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Representatives of Travis Hyde Properties today presented the Legislature’s Old Library Committee an update on redevelopment of the site of the Old Tompkins County Library, now that the City of Ithaca’s Landmarks Preservation Commission, after many months of review, has...

Friday, April 14, 2017 is the last day for a new voter to postmark a registration form to be eligible to vote in the April 25, 2017 Lansing Village Election.

Sample Ballots for the April 25, Lansing Village Election are now available and can...

The Tompkins County Office for the Aging is once again sponsoring Powerful Tools for Caregivers, a six-week educational program designed to provide the tools needed to balance self-care with caring for a parent, spouse or other loved one with a chronic illness. The...

The Tompkins County Department of Planning and Sustainability is holding a public meeting on Wednesday March 29, from 6:00 – 7:30 PM in the Borg Warner Room of the Tompkins County Public Library. The County is asking participants to identify any concerns...

The Legislature, without dissent (Legislator Peter Stein was excused) voiced support of Governor Cuomo’s proposal to require large-scale generators of food waste to donate and recycle excess food, in alignment with a federal “Good Samaritan Food Donation Act.” The...

By unanimous vote (Legislator Peter Stein was excused), the Legislature allocated $1,750 in Contingent funding to pay part of the cost of a water and sewer infrastructure study in the Town of Dryden, to match an identical contribution by the Town of Dryden. The study...

The Legislature, by unanimous vote (Legislator Peter Stein was excused) amended the County’s Capital Program and allocated $287,000 in up-front Highway Department funding to support Pine Tree Road intersection improvements at Ellis Hollow Road and the East Hill Plaza...

The Legislature, by unanimous vote (Legislator Peter Stein was excused) amended the Capital Program and approved a transfer of just under $364,000 in Highway Department fund balance to address higher than expected costs in the recently closed-out reconstruction project...

The Legislature awarded $197,000 in Arts and Culture Organizational Development Grants, funded through County Room Occupancy Tax, to ten arts organizations for 2017, as recommended by the County’s Strategic Tourism Planning Board and the Community Arts Partnership. The...

The community is invited to participate in a survey regarding local police services as a part of a multi-faceted effort to gather community input for a study of law enforcement shared services. The study, undertaken by the Rochester-based Center for Governmental Research...

Due to this week’s severe winter storm, curbside recycling collection in Tompkins County is on a one day delay for the remainder of the week.

That means if your regularly scheduled collection day was Wednesday, pick up will take place on Thursday; Thursday’s...

Effective as of 6:00 a.m. Wednesday, Tompkins County Sheriff Ken Lansing has lifted the current closure of roads in Tompkins County. Since 3:00 p.m. Tuesday, roads had been closed except for essential travel.

A Travel Advisory remains in effect...

Due to the weather, both the Tompkins County Recycling and Solid Waste Center and the Department of Recycling and Materials Management will open at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, March 15th. There will be no curbside recycling collection on Wednesday, and pick-up will be one...

Effective at 3:00 PM today, Sheriff Lansing orders roads closed except for essential travel. Travel is restricted to emergency personnel and others performing actions to protect lives, prevent incident or protect property. Roads are limited to travel by citizens that are...

 Given the severity of the snowstorm, Tompkins County has closed its offices as of noon today. County officials will be monitoring the storm overnight and will make a decision about Wednesday operations as of early tomorrow morning.

Due to the severe weather, the Tompkins County Recycling & Solid Waste Center and the Recycling and Materials Management office closed at Noon today (Tuesday, March 14th). Please check www.recycletompkins.org on Wednesday...

Today's scheduled meeting of the Tompkins County Legislature's Facilities and Infrastructure Committee has been cancelled due to weather.  The meeting has been rescheduled for March 21st at 4:00 p.m.

The March 15 Coordinated Transportation Plan meeting is cancelled. UPDATE:  Meeting rescheduled for March 23rd, 11:10-12:30 p.m., Borg Warner Room, Tompkins County Public Library.

The Tompkins County Department of Planning and Sustainability is holding a public meeting on Thursday, March 16 from 6:00 – 7:30 PM in the Borg Warner Room of the Tompkins County Public Library. The County is asking participants to identify any concerns they have with...

Tompkins County is recruiting applicants with a background in arts and culture for the Strategic Tourism Planning Board (STPB).
The STPB is a volunteer public board that advises the Tompkins County Legislature on effective use of over $2.5 million in hotel room...

