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posticon Comprehensive Plan Committee Dissolved

News | Friday, September 30, 2016 | By Dan Veaner Print
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Comprehensive Plan RevisionLansing's comprehensive plan revision reached a milestone last week when the Town Board dissolved the Comprehensive Plan Update Committee with thanks for a job well done.  The Board acknowledged committee members' service after the committee submitted its final draft September 14th.  That draft took comments made in an August public hearing and written comments into account.

"After some discussion at our meeting I asked for approval or disapproval," Comprehensive Plan Update Committee Chair Connie Wilcox told the Board.  "I took a roll call vote, and it was 10 to 2 to accept the plan as it is written.  That doesn’t mean it will stay as it is, because the Planning Board is looking at it.  The Town Board will look at it.  There may be some amendments.  Mike (Town Planning Consultant Michael Long) and I will continue to work together."

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posticon Town Settles With TWC For Damaged Cable

News | Friday, September 30, 2016 | By Dan Veaner Print
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TWCThe Lansing Town Board voted to settle a claim by Time Warner Cable (TWC) that its  Highway Department had damaged a cable along Woodsedge Drive last March.  TWC was claiming $8,242.34 in damage, but the Board voted to settle the claim for $2,500 if and when TWC's agent signs a general release form.  Highway Superintendent Charlie Purcell said that the cable had been laid where it was not supposed to be, and such disputes are common and frustrating.

"This is something where one party says something and the other something else," said Lansing Supervisor Ed LaVigne.  "Doing his due diligence, Cricket (Purcell) found the wire where it shouldn’t be, in my opinion,  Over an $8,000 claim was proposed.  We had (Town Attorney Guy Krogh) look into it.  We’ve agreed to settle for $2,500.  Sometimes these things aren’t where you think they are.  Sometimes they’re where you hope they’re not.  This is one of those times."

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posticon Church Rummage Sale Fire Averted

News | Friday, September 30, 2016 | By Karen Veaner Print
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churchfire5There may not have been a Rummage Sale this weekend if the Lansing Fire Department hadn't come to the rescue Wednesday, when a light fixture at Lansing United Methodist Church (LUMC) overheated. There were no open flames, but the fixture was scorched before firefighters were able to contain the problem. The LUMC Fall Rummage Sale will take place as usual today (Friday, 9am - 6pm) and tomorrow (8am - noon).

Church Rummage Fire

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posticon Helming Wins Republican 54th NYS Senate District Primary

News | Friday, September 30, 2016 | By Dan Veaner Print
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Pam HelmingAfter a hotly contested primary Pam Helming has become the Republican candidate for NYS Senator in the 54th District.  Helming won the endorsements of the six Republican committees within the district from a field of about a dozen candidates, but as the primary progressed she and Ontario County businessman Floyd Rayburn emerged as the lead candidates.

"I am very grateful for the support of the primary voters," Helming said.  "Over the coming weeks I look forward to meeting with as many residents as I can across the six county district so I can learn first-hand their individual concerns. Having an open line of communication with constituents is paramount in allowing me to best serve our region.  My plan is to continue to work hard to secure a victory in November. As your State Senator, I will continue to fight for Upstate and what's in the best interest of the hardworking taxpayers and families of this great region."

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posticon Spending Bill Averts Government Shutdown

News | Friday, September 30, 2016 | By Office of Congressman Tom Reed Print
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capitalbuilding2 120Tom Reed supported the stop-gap funding bill which passed Congress this evening.

"We care about making sure the government is able to operate for the sake of our taxpayers, veterans, senior citizens and national security," said Reed. "It was only right that we came together to support this bill as it prevents a lapse in critical programs. We remain committed to prioritizing spending and focused on long term efforts to get the deficit and debt under control."

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posticon Review Continues Toward 2017 County Budget

News | Friday, September 30, 2016 | By Marcia E. Lynch Print
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tc tompkinscourthouse120Beginning their final week of the presentation phase of their review, Legislators acting as an Expanded Budget Committee heard Tuesday from seven more departments and agencies, as they continue to review County Administrator Joe Mareane's recommended 2017 budget.

Presenting were the Office of Human Rights, the Probation and Community Justice, and Youth Services Departments, the County Attorney, Rural Library Services, Cooperative Extension, and The History Center.

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posticon Death Penalty Proposal for Heroin Dealers

News | Friday, September 30, 2016 | By Office of Congressman Tom Reed Print
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capitalbuilding 120Tom Reed offeredg a proposal which would toughen penalties for drug dealers that supply users with illicit substances that cause an overdose death.

"We care about the families of every overdose victim in our community and the addicts that are struggling. We've held several roundtable discussions and heard directly from the parents who have lost children to opioids and heroin. It's only right that we hold those responsible for harming our loved ones accountable," said Reed.

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