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2021 News Archives

Election Day polls are open from 6:00 AM to 9:00 PM on June 22, 2021. Early Voting will take place at the Board of Elections, 128 E Buffalo St, Ithaca NY, dates and times can be found here. New York State’s Primary Elections are closed primaries. That means that only voters enrolled (by February…
Legislature Votes to Establish Community Justice Center to Marshal Reimagining Public Safety Plans, Passes Resolutions Calling for Civil Service Reforms Legislator Rich John (D-Ithaca) introduced the resolution sharing that this is the first big step following the Reimagining Public Safety plan’…
May 2021- Lisa Monroe, Director of the Tompkins County Office for the Aging In tough times, communities find strength in people—and people find strength in their communities. In the past year, we’ve seen this time and again in Tompkins County as friends, neighbors, and businesses have found new…
Legislature Names Lisa Holmes Interim County Administrator Following the recently announced impending departure of County Administrator Jason Molino, the Tompkins County Legislature unanimously (13-0, Legislator Granison was excused) approved Lisa Holmes as interim Administrator. Lisa is…
Tompkins County welcomes public review and comment on the draft Tompkins County Harmful Algal Bloom Strategy (HAB Strategy). In 2018, New York State released Harmful Algal Bloom Action Plans for Cayuga Lake and Owasco Lake, which lacked specificity for local agencies to take action. The HAB…
Tompkins County Legislators heard an outline of the economic, fiscal, and budgetary situation from Administrator Jason Molino heading into the drafting of the 2022 County budget. The 2022 budget process will take place over the next five months and will be impacted by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic’…
(Ithaca, N.Y., April 21) - Tompkins County Administrator Jason Molino announced that he will be stepping down from his role at the end of May 2021. Molino informed the Legislature Tuesday evening that he has accepted a role as the Executive Director of the Livingston County, N.Y. Water and Sewer…
Today we witnessed the conviction of former officer Derek Chauvin in the killing of George Floyd, an unarmed Black man in Minneapolis, Minnesota. It is our hope that this verdict sets precedent for future cases, as we’ve seen far too many people walk away after needlessly taking the lives of Black…
The Tompkins County Board of Elections has issued MAILCHECK cards to registered voters in Tompkins County, which should be arriving now. These cards inform voters of important election dates and times in 2021, let voters know where their polling place is, and help the Board of Elections update…
Legislature Hears Presentation from Emergency Operations Center on COVID-19 Response and Vaccine Administration Tompkins County Public Health Director Frank Kruppa and County Administrator Jason Molino presented an update on the COVID-19 pandemic and local progress vaccinating the public against…