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  August 29, 2014 Issue  
Lansing, New York  
Volume 10, Issue 32

postheadericon NYSEG Proposes Delivery Pipeline From Dryden to Lansing

gasline_meetingLansing and Dryden residents came to the Freeville Fire Station Tuesday to learn about a proposed gas pipeline that would bring natural gas to customers from Freeville, along West Dryden and Farrell Roads to the Warren Road area of Lansing.  The pipe would span seven miles, mostly in Dryden, to enhance the gas delivery system that is near capacity for the Ithaca area.  New York State Electric & Gas (NYSEG) Public Affairs Manager Clayton Ellis says that the pipe will connect specific customers and enhance an existing system.

"It's to serve customers along the route where the new pipeline will be," he says.  "It's to serve some of the proposed development, and some of the development is already happening in Lansing.  It will also help reinforce our entire Ithaca area gas system."

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postheadericon MS Principal Jeff Evener Comes To Lansing

evener_120The first day of school is only a week away.  Lansing Middle School will be bustling with activity, students, teachers and staff and parents.  In the quiet of summer the staff has been polishing up the building and getting classrooms ready.  And new principal Jeffrey Evener has been finding his way around the building and learning as much as he can about the Lansing Central School District.

Jeffrey Evener just about bleeds Groton, his home town.  A graduate of the Groton schools, he married Beth, also a Groton native, and eventually became the Junior/Senior High School Principal and Athletic Director of the district he grew up in.  He is currently the Mayor of the Village of Groton.  So why the move to Lansing Middle School?

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postheadericon Armed Robberies in Lansing, Dryden

sheriff_120Sheriff Lansing reported that on 08/26/2014 at about 11:20 PM, deputies responded to Lockerby Hill Road in the Town of Lansing for a second reported armed robbery that day.  Victims alleged that two black males with handguns forced entry into their residence and stole an unknown amount of money.

Victims describe the suspects as wearing black jeans, black sweatshirts, black gloves and black ski masks and that both of them had handguns.  One of the males is described as being approximately 6' 4" tall, stocky build and the other male is described as being 5' 6" tall and skinny.   One of the victims did have minor injuries.

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postheadericon TWC Internet Outage Was Nationwide

twcout_120Insomniacs and early risers found themselves without Internet Wednesday as Time Warner Cable scrambled to fix a problem that was triggered by workers during routine maintenance.  Starting around 3am EDT reports began streaming in to the company complaining of outages.  At around 7am the number of reports peaked at nearly 10,000, according to the monitoring site downdetector.com.  In Lansing service was restored around 7:30am.

"At 4:30am ET this morning during our routine network maintenance, an issue with our Internet backbone created disruption with our Internet and On Demand services," a statement from the company said. "As of 6:00am ET services were largely restored as updates continue to bring all customers back online."

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postheadericon Councilman Takes ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

ed_als_120Lansing Councilman Ed LaVigne took the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Monday to raise awareness of The ALS Association's fundraising campaign.  LaVigne was challenged by the Parks & Rec Department's Recreation Supervisor Pat Tyrrell, who was similarly soaked last week.

"It's been an ongoing thing," Tyrrell says.  "I think all of the town employees have done it.  ALS is a good cause to donate to."

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