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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.

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Tompkins County Legislator Mike Sigler spoke in front of the Lansing Central School District Board of Education on Sept. 25, asking the board to consider requiring background checks for volunteers who come into the schools to work, which is already required of paid employees at the school district.

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The Lansing Town Council held a special meeting on Sept. 30 to discuss various items in the proposed 2020 budget. One discussion that took place was focused on this year’s tax cap. Town Bookkeeper Charmagne Rumgay said the town is currently over the cap by about $10,000.

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The Lansing Town Council held a public hearing on Sept. 18 to further discuss a draft of a local law that would amend the town’s zoning ordinance to permit and regulate any commercial medium- and large-scale solar and/or wind energy projects in the town.

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Shirley Kozlowski loaded a cart full of the handmade sleeping bags that were made by members of the Dryden-based My Brother’s Keeper Sleeping Bag group before making her way to the Cortland Rescue Mission store. As a member of the group, Kozlowski often paid visits to the store to drop off s…

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The Village of Lansing Board of Trustees shared their approval of the permission of the usage of crossbows to hunt deer at a meeting on Sept. 16. The Board of Trustees discussed a potential law that would amend Chapter 67-6 (titled “Exceptions”) of the village’s code to allow the use of cros…

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Cargill Salt Mine’s use of seismic testing for expansion purposes, as well as its decision to expand overall, has received high scrutiny from Lansing residents over the past few weeks. On Aug. 20, 10 to 15 protestors took to the waters of Cayuga Lake via kayaks and a pontoon boat to protest …

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The Lansing Town Council will be holding a working session and a public hearing for residents to comment on a proposed solar and wind energy law this month. The working session will take place at a meeting on Sept. 4, and the public hearing will be held on Sept. 18.

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The Lansing Town Council passed a resolution on Aug. 21. that supports the Tompkins County Water Resources Council’s request to the Tompkins County Legislature to preserve and improve the water quality of Cayuga Lake and its watershed.

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Bernd Blossey, an associate professor at the Cornell University Department of Natural Resources, discussed with members of the Village of Lansing Board of Trustees the state of the local deer population as well as proposed plans for hunters for the upcoming hunting season at a meeting on Aug. 19.

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The Town of Lansing and Tompkins County are currently working together on a project to reconfigure a portion of Salmon Creek that is posing erosion hazards in the area of Salmon Creek and Lockerby Hill Roads.

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The Lansing Town Council will review and possibly draft a final document for a new local law that would amend the land use ordinance related to solar and wind energy systems at its meeting on Aug. 21.

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A towering new sculpture now welcomes visitors to Cornell Botanic Gardens: “Double Allium,” crafted of metal and glass, stands 12 feet tall and sits along the walkway to the Nevin Welcome Center. The work features graceful leaves crafted of metal and closed blooms in purple glass.

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Lansing Town Councilwoman Andra Benson has enough hats to keep the domes of an entire Kentucky Derby crowd shaded, which is why her husband Chuck refers to her as the “Hat Lady of Lansing.”

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The United STARS, an eighth grade AAU boys basketball team comprised of athletes from the Ithaca, Lansing, Newfield and Corning school districts, placed 10th at the AAU National Tournament on July 19 in Orlando, FL. Five hundred teams competed to qualify for the tournament, and the STARS wer…

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After spending nearly four decades chronicling the historical accounts of the Town of Lansing, Town Historian Louise Bement will forever be a part of the town’s history after the Town Council passed a resolution on July 17 permitting the naming of a road in the town Louise Bement Lane.

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The Finger Lakes Land Trust will be delivering a presentation to the Lansing Town Council on the potential acquisition and preservation of the Cayuga Cliffs land and water at a meeting on July 17.