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May 26, 2017 Issue  
Lansing, New York  
Volume 13, Issue 21

posticon Lansing Schools Say No To Solar Power Purchase Agreement

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School Solar

In a rare tie vote the Lansing Board Of Education Monday decided not to accept a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) that may have saved the district about a half million dollars over the course of 25 years.  If it had been approved RER Energy Group, of Reading, PA, would have constructed a 1.5 MW solar array in North Lansing.  The contract would have provided much of the school campus's energy needs, producing approximately 1.5 million kWh per year.  But rising costs and changes to the contract made board members question whether they wanted to tie future boards into such a long term contract.

"My gut feeling is that the school is not really benefiting that much overall," said board member Aziza Benson.  "Other entities are getting more benefit than the school district."

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posticon Lansing Bicentennial Minute

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Lansing Bicentennial MinuteTilman Bower and his wife came here in 1794 and settled on the Lansingville Road one quarter mile south of the Old German School, which was also used as church on Sundays. This was a common practice in pioneer days. The Old German Cemetery is behind this small original school/church building located very near the Groton town line. Of his sons, John and Honteeter settled near their father, but Samuel, Adam, and George made their homes across Salmon Creek near North Lansing.
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posticon Preliminary Results Support Veterans' School Tax Exemption

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Veteran's School Tax Exemption

Lansing School Superintendent Chris Pettograsso reported Monday that a preliminary analysis of an exit poll at last week's budget vote showed taxpayers would pay more so veterans could pay less.  270 voters took the time to complete the poll.  63% of those said they would support a veteran's exemption.  Pettograsso noted that only 11% of eligible voters actually voted.  She also pointed out that about half the district voters who opposed next school year's budget favored a veteran's exemption.

"We spent a lot of time throughout the day explaining what that was and talking to people," she said.  "196 people said yes to supporting the budget -- 124 of them said yes to supporting the veterans' exemption.  Of the 72 people that said no, 45 said yes to the veteran's exemption."

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posticon Lansing Girls Track & Field Capture IAC Championship, Boys Take 3rd

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track 2017iacLansing Girls are IAC Champions. Photo by Becca Lovenheim

The 2017 IAC Track & Field Championships were scheduled to take place last Thursday and Friday afternoon at Trumansburg. Strong storms forced meet officials to cancel competition on day one, resulting in all events being run on Friday evening.

The Lansing girls' team was undeterred by the schedule change and captured the large school championship title with 166 points. Newark Valley was a close runner-up with 157 points, while Waverly took third with 66 points. Lansing was led by strong performances on the track and on the field as evidenced by the numerous IAC All Stars honors awarded to the Bobcats across events (see below). Senior Emily Gallagher was named IAC Girls Field MVP after winning both the long jump and pole vault. Freshman Catie Eisenhut was another double event winner, taking first place in both the 800M and 1500M run as well as being a member of the winning 4x400M relay team. Newark Valley's Courtney McNeil repeated as the IAC Girls Track MVP for her wins in both the 100M and 200M sprints in addition to anchoring the winning 4x100M relay. Odessa-Montour won the girls' small school trophy.

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posticon North Lansing Auxiliary Dinner Celebrates Volunteers

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North Lansing Auxiliary Dinner

Once a year the tables are turned on the members of the North Lansing Auxiliary -- instead of taking their posts in the community room in the North Lansing Fire Station, serving pancakes, coffee, dinners and suppers, they are themselves served at an annual dinner at the Sunset Restaurant in Auburn.  This year the dining room was full as Treasurer Connie Wilcox reviewed the year's accomplishments and presented awards to members who go above and beyond the call of duty when serving their community.

"The definition of community is service or service of volunteering by individuals or an organization to benefit a community," Wilcox said.  "Each and every one of you are defined by this definition.  No matter how much or how little you were involved, you all contribute in a very big way.  Each of you contributed to our successful pancake breakfasts, our election day Dinner and Supper, by working, or furnishing goods, or general support."

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