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Deborah Griffith Palermo, SPHR, has been appointed Tompkins County Commissioner of Personnel, following a national search.  County Administrator Joe Mareane’s appointment of Ms. Palermo was confirmed by the Tompkins County Legislature by unanimous vote (Legislature Kathy...

Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport has launched a rewards program to benefit customers who utilize the airport.  

The new rewards program provides terminal patrons with parking discounts, food and beverage discounts at the café, and automatic entry in giveaways such...

The Legislature, without dissent, authorized up to $3.525,000 in bonding, through bonds and notes, to finance the local sponsor share of capital improvements at Tompkins Cortland Community College, which are included in the TC3 five-year master plan approved by the...

The Legislature, by unanimous vote (Legislator Kathy Luz Herrera excused), authorized the refinancing of more than $21 million dollars in Public Improvement (Serial) Bonds, issued between 2005 and 2010, through issuance of Refunding Bonds, as authorized by the State’s...

The Legislature scheduled a public hearing for September 2, 5:30 p.m., regarding a proposal 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...

The New York State Archives, a unit of the State Education Department, has awarded Tompkins County a nearly $150,000 Local Government Records Management Improvement Fund grant to further extend the County’s digital records management program.

The $149,972 grant,...

The Tompkins County Highway Division will be closing Brooktondale Road, between Rt. 79 and Banks Road, in the Town of Dryden, beginning Wednesday, August 20th, at 6:00 a.m., through approximately 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, August 21st, for a road...

At a 90-minute public meeting, a special committee of the County Legislature reviewing preliminary concept proposals to redevelop the site of the Old Tompkins County Library listened to public comments regarding the future of the site.  Close to 70 people attended the...

The Legislature’s Public Safety Committee today received the report from a County task force that has, over the past five months, conducted an in-depth review of additional measures that could be employed to safely and prudently reduce the population of the Tompkins...

On Tuesday, August 12, the special legislative committee charged with reviewing expressions of interest to redevelop the site of the Old Tompkins County Library will sponsor a public meeting to receive comments related to concerns and suggestions redevelopment of the...

Friday, August 15 is the last day for a new voter to postmark a registration form to be eligible to vote in the September 9, 2014 Countywide Democratic Primary Election and Ithaca City Working Families Primary Election.
 
Sample Ballots for the September 9 ...

The Tompkins County Board of Health (BOH) is seeking applications to fill a physician vacancy. Applicant physicians must be licensed to practice medicine in New York State and a resident of Tompkins County.  Deadline for applications is September 5, 2014....

Supporting capital projects approved in the County’s Capital Program for the next five years as part of the 2014 budget process, the Legislature authorized bonding for $8.76 million to support three projects that are part of the Capital Program.

The Legislature,...

The Legislature, by unanimous vote (Legislator Martha Robertson was excused) ratified a new two-year bargaining agreement between the County and Corrections Officers Unit, Local 2062.  The agreement, which covers the years 2013 and 2014, provides a retroactive 2% pay...

The Department of Emergency Response now reports that East Shore Drive and Taughannock Boulevard are open to traffic.  However, caution is advised in those areas and in the Perry City/Jacksonville areas, as crews are working throughout these areas.

Director...

After hearing a presentation by Tom Knipe of the County Planning Department, the Legislature by unanimous vote (Legislator Martha Robertson was excused) accepted the ...

Tompkins County organizations planning Community Celebrations or projects with potential to draw visitors from outside Tompkins County are invited to apply for a grant from the Tompkins County Tourism Program. Organizations who are interested in helping implement...

The Tompkins County Solid Waste Division – in partnership with the Town and Village of Dryden – is pleased to announce the opening of a food scrap recycling drop spot at the Dryden Town Highway Department.

The new drop spot will be open every Saturday beginning...

Tompkins County has been recognized as one of the nation’s top digital counties by the Center for Digital Government and the National Association of Counties (NACo).  The award identifies best technology practices among counties nationwide, recognizing leading examples...

Following the recommendation of two of its committees, the Legislature, after two hours of thoughtful discussion, approved a new process for consideration potential development of the remaining County-owned portion of the Biggs property on Harris B. Dates Drive.  The...

Following a public hearing, the Legislature voted to repeal a Local Law passed in 2012 that opts out of a section of State Real Property Tax Law providing exemptions related to construction of solar, wind or farm waste energy systems.  The vote to repeal came without...

County Finance Director Rick Snyder reported to Legislators that the County’s recent sale of more than $9.5 million in one-year Bond Anticipation Notes, with funds received July 14, came at a very low interest rate of only 0.182%--that’s about half the rate of the net...

The Legislature’s Government Operations and Budget Committees, meeting in joint session, today recommended that the Legislature, at its meeting tomorrow, repeal earlier resolutions regarding sale of County-owned land on the Biggs site and start fresh with a new...

Frank Kruppa, Public Health Director at the Tompkins County Health Department reports the first confirmed case of West Nile Virus (WNV) this year in Tompkins County. The case is an adult resident of Tompkins County.

West Nile Virus is transmitted to humans by the...

The Department of Emergency Response has issued the following update, after a 3:00 p.m. NYSEG conference call with municipal officials:

As of 3:00 p.m., 237 NYSEG customers were without power in Tompkins County.  NYSEG has crews assigned to each incident and...

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...

The Tompkins County Solid Waste Division announces the launch of its new website at www.recycletompkins.org.

The upgrades have resulted in a cleaner ‘look’ that is easier to navigate and allows residents to access...

TOMPKINS TODAY

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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