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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.

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Concluding nearly two months of budget review, Legislators acting as an Expanded Budget Committee have recommended adoption of an amended 2011 tentative County budget. The recommended budget, to be presented to the Legislature on Wednesday, would raise the tax levy by 6.36...

Assisting with a project undertaken by Tompkins County's Civil War Commemoration Commission, Cornell students are helping to set new headstones for ten local Civil War veterans buried at the Ithaca City Cemetery.

The eight students, members of the University's...

Busy schedules can make it difficult to take the time for you and people you care about to get an annual flu shot. The Tompkins County Health Department is going to make it easier for you. You're invited to stop by the Health Department at 55 Brown Road (near the airport)...

First-of-its-type collaborative will produce significant health care savings for municipalities, employees, taxpayers

More than four years after planning began, a 13-member intermunicipal health insurance consortium has earned the New York State certification it...

In their next-to-last scheduled session of budget review, Legislators acting as an Expanded Budget Committee tonight continued to recommend changes to the County Administrator's tentative 2011 budget. Among the recommendations are nearly $200,000 to support five human...

Legislators acting as an Expanded Budget Committee tonight began to examine restoration of funds to support Social Services programs, as part of the County's 2011 tentative budget. Those programs include most of the department's network of child welfare services provided...

In their second night of decision-making, Legislators acting as an Expanded Budget Committee recommended partial restoration of matching funds to support Municipal Youth Development Programs, as part of the County's 2011 tentative budget. Tonight's decisions may be...

The Legislature voiced official opposition to gas drilling on State forest lands, but delayed action on a similar measure that would prohibit any County-owned land from being leased for natural gas drilling using hydraulic fracturing. Commenting on the State Department of...

The Legislature has adjusted the schedule for deliberations toward a 2011 Tompkins County budget, delaying the Public Hearing on the budget, which had been scheduled for November 3, until Monday, November 8. The hearing will be held on November 8, beginning at 7:00 p.m. at...

The Legislature, on the recommendation of the Expanded Budget Committee, extended until the end of 2010 last year's temporary suspension of the County's rollover policy on personnel-related savings. The action, approved by a 12-1 vote (with Legislator David McKenna voting...

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