postheadericon NYSEG Proposes Delivery Pipeline From Dryden to Lansing

gasline_meetingLansing and Dryden residents came to the Freeville Fire Station Tuesday to learn about a proposed gas pipeline that would bring natural gas to customers from Freeville, along West Dryden and Farrell Roads to the Warren Road area of Lansing.  The pipe would span seven miles, mostly in Dryden, to enhance the gas delivery system that is near capacity for the Ithaca area.  New York State Electric & Gas (NYSEG) Public Affairs Manager Clayton Ellis says that the pipe will connect specific customers and enhance an existing system.

"It's to serve customers along the route where the new pipeline will be," he says.  "It's to serve some of the proposed development, and some of the development is already happening in Lansing.  It will also help reinforce our entire Ithaca area gas system."

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postheadericon Armed Robberies in Lansing, Dryden

sheriff_120Sheriff Lansing reported that on 08/26/2014 at about 11:20 PM, deputies responded to Lockerby Hill Road in the Town of Lansing for a second reported armed robbery that day.  Victims alleged that two black males with handguns forced entry into their residence and stole an unknown amount of money.

Victims describe the suspects as wearing black jeans, black sweatshirts, black gloves and black ski masks and that both of them had handguns.  One of the males is described as being approximately 6' 4" tall, stocky build and the other male is described as being 5' 6" tall and skinny.   One of the victims did have minor injuries.

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postheadericon TWC Internet Outage Was Nationwide

twcout_120Insomniacs and early risers found themselves without Internet Wednesday as Time Warner Cable scrambled to fix a problem that was triggered by workers during routine maintenance.  Starting around 3am EDT reports began streaming in to the company complaining of outages.  At around 7am the number of reports peaked at nearly 10,000, according to the monitoring site downdetector.com.  In Lansing service was restored around 7:30am.

"At 4:30am ET this morning during our routine network maintenance, an issue with our Internet backbone created disruption with our Internet and On Demand services," a statement from the company said. "As of 6:00am ET services were largely restored as updates continue to bring all customers back online."

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postheadericon Committee Recommends County Urge Preservation of a Neutral Internet

tc_seal120The Legislature's Government Operations Committee is recommending that the County Legislature take a firm stand on the Net Neutrality issue, urging the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to "establish a strong set of rules that provide for a neutral Internet."

The FCC is currently taking public comment on proposed rules that could create exclusive Internet 'fast lanes' that would allow for a tiered Internet and provide telecommunication companies the ability to control the market for Internet bandwidth.

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postheadericon Bowzer Presents Senior Votes Count Endorsement

robertson_bowserMartha Robertson received the endorsement of Senior Votes Count Monday in her campaign to unseat Congressman Tom Reed in New York's 23rd Congressional District. The endorsement was presented by Sha Na Na's Jon Bauman, aka 'Bowzer.'

"I am proud to receive this endorsement from Senior Votes Count. They understand that current and future retirees need an independent leader in Washington who will fight for Social Security and Medicare. These are earned benefits that seniors have paid into their entire working lives – and I can guarantee that if you send me to Washington, I will oppose any efforts to cut benefits or raise the Social Security retirement age."

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postheadericon Reed Meets With Students On Sexual Assault

capitalbuilding_120Tom Reed met with student-athletes from Keuka College Thursday to have a conversation about something very close to Reed: preventing sexual assault. Keuka College President Jorge Diaz-Herrera, Ph.D. and Reed watched Keuka’s fall sports teams practice on the campus’ Jephson Community Athletic Complex before about 100 student-athletes, Resident Assistants and student mentors gathered with Reed for a discussion of sexual assault awareness and prevention.

“Advocating against sexual assault needs to be everyone’s priority, it’s all of our job to stand up for what’s right,” Reed said. “On college campuses, where one in five women will be assaulted, we can’t underestimate the influence students have on the campus culture. The more students who use their voice to increase awareness and talk about sexual assault prevention, the safer all campuses will be.”

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postheadericon State Agency Overtime Tops $316 Million Halfway Into 2014

albany2_120State agencies spent more than $316 million on overtime in the first six months of 2014, a jump of $22 million over the same period in 2013, New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli announced today.  State employees worked more than 7.8 million overtime hours, up 7.6 percent over the same period in 2013.

“This troubling trend could again result in a record-breaking year of overtime hours and overtime pay,” DiNapoli said. “Our state agencies need to examine their practices, get to the root of what is driving high overtime and better manage these costs.”

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