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The Community Coalition for Healthy Youth (CCHY) of Tompkins County (housed by Tompkins County Youth Services Department) and Schuyler County Coalition on Underage Drinking and Drugs (SCCUDD housed by Schuyler County Public Health Department) have reached the end of a...

Legislators acting as an Expanded Budget Committee tonight heard from seven more County departments, as they held a fifth night of review of County Administrator Joe Mareane’s recommended County budget for 2015.

Presenting tonight were the Mental Health and Youth...

The special committee of the County Legislature that is reviewing preliminary concept proposals to redevelop the site of the Old Tompkins County Library today began to consider elements that should be included in a formal Request for Proposals (RFP) that will be critical...

The Tompkins County Planning Department is inviting members of the public to review and comment on the draft County Comprehensive Plan.  The draft may be accessed at www.tompkinscountyny.gov/compplan, and a...

In response to the announcement today by Governor Cuomo of $94 million awarded for 142 large-scale solar energy projects across the state, Tompkins County and the City of Ithaca announce a renewable energy partnership that will generate solar power to meet a substantial...

The Tompkins County Solid Waste Division – in partnership with Cornell Cooperative Extension of Tompkins County – is pleased to announce the opening of a food scrap recycling drop spot at 615 Willow Avenue in Ithaca.

The new drop spot outside the CCE Education...

A reminder that the Tompkins County Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission will sponsor the latest in its series of lectures this Sunday, as part of the Tompkins County Public Library’s 150th Anniversary Celebration.

The lecture is part of the opening...

As they continue review of County Administrator Joe Mareane’s recommended 2015 County budget, Legislators acting as an Expanded Budget Committee heard budget presentations from seven more County departments and agencies.

Presenting tonight were the District...

The Ithaca-Tompkins County Transportation Council (ITCTC) will host a public meeting on Wednesday, October 1, 2014 to present the initial draft of the updated 20-year Long-Range Transportation Plan for Tompkins County. This is the second public meeting dealing...

The Tompkins County Strategic Tourism Planning Board (STPB) is recruiting two new members to begin service in January 2015. Tompkins County residents are invited to submit an application no later than October 20th, 2014. One representative from the Arts and...

Legislators acting as an Expanded Budget Committee heard from eight more County departments and agencies, in their third night of review of County Administrator Joe Mareane’s recommended 2015 County budget.

Presenting tonight were the departments of Finance,...

In their second night of deliberations, Legislators acting as an Expanded Budget Committee heard from six more County departments, as they continue to review County Administrator Joe Mareane’s recommended 2015 County budget.

The Recommended Budget, with total...

Now’s the time to get a flu vaccination. There are many opportunities in the community for flu vaccination including health care provider offices, pharmacies, and the Tompkins County Health Department. Everyone over the age of six months should be vaccinated every year...

The Legislature accepted the report of the Jail Alternatives Task Force, as presented last month.  The report, the result of nearly half-a-year of in-depth review, recommends additional measures that could be employed to safely and prudently reduce the population of the...

The Legislature authorized the County to enter into an electricity procurement agreement, through the Municipal Electric and Gas Alliance (MEGA) that, as part of that agreement, will purchase Nationwide Renewable Energy Credits (RECs) to supply County structures with...

The Legislature awarded $1.3 million in construction contracts to construct a modest one-story addition to the County Human Services Building and reconfigure the interior to provide space for the Community Justice Center Day Reporting Program, enabling it to vacate the...

The Legislature, by unanimous vote, accepted the audit report for Fiscal Year 2013, the first time the Legislature has procedurally acted to accept the report, received by the County’s Audit and budget committees.  Finance Director Rick Snyder told the Legislature...

The Legislature, by unanimous vote authorized the County to enter into an agreement with the State Department of Transportation for reimbursement of costs related to the scoping and design phase for safety improvements on Pine Tree Road in the Town of Ithaca, at Ellis...

Rabies is a fatal neurologic disease that may be transmitted to humans from infected raccoons, bats, skunks, foxes, dogs, cats and other mammals. Animal bites are the most common method of transmission, but contact with brain or spinal tissues or fluids can also transmit...

Legislators acting as an Expanded Budget Committee tonight began review of County Administrator Joe Mareane’s recommended 2015 County Budget, hearing their first seven presentations from County departments.  The committee is scheduled to meet nine times between now and...

The Peace of Mind (POM) Community Partnership renewed its campaign to promote sexual health and to prevent sexually transmitted disease (STD) as a result of the increase in syphilis cases this past spring in the Central New York (CNY) region including Tompkins County....

Tompkins Consolidated Area Transit (TCAT) is seeking community feedback in a series of public sessions to create its first‑ever Title VI Service Standards and Policy Plan – a big‑picture document that will guide TCAT in its service planning decisions in the future.  (...

Tompkins County Administrator Joe Mareane has delivered to the County Legislature a 2015 Recommended County Budget that preserves County services, fulfills several programmatic goals, and achieves the fiscal goal of remaining within the County’s projected property tax...

Following a public hearing, the Legislature voted to amend the County law restricting smoking in places of employment, restaurants, and taverns to also include electronic nicotine delivery systems, such as “e-cigarettes.”  The vote was unanimous (with Legislator Brian...

The Legislature, without dissent, asked New York State to revise the “look-back” period associated with the State’s property tax freeze legislation.  (Legislator Brian Robison was excused.)  The Property Tax Freeze Credit reimburses qualified homeowners for increases in...

The Community Coalition for Healthy Youth and the Alcohol & Drug Council are sponsoring a free event on Monday, Sept. 15, 1-4 PM at Cinemapolis, 120 E. Green St., Ithaca.  Kevin A. Sabet, Ph.D., will present an overview of research about marijuana as featured in his...

