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After serving as Officer in Charge since August 2018, Josh Tagliavento was promoted to Police Chief of the Dryden Police Department by the Village of Dryden Board of Trustees on April 15. A native of Lansing, Tagliavento graduated from Lansing High School and then attended the Southern Tier …

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Hospitals across the United States are facing major shortages in medical supplies such as masks, respirators and ventilators. A ProPublica article from March 28 reported that nurses working in southeastern Washington have been forced to reuse masks and rely on expired respirators while they …

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The Lansing Town Council unanimously passed a resolution granting a waiver to Village Solars, LLC from the Planned Development Area (PDA) for the Village Solar project on March 18.

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The Town of Lansing Planning Board unanimously voted to grant Village Solar, LLC’s request for a waiver from the Planned Development Area (PDA) for the Village Solar project at a meeting on Feb. 24.

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The Lansing Town Council voted unanimously to reappointed Planning Board member Dean Shea to a seven-year term and alternates Thomas Butler and Dale Baker to one-year terms at a meeting on Feb. 19.

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Five third grade students from Buckley Elementary School in Lansing were honored for their work of poetry submitted to the 32nd Annual Human Rights Arts Competition at the Tompkins County Public Library on Jan. 25.

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A new energy-efficient residential complex may be coming to the Village of Lansing in the near future. The Solar Home Factory, a company based in Geneva, currently has a project pending with the Village of Lansing Planning Board for a housing complex of 43 homes powered by solar energy and h…

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The Village of Lansing Planning Board continued its deliberation regarding the establishment of regulations for short-term rental rooms, apartments and housing in the community by holding a public forum at its meeting on Feb. 10.

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The Village of Lansing Board of Trustees passed a resolution on Feb. 3 to increase the current sewer rents payable by village residents who use the Village of Cayuga Heights sewer system. The resolution passed unanimously, though Mayor Donald Hartill and Trustee Patricia O’Rourke were not in…

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After the Lansing Town Council chose to delay its decision a month as to whether or not it should reappointing Dean Shea, Thomas Butler and Dale Baker to the town’s planning board, Councilman Doug Dake said at a planning board meeting on Jan. 27 that he believes the council will more than li…

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With Thomas Jones, a member of the Town of Lansing Ethics Committee, announcing his plan to step down from his position, Lansing Town Supervisor Edward LaVigne attempted to appoint a candidate of his own to the committee at a meeting on Jan. 15.

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Developers of the Lansing Meadows senior housing complex spoke in front of the Village of Lansing Board of Trustees on Jan. 6, requesting an amendment to district regulations of the complex’s Planning Development Area (PDA) to permit them to subdivide a parcel of land to sell off three indiv…

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Starting this month, there will be a fresh face on the Ulysses Town Board. Katelin Olson, former chair of the Ulysses Town Planning Board, was voted onto the town board in November and is looking forward to serving Ulysses in a new way. 

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The Lansing Town Council passed a resolution on Dec. 18, 2019, to establish an advisory committee to oversee the future of the Cayuga Power Plant. The Cayuga Operating Company (COC), which owns the plant, plans on converting it into either a data center or some sort of energy storage structure.

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After entering executive session to discuss a resolution to reappointment of Planning Board member Dean Shea to a new seven-year term, the Lansing Town Council ultimately chose to take no action on the item at its meeting on Dec. 18.   

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The Town of Lansing will be honoring Peter Wheeler, a slave that once lived in Ludlowville in the early 1800s, with a plaque in Ludlowville Park after the Town Council voted unanimously on the resolution back in November.