability advisory boards. Further details HERE.

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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2018 News Archives

The Environmental Health Harmful Algal Blooms (HAB) Response Team of the Tompkins County Health Department is a NYS Department of Health Public Health Works! Nominee for 2018. The team includes:Clayton Maybee, Sanitarian

  • Chris Laverack, Sanitarian
  • ...

Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport received a bomb threat at approximately 1PM today, one of many businesses, institutions, and other airports nationwide that received a bomb threat today. 

In accordance with its emergency plan, the Airport immediately notified the...

Did you know Americans create 25% more trash between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day? In Tompkins County, be sure to follow these tips to recycle more and lower your environmental impact this holiday season:

  • Most municipalities have programs for recycling...

As part of a Statewide rollout, Tompkins County launched eWIC in October 2018. As an electronic benefits transfer card or debit card, eWIC eliminates paper checks and provides a more convenient way for families in the Women, Infants, and Children program (WIC) to shop...

After a public hearing, the Tompkins County Legislature, without dissent, adopted a Local Law that amends the County Charter to remove the requirement that Local Advisory Boards of Assessment Review meet each year.  In a follow-up action, Legislators, also by unanimous...

The Legislature, by unanimous vote, approved the issuance of up to $22 million in tax-exempt revenue refunding bonds by the Tompkins County Development Corporation.  The bonding refinances the outstanding principal amount of Civic Facility Revenue Bonds issued in 2004 by...

The Legislature, without dissent, reaffirmed three calls for action on the part of New York State, which had been urged by the County Legislature earlier this year.  Acting on member-filed resolutions advanced by Legislator Mike Sigler, the Legislature approved...

It will cost more to dispose of garbage in Tompkins County next year.  Effective January 1st, 2019 the tipping fee at the county’s Recycling and Solid Waste Center will be $90 per ton, up from $85/ton. There will also be changes in the three flat rate tiers for licensed...

National Influenza Vaccination Week highlights the importance of flu vaccination for the best protection against the flu. The CDC recommends a yearly flu vaccine for everyone 6 months of age and older as the first and most important step in protecting against seasonal...

After listening to two hours of public comment and engaging in close to another hour-and-a-half of thoughtful discussion, the Tompkins County Legislature went on record against the Cayuga Operating Company’s current proposal to repower the Lansing coal-fired plant.  The...

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