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Health Department Rabies Clinics coming up in May. Details HERE.

NYS Citizen Preparedness Corps training event at Groton HS April 25th, Registration required. More information HERE (pdf)

Tompkins County seeks qualified candidates for this critical position in county government. Applications accepted through May 17.

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 Legislature, by unanimous vote, approved a resolution once again urging the United States Congress to approve the Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act, bill currently pending in the U.S. House of Representatives.  The Legislature endorses a carbon fee and...

The Legislature, by unanimous vote, approved a resolution proclaiming February 2019 as African American History Month in Tompkins County.  Advanced by Legislator Henry Granison, the measure notes that “Tompkins County is home to an active, growing, and civically engaged...

Finance Director Rick Snyder presented a positive year-end Sales Tax Report.  While, receipts for the month of December were down by 7.8% (since they compared to an abnormally high increase for a year earlier), the County’s portion of sales tax distributions for the...

With the temperatures falling, our local homeless Shelter, St, John’s Community Services, is reminding the community that the SJCS Shelter is here for those in need.  (St. John’s Community Services operates the local shelter formerly operated by The Rescue Mission.)...

The Tompkins County Department of Recycling and Materials Management is reminding residents of what they can do to help reduce delays in curbside recycling collection during inclement weather.

Please make sure all recycling bins are clear of snow and ice and...

Because of work in progress toward legislation at the State level, County Administrator Jason Molino has advised that Tompkins County put a pause on drafting a potential local law to ban single-use plastic bags at the county level.  Governor Cuomo’s Executive Budget,...

Tompkins County WIC Program (Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children) is open every business day during the government shutdown. The USDA (United States Department of Agriculture) is working with states to ensure that benefits are received...

 Food Scraps Recycling Drop Spots Closed Sunday

With extreme winter weather conditions impacting our area over the next several days, the Tompkins County Department of Recycling and Materials Management reminds residents there will be...

Because of the ongoing federal shutdown, the US Department of Agriculture is accelerating the February disbursement of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits.  The Tompkins County Department of Social Services indicates that this applies to anyone with...

Characterizing the year ahead as one of “Building On, Building Up,” Legislature Chair Martha Robertson delivered her annual message before the Tompkins County Legislature.  “2019 will be a year for building – building on the foundations we set in 2018, building toward...

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