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September 14, 2018 Issue  
Lansing, New York  
Volume 14, Issue 35

posticon Lansing Schools Addresses Physical and Emotional Security

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School Security

The national news is replete with tragic stories about school shootings.  In small rural districts like Lansing you don't expect such horror stories, but School Superintendent Chris Pettograsso told the Board of Education that doesn't mean the district isn't preparing for any eventuality.  In recent years all three school buildings have beeen reconfigured for security, including installation of security cameras, moving the main office to the main entrance of each building and tightening up visitor sign-in procedures, among many other measures.

"There is no way I'll ever say, 'We're secure, nothing's going to happen'," she said. "We've got to make sure we're always preventing and minimizing whatever situations will exist."

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posticon Osborne Wins Democratic Sheriff Primary

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Former Undersheriff Derek Osborne won yesterday's Democratic primary election with unofficial results putting him 2131 votes ahead of incumbent Sheriff Ken Lansing.  Lansing on the Independence Party line, will face off against Osborne again in November's general election.  Josh Brokaw will also be on the ballot on the Truthsayers line.

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Math and sports wizards out there, what is meant by this sequence of numbers: FOOTBALL: 6, 8, 9, 11?

It tallies the options for high school football teams participation. NYS apparently has options open for teams to participate in 6,8,9 or the typical 11-man football programs.  For our local football fans, there will be some new formations observed with your Lansing Bobcats 8-man football team. That's 8 players (vs. 11) on offense and defense.

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posticon What's Next For Lansing School Capital Projects

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Lansing School Capital ProjectTetra Tech's Christopher Glaubitz shows a possible design for a canopy at the elementary school that incorporates Lansing's paw print logo

As work is being completed on the 2018 Safety, Classrooms, and Facilities Improvement Project, Lansing school district residents may feel the capital project book is closing.  But the completion of this project is a chapter, not a book, and school officials are already planning projects to come.  The Board Of Education recently approved a resolution for a new capital project that will go before voters later this year.

"The District is considering undertaking a capital improvement project consisting of additions, renovations and improvements to the District's High School Building, Middle School Building, R.C. Buckley Elementary School Building, Technology Building, Bus Garage, Buildings and Grounds Building, and Former District Office Building, reconstruction of three existing tennis courts and the construction of a new fourth tennis court all located on the R.C. Buckley Elementary School Building campus, reconstruction of the R.C. Buckley Elementary School Building drop off area, all to include site, access, parking and playfield improvements, demolition, utility, mechanical, plumbing and electrical improvements, the acquisition of original furnishings, fixtures and equipment and payment of professional fees and all other necessary costs incidental to such work," the resolution reads.

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posticon The Carnival!

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Photos by Karen Veaner

Photo by Karen Veaner

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posticon Lansing Gallery - The Parade!

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Diane Duthie - Lansing Gallery
Last weekend's carnival came with a parade featuring local groups, businesses, fire departments and candidates and political parties.  The parade started at 6pm at Woodsedge Road, marching up Ridge Road to end at the carnival at Lansing Central Fire Station.


Photos by Diane Duthie

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posticon NY National Guard To Help Hurricane Florence Impacted States

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Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced Wednesday that 50 Airmen from the 106th Rescue Wing of the New York Air National Guard are assembling at Gabreski Air National Guard Base in Westhampton Beach to assist in the response to Hurricane Florence, which is forecast to impact North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia beginning late Wednesday night with tropical force winds reaching 73 miles per hour. The team from 106th Rescue Wing will travel to Dover Air Force Base and some elements will depart from the base as early as this afternoon.

"New York knows first-hand the devastation that extreme weather can leave behind, and we stand ready to help those who are in the path of Hurricane Florence in any way we can," Cuomo said. "New Yorkers always help their neighbors in their time of need and just as we have stood shoulder to shoulder with Puerto Rico, Texas and Florida after last year's destructive storms, we will once again stand ready to lend a hand to our fellow Americans."

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