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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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A heat advisory is in effect for our area today with temperatures ranging from 95-100 degrees. These extreme temperatures can be dangerous to health.

“Heat stroke and other heat – related illnesses can cause serious health problems,” cautions Frank Kruppa, Public...

Information provided by Tompkins County Area Development,
which provides administrative support to the TCIDA


The New York State Authorities Budget Office (ABO) has...

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention identifies suicide as a leading cause of death in this country, with suicide rates rising in nearly every state—nearly 45,000 lives lost to suicide in 2016, and more than half of people who die by suicide without a known...

The Tompkins County Department of Recycling and Materials Management recently installed its eighth public space recycling station at the Wood Street skate park in Ithaca.

The specially-designed bin features receptacles for both trash and single-stream...

Changes forthcoming in items accepted for recycling

The new 2018-2019 Tompkins County Curbside Recycling Guidelines brochure is now available.

The brochure is...

UPDATED  The Tompkins County Gun Buyback Event is Saturday, June 9th, from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM. It will be held at the Airport Fire and Rescue building, 72 Brown Road, Ithaca, NY.

On April 17th, The...

The County Legislature’s Public Safety Committee today viewed first-step preliminary concept drawings of how interior space might be repurposed in a renovated County Public Safety Building.  The preliminary drawings, prepared by LaBella Associates, showed one way in...

At its upcoming meeting on Monday, June 11, the Health and Human Services Committee of the Tompkins County Legislature will focus on suicide prevention initiatives in this community, and progress made toward implementing a “Zero Suicide Model” here in Tompkins County....

The Tompkins County Health Department reports that a bat, a woodchuck, and two foxes captured in Tompkins County were determined to be rabid by the New York State Rabies Laboratory in the month of May.

Rabies is normally transmitted by the bite of a wild or...