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Welcome to Caroline, NY

Caroline is a small town with a unique character and strong sense of community. It's a town where people care about others, where community events are a big part of community life. We're located just southeast of the Town of Ithaca. The area is made up of beautiful rolling hills, farms, and several small communities. The Town of Caroline is home to more State forest land than any other town in Tompkins County.
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Community Conversations on Achieving Youth Results

How well are Tompkins County youth doing?*
How will we know if youth are doing better? Or worse?*

Residents of the Caroline, Dryden, Freeville, Varna, and Etna Communities

Are Invited to:

Community Conversations on Achieving Youth Results

Thursday, October 8, 6:00-8:00 PM
Slaterville Fire Hall, 2681 Slaterville Road, Slaterville Springs

Tuesday, October 27, 6:00-8:00 PM
Dryden Café, 1 W. Main Street, Dryden

Monday, November 16, 6:00-8:00 PM
Varna Community Center, 943 Dryden Road, Ithaca (Varna)

Light refreshments will be served

*Answering these questions is behind the Achieving Youth Results initiative being led by the Tompkins County Youth Services Department. At these community conversations, residents will provide their valuable insights.

For more details, visit or contact the Tompkins County Youth Services Department at 274-5310.

Lisa Richards
Voting Member, Town of Caroline
Tompkins County Joint Youth Commission

Unwanted medication drop off this Saturday 10-2

There is a supervised household medication drop-off at the The Slaterville Ambulance and Fire  Department; 2681 Slaterville Rd. Slaterville Springs, NY from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.,  this coming Saturday, September 26th, 2015.  All unwanted medications of any quantity can be brought in their original bottles or packaging and discarded safely and with confidentiality at the Slaterville Ambulance and Fire  Department.

This drop off organized  brought to you by the Tompkins County Sheriff Department, the Slaterville Fire and Ambulance Departments, Cornell Public Safety and Caroline Community members.

Thank you

Greg Harrington
Slaterville Ambulance LLC
Chief EMS

Municipal Courts Task Force Seeks Public Input

Municipal Courts Task Force Seeks Public Input:

First Session – Wednesday, September 16, 4:30-6:00 p.m.

You are invited and encouraged to attend the initial public input session of the Municipal Courts Task Force on Wednesday, September 16.

Presenters will include

Jonathan Graddis, Director of the New York State Public Defenders Association;

Tompkins County Judge John Rowley; and

Representatives of LawNY (formerly Neighborhood Legal Services).

The speakers will provide their perspectives on the operation of the local court system and their suggestions, if any, about ways the system can be improved.

Earlier this year, the Tompkins County Council of Governments created the task force to evaluate the local courts system in Tompkins County and recommend any sensible changes to the structural alignment of the local courts to improve efficiency without reducing the quality of justice.  The task force includes local Judges, the District Attorney, two town supervisors, and attorneys who practice in the local courts.

Future task force meetings will include presentations from local town and village judges and court clerks, law enforcement agencies, client advocacy groups, local elected officials, and representatives of district courts that are in operation on Long Island.  Public input sessions will continue through January 2016.

The Task Force meeting is open to the public and will be held in the County Legislature Chambers, located on the second floor of the Governor Daniel D. Tompkins Building (the old County Courthouse), 121 East Court Street, Ithaca.

If you have questions or need to make coverage arrangements, please contact

Marcia Lynch

Tompkins County Public Information Officer

607-274-5555 –

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Board Meeting Agenda Wed Sept 9th 2015

Salute to the Flag (7:00)

Resumed Public Hearing: Local Law to Override Tax Levy Limit Established by GML 3-C

Conversation with the Operator of Quick Cemetery (7:30)

Privilege of the Floor: Opportunity for citizens to bring forward matters of concern     

Please be prepared to make one statement not to exceed 3 minutes in length

Budget Input (8:00)

Highway Superintendents Report (8:05)

Supervisors Report – (8:10)

County Representatives Report (8:15)

Department, Committee, & Liaison Reports (8:25)

Discussion and Action Topics

Resolution to Adopt Local Law to Override Tax Levy Limit Established by GML 3-C (9:00)


Still open: Override The Tax Levy Limitations

The Caroline Town Board has decided to keep open the public hearing, on the local law to Override The Tax Levy Limitations Established in GML Section 3-C, open at its next meeting on September 9, 2015 7 PM at the Caroline Town Hall.  Person having information and opinions about this local law are invited to attend and share their insight with the Town Board. See attachment here.

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