Analysis - 10 Years of Lansing

Jul242015

Analysis - 10 Years of Lansing

 

Lansing Star's 10th AnniversaryLansing hasn't changed much in ten years.  While grand plans for the future of the Town have been explored, not many have been realized.  One might argue that the two most progressive successes in the Township have been on Warren Road and Salt Point.  Bigger dreams like a town center have not moved forward.

Although many residents volunteered literally years of their time to try to get a centralized sewer system, that proved to be too costly.  More volunteers did amazing work in developing a preliminary plan for a town center.  After the failure of the last sewer initiative three developers were willing to band together to pay for infrastructure including roads and a package plant (a small sewage treatment plant) on land across from the town ball fields if they could build what would be the beginnings of the residential portion of a town center that would eventually include a small retail and business area and possibly a business park.  But the town government couldn't get its act together to make that happen, even though it wouldn't be footing the bill for the infrastructure (including sewer).

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Editorial - 10 Years of the Lansing Star

Jul242015

Editorial - 10 Years of the Lansing Star

 

Lansing Star's 10th AnniversaryWednesday was the actual 10th anniversary of the Lansing Star, and today marks the 10th Anniversary issue.  Our first issue was published July 22, 2005, about four months after my wife Karen and I decided to publish a local online newspaper.  We would cover the Town and Village of Lansing for 'hard news' and stretch out across Tompkins County, especially for Business and Entertainment news.  The Star is half of what our little company does -- we also build Web sites for clients, another form of online publishing.


When we started the Star in 2005 I didn't know what to expect.  I had been working from home for America Online, and had gotten to a point where to continue working at the company I would have had to move to northern Virginia where it is located.  Karen and I even looked at houses, but it was clear that would not be a great option for our family.  I wanted to continue in online publishing, and Karen had the idea of starting a newspaper.

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Barbara Lifton Out Of Touch

Jul242015

Barbara Lifton Out Of Touch

 

mailmanResponse to Barbara Lifton’s Viewpoint on 7/17/15 Ithaca Journal:

There She Goes Again!!

Barbara Lifton has proven yet again that she is completely and totally out of touch with her district. She wrote in her Guest Viewpoint that there is good news for the employees of the Lansing Power Plant and their families. She wrote, "Happily, I can report that language was included in our end-of-session agreement acknowledging the need for such support to communities, as an allocation of $19 million for a current situation on Long Island."

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Letters - A Tale of New Roots

Jul242015

Letters - A Tale of New Roots

 

Letters to the EditorThis is the story about two boys.  It’s not a spreadsheet crammed with numbers and statistics. It’s not a propaganda report selling an agenda. It’s just a story about two boys and their triumph over numbers and statistics.

Once upon a time in the small village of Lansing, there were two brothers who were so different, no one even knew they were related.  Elder son was a giant over 6 feet tall who, despite his strength and grand size, did not enjoy sports.  He was gentle and sensitive.  He liked to hold soft critters and sit in the woods, listening to the quiet song of the forest.  Second son was more concentrated and compact, like a firecracker. He loved to perform plays and sword fight.  His heart wheeled free and his passion for life was contagious.

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Lansing Trivia

Lansing, NY spans 60.7 square miles, more than 25 square miles more than Lansing, MI. But the Michigan Lansing had 108607 more residents in the 2000 census.

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