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2018 News Archives

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Flu illness is now widespread.  Are you vaccinated? Flu vaccine is available at the Health Department by appointment. Call 274-6616.

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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2018 News Archives

On Saturday, February 24, 2018 there will be a FREE buprenorphine waiver training for Clinical Prescribers. This training is reserved only for those who can prescribe medications. The in-person portion of the training will be offered at Tompkins County Mental Health from...

Legislature Chair Martha Robertson characterized the Legislature’s year ahead as one of transition, preservation, and progress, as she delivered her annual message before the Tompkins County Legislature.  The priority of “transition” is inevitable, she said—with five new...

The Legislature, by unanimous vote, urged the State Legislature to amend Section 224 of New York State County Law to permit counties to appropriate funds towards the development, maintenance, or management of affordable housing. Initial research by the Department of...

The Legislature, by unanimous votes, approved three Strategic Tourism Implementation funding actions, as recommended by the County’s Strategic Tourism Implementation Board. Among them, the Legislature approved a $100,000 award to the Tompkins Center for History and...

The Legislature, without dissent, authorized the County Administrator to enter into a memorandum of understanding with the City of Ithaca regarding the Tompkins Consolidated Area Tranist (TCAT) facility. At the time that the County entered into a Regional Transit...

The Legislature, by unanimous vote, accepted a three-year, $250,000 Clean Energy Communities grant from the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA), and approved a related adjustment to the 2018 budget. The funds were awarded for two purposes:...

by Martha Robertson, Chair, Tompkins County Legislature

On behalf of Tompkins County government, I want to express in the strongest possible terms our outrage at President Donald Trump’s racist statements yesterday toward the Haitian people and all of...

The Tompkins County Department of Recycling and Materials Management will be closed on Monday, January 15th, 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...

Tompkins County organizations planning Community Celebrations or projects with potential to draw visitors from outside Tompkins County are invited to apply for financial support from the Tompkins County Tourism Program. Grant guidelines and applications are available at...

The National Weather Service has issued a wind chill warning for Central NY from tonight through early Sunday.  Wind Chillis the term used to describe the rate of heat loss from the human body resulting from both low temperatures and wind. ...

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