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posticon Happy Anniversary Lansing Star

Opinions | Friday, July 21, 2017 | By Dan Veaner Print
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Editorial Lansing Star 12th Anniversary

Triphammer Torn Up; Town Debates Benefits for Non-traditional Couples; Cell Tower Approved  -- Those were some of the stories 12 years ago on the front page of the first issue of the Lansing Star.  Volume 1, Issue 1 hit the Internet on July 22, 2005, and has published 48 issues every year.  A lot has changed since then, though a lot is the same.  The Town is considering another proposed cell tower.  Triphammer was torn up again only a year ago.  And the Town continues to consider employee benefits.

And sewer.  In light of the sewer projects -- four, I believe, and two during the tenure of the Star -- that never came to fruition, the most significant story in this week's issue is probably... you guessed it.  Sewer is coming to Lansing, not in the ways envisioned by town-wide sewer committees in the past, but it will be seeping, if you will, up North Triphammer Road.  The first beneficiaries will be two new developments plus The RINK, which is building a new climbing wall as well.

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posticon Letters - Lawrence Cathles' Letter

Opinions | Friday, July 21, 2017 | By Louise Bement Print
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mailmanI found Lawrence Cathles' letter of July of July 14th to be very informative and well written. The Salt Mine is a valuable industry in our community and, since Cargill acquired the mine, it has been safely and well run.

Louise Bement
Lansing, NY
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posticon Letters - The Risk of Continued Salt Mining Under Cayuga Lake

Opinions | Friday, July 21, 2017 | By Rob Mackenzie Print
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mailmanDr. Larry Cathles writes (7/14) that Cargill’s Mine Shaft #4 project poses “no substantial risk of mine flooding,” and that any conceivable flooding would have “no societal impact.” Cathles’s conclusions, however, have been credibly rebutted by other experts, and the context Cathles proposes for DEC’s permit decision is incorrect:

DEC’s permit declarations are not based on how "substantial," "'special," or "compelling" an environmental risk or impact "will" be (Cathles’s words), but on whether any such risk "may be significant" (NYS SEQR law).

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posticon Letters - Equal Coverage of Town Board Election, Please

Opinions | Friday, July 21, 2017 | By Catherine Norton Print
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mailmanI am concerned by what appears to be a pro-Republican slant to your coverage of the upcoming Lansing Town Board election. In your June 16 article titled "Lansing Democrats Choose Town Board Candidates," you mentioned the two Democratic candidates but then dedicated a paragraph praising the Republican incumbents.

This seems defensive and was completely unnecessary considering an entire article was devoted to the incumbents just two days prior on June 14. That article ended with a slogan "…Lansing needs a fighter and that's what Lansing gets with me and Robert, Doug and Ed."

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