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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 authorized the County to apply for up to $250,000 in Federal Transit Administration funds to access funds set aside by the Ithaca Tompkins County Transportation Council (ITCTC) to support a regional transportation study.

The study will be...

The Tompkins County Legislature tonight confirmed the appointment of Frank Kruppa to the position of Public Health Director. The appointment of Kruppa to the top position in the County's Health Department comes after a year-long national search to replace former Director...

In two separate actions, the Legislature voiced their official support for two programs which face serious potential budget challenges.

The Legislature, by unanimous vote, urged Governor Cuomo and the State Legislature to preserve current funding streams to fund...

Legislator Leslyn McBean-Clairborne has been selected as a recipient of the 2011 Harriet Tubman Humanitarian Achievement Award, recognizing her for exemplifying the values the great Harriet Tubman demonstrated throughout her life.

The award will be presented...

Heavy rain forecast for overnight, coupled with expected significant snow melt, means that flooding may occur in low-lying areas of Tompkins County, especially overnight. The National Weather Service forecasts a 50% chance of widespread low-lying flooding in the Finger...

The Legislature's Health and Human Services Committee today heard a sobering assessment regarding how the Governor's executive budget for the coming fiscal year could affect county government and local health and human services programs. The committee called the special...

Due to inclement weather, curbside recycling will not be collected on Monday, March 7. Recyclables scheduled for pickup on the 7th will be collected on Tuesday, March 8. Recycling collection will be a day late for the remainder of the week. Regular schedules will resume on...

The Legislature, by a vote of 11-3, once again asked the State Legislature to approve legislation which would authorize the County to increase the county mortgage recording tax by 0.25% if it so desires. (Legislators Mike Lane, Leslyn McBean-Clairborne, and Frank Proto...

Stating its belief that "all New Yorkers should share in sacrifice in these difficult fiscal times, especially those most financially able to do so," the Legislature called for the State Legislature to temporarily extend the State's tax surcharge on the wealthy to provide...

The Legislature, by a vote of 11-3, approved creation of a confidential investigator position in the District Attorney's Office. (Legislators Leslyn McBean-Clairborne, Brian Robison, and Mike Lane voted no; Legislator Nathan Shinagawa was excused.) The investigator will...

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