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2019 News Archives

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2019 News Archives

Tompkins County government is expressing its sadness and condolence regarding the death this week of 24-year-old Sgt. James G. Johnston, of Trumansburg, killed on Tuesday while on duty in Afghanistan.

Sgt. Johnston died from injuries sustained during a combat...

Tompkins County’s Shared Services Panel today conducted the second of three public hearings, as municipal officials work to develop the County’s 2020 Shared Services Plan.

At today’s session, two municipal leaders once again brought up two potential shared...

Have you been tested for HIV? June 27 is National HIV Testing Day and it serves as an important reminder to know your status. By getting tested, you can keep yourself and your community healthy by decreasing the risk of transmission.

The CDC recommends everyone...

Both the Tompkins County Department of Recycling and Materials Management office and the Recycling and Solid Waste Center will be closed on Thursday, July 4th in observance of Independence Day.

The Food Scraps Recycling Drop...

– The Tompkins County Health Department must locate a dog that bit a person in the ALDI store on 3rd Street in Ithaca on June 21, 2019, at approximately 4 P.M. 

The dog is described as a yellow lab or lab mix, wearing a dark colored harness, accompanied by a thin...

The New York State Legislature has approved legislation to add a third County Judge for Tompkins County. Passed by both houses of the Legislature at the end of the legislative session, the legislation currently awaits Governor Cuomo’s signature.  ...

The Legislature’s Public Safety Committee advanced a recommendation supporting in-depth study to evaluate the feasibility of establishing a joint City-County public safety facility. 

The action comes three weeks after the Committee met in joint session with the...

Summer camp season is around the corner and the Tompkins County Health Department reminds families to protect campers from illness. Summer camps offer fun and excitement for our youth and can involve travel to other parts of the State and beyond.

Contagious...

William Clairborne, Jr. (known as J.R.) has been appointed to assume the position of Tompkins County Director of Veterans Services.  The Legislature confirmed County Administrator Jason Molino’s appointment of Mr. Clairborne tonight.  J.R. will lead the County’s new...

The Legislature awarded the bid for the new General Aviation Customs Facility at Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport, the third phase of the Airport expansion project, funded in part through New York State’s Upstate Airport Initiative grant program.  The contract was...

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