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Winning Designers to be Honored 6:00 PM Friday June 8, 2018 at CSMA

In 2017, the Downtown Ithaca Alliance and the City of Ithaca together with the Tompkins County Tourism Program and...

The Community Housing Development Fund – 2018 Open Funding Round: Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) is now available
The Community Housing Development Fund is a joint effort of Tompkins County, the City of Ithaca and Cornell University. The...

The Legislature’s special Housing Committee today received a status report on residential development in Tompkins County, and where things stand since the County’s Housing Strategy was adopted by the Legislature nearly a year ago. 

Presenting mapping and data...

In two resolutions approved tonight, the Tompkins County Legislature approved a 2019 tax levy goal and spending targets for 2019.  The tax levy resolution directs County Administrator Jason Molino to prepare a recommended operating and capital budget that can be...

Following up authorization last month for Tompkins County to participate in a multi-county “Raise the Age” Compliance Coalition, Legislators, without dissent, authorized the County to enter into an agreement with Treahy Consultation Services (TCS) for a collaborative...

The Legislature, in two separate unanimous votes, established the annual salaries for the upcoming term for the positions of Sheriff and County Clerk.  (Legislator Leslyn McBean-Clairborne was excused.)  The resolutions note the current 2018 salaries of $97,362.06 for...

The Tompkins County Health Department reports that a fox located on Kendall Ave., in the Town of Ithaca, was determined to be rabid by the New York State Rabies Laboratory on May 15, 2018.

An initial attack that occurred on Ithaca College campus was reported to...

Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport will offer non-stop air service to Washington, DC beginning this fall, a development that is drawing praise from local air service officials.

United Airlines has announced that, effective October 4th, it will replace its Ithaca to...

County Administrator Jason Molino today presented the Legislature’s Health and Human Services Committee with a plan for reviewing the Office of Human Rights, appointing Reverend Dr. Kenneth Clarke, who has served under contract as Special Advisor to the Office of Human...

Spring is here and so are the ticks! It’s time to get outside and enjoy the season. It’s also time to take steps to prevent tick-borne infection. 

New tick-borne infections have been discovered in recent years and are steadily increasing, Lyme disease being the...

The Water Well Trust, based in North Carolina, is a non-profit organization dedicated to ensuring that people have access to safe drinking water. Tompkins County is included in the current project area of the Water Well Trust. Residents in need of a new well or...

At the next meeting of the Tompkins County Legislature’s Health and Human Services Committee, Legislators will hear about local child care needs from Sue Dale-Hall, director of the Child Development Council.

The meeting will be held Monday, May 14, beginning at 4...

 This information, issued by the Governor's Press Office is republished and adapted here.

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The Tompkins County Sheriff's Office has received multiple complaints over the past several months regarding fraudulent phone calls being made to community members on behalf of the Tompkins County Sheriff's Office.

These calls are coming in from local numbers and...

Tompkins County is included in a “red flag area,” reported by the National Weather Service in Binghamton.  Weather conditions, with low humidity and gusty winds, are ripe for rapid fire spread.

The Tompkins County Department of Emergency Response reminds residents...

The Legislature amended the County’s Capital Program to increase the project cost of code and building improvements for the Tompkins Center for History and Culture.  The vote was 12-1, with Legislator Leslyn McBean-Clairborne voting no.  (Legislator Glenn Morey was...

The Legislature approved nearly $485,000 in funding as part of the Spring 2018 round of Tompkins County Tourism Grants, as recommended by the County’s Strategic Tourism Planning Board.  More than 60 separate grants, comprising six distinct grant programs, were awarded to...

The Legislature, with no discussion and without dissent  (Legislator Glenn Morey was excused), went on record  in opposition to any Federal rollback or weakening of the current Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) Standards, as proposed by the Trump Administration. The...

National Infant Immunization Week (NIIW) is a reminder that children need vaccines right from the start. Immunization gives parents the safe, proven power to protect their children from 14 serious and potentially deadly diseases before they turn 2 years old.

To...

Tompkins County Highway will be out in force Monday to beautify county roadsides in celebration of Earth Day.

The department will participate in the New York State Department of Transportation’s Statewide Trash Blitz roadside pickup all day Monday, April 23. ...

With the arrival of warmer weather imminent, the Tompkins County Department of Recycling and Materials Management is reminding residents that uncovered loads are against the law, and subject to a surcharge at the Recycling and Solid Waste Center.

Transporting...

The Coalition for Safe Medication Disposal has announced that the Slaterville Fire Station will host the Coalition’s spring collection event for unwanted medications next Saturday, April 28, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.  The Slaterville Fire Station is located at...

The Legislature, by a vote of 12-1 (Legislator Mike Sigler voted no; Legislator Glenn Morey was excused) urged the U.S. Congress to immediately enact a law that mirrors provisions of the Assault Weapons Ban of 2017, as introduced in the United States Senate, which...

Naloxone Program Approved for All County Facilities, to Enhance Community Safety
The Legislature, by unanimous vote (Legislator Glenn Morey was excused), authorized the Department of Emergency Response to partner with other agencies, departments and community...

The Legislature, by unanimous vote (Legislator Glenn Morey was excused), passed a resolution urgently supporting State legislation, introduced in the Senate by Senators Helming and O’Mara, to establish a third county court judgeship in Tompkins County.  The third county...

Dr. Maurice R. Hilleman is credited with saving over 8 million lives a year, yet no one knows his name. The Tompkins County Immunization Coalition together with...

