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Tompkins County of New York Selects Core Solutions
Thu, 29 Jan 2015 07:13:00 -0800

Tompkins County which provides health and human services to the residents of New York and Core Solutions, Inc. , the progressive leader in integrated behavioral health

Tompkins Financial profit falls in Q4, but rises for full year
Wed, 28 Jan 2015 10:49:54 -0800

ITHACA, N.Y. — Tompkins Financial Corp. (NYSE: TMP) today reported net income of $12.7 million, or 85 cents a share, in the fourth quarter, down from $14.3 million, or 96 cents, in the year-ago period.

Tompkins Financial declares quarterly dividend of 42 cents
Wed, 28 Jan 2015 22:05:26 -0800

ITHACA, N.Y. — Tompkins Financial Corp. (NYSE: TMP) announced Wednesday that its board of directors has approved payment of a regular quarterly cash dividend of 42 cents per share.

DOL: December unemployment rate in Ontario County drops from this time last year
Tue, 27 Jan 2015 14:37:14 -0800

The December unemployment rate in Ontario County has dipped to 5.6 percent, down from the December 2013 rate of 5.8 percent, according to the preliminary rates released Tuesday by the New York Department of Labor.The Rochester area unemployment rate for December was down to 5.4 percent from the 6.1 percent rate recorded in December 2013.Numbers from the Department of Labor show that the state's ...

Fatal crash in Tompkins County
Thu, 29 Jan 2015 11:34:34 -0800

Enfield, NY (WBNG Binghamton) An Ithaca woman is dead and two others are injured after an accident involving a garbage truck early Wednesday morning.

Ithacans Support Gov. Cuomo’s Proposed Minimum Wage Hike
Tue, 27 Jan 2015 22:10:04 -0800

By REBECCA BLAIR Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Jan. 18 a proposal to raise the minimum wage to $10.50 throughout New York state and to $11.50 in New York City by the end of 2016, according to The New York Times. The proposal — which some Ithacans expressed support for — […]

Unemployment Rate Drops in Elmira Area
Wed, 28 Jan 2015 10:03:24 -0800

Elmira, N.Y. (WENY) -- The New York State Department of Labor released 2014 area unemployment rates. The state's unemployment rate is the lowest since September 2014. The unemployment rate in Chemung County had the largest decrease among 11 upstate areas.

Cayuga County jobless rate at 5.5 percent, above national but below state average
Tue, 27 Jan 2015 11:00:00 -0800

Cayuga County's monthly unemployment rate fell to 5.5 percent in December, the latest figures from the state Department of Labor show.

Unemployment Rate Rises In North Country
Tue, 27 Jan 2015 10:17:46 -0800

Although the jobless picture has improved over the past year, the north country continues to see some of the highest unemployment rates in the state.

Upstate woman injured in 2-vehicle crash dies from injuries
Thu, 29 Jan 2015 08:32:45 -0800

ENFIELD, N.Y. (AP) - Authorities say one of three people injured in a two-vehicle collision on a central New York road has died from her injuries. State police tell the Ithaca Journal ( http://ithacajr.nl/1zFj8I9 ) that 23-year-old Ashley Hair of Ithaca died Wednesday evening at Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, Pennsylvania.