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2017 News Archives

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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.

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2017 News Archives

Three days before ride-hailing services, such as Uber and Lyft, will be authorized to operate in Upstate New York, the Legislature’s special Transportation Committee today entertained a wide-ranging discussion of the issue, hearing both positive and negative comment on...

Have you been tested for HIV? June 27 is National HIV Testing Day and the Tompkins County Health Department notes that it serves as an important reminder to know your status. Nationwide, about 1 in 8 people who have HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus), do not know. By...

Model Municipalities Recognized for Actions to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Build Climate Resiliency - Supports the Governor's Goal to Reduce Statewide Emissions 40 Percent by 2030...

The Tompkins County Legislature, by unanimous vote (Legislator Leslyn McBean-Clairborne was excused), recommended adoption of the Tompkins Cortland Community College operating budget for the coming academic year. The $40.8 million budget contains no increase in sponsor...

Legislators, after some discussion, approved a new two-year agreement to procure electricity as part of the Municipal Electric and Gas Alliance (MEGA), a collaborative created by Tompkins and Tioga Counties nearly two decades ago, which has since spread to more than 30...

Legislator Leslyn McBean-Clairborne was honored by the organization Finger Lakes PULSE, which presented her with its first Ally of the Year Award.

“This evening, we express our appreciation to a person who has invited people from the LGBTQ+ community to the table...

The Legislature, by unanimous vote (Legislators Leslyn McBean-Clairborne and Peter Stein were excused; Legislator Carol Chock was permitted to abstain), authorized the expenditure of $125,000 of its allocation in the Community Housing Development Fund to support Tompkins...

The Legislature’s Health and Human Services Committee today listened to the first in a monthly series of presentations dealing with the important issue of housing in this community.

The committee heard from Tierra Labrada of the Human Services Coalition of...

Tompkins County’s Department of Recycling and Materials Management recently installed a public space recycling station in front of the County Courthouse building on North Tioga Street in Ithaca. It features receptacles for both trash and common single-stream recyclable...

On Wednesday, June 21st, the Tompkins County Shared Services Panel will seek public input regarding a County-wide Shared Services Plan.

The public hearing will be held on June 21st, 5:30 p.m., at Tompkins County Legislature Chambers, located at the Governor Daniel...

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