A free workshop titled The Basics: Memory Loss, Dementia and Alzheimer's Disease will be held Monday...

The Tompkins County Office for the Aging is once again sponsoring Powerful Tools for Caregivers, a six-week educational program designed to provide the tools needed to balance self-care with caring for a parent, spouse or other loved one with a chronic illness. The...

The Diversity Consortium of Tompkins County Sponsors Forum March 10

On March 10, The Diversity Consortium of Tompkins County will sponsor a free forum entitled Understanding “Ban the Box”: Creating a Fair Chance.

The two-hour...

Help Paying for In-Home Care

The Office for the Aging has funding to provide in-home care for older adults (age 60+) who require assistance with activities of daily living. Families or individuals who are struggling with either providing...

The Tompkins County Office for the Aging is once again offering Powerful Tools for Caregivers, a six-week educational program designed to provide the tools needed to balance self-care with caring for a parent, spouse or other loved one with a...

The Tompkins County Board of Elections has had several inquiries regarding the sudden turn of events regarding the position of Tompkins County District Attorney. We are writing this to clarify what has happened and what the procedure will be going forward.

On July...

Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program coupon booklets worth $20.00 are free to income-eligible households (one booklet per household) age 60 or older, on a first come first served basis, while the supply lasts. The coupons are for the purchase of fresh fruits and...

The Tompkins County Office for the Aging maintains a list of individuals who would be willing to do yard work for senior citizens in the spring and summer months. The office is currently updating its list and is in need of more workers.

If you might be interested...

A free workshop titled "Memory Loss, Dementia, and Alzheimer's Disease: The Basics" will be held Friday, May 6, Noon- 1:30 PM at the Tompkins County Office for the Aging, 214 W. Martin Luther King, Jr./State Street, Ithaca. It is open to anyone concerned about a relative...

Are you interested in enhancing the lives of older adults and persons with disabilities living in long term care facilities? Do you possess excellent communication skills, assessment and problem solving abilities? The Tompkins County Office for the Aging has a rewarding...

Most municipalities in Tompkins County have programs for recycling Christmas trees. Contact your city, town, or village for more information, or check the list that can be found on the Solid Waste Division website, www....

Do you know of an individual (age 60 +) who has done something special for the community?

The Tompkins County Office for the Aging is now accepting nominations of individuals who have made significant contributions to our community through civic engagement and...

The next Aging Services Network Meeting will be Friday, December 11th from 12-1 at the NY Connects/Tompkins County Office for the Aging, 214 West Martin Luther King Jr./State St., Ithaca.

Assistant Attorney General, Mike Danaher, will be presenting Smart Seniors...

A free workshop titled "Understanding and Responding to Dementia-related Behavior" will be held Thursday, November 19, 2:00– 3:00 pm at Tompkins County Office for the Aging, 214 W. Martin Luther King, Jr./State Street, Ithaca. It is open to anyone concerned about a...

A workshop on "Legal and Financial Planning for Caregivers” will be presented by Joy Blumkin, Esq. on Thursday, October 15, 6:30 PM -8:00 PM at the Tompkins County Office for the Aging, 214 W. Martin Luther King, Jr./State Street, Ithaca.

Ms. Blumkin, a local...

A Safe Medication Disposal event in Tompkins County will be held in Slaterville on Saturday, September 26, in conjuction with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration's National Drug Take Back.  The collection event gives residents the opportunity to safely dispose of...

The Fall issue of the quarterly newsletter, IN SUPPORT OF CAREGIVERS, is now available at the Tompkins County Office for the Aging. The newsletter can also be read online at http://tompkinscountyny.gov/cofa/...

Register Early!

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...

The new 2015-2016 Curbside Recycling Guidelines will be hitting your mailbox in the days ahead! The brochure is produced by the Tompkins County Solid Waste Management Division, and sent to all households in the County. It covers the 12-month period from July 2015 through...

The Tompkins County Office of Human Rights is commemorating Fair Housing Month with workshops geared toward tenants and landlords.

There will be a fair housing workshop for landlords on...

A free workshop titled "Creative Self-care for Caregivers" will be presented by Emily Millen, LCAT, to family caregivers of older adults on Thursday, March 5,  6:30 PM- 8:00 PM at the Tompkins County Office for the Aging, 214 W. Martin Luther King, Jr./State Street,...

A workshop on "Legal and Financial Planning for LGBT Caregivers” will be presented on Thursday, February 5 from 6:30 PM-8:00 PM at the Tompkins County Office for the Aging, 214 W. Martin Luther King Jr./State Street, Ithaca.

Mariette Geldenhuys, a local attorney,...

Do you know of an older adult who has done something special for the community?

The Tompkins County Office for the Aging is now accepting nominations for the 2015 Senior Citizen of the Year Award and Outstanding Contribution by a Senior Citizen Award.

The...

This information is provided by Solar Tompkins.  Tompkins County government partnered with Solar Tompkins on this successful program.

Solar Tompkins is meeting its ambitious goal of doubling the total deployment of residential solar power in a single year...

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The Department of Recycling & Materials Management and Recycling & Solid Waste Center are closed Monday for Memorial Day. No curbside recycling collection. Collections delayed by one day rest of the week.

Daily closures Fisher Settlement Road to the Tioga County line for several road crossing pipe replacements, Road will be closed to all through traffic.

Click HERE for information from the Tompkins County Health Department on tick disease prevention & to watch the NYSDOH video on how to remove a tick.

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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