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County Legislature Chair Michael Lane today announced that County Administrator Joe Mareane is taking a medical leave from the County beginning Monday, November 13.

Mareane had earlier announced his plan to retire on February 1, 2018. In order to focus on his...

The Tompkins County Department of Recycling and Materials Management has installed its seventh public space recycling station outside the entrance to the County Health Department on Brown Road.

The specially-designed bin features receptacles for both trash...

Concluding a process that started at the beginning of September, the Tompkins County Legislature tonight adopted the County’s 2018 budget and the capital program for the next five years. The budget was approved by unanimous vote.

The $180 million budget increases...

The Legislature welcomed its newest member, Legislator Shawna Black, representing District 11 (Town of Ithaca.) Legislator Black, sworn in at ceremonies just before the Legislature meeting, fills the unexpired term of Peter Stein, who resigned in September, and returns...

The Legislature, by a vote of 12-2 (Legislators Shawna Black and Dooley Kiefer voted no), authorized County Attorney Jonathan Wood to commence civil litigation against opioid manufacturers and others who have harmed the County by promoting the abuse of opioids, and to...

By unanimous vote, Legislators approved a resolution expressing formal support of pending Senate and Assembly bills before the New York State Legislature known as the “Tax Returns Uniformly Made Public Act.” The proposed legislation would require presidential candidates...

The Legislature, by unanimous vote, authorized the Tompkins County Development Corporation to issue up to $13,500,000 in tax-exempt revenue bonds on behalf of the Ithacare Center Service Company, refinance bonds issued for the outstanding balance of bonding last...

The Legislature, through a special Recognition proclamation signed by Legislature Chair Michael Lane, provided formal special recognition at this Veterans Day, “with respect for, and in recognition of, the contributions our service members have made to the cause of peace...

Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport (ITH) will host its second annual customer appreciation event beginning Monday, November 20th through Wednesday, November 22nd to thank the community that travels in and out of the Ithaca Airport.

The purpose of the event is to...

Now that Election Day is over, those political campaign yard signs - whether made of plastic film or Coroplast® - can be recycled in Tompkins County.

Please remove the wire sign holders or stakes before recycling the signs. The metal sign holders and stakes...

County Administrator Joe Mareane today announced the appointment of Dr. Kenneth I. Clarke, Sr. to serve as Special Advisor to the Tompkins County Office of Human Rights. Dr. Clarke will provide executive leadership and oversight to the Office in the absence of a full-...

Donation Drop Spot Set Up November 11th from 9:00am – Noon

Finger Lakes ReUse and Tompkins County Recycling and Materials Management will be at the Dryden Town Highway Department (61 East Main Street in Dryden...

On November 2, 2017, Kidde recalled approximately 40 million fire extinguishers nationwide. The recall includes fire extinguishers manufactured from 1973 until 2017. The fire extinguishers have been recalled due to failure to discharge. and there have been multiple...

Officials of Tompkins County and the City of Ithaca today unveiled the new, countywide Swift911 Mass-Notification Alert System, a system that will enable local governments to alert residents to matters of urgent importance, and also can be used...

The Tompkins County Legislature tonight invited comment on the County’s 2018 Tentative Budget and the Capital Program for the next five years. The Tentative Budget is County Administrator Joe Mareane’s Recommended Budget, as amended by the Legislature. The hearing is the...

Tompkins County is seeking motivated volunteers who reflect the diverse backgrounds and interests of our community to serve on its Planning Advisory Board (PAB).

Participation on a County advisory body is an excellent way to get involved in local government and...

On Monday, October 30, Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport (ITH) will host a promotional flight and ribbon cutting ceremony with the Tompkins County Chamber of Commerce to celebrate the arrival of United Airlines jet service. The jet will arrive between 11:45 AM and 12:15...

The Tompkins County Sheriff's Office has received multiple complaints regarding fraudulent phone calls being made to community members on behalf of the Tompkins County Sheriff's Office.

These calls are coming in from local...

The County Legislature invites county residents to comment on the County’s proposed 2018 budget at a public budget hearing to be held Monday, October 30. 

The hearing will begin at 7:00 p.m. at County Legislative Chambers, located on the second floor of the...

Do you own or rent a home built before 1978? Does it have peeling or chipping paint? This Lead Poisoning Prevention Week is the time to Get Your Home Tested, Get Your Child Tested, and Get the Facts about lead in your environment. There are many sources of lead...

The Coalition for Safe Medication Disposal has announced three collection locations for the Fall Take-Back Event on Saturday, October 28from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.: 

Enfield Valley Grange Hall, 178 Enfield Main Rd.;
...

The Tompkins County Industrial Development Agency (TCIDA) adopted an off-site commercial solar policy on October 12, 2017. The policy will make available a property tax incentive to promote community solar projects. Community solar projects allow anyone to purchase...

The Tompkins County Legislature formally adopted amendments to the County Administrator’s 2018 Recommended Budget and the Capital Program for the next five years, as recommended by the Expanded Budget Committee. The vote was unanimous. There were no additional changes to...

The Legislature, by a vote of 11-2 (Legislators Carol Chock and Dooley Kiefer voted no) authorized the County Finance Department to enter into an arrangement with Systems East, Inc., of Cortland, NY, its current tax collection software provider, to provide the Department...

Through three separate unanimous votes, Legislators authorized the issuance of up to nearly $1,525,000 in serial bonds and notes to finance County capital projects. The projects include reconstruction and resurfacing a portion of Eliis Hollow Road, reconstructing the...

A free workshop titled The Basics: Memory Loss, Dementia and Alzheimer's Disease will be held Monday...

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...

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Tompkins County seeks applicants for this important Human Resources position. Apply by Dec.15, Details HERE.

Click HERE for information from the Tompkins County Health Department on tick disease prevention & to watch the NYSDOH video on how to remove a tick.

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 Health Department is providing flu vaccinations for adults at its building, 55 Brown Road, across from the Airport.  Call 274-6616 to schedule your appointment.  More information HERE

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