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Gardening, hiking, outside gatherings – it’s time to get outside and enjoy the season. It’s also time to take steps to prevent Lyme disease.  

Lyme Disease is a bacterial infection that can be transmitted to people through the bite of an infected deer tick that...

Asked to reaffirm its earlier actions in 2006 and 2009, the Legislature failed to take a stand voicing continued support for a single-payer approach to health care coverage in New York State.  Acting on a measure advanced by Legislator Kathy Luz Herrera that would have...

Acting on a resolution advanced by Legislator Dooley Kiefer, the Legislature, by unanimous vote of those present (Legislators Will Burbank, Carol Chock, and Jim Dennis were excused), urged the State Legislature to adopt proposed Assembly legislation that would amend...

In an annual report to the Legislature, Megan McDonald of the County Planning Department, updated the Legislature on the work of the Tompkins County Sustainability Team, a working group of County employees established by the County Administrator to promote sustainable...

Francesca Merrick, a junior at Ithaca’s Lehman Alternative Community School, was honored by the Legislature as the latest Tompkins County Distinguished Youth.  Nominated by LACS Service Program coordinator Jon Raimon, Francesca was described as an exemplary “thoughtful,...

Tompkins County will receive assistance from the U.S. Justice Department for a technical review of the two-and-a-half-day barricading incident on Danby’s Hornbrook Road.  That standoff ended January 2, after David Cady was found dead inside the house from a self-...

On May 15th, the Tompkins County Sheriff, Kenneth Lansing, reported on the results of a Multi-Agency Special Operation: “#11 also known as Clean Sweep”. This operation was started in July of 2014 as a result of a rash of community complaints regarding drug...

Tompkins County and the City of Ithaca have been accepted into AARP’s network of Age- Friendly Communities.  An international effort of the World Health Organization, the Age- Friendly Community network includes localities where leadership and residents have committed to...

As an early step preparing for the 2016 County Budget process, Tompkins County Administrator Joe Mareane today presented the Legislature’s Facilities and Infrastructure Committee the first draft of the County’s proposed 2016-2020 Capital Program.  Administrator Mareane...

The Ellis Hollow Phase 2 Reconstruction Project, from Genung Road to Dodge Road, in the Town of Dryden, is currently planned to begin in 2015.  The Tompkins County Highway Division is pleased to announce that an Open House is scheduled for Wednesday, May 20th...

As the first step in the process of developing the 2016 Tompkins County budget, the Legislature has approved a 2016 financial goal that directs the County Administrator Joe Mareane to prepare a recommended operating and capital budget that can be supported with a tax...

Following a public hearing, the Legislature, by a 12-1 vote, approved a new Local Law to establish a sustainable energy loan program in Tompkins County.  The program will provide property assessed clean energy (PACE) financing for local energy-related improvement...

The Legislature, by unanimous vote amended the County’s Capital Program to incorporate a $575,000 renovation to the first-floor lobby area of the County’s Mental Health Building and approved a contract with HOLT Architects for architectural, engineering, and construction...

The Legislature approved nine separate bond resolutions, authorizing up to a little over $7 million in bonding, to finance of a range of projects, all authorized as part of the County’s Capital Plan.  Among projects included in the bond authorization are up to $800,000...

The Legislature, by a split vote of 6-7 (Legislator Carol Chock was excused) turned down a proposed new Local Law that would have allowed the sale of sparkling devices in restricted periods during the year. The Legislature through its action did not approve a local...

The Legislature, without dissent, passed a resolution in honor of former County Board of Representatives Member Stuart Stein, who passed away in June of last year and was remembered at a memorial service May 3.  The measure pays tribute to Mr. Stein and his many...

The special legislative committee charged with recommending a preferred developer for the Old Tompkins County Library today proceeded toward the next stage in the review process, hearing presentations from three prospective developers who responded to the County’s...

Please join the Tompkins County Office for the Aging’s Advisory Committee for its 2015 Annual Luncheon Thursday, May 14.  The Luncheon will be held at the Hotel Ithaca, 222 S. Cayuga Street, Ithaca, beginning at 12:00 p.m.

Ted Sobel will be...

The Tompkins County Health Department will be closed on Thursday, April 30 from 12:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. for staff development. All department staff will participate.

The Department’s answering service will receive phone calls. If there is an emergency, appropriate...

The Tompkins County Department of Environmental Health is celebrating National Drinking Water Week by hosting a taste test on Sunday, May 3, from 1:00 p.m.to 5:00 p.m. at the Streets Alive!event on Cayuga Street in Ithaca.  Throughout...

The Legislature, by unanimous vote (Legislator Mike Sigler was excused) adopted a new Local Law that prohibits in Tompkins County the sale, application, and disposal of waste associated with oil and natural gas exploration, extraction, and storage activities.  The Law...

The Legislature took public comment, but delayed scheduled action on a proposed new Local Law that would allow the sale of sparkling devices in restricted periods during the year. The law would exercise a local option to allow the devices to be excluded from the “...

The Legislature passed a resolution voicing official concern about trade negotiations between the US and eleven Pacific Rim nations that have occurred without transparency over the past six years toward the Trans-Pacific Partnership, and about President Obama’s request...

The Legislature scheduled for its next meeting May 5 a public hearing on a new proposed Local Law that would establish a sustainable energy loan program in Tompkins County.  The program would provide property assessed clean energy (PACE) financing for local energy-...

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...

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...

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...

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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.

Proposals received by the County for redevelopment of the Old Library site are now posted. Click HERE to see them.

A reminder that, because of the Memorial Day holiday, curbside recycling collections are delayed by one day for the rest of this week.

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