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Flight from Ithaca to D.C. diverted to Pennsylvania due to fire warning

Flight from Ithaca to D.C. diverted to Pennsylvania due to fire warning
A flight from Ithaca headed to Dulles International Airport in Washington D.C. has been diverted to State College, Pennsylvania. According to the United Airlines automated flight tracking system, the flight left Ithaca just before 3 p.m. Friday, and made an unexpected landing at University Park Airport just after 3:50 p.m. According to the Executive Director at University Park, there was... more

Construction underway on $17.3M housing development in Lansing

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Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced the start of construction on a new $17.3 million housing development that includes 71 affordable apartments in the Town of Lansing. Milton Meadows Apartments, developed by Rochester’s Cornerstone Group, is the first phase of construction at Lansing’s new Town Center and will be located near the Tompkins County Area Transit bus stop, as well as... more

United Airlines to add third flight connecting Ithaca to Washington, D.C.

United Airlines to add third flight connecting Ithaca to Washington, D.C.
United Airlines is adding a third daily flight between Ithaca and the nation’s capital, starting in April. United Airlines recently began flights between the Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport and Washington Dulles, after announcing it would stop flights to Newark. On Wednesday, United Airlines announced it will add a third daily flight to Washington with an ERJ-145 regional aircraft. The Ithaca... more

COURT REVIEWS CASE: Should DEC have issued a mine shaft permit to Cargill before environmental review?

COURT REVIEWS CASE: Should DEC have issued a mine shaft permit to Cargill before environmental review?
The main courtroom of the Tompkins County Courthouse was packed Monday afternoon for a hearing about whether the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation should have required an Environmental Impact Statement before issuing a permit to Cargill to build a new mine shaft. The petitioners in the Article 78 case include the City and Town of Ithaca, the Town... more

Lansing outlasts Trumansburg en route to regionals

Lansing outlasts Trumansburg en route to regionals
The Lansing boys soccer team squeaked past Trumansburg 1–0 in the Section IV Class C tournament championship on Oct. 29 at Tompkins Cortland Community College. Lansing head coach Benji Parkes said he was proud of how the squad battled throughout the tournament. “We had some good games throughout our run in sectionals,” Parkes said. “I think they made us that... more

Section 4: Notre Dame takes 8-man football title with win over Lansing

Section 4: Notre Dame takes 8-man football title with win over Lansing
After losing twice to Lansing during the regular season, Elmira Notre Dame beat the Bobcats in their third matchup to claim the Section 4 eight-man football championship Friday night at Binghamton Alumni Stadium. Junior quarterback Erik Charnetski ran for 145 yards and threw for 148 to lead the Crusaders (5-2) to a 38-20 victory. Charnetski ran for three touchdowns, breaking... more

74-year-old killed in Lansing crash after being struck by commercial truck

74-year-old killed in Lansing crash after being struck by commercial truck
Deputies say a 74-year-old bicyclist was killed in a crash last week in Lansing. Karl R. Wolfe, 74, was killed in the collision after he entered the southbound lane on North Triphammer Road – being struck by a commercial vehicle. Wolfe was transported by Bangs Ambulance to Cayuga Medical Center where he later died of injuries sustained in the crash.... more

Gov. Cuomo visits Tompkins Airport for groundbreaking of $24.7M expansion (video)

Gov. Cuomo visits Tompkins Airport for groundbreaking of .7M expansion (video)
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo was in Lansing on Tuesday celebrating the start of construction on the $24.7 million expansion of the Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport. The project, set to be complete in late 2019, will expand the terminal by nearly 50 percent, including the addition of a new U.S. Customs and Border Protection building that will transform the airport into... more

Deputies: Woman seriously injured after being ‘attacked’ by man with machete

Deputies: Woman seriously injured after being ‘attacked’ by man with machete
A Lansing man is in custody after a violent, physical attack on Sunday, according to authorities. Daniel I. Truesdale, 47, was charged with first-degree assault after reportedly attacking a woman with the machete. Police say Truesdale caused “serious physical injuries” to the female victim’s face. Due to the severity of the attack, the charge was upgraded to felony, first-degree status.... more

Avon tops Lansing in state semis despite pitching gem from Bell

Avon tops Lansing in state semis despite pitching gem from Bell
Garrett Bell delivered his usual excellence on the mound Friday, but it wasn’t enough as Lansing’s season ended with a 1-0 loss to Avon in a New York State Public High School Athletic Association Class C baseball semifinal at Binghamton’s Conlon Field. Bell, a junior right-hander, pitched a three-hitter for the Bobcats after tossing a five-hitter in a 3-1 win... more

Lansing McDonald’s robbed by two people displaying handguns, police say

Lansing McDonald’s robbed by two people displaying handguns, police say
Tompkins County deputies say two people displaying handguns robbed the McDonald’s in Lansing. The robbery occurred at around 12:01 a.m. Tuesday, authorities said. Both subjects demanded money from employees at the McDonald’s located at 2350 North Triphammer Road. The two subjects exited the restaurant with an unknown amount of cash and fled the area in an unknown direction, deputies said.... more

Auburn McDonald’s locations purchased by Lansing couple

Auburn McDonald’s locations purchased by Lansing couple
The two Auburn locations of McDonald's are now under the ownership of a local couple. Courtney and Mike Feehan, of Lansing, have purchased the 198 Grant Ave. and 357 Genesee St. restaurants in the fast food chain, they announced in a news release Wednesday. As owners of the Cayuga Restaurant Group, the Feehans already own six McDonald's restaurants in the... more

MANTIUS: Cuomo’s conflicting interests collide over plan for Cayuga plant

MANTIUS: Cuomo’s conflicting interests collide over plan for Cayuga plant
An affiliate of the politically-connected Blackstone Group seeks to convert one of the two coal-fired units at its Cayuga Lake power plant to burn natural gas, hauled in by truck. The plant, built in Lansing in the mid-1950s, is one of only two remaining coal-fired facilities still operating in New York State. Gov. Andrew Cuomo has vowed to convert or... more
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