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The Legislature accepted the report of the Jail Alternatives Task Force, as presented last month.  The report, the result of nearly half-a-year of in-depth review, recommends additional measures that could be employed to safely and prudently reduce the population of the...

The Legislature authorized the County to enter into an electricity procurement agreement, through the Municipal Electric and Gas Alliance (MEGA) that, as part of that agreement, will purchase Nationwide Renewable Energy Credits (RECs) to supply County structures with...

The Legislature awarded $1.3 million in construction contracts to construct a modest one-story addition to the County Human Services Building and reconfigure the interior to provide space for the Community Justice Center Day Reporting Program, enabling it to vacate the...

The Legislature, by unanimous vote, accepted the audit report for Fiscal Year 2013, the first time the Legislature has procedurally acted to accept the report, received by the County’s Audit and budget committees.  Finance Director Rick Snyder told the Legislature...

The Legislature, by unanimous vote authorized the County to enter into an agreement with the State Department of Transportation for reimbursement of costs related to the scoping and design phase for safety improvements on Pine Tree Road in the Town of Ithaca, at Ellis...

Rabies is a fatal neurologic disease that may be transmitted to humans from infected raccoons, bats, skunks, foxes, dogs, cats and other mammals. Animal bites are the most common method of transmission, but contact with brain or spinal tissues or fluids can also transmit...

Legislators acting as an Expanded Budget Committee tonight began review of County Administrator Joe Mareane’s recommended 2015 County Budget, hearing their first seven presentations from County departments.  The committee is scheduled to meet nine times between now and...

The Peace of Mind (POM) Community Partnership renewed its campaign to promote sexual health and to prevent sexually transmitted disease (STD) as a result of the increase in syphilis cases this past spring in the Central New York (CNY) region including Tompkins County....

Tompkins Consolidated Area Transit (TCAT) is seeking community feedback in a series of public sessions to create its first‑ever Title VI Service Standards and Policy Plan – a big‑picture document that will guide TCAT in its service planning decisions in the future.  (...

Tompkins County Administrator Joe Mareane has delivered to the County Legislature a 2015 Recommended County Budget that preserves County services, fulfills several programmatic goals, and achieves the fiscal goal of remaining within the County’s projected property tax...

Following a public hearing, the Legislature voted 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 vote was unanimous (with Legislator Brian...

The Legislature, without dissent, asked New York State to revise the “look-back” period associated with the State’s property tax freeze legislation.  (Legislator Brian Robison was excused.)  The Property Tax Freeze Credit reimburses qualified homeowners for increases in...

The Legislature, acting on the recommendation of the Government Operations Committee and its Broadband Subcommittee, by unanimous vote (with Brian Robison excused), urged the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to “establish a strong set of rules that provide for a...

Tobacco Free Tompkins is teaming up with new partners in its ongoing effort to denormalize tobacco use and curb youth exposure to tobacco. In a new round of state funding that began July 1, 2014, the youth action program Reality Check (RC) will be returning to the county...

The Tompkins County Council of Governments (TCCOG) is calling upon State leadership to rescind the look-back period associated with New York State property tax freeze legislation.  Tompkins County government is a member of TCCOG.

The State Legislature and Governor...

The Tompkins County Solid Waste Division acknowledges it has received a high number of calls in recent weeks from residents reporting delays or missed pick-ups in the bi-weekly collection of recyclable materials from outside their homes.  In some cases, the pick-ups have...

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...

The Legislature’s Government Operations Committee is recommending that the County Legislature take a firm stand on the “Net Neutrality” issue, urging the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to “establish a strong set of rules that provide for a neutral Internet.”...

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...

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:

“...

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...

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The upstream Forest Home Bridge in the Town of Ithaca, which had been closed for reconstruction, reopened Friday, Aug. 22.

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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