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As local government and law enforcement leaders we are strongly discouraging attendance at any political rallies planned in downtown Ithaca for this weekend.

Planned rallies have not applied for or received permission to hold a lawful assembly – and we have...

The expanded Budget, Capital, and Personnel Committee of the Tompkins County Legislature met to vote on amendments to the proposed 2021 Tompkins County Budget. Amendments approved by the legislature added $262,911 to the budget, increasing the tax levy by .51% yielding a...

The expanded Budget, Capital, and Personnel Committee of the Tompkins County Legislature met to review the proposed 2021 budgets from the County’s planning, energy and environmental quality departments and supported agencies. Due to financial impacts from COVID-19,...

The expanded Budget, Capital, and Personnel Committee of the Tompkins County Legislature met to review the proposed 2021 budgets from the County’s facilities and infrastructure departments. Those departments include Facilities, Highway, Recycling & Materials...

Tompkins County Administrator Jason Molino will host a public forum on police reform on Thursday, October 15 at 5pm. The forum will be streamed on Tompkins County’s YouTube channel and is part of the collaborative effort to...

Tompkins County Budget Public Forum Taking Place October 7, 7pm, Public Comment Opportunities

Tompkins County Administrator Jason Molino and Legislator Martha Robertson, Chair of the Budget, Capital, and Personnel Committee will hold a public...

The Tompkins County budget constitutes nearly $200 million, and supports 30 departments serving the public. The County Legislature is seeking public input on where the County invests public funds in its 2021 budget, and an...

When: Thursday, October 8, 7:00-8:00pm
Where: Via Zoom Webinar (http://bit.ly/emcfall2020outreachevent); Passcode: 37331
Or Telephone: US: +1 646 558 8656;
Webinar...

The expanded Budget, Capital, and Personnel Committee of the Tompkins County Legislature met to review the proposed 2021 budgets from the County’s public safety departments. Those departments include the District Attorney’s Office, Assigned Counsel, Probation and...

The expanded Budget, Capital, and Personnel Committee of the Tompkins County Legislature met to review the proposed 2021 departmental budgets from human services departments. Those departments include Social Services, Public Health, Mental Health, Office for the Aging,...

The expanded Budget, Capital, and Personnel Committee of the Tompkins County Legislature met to review the proposed 2021 departmental budgets from Assessment, the County Clerk’s Office and Department of Motor Vehicles, Information and Technology Services, County Attorney...

The Tompkins County Department of Veterans services invites all to view the virtual commemoration of the 2020 POW/MIA Recognition Day. Normally held on the third Friday in September at Myers Point by the Vietnam Veterans of American Chapter 377, this year’s event was...

Tompkins County and the City of Ithaca are announcing a collaborative approach to public safety reform and reinvention. The collaboration will bring together County and City leadership and their respective public safety departments, including the Tompkins County Sheriff’...

Proclamation from the Tompkins Legislature Recognizes LatinX Heritage Month

A proclamation submitted by Legislator Henry Granison (D-Ithaca) was read acknowledging LatinX Heritage Month. Members of the Latino Civic Association of Tompkins County...

Recently, New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo signed into law several bills to ease absentee voting and to make polls safer for in-person voting during the coronavirus pandemic.  For clarity to voters on what options they will have for voting in the November 3rd General...

The phone system for all Tompkins County Government departments is experiencing technical issues as part of a wider First Light communications service interruption. All Tompkins County residents who are seeking to contact a Tompkins County department on Friday, September...

Tompkins County Legislature Hears Update on County COVID-19 Response, Increase in Positive Cases Associated with Recent Cluster

Tompkins County Public Health Director Frank Kruppa and County Administrator Jason Molino shared updates on the County’...

Tompkins County is announcing the expansion of community-wide COVID-19 testing availability in partnership with Cayuga Health System (CHS). Testing will be available and covered for all Tompkins County residents through the Cayuga Health System...

Tompkins County held a virtual COVID-19 update Thursday on meeting community needs through human services. County department leaders shared information about ongoing needs that have been exacerbated by the pandemic, and what...

 The Tompkins County Department of Recycling and Materials Management has created a short survey to collect feedback from users of the Recycling and Solid Waste Center. The survey is hosted using POLCO, an online civic engagement platform. It takes less...

(Ithaca, N.Y., August 27, 2020) – Tompkins County announced today the receipt of a $150,000 investment from Cornell University towards the ongoing local COVID-19 response. The financial support will aid the County’s efforts to identify...

Tompkins County, NY | The Tompkins County Department of Planning and Sustainability (TCDPS) and the Ithaca-Tompkins County Transportation Council (ITCTC) announced plans to hold an online public meeting for the New York State Route 13 (Route 13) Corridor Study. The nine-...

Deanna Carrithers will join Tompkins County Administration as Chief Equity and Diversity Officer. Carrithers, who begins her new role at the County in early September, served most recently as the director of operations at Wichita State University in Kansas. As Tompkins...

Tompkins County Legislature Unanimously Approves an Appropriation from Contingent Funds to Contract with Cayuga Health System (CHS) for Continued COVID-19 Community Surveillance Testing

The Tompkins County Legislature unanimously voted (14-0) to...

As our higher education institutions reopen, and thousands of people from around the world arrive in Tompkins County, it is more important than ever that we work together to ensure that reopening happens safely. Transparency and responsibility to each other must be...

