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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.

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Multiple groups of Cornell University students from the departments of City & Regional Planning, Architecture and Landscape Architecture presented individual visions of a study on the short- and long-term future of the Ithaca and Cayuga Malls, along with the land uses between the two, at…

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The Elves Program, a local organization that benefits children of need in Tompkins County, is still accepting contributions from the public even though the holiday season is approaching fast.

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The Town of Lansing held a vote to recommend to the Town Council the renewal of the terms of three individuals—member Dean Shea and alternates Tom Butler and Dale Baker—at a meeting Nov. 25. However, prior to the vote, several members of the public expressed their displeasure with Shea’s rec…

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Two Lansing residents were honored by the town last month for their volunteer efforts in the community. Marcia Herrick and Doris Straw were both named Volunteers of the Year by the Town Council at a meeting on Nov. 20.

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Lansing Fire Department Chief Scott Purcell wrote a letter to the Lansing Town Council on Nov. 20, citing his concerns over the department’s ability to respond to emergencies with the current weight restrictions on three bridges in the area that are in need of repairs.

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Parks & Recreation Supervisor Patrick Tyrrell reported to the Lansing Town Council at a meeting Nov. 20 that there was a break-in at the tool garage in Myers Park. 

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The Village of Lansing Board of Trustees discussed and considered passing a resolution for establishing a Climate Smart Communities task force at a meeting on Nov. 18.

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Due to recent concerns expressed by residents regarding regulation of short term rental housing in the Village of Lansing, the village planning board held a discussion at its meeting on Nov. 11 to begin the early stages of solving this issue.

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The Lansing Town Council unanimously passed the Town budget for the fiscal year of 2020 at a meeting on Nov. 6. The 2020 budget features a 0.16 percent increase in the tax rate.

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Trumansburg High School volleyball head coach Angela McLennan, along with a couple other individual athletes and teams, will be recognized among the athletic lore of Lansing Central School when they are officially inducted into the Lansing Athletic Hall of Fame on Nov. 30.

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No more than four years ago, Solar Tompkins, a county organization that strives to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, established the HeatSmart Tompkins program. The nonprofit program advocates for the “transition of home-heating away from fossil fuels,” according to Solar Tompkins’s website.

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Incumbent Edward LaVigne faces a challenger this year in Democratic nominee Michael Koplinka-Loehr for the Town Supervisor seat. With councilwoman Katrina Binkewicz choosing not to run for reelection and councilwoman Andra Benson’s (Democrat) term expired, there will be two seats open on the…

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The Village of Lansing Planning Board approved a special permit for the construction of a Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) on 20 Bomax Drive by NYSEG and Tesla, Inc. at a meeting on Oct. 14.

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A previous version of this article stated that Rocco Lucente, Jr. was the brother of Stephen Lucente. Rocco is the son of Stephen Lucente, not the brother, and does not include a "Jr." after his name. The Lansing Ledger regrets the errors

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The Village of Lansing Board of Trustees passed a local law that amends Chapter 67-6 (entitled “Exceptions”) of the Village’s code to permit the use of crossbows for the sole use of hunting deer as part of the Deer Management Program in the Village of Lansing Code-Firearms and Bow Safety.