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Lansing FD responds to chimney fire with no injuries reported

Lansing FD responds to chimney fire with no injuries reported
The Lansing Fire Department swiftly responded to a midday house fire on Auburn Road in North Lansing, reported just before noon on Tuesday. The fire, originating from the chimney, prompted a collaborative effort with Locke ... more
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Menlo Microsystems to boost tech industry with new manufacturing facility in Lansing

Menlo Microsystems to boost tech industry with new manufacturing facility in Lansing
Menlo Microsystems, Inc., based in California, recently announced at DesignCon in Santa Clara, California, the launch of three innovative reflective RF switch modules developed in collaboration with Withwave, a South Korean high-speed cable company. These ... more
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DEC to Cargill: Give us withheld reports dangers of storage site for water leaking into Cayuga salt mine

DEC to Cargill: Give us withheld reports dangers of storage site for water leaking into Cayuga salt mine
State regulators late yesterday renewed their bid to obtain consultant reports from Cargill Inc. that analyze the effects of storing brine in the deepest section of its rock salt mine under Cayuga Lake. When Cargill’s ... more
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CVS will close pharmacies inside Target stores: Victor and Lansing customers face impact

CVS will close pharmacies inside Target stores: Victor and Lansing customers face impact
CVS has revealed plans to close several of its pharmacies located inside Target stores across the country. This move is part of a broader trend among retailers and pharmacies adapting to financial challenges and shifting ... more
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Cargill seeks new underground storage area for water seeping into Cayuga Lake Mine

Cargill seeks new underground storage area for water seeping into Cayuga Lake Mine
Cargill Inc. is seeking the state’s permission to add a new 150-acre underground storage area for water that has been steadily leaking into its Cayuga Lake salt mine, according to a recently disclosed application to ... more
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Lansing judge enters race for Tompkins County Court

Lansing judge enters race for Tompkins County Court
Lansing Town Judge Maura Kennedy-Smith has announced her candidacy for the Tompkins County Court judge position. If elected, she would become the second woman in the county's history to hold this role, following Judge Betty ... more
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Cargill’s app to amend permit to mine under Cayuga Lake treated as a state secret 7 months after filed

Cargill’s app to amend permit to mine under Cayuga Lake treated as a state secret 7 months after filed
In June, Cargill Inc. filed an application to modify its state permit to mine salt under Cayuga Lake, but even the nature of the company’s requested change remains a secret seven months later. The state ... more
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New year starts busy for Lansing Fire Department spotlighting importance of volunteer first responders

New year starts busy for Lansing Fire Department spotlighting importance of volunteer first responders
The Lansing Fire Department had a hectic start to 2024 with several emergency calls on January 3, demonstrating their readiness and efficiency in handling diverse incidents. The day began early at 6:40 a.m., with a ... more
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Taughannock Falls State Park to host New York’s largest First Day hike

Taughannock Falls State Park to host New York’s largest First Day hike
Taughannock Falls State Park is set to welcome over 2,000 hikers tomorrow for New York State's largest First Day Hike, a tradition that encourages people to kick off the new year with outdoor activities. This ... more
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Deputies: Dryden woman arrested for DWI after hit-and-run two-car crash

One teen killed, another hurt after hit-and-run in Tompkins County: Driver charged with DWI, vehicular manslaughter
A two-vehicle collision in Tompkins County escalated into a search for a vehicle on December 22, culminating in the arrest of a Dryden woman for drunk driving and leaving the scene. At approximately 5:30 p.m., ... more
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Crews battle early-morning fire at Lansing apartment complex

Crews battle early-morning fire at Lansing apartment complex
A major structure fire in an apartment complex on Uptown Road in the Village of Lansing prompted a swift response from several fire departments early Wednesday morning. The Lansing Fire Department, in a statement, reported ... more
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While Cargill shops Cayuga Salt Mine, a Senate proposal would require new financial assurance regulations

While Cargill shops Cayuga Salt Mine, a Senate proposal would require new financial assurance regulations
The potential sale of Cargill’s huge salt mine under Cayuga Lake has prompted new state legislation to require the company — or a mine buyer — to provide financial security to cover any damages due ... more
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Larceny leads to high-speed chase from Dryden to Ithaca: Two arrested, one in custody

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A larceny incident at the Speedway gas station in Dryden led to a high-speed police chase and multiple arrests in the early hours of November 26. The Dryden Police Department reported a larceny at 2:45 ... more
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Two pets killed in Lansing apartment fire

Two pets killed in Lansing apartment fire
An early morning fire broke out in a basement apartment on Graham Road, Lansing, resulting in the tragic loss of two cats, according to the Lansing Fire Department. Firefighters were dispatched to the scene at ... more
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Tompkins legislature advocates for environmental review of Cayuga Lake salt mine

Cargill agrees to pay $318K, curb salt dust and runoff into Cayuga Lake as part of bid to settle lawsuit
The Tompkins County Legislature passed a resolution on November 8th with an 11-3 vote calling for increased scrutiny over Cargill's salt mining activities in Cayuga Lake. The resolution requests Governor Kathy Hochul and the New ... more
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Lansing schools launch free meal program for students

Lansing schools launch free meal program for students
The Lansing Central School District (LCSD) has introduced a free meal initiative for all its students starting November 1, according to school officials. This program, which will last through the end of the school year, ... more
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Hochul urged to protect Cayuga Lake by requiring $10 billion bond and safety exam before Cargill can sell mine

Hochul urged to protect Cayuga Lake by requiring  billion bond and safety exam before Cargill can sell mine
State and local lawmakers joined clean water advocates today in a virtual press conference to urge Gov. Kathy Hochul to protect Cayuga Lake by blocking any sudden “secret” sale of Cargill Inc.’s giant salt mine ... more
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Concerns mount over Cargill’s Cayuga Lake salt mine sale

DEC issued violation notice to Cargill after Cayuga Lake spill in February
Local leaders, residents, and environmental advocates joined forces on Wednesday, urging New York Governor Kathy Hochul and the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) to intervene in the impending sale of Cargill's Lansing salt mine, ... more
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Skateboarder struck-and-killed in Tompkins County

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A tragic accident Friday night claimed the life of a man using a motorized skateboard on Warren Road. The Tompkins County Sheriff's Office reported the skateboarder was traveling northbound when a vehicle, also headed north, ... more
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