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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.

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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National Infant Immunization Week (NIIW) is a reminder that children need vaccines right from the start. Immunization gives parents the safe, proven power to protect their children from 14 serious and potentially deadly diseases before they turn 2 years old.

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Tompkins County Highway will be out in force Monday to beautify county roadsides in celebration of Earth Day.

The department will participate in the New York State Department of Transportation’s Statewide Trash Blitz roadside pickup all day Monday, April 23. ...

With the arrival of warmer weather imminent, the Tompkins County Department of Recycling and Materials Management is reminding residents that uncovered loads are against the law, and subject to a surcharge at the Recycling and Solid Waste Center.

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The Coalition for Safe Medication Disposal has announced that the Slaterville Fire Station will host the Coalition’s spring collection event for unwanted medications next Saturday, April 28, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.  The Slaterville Fire Station is located at...

The Legislature, by a vote of 12-1 (Legislator Mike Sigler voted no; Legislator Glenn Morey was excused) urged the U.S. Congress to immediately enact a law that mirrors provisions of the Assault Weapons Ban of 2017, as introduced in the United States Senate, which...

Naloxone Program Approved for All County Facilities, to Enhance Community Safety
The Legislature, by unanimous vote (Legislator Glenn Morey was excused), authorized the Department of Emergency Response to partner with other agencies, departments and community...

The Legislature, by unanimous vote (Legislator Glenn Morey was excused), passed a resolution urgently supporting State legislation, introduced in the Senate by Senators Helming and O’Mara, to establish a third county court judgeship in Tompkins County.  The third county...

By proclamation from Chair Martha Robertson ,the Legislature honored and recognized Theda (“Teddy”) Zimrot, the County’s third and longest serving Director of Human Rights, who died April 7.  From 1983-1995, Zimrot served first as Investigator, then as Directo, of the...

The Legislature, without dissent, authorized County Administrator Jason Molino to execute a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to participate in an eleven-county “Raise the Age” Compliance Coalition.  (Legislator Glenn Morey was excused.) Execution of the MOU,...

The Legislature, by unanimous vote (Legislator Glenn Morey was excused), passed a resolution of support for s Gun Buyback Event, proposed by Sheriff Ken Lansing and District Attorney Matt Van Houten.  The event, to receive and buy guns turned in by members of the public...

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