Despite a century of salt mining, Cargill getting local pushback on environmental issues

Cayuga Lake may not be seeing much activity on its surface lately as Ithaca’s temperatures continue to fall, but deep under the lake's shore more than 200 employees continue to operate a 13,000-acre salt mine. And, in the courtroom, things are only heating up: Environmental action group Cayuga Lake Environmental Action Now (CLEAN) — with four Tompkins County municipalities —... more

Cayuga Solar project moving forward as it awaits funding

In May, big news was announced by the Cayuga Operating Company – a large-scale solar project would be taking up residence at its 434-acre site in Lansing. The proposed large-scale clean energy project, Cayuga Solar, is planned to generate 18 megawatts of solar electricity, enough to power the equivalent of 3,100 homes. Since then, Cayuga Solar project team has been... more

STATE CHAMPS: Lansing takes title with overtime goal

Senior midfielder Nick Parkes guaranteed his name will forever be remembered at Lansing High School early Sunday afternoon, when his goal in sudden-victory overtime gave the Bobcats their first state championship in boys soccer. Immediately after he lifted his team a 2-1 victory over Byron-Bergen/Elba in the New York State Public High School Athletic Association Class C final at Middletown... more

Lansing boys soccer returns to NYS Final Four

This weekend will be nothing new for most of Lansing. The trip to Middletown is well-worn and the place well-known. The Lansing Bobcats boys soccer team spent the same weekend here in 2016, playing as one of the final four teams in contention for a New York state Class C championship. And they’ll do it again this upcoming weekend. Ithaca.com:... more

ELECTION NIGHT LIVE 2017 (webcast replay)

Josh Durso, Jackie Augustine & Jim Sinicropi were live inside the all-new FingerLakes1.com Studio on Election Night for results, reaction, interviews and analysis from Tuesday’s vote in Cayuga, Ontario, Schuyler, Seneca, Tompkins, Wayne and Yates Counties. Hear from Seneca Falls Town Supervisor Greg Lazzaro, successful Seneca Falls Town Council candidate Doug Avery, Geneva City Supervisor candidates Lou Guard &  Dom... more

Lansing defends Section IV Class C boys soccer title

The Lansing Bobcats successfully defended their title over the weekend, securing a second consecutive Section IV Class C boys soccer championship. The Bobcats will enter the New York state tournament after a 5-0 victory over Seton Catholic in the sectional title game held in Oneonta Saturday. They’ll play the Section III champion in the state quarterfinals Saturday, Nov. 4 on... more

Officials to DEC: Stop Cargill mining under Cayuga Lake

Leaders in Tompkins County are looking to preserve one of the area’s best resources. Officials say a letter has been sent to the DEC asking not to reauthorize Cargill’s permit for the Cayuga Salt Mine. They claim research has shown the tectonic forces caused by mining could cause serious damage to the lake. Officials want the company to operate under... more

Rematch comes early for Groton, Lansing

Groton and Lansing will get their re-match immediately out of the gate back in the Bobcats’ house at Sobus Field in Lansing Friday afternoon in a Section IV Class C girls soccer quarterfinal match-up. Groton, seeded fifth, and Lansing, seeded fourth, were given automatic byes into the final eight teams along with No. 1 Trumansburg, No. 2 Unadilla Valley and... more

Section IV Boys Soccer Tourney 2017

The boys Section IV soccer tournament brackets were released Thursday with plenty of playoff prepared schools on the list. Of note in Class C: The seeding and brackets are aligned so that No. 3 Lansing and No. 4 Trumansburg could meet in the championship in a rematch of last year’s Section IV title game, which Lansing won. The full brackets... more

Lansing wins IAC Large boys championship

Lansing rode a first-half goal to a 1-0 victory over Elmira Notre Dame for the IAC Large School boys soccer championship Saturday night at Tompkins Cortland Community College. The win avenged last season’s 1-0 loss to Elmira Notre Dame in the title game. The teams are each the reigning Section IV champions in their respective classifications; END is in Class... more

Horseheads, Watkins Glen, Lansing swim to titles

Horseheads, Watkins Glen and Lansing captured team titles Saturday at the 17-team Dr. Jack Thomas Girls Swimming and Diving Invitational at Ernie Davis Academy’s Thomas Natatorium. Horseheads led Class A with 279 points, followed by Chenango Valley with 261.5 and Ithaca with 246. Watkins Glen’s win in the Class B division came with a 310-point effort that edged runner-up Vestal’s... more

Town of Lansing accused of not considering public input

Joe Wetmore called out the Lansing Town Planning Board and Town Supervisor Ed LaVigne Monday when he rebuked LaVigne for saying public comments made at the scheduled October 30 public hearing would not be considered before the Planning Board votes on sending their draft of the comprehensive Plan to the town Board for approval. Wetmore quoted a statement LaVigne posted... more

Lansing representatives tour Cayuga Salt Mine

Lansing Town officials went 2,300 feet below ground as they toured the Cayuga Salt Mine Friday (9/11), and New York State Senator Pamela Helming toured the mine Tuesday. Mine officials offered the tour in the hope that it would help them understand the health and safety issues motivating the construction of a new 2,500 foot deep mine shaft about seven... more

DEC grants permit to Cargill for mine shaft construction

The state Department of Environmental Conservation has granted a permit to the Cargill Cayuga Salt Mine to construct a new $42 million mine shaft, one month after officials contested new permits for mining under Cayuga Lake. The DEC does not believe the construction of the new mine shaft would cause any problems. "DEC carefully reviewed and considered all comments and... more

Blue-green algae blooms found in southern Cayuga Lake

The swimming area at Taughannock Falls State Park is normally packed full of people on a sunny 82-degree day in Tompkins County, but a health concern has turned it into a ghost town. “This whole section would be full, and plenty of people would be pushed to the grass when sunbathing, but not today,” said 16-year-old Lenna Georgiadis, of Interlaken,... more

Revised Lansing senior housing gets cool reception

The village of Lansing Planning Board was rather surprised when developer Eric Goetzmann presented revised plans for senior housing last week. Unfortunately for Goetzmann, the board members’ surprise was not the happy kind. The latest plans call for 30 units of senior apartments in a three-story building along Oakcrest Road northeast of the Shoppes at Ithaca Mall and the BJ’s... more
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