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(Ithaca, N.Y., April 21) - Tompkins County Administrator Jason Molino announced that he will be stepping down from his role at the end of May 2021. Molino informed the Legislature Tuesday evening that he has accepted a role as the Executive Director of the Livingston County, N.Y. Water and Sewer…
Today we witnessed the conviction of former officer Derek Chauvin in the killing of George Floyd, an unarmed Black man in Minneapolis, Minnesota. It is our hope that this verdict sets precedent for future cases, as we’ve seen far too many people walk away after needlessly taking the lives of Black…
The Tompkins County Board of Elections has issued MAILCHECK cards to registered voters in Tompkins County, which should be arriving now. These cards inform voters of important election dates and times in 2021, let voters know where their polling place is, and help the Board of Elections update…
Legislature Hears Presentation from Emergency Operations Center on COVID-19 Response and Vaccine Administration Tompkins County Public Health Director Frank Kruppa and County Administrator Jason Molino presented an update on the COVID-19 pandemic and local progress vaccinating the public against…
Both Tompkins County and the City of Ithaca have passed resolutions adopting a series of plans to reimagine public safety in response to New York State Executive Order 203. Final resolutions from both municipalities and the Reimagining Public Safety Collaborative report have been submitted to the…
Tompkins County Legislature Passes Amended Reimagining Public Safety Resolution The Tompkins County Legislature met in a special meeting to discuss a resolution regarding the draft Reimagining Public Safety report. The draft report follows New York State Executive Order 203 issued by New York…
The Tompkins County Legislature strongly condemns the recent killings of people of Asian descent in Atlanta, GA, and the persistent racialized violence and discrimination that Asian and Asian American people face in our Country and communities. These despicable and violent acts committed against…
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…