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With the census data released, redistricting is officially upon us. And with the release of the first draft of maps, we’re not much closer to knowing what the outcome will be.

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Interim Tompkins County Administrator Lisa Holmes presented her recommended 2022 Tompkins County budget on Sept. 14, totaling $194 million. The budget is recommended with a proposed 2.7% tax levy increase that would increase the property taxes for the owner of a median-priced home ($205,000)…

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Assemblymember Anna Kelles announced that the Tompkins County Public Library (TCPL) has been allocated $15,092.00 in state aid for library construction funds. The funds will cover the cost of the TCPL’s replacement of the interior main lobby single automatic doors with two separate entrance …

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The Tompkins County Health Department (TCHD) will host two drive-through rabies clinics for dogs, cats and ferrets. The clinics will be held from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m, on Sept. 18 and Oct. 2, at the TCAT Bus Garage, 737 Willow Avenue, Ithaca. Preregistration is required from 10–11:30 a.m., and re…

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Now is the time to get a flu shot, and it is more important than ever during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Flu vaccines are now available at many locations throughout our community, including health care provider offices, pharmacies, and clinics.?Everyone 6 months of age and over should be …

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Tompkins County is in search of its next County Administrator. The Administrator reports to the Tompkins County Legislature, acts as the Chief Executive Officer, and is responsible for the creation and execution of the County’s budget and overseeing County government operations. The Administ…

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In 1945, five community-minded bankers, Paul Brainard, William Burns, Sherman Peer, George Rogalsky and Gerald Williams, decided they wanted to do something to give back to the community they loved. They established a non-profit, now called the Legacy Foundation of Tompkins County, that woul…

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On a September day last year, a hundred crossword enthusiasts both near and far (one participant was all the way in Australia) gathered to virtually compete in the Finger Lakes Crossword Competition. Each had received an envelope containing the crossword, a few other small games, and strict …

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Tompkins County has issued a request for proposals (RFP) seeking a new vendor to operate the café, bar, and gift shop at the Ithaca Tompkins International Airport.?Local businesses in the food service industry are encouraged to?respond and?join County staff for a?site visit.

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Dale J. Harbin, 44, of Brooktondale was convicted for sex crimes against a child, according to an announcement from District Attorney Matthew Van Houten. The trial began Aug. 24 and concluded Aug. 27, when the jury found him guilty of two counts of sexual abuse in the first degree (a Class D…

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ITHACA, NY -- Two people stole a taxi from a gas station in Ithaca on Aug. 29 after threatening the driver with a rifle. Ithaca police responded to the Speedway at 366 Elmira Rd. at 2:43 a.m. and found that two suspects approached the taxi driver in the parking lot. According to police, one …