Lansing

Lansing’s Gaslight Village Apartments in process of renovation after major fire last year


At the February board of trustees meeting, apartment complex managers, tenants and village of Lansing elected officials discussed the future of a building at the Gaslight Village Apartments complex. One of the buildings in the complex, building 12, burned down back in December, displacing tenants and rendering the building unsafe for human habitation. The village board held a public hearing […]

New development to bring affordable housing to the village


Construction on Village Grove, soon to be Trumansburg’s largest and greenest affordable housing project, is now underway. The $27 million project will bring six affordable rental townhomes, as well as 40 affordable apartments in a two-story building, to the south side of the village by the end of the year. Ithaca Neighborhood Housing Services (INHS), which is developing the project, […]

Fresh coffee and community advocacy brewing in Lansing


If you were to ask Dan Stoughtenger what his mornings look like, he would tell you he is busy serving up smiles to the people of Lansing. The Syracuse native, who has owned and operated The Great Start Coffee Cart since last September, sets up shop every morning, Monday through Friday at the parking lot on 3120 N. Triphammer Rd. […]

Town of Lansing now home to nationally recognized bridge


The bridge spanning picturesque Salmon Creek on New York Route 34B in Lansing was awarded a “bridge merit” award, as part of the larger slate of decorations presented by the American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC) and the National Steel Bridge Alliance (NSBA). Judges with the AISC and the NSBA praised the bridge’s renovation project from 2022 as an achievement […]

Lansing nutrition organization joins statewide fight for free school meals


Members of Lansing Lunchbox, a local nutrition program that feeds children who don’t have access to safe and reliable food sources, are calling for New York state officials to create a fund in the 2025 state budget that would ensure that healthy school breakfasts and lunches be available to all children in school districts across the state. The organization is […]

Judy Drake: Lansing Town Board a way to give back


Lifelong Town of Lansing resident and human resources veteran Judy Drake (D) is set to serve as a member of the Lansing Town Board following her unanimous appointment at the Board’s Jan. 17 meeting. Beyond her temporary appointment, Drake will seek a full four-year term when the Board seat is on November’s ballot. She is currently filling the seat vacated […]

Lansing Town Board talks funding for new emergency response program, appoints new councilmember


The Lansing Town Board got some good news at its Jan. 17 board meeting regarding the proposed rapid medical response program that would help slash the amount of time it takes emergency medical personnel to arrive on scene. The board also unanimously agreed to appoint a new council member on a temporary basis. The new program will cut medical response […]

Lansing Board of Ed discusses potential state education priorities going forward


Lansing schools administrators and the board of education reviewed at their latest meeting potential policy elements and proposals from Gov. Kathy Hochul that could affect the district as New York state’s budget process takes shape.  The board of education meeting, held Jan. 8, saw Lansing Central School District (LCSD) Superintendent Chris Pettograsso review some of the policy and financial changes […]

Lansing Town judge vying for county judgeship


Lansing Town Judge Maura Kennedy-Smith announced on Jan. 4 she will be aiming to fill a soon-to-be-vacant Tompkins County judge position. Judge Kennedy-Smith, who will run on the Democratic Party line, made the announcement days after longtime County Judge John C. Rowley submitted a letter of resignation to the County Board of Elections and New York’s Unified Court System. The […]

Tompkins County will negotiate with municipalities over cost of new rapid medical response program


The Tompkins County Legislature unanimously approved a memorandum of understanding at the Dec. 19 meeting that would start negotiations with municipalities, including the town of Lansing, to share the costs of a new pilot rapid medical response system.  Startup costs and funding for the program’s first year were included as part of the county’s 2024 budget. The new program will […]


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