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The Tompkins County Civil War Sesquicentennial Commemoration Commission, in partnership with the Tompkins County Public Library, will hold a free screening of Steven Spielberg’s acclaimed film “Lincoln” this Saturday, January 31 at 1:00 p.m. at the BorgWarner Room of the...

On Friday, February 6, the Tompkins County Human Rights Commission (HRC) and the Office of Human Rights (OHR) will be hosting Human Rights Revisited. This special evening will include the rescheduled “Diversity of Perspectives”...

The Tompkins County Council of Governments (TCCOG) today, without dissent, endorsed creation of a study panel to review, on its behalf, the current structure and operations of the municipal court system, to identify potential ways to sustain and improve the efficiency of...

In his annual message before the Tompkins County Legislature, Legislature Chair Mike Lane said Legislators “are poised to continue the People’s work in a manner that is serious, progressive, and fiscally responsible” during 2015.  Challenges for the year ahead come in...

The Legislature, by unanimous vote of (Legislators Dan Klein, Leslyn McBean-Clairborne, and Kathy Luz Herrera were excused) authorized acceptance of more than $350,000 in New York State Homeland Security grants on behalf of the Department of Emergency Response. 

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The Tompkins County Office for the Aging has received a $223,365 grant from the New York State Balancing Incentive Program Innovation Fund to fund a Transitions Program to serve high risk Medicaid beneficiaries.

Grant funds will be used to offer services to...

The video from the January 12 Public Safety Committee meeting is now posted on the County Meeting Portal at the following direct link:
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The Tompkins County Human Rights Commission (tcHRC) has elected officers and is moving forward with several new initiatives for 2015. Now chairing the Commission is Pat Pryor and Vice Chair is Jamila Walida Simon. Continuing officers include Talyse Hampton in the role of...

Before the Legislature’s Public Safety Committee, Tompkins County Sheriff Ken Lansing and other officers who responded to the four-day incident on Hornbrook Road in the Town of Danby provided a detailed recap of the events that began when barricaded subject David Cady...

The Tompkins County Legislature, at its 2015 organizational meeting, reelected Chair Michael Lane (D) and Vice Chair Jim Dennis (D) to continue to lead the Legislature in 2015.  The positions of Chair and Vice Chair are filled each year by a majority vote of members of...

With considerable praise all around for all those who worked together to make it happen, the Legislature, by unanimous vote allocated $20,000 to support payment of the living wage to contract employees at the County Recycling and Solid Waste Center.  It was the issue...

The Legislature, without dissent, voted to allocate $20,000 from the Capital Reserve Fund for Natural, Scenic, and Recreational Resources Protection to support additions to two existing nature preserves in Tompkins County.  The action provides funding toward acquisition...

The Tompkins County Sheriff's Office has concluded the initial investigation of the events that transpired on Hornbook Road in Danby, New York from December 30th to January 2nd, where barricaded subject, David Cady, age 36, fired at police during their attempt to serve a...

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...

Joshua Nalley of Genoa, NY has been named Fire chief and Operations Supervisor for the Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport, the appointment announced today by Airport Manager Mike Hall. 

Nalley replaced David Crawford, who held the position for the past 18 years. ...

Tompkins County Sheriff Kenneth Lansing reports that on Friday, January 2nd...

Beginning January 1st, 2015, it will be illegal in New York State to throw any electronic waste, or e-waste, into the garbage or place at the curb for trash collection.  This disposal prohibition applies to all residents and includes computers, monitors,...

The Tompkins County Solid Waste Division wishes you and yours a happy holiday season. Between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day, the EPA estimates that Americans toss out 25% more waste than normal.

In Tompkins County, be sure to recycle more this season by...

Friday, January 16, 2015 is the last day for a new voter to postmark a registration form to be eligible to vote in the February 10, 2015 Special Election, 9th County Legislative District (Dryden District 3, Groton Districts 1-4, Lansing District 8).

Friday,...

Expressing deep concern about the effects that a change in State Department of Health policy on non-emergency medical transportation has had on Tompkins County’s GADABOUT Transportation Services and other upstate demand response transit providers, the Tompkins County...

The Legislature observed a minute of silence for two long-time public servants through the Tompkins County Board of Representatives—now known as the Tompkins County Legislature—who passed away this month.  Former County Representative John Marcham served nearly ten years...

Tompkins County Clerk Aurora Rubens Valenti, a native Ithacan and child of naturalized parents who at month’s end will complete 24 years as Tompkins County Clerk, addressed the Legislature tonight to express her thanks, to the Legislature and to the people of Tompkins...

After hearing a presentation from Tompkins County Tourism Coordinator Tom Knipe, the Legislature passed a resolution encouraging New York State to study and address issues related to the growth in short-term online rental services, such as Airbnb.  The vote was 10-3,...

By unanimous vote, the Legislature amended the Capital Program and appropriated revenue from Health Department and Mental Health Department budgets for a required electronic health record practice system, to be used by the two departments.  As a result of response...

The Legislature’s Facilities and Infrastructure Committee, in a unanimous 5-0 vote, today recommended the Legislature allocate $20,000 to support payment of the living wage to contract employees at the County Recycling and Solid Waste Center.

Casella Waste Systems...

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...

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:

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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...

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The workshop, Legal and Financial Planning for LGBT Caregivers, will be held at the Office for the Aging Thursday, Feb. 5. Click HERE for details.

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.

The Draft Request for Proposals document for redevelopment of the Old Library site is posted for comment. Click HERE for details.

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