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2022 News Archives

The $6.5 million of local Community Recovery Fund grants offered by Tompkins County using American Rescue Plan Act funds are set to be disbursed to local organizations following a vote at the next meeting of the Legislature. The final stages of the process follow a lengthy grant review process by a…
Resolution Passes Establishing Special Election for District Three A resolution establishing a special election for the Third Legislative District, scheduled for January 24, 2023, passed unanimously, 13-0. Now that the date has been declared the Board of Elections will establish the Political…
At the November 7 public hearing regarding the 2023 County Budget, Legislators spoke about the recent passing of their colleague, Henry Granison, who resigned October 31 due to treatment for cancer. An obituary has been published by Granison’s family. Chairwoman Shawna Black added a remembrance…
Legislators Approve Revision of Charter Effectuating Merger of Public and Mental Health Departments A public hearing was held regarding the proposed County Charter changes needed to finalize the merger of the Tompkins County Public Health and Mental Health Departments. It is anticipated that the…
Delta Air Lines to add two daily flights to JFK beginning in early 2023.  ITHACA, NY­ − Ithaca Tompkins International Airport (ITH) announced Delta Air Lines will now offer two daily flights to John F. Kennedy International Airport starting January 9, 2023.  Business and leisure travelers can…
Early Voting begins SATURDAY OCTOBER 29th at the Ithaca Town Hall and the Crash Fire Rescue Building (see schedule). Additionally, individuals with questions related to the election or in need of an absentee ballot can call or visit the Board of Elections. Board of Elections staff will be…
The Tompkins County Office for the Aging will be conducting its annual Public Hearing on Tuesday, November 15, 2022 at 1:00 pm.  The Public Hearing will be held in person at the Tompkins County Office for the Aging, 214 W. Martin Luther King Jr./State St., Ithaca, as well as streamed on Tompkins…
County Legislator Henry Granison Resigns Effective October 31; Special Election to be Held in District Three Legislator Henry Granison (D-Ithaca) stated, “Today I am announcing my resignation from the Legislature, effective October 31. As some of you know, I am going through intensive treatment…
Tompkins County Legislator Henry Granison, who represents the Third District, has announced that he is resigning his position, effective October 31. Legislator Granison shared in the Legislature meeting on October 18 that he is stepping down due to intensive treatment for cancer. Legislator…
Legislature Considers Proposed Budget Amendments, Moves Forward Resolution with 0% Tax Levy Increase An amendment from Legislator Rich John (D-Ithaca) to support grant-writing activities at the one-time cost of $100,000 passed unanimously, 14-0. The amendment was brought forth following a…