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2019 News Archives

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2019 News Archives

The Legislature invited public comment on whether to seek State authorization to add Tompkins County to those counties in which rifle hunting is permitted for deer and bear.  Hunter safety instructors are among those who have asked the Legislature to reconsider the issue...

The Legislature, by a vote of 13-1 (Legislator Dan Klein opposed), awarded the Ithaca/Tompkins County Convention and Visitors Bureau a nearly $34,000 2019 Strategic Tourism Implementation Grant (funded through County Room Occupancy Tax funds) for professional services to...

The Tompkins County Health Department urges residents to avoid the risk of rabies and rabies treatment by capturing and submitting for laboratory testing any bat found in their home that may have come in contact with humans or pets. August is the time when juvenile bats...

Learn about next year’s 2020 U.S. Census, and how you can help ensure a count of everyone in Tompkins County, at a Community Meeting on the Census August 13th.

The meeting, sponsored by the Tompkins County Legislature’s special Complete Census Count Committee,...

Are you age 60 or older, or do you know someone who is? 

The Tompkins County Office for the Aging, whose mission is to assist older adults and people with long-term care needs live independently in their homes and communities with quality of life and dignity,...

The Tompkins County Legislature began its meeting mourning of the lives lost in this year’s U.S. mass shootings, including the most recent, two that occurred only hours apart, in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio.  Before asking that all observe a moment of silence,...

The Tompkins County Legislature paid tribute to Army Sergeant James G. Johnston, of Trumansburg, approving by unanimous vote (Legislator Mike Sigler was excused) a resolution of commemoration honoring Sgt. Johnston, who died while on active duty in Afghanistan on June 25...

The Legislature considered, but failed to support, moving ahead with an in-depth feasibility study to gather more information on the potential to establish a joint City-County public safety facility.  The proposed study would have delved deeper into findings of a...

After a public hearing, the Legislature, without dissent (Legislator Mike Sigler was excused), approved adoption of the 2019-2020 Tompkins Cortland Community College Operating Budget.  The $35.7 million budget contains total sponsor support of $4,882,882, split between...

The Legislature adopted an updated Tompkins County Energy Strategy, one that is “intended to provide vision and leadership to move both county government operations and the overall community toward achieving net-zero emissions.”  Adoption came by unanimous vote . with...

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