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posticon Editorial - New York Ranks 24th in Sin... We Need To Try Harder

Opinions | Friday, February 22, 2019 | By Dan Veaner Print
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I was shocked to find that New York is only the 24th most sinful state in the United States.  After all, New York City is infamous for its 'gentleman's clubs' and the various things you can easily obtain if you know who and how to ask.  A Wallethub analysis found that Nevada, Florida, California, Texas, and Tennessee are the top five most sinful states in the nation.  States were ranked on anger, hatred, jealousy, excesses & vices, greed, lust, vanity, and laziness.  Sound familiar?  Yep, they're the Seven Deadly Sins.

The only sin New York excels at is vanity.  Our state is #1 in the nation for that.  The analysis looked at the number of beauty parlors per capita, the Google Search Interest Index for the search phrase 'Top 5 Plastic Surgeries', and consumer expenditures per household on personal care services and products.

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posticon Thoughts - The Real Opioid Crisis Culprits

Opinions | Friday, February 22, 2019 | By Casey Stevens Print
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Caseythoughts The word 'contradiction', or maybe 'you've got to be kidding me' seemed to be salient this week with two stories, one local and one national in breadth. I will focus on the local story this week, as I've also a lot to say about the wider ranging national story as well, but it can keep as I am still developing ideas and still forming a series of thoughts about the national story's implications (Spoiler alert: Amazon says bye-bye to NY). The local story/photo has enough to speak of and comment on for now, having implications on our lives and livelihood.

Dateline: Lansing.

The photo that caught my eye is one of the Executive Director of 'The Council' (although identified by its former name as the Alcoholism and Drug Council of Tompkins County) Angela Sullivan. She is announcing the location of the intended (and long awaited) detoxification center/facility for Tompkins County. I must first, in the interest of full disclosure, begin with the following:

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posticon Letters - Lansing Rod and Gun Club Building Permit

Opinions | Friday, February 22, 2019 | By Larry Beck Print
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mailmanOne of the issues at the ZBA appeal hearing of the Lansing Rod and Gun Club permit on 19 February 2019 regards the designation of the property in a 100 year flood plane. Flood plane maps are quite vague and the determination of allowing a building permit may require a flood elevation designation by a civil engineer.

On 19 January 1996 my property was flooded. I walked up to look at the "Red Bridge" upstream of the Lansing Rod and Gun Club. There was a tree that had punched through the bridge railing and was lying on the bridge surface. Just downstream of the bridge the whole Rod and Gun Club property had been inundated by the flood water.

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posticon Letters - Be Proud Lansing

Opinions | Friday, February 22, 2019 | By Ella F. Holden Print
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mailmanYour recent article 'Cornell Center for Immunology' shouts to me about Eugene Oltz a graduate of Lansing High School who went on to Cornell, received an A.B. in Chemistry and soared from there. He recently was appointed Chair of the Dept. of Microbial Infection and Immunity at Ohio State University. He is someone our Lansing Community can be very proud of. Google his name to find out more.

Ella F. Holden
Lansing, NY
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