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October 19, 2018 Issue  
Lansing, New York  
Volume 14, Issue 40

posticon Rod & Gub Club Gets Building Permit

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Lansing Rod and Gun Club

The Lansing Rod & Gun Club was issued a building permit Wednesday that will allow them to move forward with a plan to swap shooting range locations, remove a shooting pavilion, and replace two trap houses on its 113 acre Ludlowville site.  The changes to the layout are in response to a federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) consent order to stop shooting lead shot into Salmon Creek and nearby wetlands and prevent lead from entering those areas.  Lansing Code/Fire Enforcement Officer & Building Inspector said Wednesday that a new plan meets zoning conditions for the RA (Rural/Agriculture) zone and that uses that do not comply are lawful pre-existing uses.

"I issued a permit today with the condition that they can put storm water control measures in place and remove the pavilion now, but there is to be no more land clearing and no construction until he gets the DEC approval back," Day said.  "The plans do not call for use of any portion of their 113 acre parcel that had not already been in use, including for shooting.  Their club will be using the same land areas after these plans were implemented as were being used for decades.  So based on the building permit application and plan review the Town of Lansing Land Use Ordinance, specifically Article 10, Non-conforming Uses - it is my opinion that this is an existing non-conforming use with no site plan, special permit or dBA review required."

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posticon Cuomo in Village of Lansing For $24.7M Airport Groundbreaking

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Ithaca-Tompkins International Airport GroundbreakingIthaca-Tompkins International Airport Groundbreaking. From left: Howard Zemski, Empire State Development President, CEO & Commissioner; Martha Robertson, Chair of the; Tompkins County Legislature; Ithaca Mayor Svante Myrick; Governor Andrew Cuomo; Airport Director Mike Hall; Jennifer Tavares, President, Tompkins County Chamber of Commerce; Paul Karas, DOT Commissioner; Dave Marsh, IBEW 241; Daniel Jackson, Regional Business Representative for the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades of America and Canada; NYS Assemblywoman Barbara Lifton

Governor Andrew Cuomo joined local dignitaries for the groundbreaking of a $24.7 million project that will transform the Ithaca-Tompkins Airport, in the Village of Lansing, from a  regional to an international airport.  The project expands existing terminal space by about 50%, and adds a US Customs facility that will enable flights from foreign countries to fly directly to Ithaca.  Tompkins County Legislature Chair Martha Robertson said it will be the most energy-efficient airport possible, reducing current energy costs by $50,000 per year despite the larger terminal area.  Cuomo said the completion of the project by the end of 2019 will transport the airport into a vital transportation hub that will encourage global investment and business in Tompkins County.

"What's exciting about today is it all starts with a vision. And it all starts with daring and with courage. And taking on a project like this, this is a $24 million project," Cuomo said. "This is a big deal. It takes vision, it takes guts, and it takes a lot of hard work. The vision is what Martha said, centrally isolated, you want to survive and thrive economically, people have to be able to get to you. That's step one. And the new economy is not going to drive here. The new economy is global, it's international, and they fly. You need an international airport so you can bring your resources to bear internationally and be internationally accessible. That's the vision. And that's true."

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posticon 1st Place For Lady Bobcats at Auburn XC Invitational

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xc Lansing varsity girls 1st place trophy at Auburn InvitationalLansing varsity girls XC team with 1st place trophy at Auburn Invitational

The Lansing Girls Cross-Country team continued to dominate the local XC scene at the Auburn Invitational last Saturday Oct. 13, with junior Catie Eisenhut and sophomore Emmaline Jackson finishing one-two for the Lady Bobcats to lead the team to a first place trophy. The Lansing XC modified boys brought home hardware as well, with a 3rd place trophy, while the Lansing varsity boys and modified girls both put finishers among the top 20 runners in their respective races.

Lansing XC head coach Becca Lovenheim was thrilled with the performance of all her athletes on the muddy 3.2-mile race course at Auburn: "Overall, the whole program saw 10 personal records set on a very wet, slippery course."

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posticon What Ithaca-Tompkins International Airport Will Look Like

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Ithaca-Tompkins International AirportRenderings provided by the Office of the New York State Governor

Governor Andrew Cuomo was at the Ithaca-Tompkins Airport Tuesday for the groundbreaking of a $24.7 million renovation that will turn Tompkins County's regional facility into an international airport.  The terminal will be expanded by 50%, including a new customs facility, major security enhancements, expanded ticket counter space, food service enhancements, a canopy at the front of the terminal, and a solar power canopy above the parking lot, a new 5,000-square-foot Federal Customs facility, among other upgrades.  The groundbreaking included a first look at renderings showing what the airport will look like.  Construction is expected to be complete by the end of 2019.

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posticon Lansing Gallery - Cornell Women's Ice Hockey Team vs NWHL Buffalo Beauts

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Diane Duthie - Lansing GalleryThe Cornell University Women's Ice Hockey Team started off their preseason with games against the Toronto Jr. Aeros and the National Women's Hockey League (NWHL) professional team Buffalo Beauts this past weekend. Cornell beat the Aeros 6-1 and the Beauts 5-2.

The ceremonial puck drop was performed by Lansing's own Regina Baker Robbins, Penney Mapes Cook, and Shelley Earle Sturges, all CUWIH alumnae. Reggie started the women's team as a club team in 1971, and one year later it became a varsity sport at Cornell. Reggie's sister Reenie Baker Sandsted started the women's team at Boston College. Here are selected images from the Cornell vs Buffalo Beauts game.


Photos by Diane Duthie

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