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TOMPKINS TODAY

Tompkins County seeks applicants for this important Human Resources position. Apply by Dec.15, Details HERE.

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.

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 Tompkins County Legislature is calling upon New York State to immediately come through with State Transit Operating Assistance, where quarterly payments have been delayed in absence of a state budget. Tompkins Consolidated Area Transit (TCAT) was forced to undertake...

The Legislature approved a contract to expand the long term parking lot at Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport--'one year earlier than called for in the airport's master plan--'and an interfund loan to help with cash flow to expedite the work.

The master plan...

Tompkins County concerns about risks associated with natural gas drilling in the Marcellus shale were once again communicated, at a session in New York City earlier today. Legislature Chair Martha Robertson was one of 15 invited speakers at the event, cosponsored by the...

As it continued its work, the Legislature's special Capital Plan Review Committee today looked toward the County's 2011 Capital Program.

As part of an overview of likely program elements next year, Planning and Public Works Commissioner Ed Marx said he has...

Members of the Legislature's Public Safety Committee were told today that local natural gas drilling in the Marcellus shale will likely produce more above-ground emergency incidents--'many stemming from human error--'and social effects arising from an influx of drilling...

The Legislature took a long and careful look at what the salaries should be for the elected positions of County Clerk and Sheriff for the upcoming four-year term. After nearly an hour-and-a-half of discussion and considering several alternative approaches, Legislators...

The Legislature, following little discussion and without dissent, followed the recommendation of County Administrator Joe Mareane and its budget committee and established 2011 budget guidelines which call for departments and agencies to cut spending by 6.9%, as a starting...

The Legislature is asking the State to approve home rule legislation in the Senate and Assembly authorizing the County to adopt a local law enacting a .25% increase in the county mortgage recording tax. The vote was 12-3, with Legislators Mike Lane, David McKenna and Frank...

Tompkins County Commissioner of Social Services Patricia Carey has been honored by Tompkins Community Action as recipient of the agency's Community Action Award for 2011.

The award, presented at the organization's annual meeting today, recognizes Commissioner...

The Greater Tompkins County Municipal Health Insurance Consortium today approved labor/union representation on its Board of Directors, as is required by Article 47 of New York State Insurance Law. Tompkins County is a member of the health insurance consortium.

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