Tompkins Cortland Community College President Dr. Carl Haynes provided a sobering report to the Tompkins County Legislature, as he delivered his final “State of the College” message, the final annual briefing that he will provide the Legislature before his retirement at...

A public input session will be held on Monday, March 20, from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM at The Space @GreenStar to gather comments, ideas, and concerns about how local law enforcement services are—and could be--organized and provided in Tompkins County.

Public input is...

The Legislature, without dissent (Legislator Jim Dennis was excused), authorized acceptance of a more than $600,000 shared-services grant awarded to the Tompkins County Clerk’s Office from the New York State Department of State Municipal Restructuring Fund.

The...

The New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) announced that it is launching a pilot program to test lead in drinking water. The program is available to residents that are served by either a private well or public water system. The program is free of charge to...

The Tompkins County Health Department thanks all media outlets that published or broadcast our press release dated February 27, 2017. The reports along with the community’s help allowed the Health Department to resolve the issue.

The Health Department was able to...

The Tompkins County Office for the Aging is once again sponsoring Powerful Tools for Caregivers, a six-week educational program designed to provide the tools needed to balance self-care with caring for a parent, spouse or other loved one with a chronic illness. The...

The Diversity Consortium of Tompkins County Sponsors Forum March 10

On March 10, The Diversity Consortium of Tompkins County will sponsor a free forum entitled Understanding “Ban the Box”: Creating a Fair Chance.

The two-hour...

Help Paying for In-Home Care

The Office for the Aging has funding to provide in-home care for older adults (age 60+) who require assistance with activities of daily living. Families or individuals who are struggling with either providing...

The Tompkins County Office for the Aging is once again offering Powerful Tools for Caregivers, a six-week educational program designed to provide the tools needed to balance self-care with caring for a parent, spouse or other loved one with a...

The Tompkins County Board of Elections has had several inquiries regarding the sudden turn of events regarding the position of Tompkins County District Attorney. We are writing this to clarify what has happened and what the procedure will be going forward.

On July...

Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program coupon booklets worth $20.00 are free to income-eligible households (one booklet per household) age 60 or older, on a first come first served basis, while the supply lasts. The coupons are for the purchase of fresh fruits and...

The Tompkins County Office for the Aging maintains a list of individuals who would be willing to do yard work for senior citizens in the spring and summer months. The office is currently updating its list and is in need of more workers.

If you might be interested...

A free workshop titled "Memory Loss, Dementia, and Alzheimer's Disease: The Basics" will be held Friday, May 6, Noon- 1:30 PM at the Tompkins County Office for the Aging, 214 W. Martin Luther King, Jr./State Street, Ithaca. It is open to anyone concerned about a relative...

Are you interested in enhancing the lives of older adults and persons with disabilities living in long term care facilities? Do you possess excellent communication skills, assessment and problem solving abilities? The Tompkins County Office for the Aging has a rewarding...

Most municipalities in Tompkins County have programs for recycling Christmas trees. Contact your city, town, or village for more information, or check the list that can be found on the Solid Waste Division website, www....

Do you know of an individual (age 60 +) who has done something special for the community?

The Tompkins County Office for the Aging is now accepting nominations of individuals who have made significant contributions to our community through civic engagement and...

The next Aging Services Network Meeting will be Friday, December 11th from 12-1 at the NY Connects/Tompkins County Office for the Aging, 214 West Martin Luther King Jr./State St., Ithaca.

Assistant Attorney General, Mike Danaher, will be presenting Smart Seniors...

A free workshop titled "Understanding and Responding to Dementia-related Behavior" will be held Thursday, November 19, 2:00– 3:00 pm at Tompkins County Office for the Aging, 214 W. Martin Luther King, Jr./State Street, Ithaca. It is open to anyone concerned about a...

A workshop on "Legal and Financial Planning for Caregivers” will be presented by Joy Blumkin, Esq. on Thursday, October 15, 6:30 PM -8:00 PM at the Tompkins County Office for the Aging, 214 W. Martin Luther King, Jr./State Street, Ithaca.

Ms. Blumkin, a local...

A Safe Medication Disposal event in Tompkins County will be held in Slaterville on Saturday, September 26, in conjuction with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration's National Drug Take Back.  The collection event gives residents the opportunity to safely dispose of...

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...

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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.

The County seeks to fill four vacancies on the Planning Advisory Board. Apply by March 17th Further details HERE.

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