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July 22, 2016 Issue  
Lansing, New York  
Volume 12, Issue 28

posticon The Lansing Star is 11

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Lansing Star 11th AnniversaryEleven years ago today the first issue of the Lansing Star Online hit the Internet.  Today is the exact anniversary of that issue, and today Lansing's free home town online newspaper is still chronicling the doings in our Finger Lakes township.  To celebrate we are also launching a new look.  While we have tried to keep the same functionality we have been adding little features and making small changes leading up to today's makeover.

Functionally, the most significant change is the menu bar.  Now including drop-down menu choices, all the are listed in one menu, rather than the system of changing menus we used before.  For now we are also keeping the menu in the sidebar on the right.  That menu takes you to the main sections of the Star, but it is the horizontal menu just below our logo that has all our pages.  Hover over one of the main sections and more choices pop down.  For instance, hover over Entertainment and you can also get to our Movies and Puzzles pages.

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posticon Town Comprehensive Plan Ready For Review

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Lansing Comprehensive PlanAfter nearly four years Lansing's Comprehensive Plan update is ready for the community to review.  Officials say the plan is not a major change to the vision of Lansing presenting in the last update, but breaks out statistics and recommendations for agriculture, infrastructure, transportation, land use, development, natural resources, sustainability, economic development, tourism, housing, neighborhoods, and parks and recreation.

"The draft plan has been put into binders," reported Comprehensive Plan Committee Chair Connie Wilcox at a Town Board meeting Wednesday.  "There's a copy in the Town Clerk's office.  There's a copy in the Planning Office and at the (Lansing Community) Library, and I dropped one off at the Village office.  It is also available online.  I think it's a good plan.  It's pretty broad and that's what we needed."

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posticon East Hill Flying Club Becomes An Academy

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Flying AcademyGrowing Ithaca-Tompkins Regional Airport

On June 8th Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced $10 million has been awarded for airport capital project improvements in 20 airports across New York State, including $619,935 to the Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport for construction of a flight academy building.  The new building will be a major part of the transition from East Hill Flying Club (EHFC) to East Hill Flying Academy.  Airport Manager Mike Hall says that will bring more people to learn to fly and help grow the airport.

"We've been very fortunate to receive a grant to relocate East Hill Flying Club and morph it into the East Hill Flight Academy," Hall says.  "East Hill Flying Club, the busiest flight school in the state, will become a flight academy.  The funding will be used to build a new facility and East Hill Flying Club will vacate its current home, which could be rented to a new tenant."

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posticon Village Zoning Change Could Bring 140-Unit Apartment Project

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lansingapts120Village of Lansing officials will consider rezoning a parcel on Bomax Drive to accomodate a proposed 140-unit apartment complex, just west of the Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport.  Park Grove Realty, LLC partner Andrew Bodewes asked officials at a joint meeting of the  Board of Trustees and Planning Board Monday to rezone a 20 acre parcel from business use to residential.  He brought Passero Associates' Jess Sudol and former Cornell Real Estate Operations President Tom LiVigne to explain the project and why a zoning change makes sense for the Village.

"There has not been anything new of this type built in this community and this county in a while," Bodewes said.  "We think, in this location, it makes a lot of sense."

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posticon Century-old Cars To Visit Lansing

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autoparade 1911REOinLansingAbout 90 members of the Snappers will be driving more than three dozen classic cars will be visiting Tompkins County next Monday through Friday. The cars, all of them at least 100 years old, will be in Lansing at least twice during that time. They will stop for coffee at Rogues’ Harbor Inn Monday at about 9am and then will be head to Ludlowville Park for a chance to look at the Ludlowville Falls and take pictures. They'll be back in Lansing Wednesday on their way to a coffee stop at Grisamore Farms around 9:30am. (Photo by Tilly Garnett)
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