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ITHACA– Tompkins Trust Company? will host its annual Shred Day on Saturday, Dec. 5 at the East Hill Plaza from 9 a.m. - noon. This free event was previously scheduled for April, but was postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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ITHACA, NY -- The Tompkins County Health Department has announced a potential COVID-19 exposure at BJ's Wholesale Club after an employee who tested positive worked during their infectious period. The employee is in isolation and any close contacts are in quarantine.

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Leslie Danks Burke (D) has conceded the race for State Senate in the 58th district to incumbent Sen. Tom O'Mara (R). Of the major races in Tompkins County, this was the last to be called. Danks Burke significantly narrowed O'Mara's lead once absentee votes were counted starting Nov. 10. Howe…

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The Tompkins County Legislature approved the 2021 budget on Nov. 18. The tax lavy will increase by approximately 2.21%, and the average tax rate will be $6.21 per thousand of taxable evaluation, a decrease of 1.6%. The median price home is $200,000, meaning the average person will see an inc…

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ITHACA, N.Y. – The Tompkins County Industrial Development Agency (TCIDA), administered by Ithaca Area Economic Development (IAED), recently approved an emergency grant program for use in upgrading childcare facilities to allow for safer operation during the COVID-19 pandemic. The grant funds…

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ITHACA, NY -- The Associated Press has declared Anna Kelles the winner of the 125th District of the NY State Assembly after all the mail-in votes in Cortland County were counted, and a wide margin of victory was established in Tompkins County.

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ITHACA, NY -- Tompkins County and the city of Ithaca held a public forum on Nov. 6 to hear what residents wanted when it came to police reform. The goal of the forum was to answer the question, “What do we need to know to reimagine public safety in Ithaca and Tompkins County?”

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ITHACA, NY -- From her office on the fourth floor of the Gateway building, Heather McDaniel has a view of much of downtown Ithaca. The ever-changing skyline is bolstered by the near-constant construction of new developments. It’s a view that McDaniel can take a lot of credit for.

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Polls are open today, Nov. 3, from 6 a.m. until 9 p.m. Not sure of your polling place? Click here for Tompkins County polling sites broken up by town and ward, if applicable. Not sure of your ward? Click here for the New York State voter registration database.?

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ITHACA, NY -- This year was New York State’s first time offering early voting for a presidential election, and it’s safe to say Tompkins County showed up. According to Board of Elections Co-Commissioner Steve Dewitt, 13,725 people voted early, which exceeded his expectations.

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Beginning November 2, county residents will wake to find their curb-sat recycling refuse rejected if its bin contains inappropriate materials, reminded the Tompkins County Department of Recycling and Materials Management (DRMM).