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Both the Tompkins County Solid Waste Division Office and the Recycling and Solid Waste Center will be closed on Monday, September 7th in observance of the Labor Day holiday and will resume their regular hours of operation on Tuesday, September 8th...

On August 17th, 2015, the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) adopted emergency regulations to prevent the spread of disease caused by Legionella bacteria. The Health Department explained the goal is to prevent Legionnaires’ disease outbreaks similar to...

Tompkins County Administrator Joe Mareane has delivered to the County Legislature a 2016 Recommended County Budget that maintains services, reinvests in infrastructure, addresses organizational pressure points, and remains within the County’s projected property tax cap...

The Legislature, by a vote of 10-3 (Legislators Jim Dennis, Mike Sigler, and Glenn Morey voted no: Legislator Kathy Luz Herrera was excused) requested that New York State assess the health and environmental risks associated with large-scale new natural gas pipelines and...

The Legislature, by unanimous vote (Legislator Kathy Luz Herrera was excused), approved an agreement for the County to forgo collection of County taxes, for the years 2014-2016, in an amount not to exceed $5,400, on two parcels on Lake Street, now owned by the City of...

In the third of a series of necessary actions, the Legislature extended for two more years the added one-percent sales tax for the County, authorized as required by the New York State Legislature, as it has been in two-year increments since 1992.  Approval came without...

Legislators observed a moment of silence in memory of Wesley McDermott, Supervising Attorney of the County’s Assigned Counsel program who passed away August 22.  Several spoke in tribute, including County Attorney Jonathan Wood who praised Mr. McDermott’s dedication and...

The Tompkins County Highway Division has scheduled a Public Information Meeting regarding the Red Mill Road and West Malloryville Road Bridges for Wednesday, September 2nd, from 6:00-7:00 p.m., at the McLean Fire Station.  Everyone interested...

The Legislature’s Planning, Energy, and Environmental Quality Committee today passed on to the full Legislature a recommended resolution that would have the Legislature ask New York State to perform an assessment regarding the health and environmental risks associated...

Food scraps recycling has taken hold in Tompkins County, with the Solid Waste Division recently reaching the 2500 mark in the number of tool kits distributed to residents. Additional plans this year include the opening of a seventh residential drop spot for the East Hill...

Tompkins County Office for the Aging has been awarded, through a competitive process, a five year contract for $113,000 each year with the New York State Office for the Aging and the Office of State Long Term Care Ombudsman.  Tompkins County will administer the Ombudsman...

Sample Ballots for the September 10 Primary Election for, Alderperson in the City of Ithaca Ward 2 (Democratic Only) and Town Supervisor in the Town of Lansing (Republican Only) can be viewed at www.votetompkins.com. Absentee...

The Legislature ratified a new, three-year collective bargaining agreement between Tompkins County and its White Collar Unit (Civil Service Employees Association, Civil Service Employees Association, Local 855), the County’s largest employees union.  Approval came...

The Legislature voted to authorize a new agreement to supply electricity to support county government operations, which extends the County’s electricity procurement agreement with the former Integrys Energy Services, now Constellation Energy, for a two-year period, from...

The Legislature, by unanimous vote (Legislator Kathy Luz Herrera was excused), authorized the Tompkins County Development Corporation to issue up to $50 million in Tax-Exempt Revenue Bonds to enable the refinancing of prior bond debt by Ithaca College.  The action, which...

The Legislature’s Public Safety Committee today began to consider a request from the Tompkins County Sheriff’s Office to appropriate more than $360,000 from the Contingent Fund to cover anticipated shortfalls in the 2015 budget related to overtime expense in the Road...

Cornell University librarian Eric Acree, a member of the Tompkins County Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission, will speak as part of Ithaca’s Southside Celebration about Tompkins County’s African-American men who fought in the Civil War.

Mr. Acree’s talk is...

The Tompkins County Highway Division will be closing the Newfield Covered Bridge, beginning on Monday, August 17th, at 6:00 a.m., until approximately 4:30 p.m., on Friday, October 30th, for abutment stem wall replacement, drainage improvements, and...

(This information provided by Tompkins County Area Development (TCAD), which manages the Tompkins County Industrial Development Agency.)

Over the past several months, the Tompkins County Industrial Development Agency (TCIDA) underwent a routine audit....

The Tompkins County Health Department urges residents to avoid the risk of rabies and rabies treatment by capturing and submitting for laboratory testing any bat found in their home that may have come in contact with humans or pets. There have been two confirmed rabid...

Tompkins County organizations planning Community Celebrations or projects with potential to draw visitors from outside Tompkins County are invited to apply for financial support from the Tompkins County Tourism Program. Grant guidelines and applications are available...

The Tompkins County Legislature tonight overcame its prior deadlock at two previous meetings and approved the Travis Hyde Group as preferred developer of the County’s Old Library site, located at the corner of Ithaca’s Cayuga and Court Streets.  Travis Hyde proposes 60...

The Legislature, by unanimous vote with Legislator Carol Chock abstaining, accepted and approved a Memorandum of Understanding with the City of Ithaca and Cornell University for continued administration of the Community Housing Development Fund (formerly known as the...

Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program coupon booklets worth $20.00 are free to income-eligible households (one booklet per household) age 60 or older from the Tompkins County Office for the Aging, on a first come first served basis,...

The Tompkins County Legislature again tonight failed to reach a decision on selecting a preferred developer for the County’s Old Library property.  After failing to muster the necessary eight votes for any development proposal at the Legislature’s June 16 meeting, then...

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...

The Tompkins County Office of Human Rights (OHR) is launching a new poster contest that invites Tompkins County artists of all ages to apply their creative efforts to the question, “What Would MLK Say Today?” The submission deadline is 12 noon on Monday, January...

“Hey… R you gonna recycle that?”

November 15th is America Recycles Day (ARD), the only nationally-recognized day dedicated to promoting and celebrating recycling and waste reduction in the U.S.  Residents in Tompkins County are recycling more than ever...

Tompkins County Youth Services Department announces the release of its 2014 OJ Guide to Teen Services and Activities.  The updated Guide lists services that are available in Tompkins County for teens, primarily ages 13–19.  The Guide contains activities and services that...

The Tompkins County Solid Waste Division – in partnership with the Village of Lansing – is pleased to announce the opening of a food scrap recycling drop spot at 2405 North Triphammer Road.

The new drop spot behind the Lansing village office will be open every...

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...

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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.

Due to storm damage, the County Highway Division has closed the Carter Creek Road Bridge in the Town of Newfield until further notice.  The bridge is closed to all through traffic. Contact the Highway Division, at (607) 274-0300, with questions or concerns.

Due to road construction, recycling collection on Ellis Hollow Road, town of Dryden, will take place 5:00:-6:00 AM, beginning Thursday, June 4. Place recyclables at the curb Wednesday nights until further notice.

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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