Three To Run For School Board

Apr292016

Three To Run For School Board

 

school board2012 13 120Three candidates will run for the Lansing Board Of Education in the May 17th election.  Christine Iacobucci, currently the school board president, will run for another term.  Aaron Thompson and Susan Tabrizi are also on the ballot.  District residents will also vote on the proposed $28 million budget that day.  the polls will be open at the Lansing teacher Center from 7am through 9pm.

"We'll be reviewing the budget and all the details," Superintendent Chris Pettograsso said Monday.  "We're finalizing the budget bulletin and our goal is to mail them out by the end of next week."

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New Village Park This Summer

Apr292016

New Village Park This Summer

 

Dankert ParkThe Village of Lansing will begin work on a new northside park, planned for the northeast corner of a parcel of land between Northwoods and Dart Drives.  Mayor Donald Hartill says that $50,000 approved earlier this month in the 2016-17 budget will go toward design and initial work this summer, and that more money will be allotted to complete the park next year.  Hartill says the new park will be a 'mirror image' of the southside Dankert Park.

"We want to develop a park very similar to Dankert Park on the South Side of Route 13," said Hartill.  "To have a park in that parcel adjoining Wood Thrush Hollow Road or whatever we're going to call that road.  It would be a similar thing for soccer-kind of activities, jungle gym.  It should be a very nice addition to the Village."

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Nozzolio Heart Surgery Successful

Apr292016

Nozzolio Heart Surgery Successful

 

nozzolio 120The Office of New York State Senator Michael F. Nozzolio announced the Senator has successfully completed open heart surgery, and is on the path to rehabilitation, recuperation and recovery.

Nozzolio's surgery was conducted last week at the Cleveland Clinic to correct heart ailments including the repair and replacement of heart valves, and was lead by thoracic surgeon Doctor A. Marc Gillinov.

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Baldridge Endorsed By Dem Chairs For Nozzolio's Senate Seat

baldridge 120The Democratic Chairpersons of the 54th Senatorial district announced their joint endorsement of Kenan Baldridge in his run to replace Republican Senator Michael Nozzolio.  Baldridge, serving his third term as Rose Supervisor, welcomed the news.

"I am gratified and honored to receive the endorsement of the chairs of the Wayne, Cayuga, Ontario, Seneca, Tompkins and Monroe County Democratic Committees," he said.  "I look forward to working with them in my campaign to promote meaningful ethics reform in Albany. Their support will be of the utmost importance as we move forward to promote this and other critical issues in public education, support for emergency services and job development in the 54th Senate District. "

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Reed Favors Bill To Help American Manufacturers

Apr292016

Reed Favors Bill To Help American Manufacturers

 

capitalbuilding 120US Congressman Tom Reed highlighted a new bill designed to help American manufacturers succeed and expand in the United States.

"We care about helping our manufacturers create quality, family-sustaining jobs throughout Western New York, the Southern Tier and the Finger Lakes. Our manufacturers face many challenges and obstacles in a global economy. Unfair regulations which penalize them for keeping their businesses in America shouldn't be one of those difficulties. It just isn't right."

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Town of Dryden Endorses Push for Countywide Living Wage

Apr292016

Town of Dryden Endorses Push for Countywide Living Wage

 

dryden sign120The Dryden Town Board, by a unanimous 5-0 vote, called on the Tompkins County Legislature to move toward establishing the Living Wage as the Minimum Wage for all employees working within the county borders .  The vote took place at the Dryden Town Board meeting on Thursday, April 21st.

The Town of Dryden  is the fourth local government body to heed the call of the Tompkins County Workers' Center (TCWC) which has been organizing to mandate the county's Living Wage of $14.34 as the new Minimum Wage. Both the Town and the City of Ithaca as well as the Town of Caroline previously also voted to also endorse a County Living Wage. Together these locales who support this measure comprise approximately 67% of the County's population.

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Comptroller Seeks Stronger Federal Oil Train Safety Measures

Apr292016

Comptroller Seeks Stronger Federal Oil Train Safety Measures

 

train oilIn a letter released Tuesday State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli called on the U.S. Department of Transportation and the Federal Railroad Administration to strengthen safety measures to prevent oil spills and other hazardous accidents on New York's railways and require oil transporters to carry sufficient insurance to cover cleanup costs and other liabilities associated with major rail accidents.

"The potential for oil train accidents demands that we take every measure to avoid loss of life and financial loss," DiNapoli said. "A major accident could impose not only tragic human costs, but loss of local jobs and tax revenues. The state has stepped up inspections, but incidents such as the recent derailment in Ripley, N.Y. demonstrate that the risk of a disaster remains a major concern. Federal regulators must do more to protect the taxpayers and communities of New York."

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