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2022 News Archives

Unarmed Pilot Program, Clerks Sam Pulliam and Tara Richardson (photos available here) have started in their full time roles as Sheriff’s Clerks, where they will manage calls under a pilot program to respond to certain non-emergency calls for service. The unarmed responses may be handled via…
Resolution Condemning Starbucks Closing of College Avenue Store Fails A resolution brought to the floor by Legislator Veronica Pillar (D-Ithaca), “Calling on Starbucks to Re-Open the College Avenue Store and Stop Union-Busting,” failed 4-10 (Legislators Pillar (D-Ithaca), Koreman (D-Ulysses),…
This statement has been published by the Tompkins County Human Rights Commission The   purpose   of   the   Tompkins   County   Human   Rights   Commission   is   to   “foster understanding and respect among all persons in Tompkins County, to encourage equality, discourage  discrimination,  and  …
Ithaca Tompkins International Airport (ITH) is seeking to retain American Airlines’ service following the recent announcement from the legacy carrier that it will be suspending flights to Philadelphia, PA (PHL) from ITH effective September 6. In addition to retaining the longstanding partnership,…
The Tompkins County Sheriff's Office will hold a virtual public forum on Tuesday, June 21 at 12pm. The forum will detail the elements of the unarmed pilot program, introduce the Sheriff’s Clerks who will handle the calls included in the pilot program, and answer questions from the community. The…
According to a recent survey, over half of Tompkins County students (53.4%) have a low commitment to school, while at the same time more than two-thirds of students (68.8%) are involved in prosocial opportunities at school. These insights represent just two of the risk and protective factors…
A proclamation was read recognizing LGBTQ+ Pride Month in Tompkins County. The proclamation celebrated “the equal dignity of all Tompkins County citizens,” and instructed all County flagpoles to fly the Pride/Rainbow flag during the month of June. Legislator Greg Mezey (D-Dryden) stated, “We have a…
The Ithaca-Tompkins County Transportation Council (ITCTC) announces that a draft program of projects for the 2023-2027 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) is available for public review and comment.  A Public Meeting will take place online on Tuesday, June 28, 2022 from 6:00 to 7:30 pm to…
  URGENT: Poll Workers Needed for June 28th Primary Election The Tompkins County Board of Elections is encouraging community members to sign up to be a paid poll worker for the upcoming primary election on June 28th. There is an urgent need for poll workers not registered with a party, or…
Information for Voters in Tompkins County Newly Finalized Districts All of Tompkins County will be in the newly created 52nd State Senate District and 19th Congressional District (maps included below). On August 23, eligible voters will vote in a Primary Election for those newly adopted…