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It’s hard to believe we have been living in a pandemic for over a year. March 2020 marked the beginning of our collective awareness about COVID-19 and the gravity of the impact it would have around the world and here in New York. The past year has been a true test of both our individual and…
In response to needs for transportation to COVID-19 vaccine appointments, a coalition of Tompkins County transportation providers and planners, in collaboration with Tompkins County emergency management and health officials have worked with OurBus to provide regular, no-cost direct bus service to…
Legislature Hears Presentation on Reimagining Public Safety Draft Report, Discusses Process & Recommendations Tompkins County Legislators heard a presentation on the Reimagining Public Safety report drafted in response to New York State Executive Order 203. Tompkins County and the City of…
Tompkins County is applying for a grant that could pay for 100% of the costs of repairing or replacing septic systems for some income-eligible households. These systems often cost more than $10,000 – a major expense for most households. In order to successfully obtain grant funding, Tompkins…
The Reimagining Public Safety Collaborative of the City of Ithaca and Tompkins County, N.Y., published a draft report in response to New York State Executive Order 203 New York State Police Reform and Reinvention Collaborative. The Collaborative is seeking community input on the report and the…
Voters in Tompkins County Legislative District 2 can now apply for absentee ballots for the March 23rd Special Election. This election is to fill a vacancy for a Tompkins County Legislator. The Second Legislative District consists of Ithaca City Ward 5 (all districts) and Ward 3, District 1. Voters…
Emergency Operations Center (EOC) Provides Legislature Update on COVID-19 Response, Vaccinations Tompkins County Administrator Jason Molino and Public Health Director Frank Kruppa detailed the County’s response to the pandemic and updates on the local COVID-19 vaccination rollout. Kruppa shared…
Last night the Tompkins County Legislature appointed Dr. Christine Kitano as the County’s next Poet Laureate. Born and raised in Los Angeles, Dr. Kitano lives in Brooktondale and is an assistant professor at Ithaca College where she teaches poetry and Asian American literature. She also serves on…
McBean-Clairborne Shares State of the County, Announces 2021 Committee and Liaison Appointments Legislature Chairwoman McBean-Clairborne shared a “State of the County” address, promising to “continue to lead from a place of confidence in each of our abilities, individually and collectively.” She…
The Tompkins County Legislature will participate in a national moment honoring lives lost to COVID-19 at the regularly scheduled meeting of the Legislature tonight (January 19) at 5:30pm. The Presidential Inaugural Committee is inviting Americans across the country to come together for a national…