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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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Legislators approved a ten-year lease agreement for underground records storage space at the Seneca Army Depot, at a cost of $720 per month ($8,640 per year). The vote was unanimous, with Legislators Kathy Luz Herrera and Pam Mackesey excused. The sublease with Finger...

The Legislature scheduled a public hearing on the proposed Local Law that would reconfigure County legislative districts, based on the 2010 Census. The vote was 11-2, with Legislators Carol Chock and Leslyn McBean-Clairborne voting no. (Legislators Kathy Luz Herrera and...

The Tompkins County Highway Division plans to replace a 77-year old bridge in the hamlet of Waterburg in 2013. The one-lane bridge over Taughannock Creek is on Waterburg Road in the Town of Ulysses and suffers from significant deterioration that led the County to decide to...

Finance Director David Squires reports that the County achieved a historical low interest rate on its recent bond sale.

Roosevelt & Cross purchased the County's $3.150,000 in bonds at an average interest rate of 1.87%. Squires indicated that he was...

Lyme Disease is on the rise in Tompkins County. The number of cases has steadily increased in the past few years the Tompkins County Health Department reports. Karen Bishop, Community Health Nurse Supervisor noted that in 2006 there were 2 cases; in 2010 there were 70 and...

The Legislature, by unanimous vote, awarded a $15,000 Tourism Capital Grant to a project, sponsored by the Finger Lakes Land Trust, to enhance access to a portion of the Emerald Necklace greenway. (Legislators Kathy Luz Herrera and Nathan Shinagawa were excused.)
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The Legislature, by unanimous vote, awarded construction contracts for the renovation of the Human Services Annex, located in the 200 block of Ithaca's West Martin Luther King, Jr./State Street, new home for the County Office for the Aging. (Legislators Kathy Luz Herrera...

The Legislature, after more than an hour of discussion, approved a new Local Law to prevent the spread of aquatic invasive species, such as Hydrilla, in Tompkins County. The final approval vote was 12-1, with Legislator Dooley Kiefer voting no. (Legislators Kathy Luz...

Governor Andrew Cuomo today urged all across the state to use extra caution, as dry weather conditions have created a heightened danger of wildfires across Upstate New York. The State is also issuing a statewide ban on residential burning for 90 days, through October 10....

On July 19-22, the Community Coalition for Healthy Youth of Tompkins County once again will partner with local teens to sponsor "Project Sticker Shock" in Trumansburg and Jacksonville to coincide with the GrassRoots Festival.

Coalition members along with young...

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