Jovon L. Monk, 26, of Lansing, was convicted on Jan. 12 of rape in the first degree, criminal sexual act in the first degree, and sexual abuse in the first degree. Monk was convicted of all charges after a jury trial in the Tompkins County Court. The trial began Jan. 3, and concluded on Jan.…
ITHACA, NY -- The Ithaca Winter Farmers Market kicked off its third go-around at the Triphammer Mall on Jan. 8, this time with an expanded operation.
The Tompkins Consolidated Area Transit, Inc. (TCAT) Board of Directors will hold a virtual public hearing Jan. 27, 2022, to gather public feedback on the portion of TCAT’s final 2020-2021 Transit Development Plan (TDP) that involves service reductions for routes 30, 36 and 37 only.
Members of the Lansing Advisory Committee on Power Plant Future (LAC-PPF) met with the Lansing Town Council on Dec. 15 to inform the council that the owners of the former Cayuga Power Plant, in conjunction with Cayuga Operating Company and Beowulf Energy, are possibly looking into establishi…
The Lansing Town Council held its last two public hearings on the proposed laws permitting the retail sale and onsite consumption of cannabis in the town at its monthly meeting on Dec. 15.
At the end of March, New York state became the 15th state in the country to legalize recreational marijuana when former Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed bill S.854-A/A. 1248-A on March 31. The bill allows for adult use marijuana and fulfills a “key component” of Cuomo’s 2021 State of the State agenda.
he Tompkins County Health Department is announcing two youth vaccination clinics this week for children ages 5-11 years.
While the Village of Lansing has already made its decision on the sale and public consumption of Cannabis in the municipality – opting into the retail sale and out of onsite consumption – the town has yet to make a decision on the two proposed regulations.
ITHACA, NY -- The Board of Directors of the Ithaca YMCA has commenced its search for a new Chief Executive Officer after the current CEO, Frank Towner, announced his retirement effective Jan. 7, 2022.
Retail cannabis dispensaries will soon be allowed to set up shop in the Village of Lansing following the Board of Trustees’ decision to opt into the proposal of the New York State MRTA (Marijuana Regulation and Taxation) law on Nov. 15.
Becky Barrows, owner of the newly opened East Shore Roadhouse restaurant, appreciates area farmers. “Our inspiration is the ag community and all of the folks putting in the countless hours of labor keeping our food supply chain functioning,” Barrows said.
Councilman and Democrat Joe Wetmore will be returning to the Lansing Town Council for another term next year, while fellow ticket mate Ruth Groff will be the newest face to the council following this past Tuesday’s elections. Both candidates defeated Republicans Erin Worsell and Hugh Bahar, …
If you’re in the mood for jazz music and discussion, an old church in Lansing may be just the ticket.
The Lansing Village Board of Trustees held its first round of public hearings on two proposed laws regarding the sale and consumption of cannabis in the village at a meeting on Nov. 1.
Republicans Erin Worsell and Hugh Bahar will be challenging Democrats Joe Wetmore (incumbent) and Ruth Groff in the upcoming town election on Nov. 2. There are two seats up for grabs come November – Wetmore’s and Councilman Doug Dake’s, who decided to not run for reelection.
LANSING, NY -- A man was shot and beaten with a handgun in a home invasion in Lansing on Oct. 14. Sheriff's deputies responded to the Milton Meadows Apartments at 10 Robins Way around 11:10 p.m. There they found the victim, 31, with a gunshot wound to the foot and lacerations to the head fro…
With Doug Dake choosing not to run for another term, there will be at least one new face on the Lansing Town Council next year. Democrat Ruth Groff is one of the hopefuls looking to secure that seat. In addition, Councilman Joe Wetmore plans on running to retain his seat on the council in th…
Lansing town officials have placed a new plaque at the Salt Point Natural Area as a tribute to area resident George Isaac. The Lansing Town Board voted on a resolution in 2019 to honor him and name the cove north of Salt Point as George Isaac Cove.
Though the Lansing community’s request to have NYSEG’s auction for the Bell Station property to be cancelled was met last month, the future of the land’s ownership is still uncertain.
To show appreciation for the communities in which it operates, Tompkins Trust Company (TTC) has announced it will be hosting Food Truck Fridays, four scheduled days in October where the bank’s Auburn, Trumansburg, Ithaca Headquarters, Triphammer, and Dryden branches will welcome their neighb…
The Lansing Town Council revisited its discussion on implementing a moratorium on certain land use developments in the rural agricultural (RA) zone in the town on Sept. 15 and ultimately chose to set a public hearing on the matter for its Oct. 20 meeting.