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COURT REVIEWS CASE: Should DEC have issued a mine shaft permit to Cargill before environmental review?

COURT REVIEWS CASE: Should DEC have issued a mine shaft permit to Cargill before environmental review?
The main courtroom of the Tompkins County Courthouse was packed Monday afternoon for a hearing about whether the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation should have required an Environmental Impact Statement before issuing a permit to Cargill to build a new mine shaft. The petitioners in the Article 78 case include the City and Town of Ithaca, the Town... more

Section 4: Notre Dame takes 8-man football title with win over Lansing

Section 4: Notre Dame takes 8-man football title with win over Lansing
After losing twice to Lansing during the regular season, Elmira Notre Dame beat the Bobcats in their third matchup to claim the Section 4 eight-man football championship Friday night at Binghamton Alumni Stadium. Junior quarterback Erik Charnetski ran for 145 yards and threw for 148 to lead the Crusaders (5-2) to a 38-20 victory. Charnetski ran for three touchdowns, breaking... more

Lansing outlasts Trumansburg en route to regionals

Lansing outlasts Trumansburg en route to regionals
The Lansing boys soccer team squeaked past Trumansburg 1–0 in the Section IV Class C tournament championship on Oct. 29 at Tompkins Cortland Community College. Lansing head coach Benji Parkes said he was proud of how the squad battled throughout the tournament. “We had some good games throughout our run in sectionals,” Parkes said. “I think they made us that... more

Gov. Cuomo visits Tompkins Airport for groundbreaking of $24.7M expansion (video)

Gov. Cuomo visits Tompkins Airport for groundbreaking of $24.7M expansion (video)
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo was in Lansing on Tuesday celebrating the start of construction on the $24.7 million expansion of the Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport. The project, set to be complete in late 2019, will expand the terminal by nearly 50 percent, including the addition of a new U.S. Customs and Border Protection building that will transform the airport into... more

74-year-old killed in Lansing crash after being struck by commercial truck

74-year-old killed in Lansing crash after being struck by commercial truck
Deputies say a 74-year-old bicyclist was killed in a crash last week in Lansing. Karl R. Wolfe, 74, was killed in the collision after he entered the southbound lane on North Triphammer Road – being struck by a commercial vehicle. Wolfe was transported by Bangs Ambulance to Cayuga Medical Center where he later died of injuries sustained in the crash.... more

EPA, DEC shy from ordering cease fire as Salmon Creek gets showered with lead

EPA, DEC shy from ordering cease fire as Salmon Creek gets showered with lead
In defiance of a 2016 federal consent order that calls for penalties of $500 a day for violations, members of the Lansing Rod and Gun Club have continued to fire lead bullets above and into Salmon Creek, a major tributary to Cayuga Lake. Hobby shooters have been doing so since the 1950s, pouring tons of lead shot into the creek... more

Lansing native dies after falling or jumping from train in Iowa

A man who grew up in Lansing died after falling or jumping off of a moving train. An eastern Iowa sheriff said the body of Robert Lamb, 29, was found near Princeton in Iowa's Scott County. Lamb was a graduate of Ithaca High School and the Pennsylvania College of Technology in Williamsport. Scott County Sheriff Tim Lane said Monday that... more

MANTIUS: Cuomo’s conflicting interests collide over plan for Cayuga plant

An affiliate of the politically-connected Blackstone Group seeks to convert one of the two coal-fired units at its Cayuga Lake power plant to burn natural gas, hauled in by truck. The plant, built in Lansing in the mid-1950s, is one of only two remaining coal-fired facilities still operating in New York State. Gov. Andrew Cuomo has vowed to convert or... more

State Police investigating armed robbery in Lansing

New York State Police are looking for the suspect in an armed robbery that happened late Saturday night. Troopers responded to the mobile gas station on North Triphammer Road in the Village of Lansing just before midnight after a man entered the store, showed a handgun, and left with an undisclosed amount of cash and cigarettes. Officials said the suspect... more

Auburn McDonald’s locations purchased by Lansing couple

The two Auburn locations of McDonald's are now under the ownership of a local couple. Courtney and Mike Feehan, of Lansing, have purchased the 198 Grant Ave. and 357 Genesee St. restaurants in the fast food chain, they announced in a news release Wednesday. As owners of the Cayuga Restaurant Group, the Feehans already own six McDonald's restaurants in the... more

Lansing McDonald’s robbed by two people displaying handguns, police say

Tompkins County deputies say two people displaying handguns robbed the McDonald’s in Lansing. The robbery occurred at around 12:01 a.m. Tuesday, authorities said. Both subjects demanded money from employees at the McDonald’s located at 2350 North Triphammer Road. The two subjects exited the restaurant with an unknown amount of cash and fled the area in an unknown direction, deputies said.... more

Missing vulnerable adult reported in Tompkins County

A missing vulnerable adult alert has been issued for a woman with disabilities in upstate New York. 21-yr-old Sophy Sok went missing from Lansing, NY, 10 miles south of Ithaca. Deputies say Sok was last seen 8:30 Sunday morning. She is developmentally disabled and deputies say she may be disoriented and confused. Sok does not speak English and does not... more

Deputies: Woman seriously injured after being ‘attacked’ by man with machete

A Lansing man is in custody after a violent, physical attack on Sunday, according to authorities. Daniel I. Truesdale, 47, was charged with first-degree assault after reportedly attacking a woman with the machete. Police say Truesdale caused “serious physical injuries” to the female victim’s face. Due to the severity of the attack, the charge was upgraded to felony, first-degree status.... more

Avon tops Lansing in state semis despite pitching gem from Bell

Garrett Bell delivered his usual excellence on the mound Friday, but it wasn’t enough as Lansing’s season ended with a 1-0 loss to Avon in a New York State Public High School Athletic Association Class C baseball semifinal at Binghamton’s Conlon Field. Bell, a junior right-hander, pitched a three-hitter for the Bobcats after tossing a five-hitter in a 3-1 win... more

Lansing man’s weather experiment on its way to Mars

On May 5, at 7:05 a.m., an Atlas V rocket lifted off from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. Ninety-three minutes later, the "Centaur" second stage of the rocket released NASA’s “Mars Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport” (InSight) spacecraft on its 300-million-mile journey to Mars. InSight is scheduled to touch down on the Red Plant’s “Elysium... more

Bell’s five-hitter lifts Lansing over Edison in Class C baseball final

Lansing and Thomas A. Edison had played two tight games earlier this season in which neither team scored more than three runs. That left a sense the Bobcats escaping a bases-loaded, no-out situation unscathed in the opening inning Friday night would end up a clutch moment in the teams’ Section 4 Class C baseball final at Binghamton University. As it... more

Local towns, environmental activists petition Cargill and DEC for environmental review

Concerns over mining under Cayuga Lake were brought to the steps of Tompkins County Courthouse on Friday. A crowd of nearly 50 people gathered outside before heading into court to hear discussion about a petition filed by local municipalities, homeowners and activists against Cargill and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation. The petitioners in this case include the... more
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