Providing companionship to an elderly person can be a wonderful volunteer opportunity for individuals in our community. 

The Tompkins County Office for the Aging is seeking volunteers who can visit homebound seniors on a weekly basis for about an hour, for the...

 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 reduce stress, improve self...

A free workshop titled "Memory Loss, Dementia and Alzheimer's Disease: The Basics" will be held Wednesday, July 16, Noon-1:30 p.m. at Tompkins County Office for the Aging, 214 W. Martin Luther King, Jr./State Street, Ithaca.    It is open to anyone concerned about a...

If you are interested in making a difference in the life of a child, are over 21 and have room in your heart and home,please consider attending an informational meeting to learn what the next step is to becoming a certified foster, adoptive or respite parent.   At this...

The message below from the Ithaca Board of REALTORS® is posted here as a public service.

 

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A free workshop on "Project Lifesaver" will be offered by Deputy Sheriff Dawn Caulkins on Thursday, June 5, 6:30 -8:-00 p.m. at the Tompkins County Office for the Aging, 214 W. Martin Luther King, Jr./State Street, Ithaca.  

The Tompkins County Sheriff's Office is...

The county’s next Safe Medication Disposal event will be held this Saturday, April 26.

The collection event gives residents the opportunity to safely dispose of expired or no longer needed household medications.  It is being held in conjunction with the U.S. Drug...

The Tompkins County Environmental Management Council and the Tompkins County Council of Governments will sponsor a free public forum Wednesday, April 23, entitled “100% Renewable Energy:  We’re Moving Forward!”  The forum will take place at the Ithaca Unitarian...

The Tompkins County Environmental Management Council is pleased to host a program on Onondaga County’s award winning green infrastructure program Save the Rain.

The event, featuring Madison Quinn, program coordinator for Save the Rain, will take...

At a Town Hall Meeting in Ithaca April 8, those including college-bound students and their parents will have the opportunity to learn from college representatives how Wellness, Relationships, Activities, and Parent resources can boost students...

Family caregivers of older adults wishing to participate in the Spring series of classes titled “Powerful Tools for Caregivers” should register soon with the Tompkins County Office for the Aging.

Powerful Tools for Caregivers is a free, six-week educational...

America’s Youth now stand last in line for jobs.  The 2012 State of Tompkins County Youth Report conducted by the Tompkins County Youth Services Department cited a lack of youth employment opportunity as a high priority need here in Tompkins County.   

In...

The Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) is being offered in February by the Tompkins County Health Department and the Human Services Coalition. Both organizations are participating in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) led National Diabetes Prevention...

Fifty years after the release of the first Surgeon General's report on smoking and health, remarkable progress has been made. Since 1964, smoking prevalence among U.S. adults has been reduced by half. Unfortunately, tobacco use remains the leading preventable cause of...

Are you wondering about services for older adults?  From questions about Medicare, to concerns about an older relative, the staff at the Tompkins County Office for the Aging can help you.The Tompkins County Office for the Aging offers information on a wide variety of...

In honor of the great Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the Tompkins County Office of Human Rights will sponsor its 27th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Art & Poetry Competition.

The theme of this year's competition is:

“...

With winter weather coming upon us, the Tompkins County Office for the Aging is updating its listing of snow shovelers.  Deep snow and icy sidewalks are dangerous for everyone but especially for senior citizens.  Many seniors are not able to remove the snow from their...

 A workshop on "Legal and Financial Planning for Caregivers” will be presented by Joy Blumkin on Thursday, December 5, 6:30 PM -8 PM at the Tompkins County Office for the Aging, 214 W. Martin Luther King, Jr./State Street, Ithaca. 

Ms. Blumkin, a local attorney,...

Can a city block quit smoking for a day? That's the challenge New Roots Charter School students are presenting to their peers and other Cayuga Street pedestrians on Thursday, November 21, 2013. Nationally, that day is the Great American Smokeout. Locally, it’s the Cayuga...

The Tompkins County Legislature is currently seeking new members to serve on its Human Rights Commission ("Commission"). 

As provided for in the County Charter, the role of the Commission is to foster mutual understanding and respect among all persons in Tompkins...

On Monday, November 11th, in observance of the Veterans Day holiday, the Tompkins County Solid Waste Management Division (TCSWMD) office will be closed. The office will re-open on Tuesday, November 12th at 8:00am.

On Monday, November 11...

At the next Aging Services Network Meeting, Sue Olmstead, Chronic Disease Program Coordinator with the Health Planning Council of Tompkins County, will discuss local resources for Diabetes and other Chronic Health Conditions.  Susan Dunlop, Community Health Nurse in the...

A free workshop for persons concerned about a relative or friend with Alzheimer’s or a related disorder is being held Thursday, November 7, 6:30-8:00 PM at the Tompkins County Office for the Aging, 214 W. Martin Luther King, Jr./State Street, Ithaca.

Martha...

The Coalition for Safe Medication Disposal will hold its next Safe Medication Disposal Day on Saturday, October 26.  The collection event, which gives residents the chance to safely dispose of no longer needed household medications, is being held in conjunction with the...

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The Tompkins Priority Trails Strategy, adopted by the Legislature, is a vision for a system of networked trails in the county.  To learn more, click HERE.

The Ithaca-Tompkins County Transportation Council seeks your input on the 2035 Long-Range Transportation Plan.To learn more about the Plan and how to comment, click 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.

Preliminary proposals for redevelopment of the Old Library site are posted.  To review them, click HERE.

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