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The Tompkins County Solid Waste Division is pleased to announce the opening of the County’s newest food scraps recycling drop spot, in conjunction with the Brooktondale Farmers Market.

Located at the Brooktondale Community Center at 522 Valley Road, this pilot...

The Legislature approved County financial support to enable Tompkins Community Action to develop the Amici House Project, which will serve homeless and housing-vulnerable young people. The action authorizes the County to acquire a parcel of land at 661 Spencer Road,...

The Legislature took five separate actions regarding Tompkins Cortland Community College (TC3). All were approved by unanimous vote.

Following a public hearing, it approved adoption of the College’s $41.6 million 2016-17 Operating Budget. The Budget contains no...

The Legislature, by a vote of 11-3 (Legislators Mike Sigler, Glenn Morey, and Dave McKenna voted no), went on record opposed to some provisions of the North American Energy Security and Infrastructure Act of 2016, approved in the U.S. Senate, with a modified version...

The Legislature heard a presentation on the final report of the county’s Energy and Economic Development Task Force, from task force chair Charlie Trautmann. The Task Force, comprised of local business leaders, government officials, and environmental advocates, was...


By a vote of 10-4, Legislators Glenn Morey, Mike Sigler, Peter Stein, and Dave McKenna voting no, the Legislature adopted a Local Law permitting the Legislature to override the tax levy limit for 2017. The law does not necessarily mean that the Legislature will...

The Legislature, following a public hearing, adopted a new Local Law that creates a new chapter of the County Code, revising residency requirements for the positions of Corrections Officer and Assistant District Attorney, intended to assure an adequate pool of qualified...

The Tompkins County Department of Finance has come to an agreement with the online short-term home rental company Airbnb concerning the collection of local hotel room occupancy tax. Beginning July 1, 2016 anyone booking rooms in Tompkins County through Airbnb will...

Join the celebration this Sunday at Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport for this year’s popular Airport Day.  The event will include the well-known Father’s Day Breakfast, the second annual Runway 5K, plane rides, lots of displays and demonstrations, and fun for...

The special committee of the Tompkins County Legislature in its final stages of its once-a-decade review of the County Charter today discussed the future of the position of Tompkins County Sheriff—whether the position should remain an elected position, or whether, as...

The Tompkins County Strategic Tourism Planning Board (STPB) is recruiting a new member representing local agriculture to begin service in mid-2016. Tompkins County residents are invited to submit an application no later than July 10th.

The STPB is a volunteer...

Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport has been awarded a more than $600,000 New York State Airport Infrastructure grant, among $10 million awarded for airport capital project improvements across New York State, as part of the Governor’s Aviation Capital Grant Program.

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The Tompkins County Legislature has authorized funding to implement a Reentry Plan for inmates of the Tompkins County Jail, as advanced by the County’s Criminal Justice/Alternatives to Incarceration Board (CJATI), following more than a year of intensive study....

The Tompkins County Legislature has come out firmly against a proposed retroactive policy change by the New York State Energy and Resource Development Authority (NYSERDA) which would claim NYSERDA ownership of Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs) from NYSERDA-supported...

Prior to the Legislature meeting, at a special session of the Health and Human Services Committee, Legislators received a 90-minute briefing by Ithaca City Mayor Svante Myrick, along with District Attorney Gwen Wilkinson and Lillian Fan, of the Southern Tier Aids Program...

The Legislature by a 12-2 vote (Legislators Carol Chock and Dooley Kiefer voted no) approved the issuance of up to $3.1 million in tax-exempt revenue bonds for the William George Agency for Children’s Services, in the Village of Freeville. The bonds, issued by the...

The Legislature, by a vote of 10-3 (Legislators Peter Stein, Glenn Morey, and Dave McKenna dissenting, and Legislator Leslyn McBean-Clairborne excused) authorized a public hearing for June 21, 2016, 5:36 p.m., regarding a Local Law to permit the County to override the...

The Legislature, by unanimous vote, authorized the County to accept a nearly $350,000 grant from the New York State Department of Transportation under its Statewide Opportunities for Airport Revitalization (SOARs) program to assist with marketing and promotion at Ithaca...

County Administrator Joe Mareane today presented the Legislature’s Facilities and Infrastructure Committee the first draft of the County’s proposed 2017-2021 Capital Program. The Legislature adopts the five-year capital program as part of the County’s annual County...

The Tompkins County Solid Waste Division is pleased to announce the opening of a new collection station at the Recycling & Solid Waste Center for fats, oils and grease (FOG) left over from prepared foods.

The FOG collection station is part of the newly...

The Tompkins County Legislature is looking for an interested, qualified applicant representing a mortgage company to serve on the Tompkins County Homeownership Program Oversight Committee. Committee Members review and approve applications for low- to moderate-income...

The Public Safety Committee of the Tompkins County Legislature today, by unanimous vote, recommended allocating $100,000 from the Contingent Fund to the Department of Probation and Community Justice to implement a reentry plan for inmates of the Tompkins County Jail. The...

The Legislature’s Planning, Development, and Environmental Quality Committee today received a briefing on the Draft Report of the Tompkins County Energy and Economic Development Task Force, from Task Force chair Charlie Trautmann and Martha Armstrong, Vice President of...

The Tompkins County Highway Division has scheduled a Public Information Meeting regarding the Ellis Hollow Road Phase 3 Reconstruction for Tuesday, May 24th, 2016 at 6:00 p.m., at the Ellis Hollow Apartments, 1028 Ellis Hollow Road. Everyone interested...

Maintaining that “democratic, efficient, and effective government relies upon the citizens of New York State having trust in the officials elected to represent them,” the Tompkins County Legislature issued a Statement of the Legislature regarding New York State...

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...

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...

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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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