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Governor Kathy Hochul works with NYSEG to cancel auction of Bell Station property

Governor Kathy Hochul came to an agreement with NYSEG regarding their plans with the Bell Station property. She was able to have the auction canceled. The Finger Lakes Land Trust has been trying to get the land for years and the DEC ... MORE
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Local officials urge Governor Kathy Hochul to stop NYSEG from auctioning Bell Station Property

A beautiful, natural land that could be managed by the Finger Lakes Land Trust or DEC is in danger of being auctioned off by NYSEG. This week, Assemblymember Anna R. Kelles and Senator Pamela Helming wrote to Governor Kathy Hochul to ask ... MORE
Olympic bronze medalist welcomed home in Lansing

Olympic bronze medalist welcomed home in Lansing

Kyle Dake, Olympic bronze medalist, was welcomed home by fans, family, and fire trucks in Lansing after he finished up at the Olympics. Dake won the medal competing for Team USA at the Tokyo Olympics in wrestling. Dake has been wrestling since ... MORE
‘Frontenac Point Anomaly’: Cayuga Lake’s salt mining hazard located

‘Frontenac Point Anomaly’: Cayuga Lake’s salt mining hazard located

Although the potentially dangerous Frontenac Point Anomaly has no precise location, size or shape within Cargill Inc.’s vast salt mine under Cayuga Lake, the state purports to prohibit mining within 1000 feet of it. Cargill mines salt 2300 feet below the surface ... MORE
Cayuga Lake National Bank hosts ribbon cutting ceremony for Lansing locatio n

Cayuga Lake National Bank hosts ribbon cutting ceremony for Lansing location

Cayuga Lake National Bank (CLNB) is pleased to announce it will be hosting an Open House and ribbon cutting ceremony with the Tompkins Chamber at its new Lansing branch located at 3077 N Triphammer Rd. on Thursday, July 29. Kelly Wade, President ... MORE
Risks of catastrophic mine flood under Cayuga Lake mount, Cuomo’s DEC guards Cargill’s secrets

Risks of catastrophic mine flood under Cayuga Lake mount, Cuomo’s DEC guards Cargill’s secrets

Last week the state Department of Environmental Conservation refused to provide a copy of a letter it received from Cargill in which the company committed to avoid mining around an area of particular rock weakness known as the Frontenac Point Anomaly, or ... MORE
Lansing soldier who went MIA during Korean War has been accounted for and will be buried July 23

Lansing soldier who went MIA during Korean War has been accounted for and will be buried July 23

It was announced by the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency on Thursday that Army Cpl. Richard L. Henderson Jr. of Lansing, New York, was now accounted for after being killed in the Korean War. Henderson was announced missing on December 6, 1950 when ... MORE
One dead, others injured after gunfire, two-car crash in Tompkins County

One dead, others injured after gunfire, two-car crash in Tompkins County

One person is dead, and several others were hurt after a shooting and crash in Tompkins County. Police say they responded to a call for gunshots on Ridge Rd. in Lansing between 1:30 and 2 a.m. Moments later there was a reported ... MORE
After deadly accident Cargill will shut down salt mine, but company claims its not because of recent collapse

After deadly accident Cargill will shut down salt mine, but company claims its not because of recent collapse

Six weeks after a roof collapse killed two miners at its Avery, La., rock salt mine, Cargill has announced plans to permanently close the facility. Site of the facility six weeks after a roof collapse killed two miners in Avery, La. One of three Cargill mines ... MORE
Cuomo let’s Greenidge, Cargill skip environmental reviews triggering outcry, lawsuits

Cuomo lets Greenidge, Cargill skip environmental reviews triggering outcry, lawsuits

For a decade, the Cuomo Administration has narrowly applied state environmental law to a pair of Finger Lakes industrial projects in ways that favor their out-of-state owners at the expense of those most likely to be harmed. The state DEC has not ... MORE
Lansing based Rheonix COVID-19 diagnostic test receives expanded FDA Emergency Use Authorization

Lansing based Rheonix COVID-19 diagnostic test receives expanded FDA Emergency Use Authorization

Rheonix Inc. announced today that the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued an expanded Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) for the Rheonix COVID-19™ MDx Assay and now allows the use of saliva as an approved sample type. The fully automated sample-to-answer ... MORE
Group calls for end to mining under Cayuga Lake after two go missing when Cargill mine roof collapses in Louisiana

UPDATE: One miner dead after Cargill incident in Louisiana, prompting calls for end to salt mining under Cayuga Lake

One miner has been found dead and another remained missing early Wednesday following a roof collapse Monday at a Cargill-operated salt mine in Louisiana, renewing concerns in New York about safety at Cargill’s huge salt mine beneath Cayuga Lake. “We wish Cargill ... MORE
DEC seeks to modify Cargill’s Cayuga Salt Mine permit while its subject to pending legal appeal

DEC seeks to modify Cargill’s Cayuga Salt Mine permit while its subject to pending legal appeal

“Mostly Housekeeping Changes.” That’s how the state Department of Environmental Conservation brushes off its proposed modifications to Cargill Inc.’s permit to extract salt from its gigantic mine from leased state land under Cayuga Lake. The changes proposed July 29 would formally bar Cargill from ... MORE
Hiker rescued from steep gorge in Ithaca after fall

Hiker rescued from steep gorge in Ithaca after fall

Firefighters rescued a fallen hiker at Six Mile Creek Gorge on Saturday. The incident occurred during the evening hours and required the Rope Rescue Team to help the man, who fell from a steep narrow trail close to the dam. The man, ... MORE
Lansing man charged with burglary, grand larceny after break-in reported to police

Lansing man charged with burglary, grand larceny after break-in reported to police

On Saturday around 7 a.m. two Ithaca residents called for police to assist with a person found to be burglarizing their home. Officers responded to the residence in the 100 block of North Plain Street. A description of the suspect was provided ... MORE