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An opportunity to represent Tompkins County on the TC3 Board of Trustees. Apply by Aug. 20. Details HERE.

Tompkins County seeks qualified candidates for this critical leadership position in county government. Applications accepted through September 2.

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.

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The Tompkins County Legislature, by a vote of 14-1, formally adopted amendments to the 2011 tentative budget, as recommended by its Expanded Budget Committee. Legislator David McKenna voted no, but several other legislators made it clear they were voting in favor of the...

The Legislature approved creation of a Broadband Committee and the appointment of 20 people to serve on it. The advisory committee is charged with assessing broadband infrastructure investment, deployment, and adoption opportunities countywide and making recommendations...

Legislators discussed, but declined to take a stand on new clean water regulations for the Chesapeake Bay watershed and a dispute between the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the State Department of Environmental Conservation. Amidst uncertainty concerning two...

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...

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