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The Tompkins County Health Department will be closed Oct. 18, Noon-4:30PM, for staff development. The answering service will receive phone calls.and will notify staff In case of emergency.

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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The Legislature's Health and Human Services Committee, in a two-hour session today, listened to public comment, as it continued to weigh potential options concerning the future of the Certified Home Health Agency (CHHA) operated by the County Health Department. New York...

Anticipating the likelihood of a State property tax cap, the Legislature followed the recommendation of its budget committee and directed the County Administrator to prepare two budget scenarios for 2012--'one showing what could be supported within the limits of a 2% cap,...

The Legislature approved bonding to cover construction cost of two capital projects, approving issuance of up to $2.5 million in serial bonds and notes to pay for part of the cost of improvements at the County Solid Waste and Recycling Center, and issuance of up to $750,000...

A proposal to request home rule authority from the State Legislature to adopt a 20-year retirement plan for the new investigator position in the District Attorney's Office failed by a vote of 5-7 (Legislators Jim Dennis, Pat Pryor, Peter Stein, Pam Mackesey, and Chair...

The Legislature's Health and Human Services Committee will discuss the future of the County's Certified Home Health Agency at a special session May 19 and is seeking guidance from the community on this important issue.

The meeting will take place on Thursday,...

The administrative district judge of the New York State Court System today told the Legislature's Capital Plan Review Committee that the County must pay for the mandated renovation of County Courthouse space to convert the current Legislature Chambers to a new courtroom....

The Tompkins County Workforce Investment Board is seeking business partners and educators to participate in the Summer 2011 "Educator in the Workplace" program.

For the second year, the Board, in collaboration with TST BOCES and the Tompkins County Youth Services...

The information-gathering process continued today, as County officials considered program aspects as they weigh part potential costs and benefits associated with continued operation of the County Health Department's Certified Home Health Agency (CHHA). Now that the State...

Considering the approach to use this year to prepare the 2012 County budget, the Legislature's budget committee today recommended that the Legislature direct the County Administrator to develop two budget scenarios for 2012--'each scenario reflecting what might happen if a...

Reconstruction of Ellis Hollow Road in the Town of Dryden resumes Monday, May 9.

Beginning 6:00 a.m. Monday, the westbound lane of Ellis Hollow Road, between Thomas Road and Turkey Hill Road, will be closed to all traffic. Those traveling westbound (toward...

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