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Much of the focus was on the Health Department, as Legislators acting as an Expanded Budget Committee neared the end of the presentation phase of 2011 budget review--'much of that discussion concerning the future of the certified home health agency (or CHHA) operated by the...

On Tuesday, October 12, residents will have an opportunity to learn about the 2011 Tompkins County budget and the fiscal challenges the County faces as it prepares for next year, in an hour-long broadcast forum on WHCU Radio, 870 AM and on 95.9FM in Ithaca.

The...

In their latest budget review session, Legislators acting as an Expanded Budget Committee were urged to consider the potential effects of cutting the County's contribution to support municipal youth development programs. In her final budget presentation in 30 years as...

The Tompkins County Legislature has taken a firm stand on the issue of a proposed property tax cap, maintaining that New York State must significantly cut its unfunded mandates that cause local property tax increases before imposing any local property tax cap. Acting on a...

The Legislature, by unanimous vote (Legislator Will Burbank was absent), accepted a $29,500 "Reduce-Reuse-Recycle-Rebuy in Schools Grant" awarded by the federal Environmental Protection Agency to the Solid Waste Management Division. The grant, which involves a $3,000 local...

Participants in a Dryden youth leadership program serving those living in local mobile home parks are recognized as this month's Tompkins County Distinguished Youth. The O.U.R.S (Opportunity Understanding Respect Success) Teen and 'Tween Leadership Council works with...

A free seminar for concerned relatives and caregivers of older adults, "When an Elder Resists Help," is being held Tuesday, October 19, 7:00-8:30 PM, at the Cooperative Extension Education Center, 615 Willow Avenue, Ithaca.

Liz Norton, RN, will discuss the...

As they continued review of the County's 2011 tentative budget Thursday, Legislators acting as an Expanded Budget Committee examined several more requests, most seeking restoration of program reductions needed to meet the County's fiscal targets.

PROBATION AND...

Once again, community residents will have a chance to get rid of no-longer-needed household medications at the second community-wide Unwanted Household Pharmaceutical Collection Day on Saturday, October 16, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., at the TCAT garage, 737 Willow Avenue...

The Tompkins County Youth Services Department recognized the municipal and community leaders who have organized local youth development programs over the last 20 years at a celebration held on Wednesday, September 29, 2010. The theme was "celebrating partnerships that...

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