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January 18, 2019 Issue  
Lansing, New York  
Volume 15, Issue 2
[---- Lansing, NY Alert! ----]
Sunday, January 20 All Lansing United Methodist Church activities for Sunday, January 20 are cancelled.

Snow continues to fall, and temperatures are predicted to drop dangerously low. Roads are technically open, but it is difficult for plows to keep up with the rate of snow.

Please stay home and stay warm and safe.

The church will reopen on Tuesday, January 22, after the Martin Luther King Day holiday.

posticon Warren Road DOT Location Sparks Bitter Response From Neighbors

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The NYSDOT held two open houses Wednesday to explain their new Warren Road location

The New York State Department Of transportation (DOT) held two open houses and a public hearing in Lansing Wednesday to explain a project that will move their current 3rd Street Cayuga Inlet waterfront property to a 15.55 acre parcel on Warren Road immediately south of Hillcrest Road, that is currently owned by Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport.  NYS DOT representative Kathleen Joy presented the Town Planning Board an overview of the project and the process of acquiring the land from Tompkins County at their meeting Monday.

"Because it's airport property owned by the County, the Federal Aviation Administration has to approve of this transfer," she explained. "They go through a 'deed of release' process to make sure it is no longer used for aviation purposes.  Related to that, there is an environmental assessment that needs to be done.  That has been completed."

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Governor Andrew M. Cuomo updated New Yorkers Thursday on the impending weather systems that are forecasted to result in a significant snowfall for the majority of the state, as well as the state's preparations. The first of two storm systems will spread across the State on Thursday evening, with two to five inches of snow expected through Upstate. Over the weekend, New Yorkers can expect to experience 12 to 24 inches of snow during a second storm system. The Governor yesterday activated the State Emergency Operations Center to enhanced monitoring mode, and assets are prepared to be deployed to keep roads and communities safe.

 "The forecasts continue to show New York is set to receive a significant snowfall over the next several days and it is imperative that New Yorkers stay informed and take every precaution before these storms hit," Cuomo said. "We are monitoring these storms closely and are ready to deploy significant state resources and personnel so that we can quickly respond to any community that needs help."

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Lansing Supervisor Ed LaVigne noted Wednesday at the January Town Board meeting that the Tompkins County Department of Recycling and Materials Management sent a notice that fewer plastic recyclables are being accepted for curbside collection.  Plastic containers labeled with numbers 1, 2, and 5 are being accepted.  3, 4, 6, and 7 are not.

"People actually have had some things picked out and left there when they recycled," he said.  "My understanding is it is because the Chinese are not taking some of the recyclables."

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School Community Conversations

In its ongoing anti-bullying and Social Emotional Learning (SEL) initiative this year, Lansing School Superintendent Chris Pettograsso updated the Board of Education Monday on a series of 'community conversations' the district is hosting on topics related to bullying.  Pettograsso said the first of the series was to be held yesterday.

"About a month ago we found out one of the barriers was that we are all coming with different levels of education around mental health, around what bullying means, around the dignity act," she said. "So we're providing a series of educational community conversations for the public.  Starting on January 17th we will have a New York State Dignity Act and anti-bullying presentation by Don Budman. He gave the same presentation for our committee."

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Diane Duthie - Lansing GalleryI had a great time taking photos of some of the exhibits at the Corning Museum of Glass.

I highly recommend planning a visit to make a glass project, tour the museum, and stop by their gift shop!


Photos by Diane Duthie

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