Due to the coronavirus, 2020 census data will be calculated and returned on a later-than-normal schedule and are not expected until mid 2021. One of the implications of the late returns is on local redistricting for elections. The Tompkins County Legislature is...

The Tompkins County Department of Planning and Sustainability (TCDPS) and the Ithaca-Tompkins County Transportation Council (ITCTC) announced a corridor study of New York State Route 13 in Tompkins County.

The 9-mile stretch of the corridor under consideration...

From Tompkins County Director of Veterans Services J.R. Clairborne:

The annual POW/MIA Watchfire will be held Friday, September 20, 7 p.m., at Myers Point in Lansing.

The United States’ National POW/MIA Recognition Day is observed across the nation on the...

As Tompkins County this Veterans Day commemorates the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I, the County’s new Historical Commission will present a reading of historical documents from 1918, focusing on what Tompkins County residents experienced during what was then...

Dr. Maurice R. Hilleman is credited with saving over 8 million lives a year, yet no one knows his name. The Tompkins County Immunization Coalition together with...

A free workshop titled The Basics: Memory Loss, Dementia and Alzheimer's Disease will be held Monday...

The Tompkins County Office for the Aging is once again sponsoring Powerful Tools for Caregivers, a six-week educational program designed to provide the tools needed to balance self-care with caring for a parent, spouse or other loved one with a chronic illness. The...

The Diversity Consortium of Tompkins County Sponsors Forum March 10

On March 10, The Diversity Consortium of Tompkins County will sponsor a free forum entitled Understanding “Ban the Box”: Creating a Fair Chance.

The two-hour...

Help Paying for In-Home Care

The Office for the Aging has funding to provide in-home care for older adults (age 60+) who require assistance with activities of daily living. Families or individuals who are struggling with either providing...

The Tompkins County Office for the Aging is once again offering Powerful Tools for Caregivers, a six-week educational program designed to provide the tools needed to balance self-care with caring for a parent, spouse or other loved one with a...

The Tompkins County Board of Elections has had several inquiries regarding the sudden turn of events regarding the position of Tompkins County District Attorney. We are writing this to clarify what has happened and what the procedure will be going forward.

On July...

Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program coupon booklets worth $20.00 are free to income-eligible households (one booklet per household) age 60 or older, on a first come first served basis, while the supply lasts. The coupons are for the purchase of fresh fruits and...

The Tompkins County Office for the Aging maintains a list of individuals who would be willing to do yard work for senior citizens in the spring and summer months. The office is currently updating its list and is in need of more workers.

If you might be interested...

A free workshop titled "Memory Loss, Dementia, and Alzheimer's Disease: The Basics" will be held Friday, May 6, Noon- 1:30 PM at the Tompkins County Office for the Aging, 214 W. Martin Luther King, Jr./State Street, Ithaca. It is open to anyone concerned about a relative...

Are you interested in enhancing the lives of older adults and persons with disabilities living in long term care facilities? Do you possess excellent communication skills, assessment and problem solving abilities? The Tompkins County Office for the Aging has a rewarding...

Most municipalities in Tompkins County have programs for recycling Christmas trees. Contact your city, town, or village for more information, or check the list that can be found on the Solid Waste Division website, www....

Do you know of an individual (age 60 +) who has done something special for the community?

The Tompkins County Office for the Aging is now accepting nominations of individuals who have made significant contributions to our community through civic engagement and...

The next Aging Services Network Meeting will be Friday, December 11th from 12-1 at the NY Connects/Tompkins County Office for the Aging, 214 West Martin Luther King Jr./State St., Ithaca.

Assistant Attorney General, Mike Danaher, will be presenting Smart Seniors...

A free workshop titled "Understanding and Responding to Dementia-related Behavior" will be held Thursday, November 19, 2:00– 3:00 pm at Tompkins County Office for the Aging, 214 W. Martin Luther King, Jr./State Street, Ithaca. It is open to anyone concerned about a...

A workshop on "Legal and Financial Planning for Caregivers” will be presented by Joy Blumkin, Esq. on Thursday, October 15, 6:30 PM -8:00 PM at the Tompkins County Office for the Aging, 214 W. Martin Luther King, Jr./State Street, Ithaca.

Ms. Blumkin, a local...

A Safe Medication Disposal event in Tompkins County will be held in Slaterville on Saturday, September 26, in conjuction with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration's National Drug Take Back.  The collection event gives residents the opportunity to safely dispose of...

The Fall issue of the quarterly newsletter, IN SUPPORT OF CAREGIVERS, is now available at the Tompkins County Office for the Aging. The newsletter can also be read online at http://tompkinscountyny.gov/cofa/...

Register Early!

The Tompkins County Office for the Aging is once again offering Powerful Tools for Caregivers, a six-week educational program designed to provide you with the tools you need to take care of yourself.  You will learn to...

The new 2015-2016 Curbside Recycling Guidelines will be hitting your mailbox in the days ahead! The brochure is produced by the Tompkins County Solid Waste Management Division, and sent to all households in the County. It covers the 12-month period from July 2015 through...

The Tompkins County Office of Human Rights is commemorating Fair Housing Month with workshops geared toward tenants and landlords.

There will be a fair housing workshop for landlords on...

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Community members who use a nine mile stretch of Route 13 between Warren Rd. and the Village of Dryden can learn more and take the project survey HERE

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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