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October 12, 2018 Issue  
Lansing, New York  
Volume 14, Issue 39

posticon Battery Storage Comes to the Village of Lansing

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NYSEG Battery Installations Planned

The Village of Lansing Planning Board voted unanimously Monday to grant New York State Electric & Gas (NYSEG) a special permit to erect a lithium-ion Battery Electric Storage System (BESS) on Brentwood Road.  The 477 kilowatt Brentwood project is one of two storage battery projects NYSEG has proposed.  Company representative Mark Kirschbaum says battery installations, provided by Tesla, will help reduce peak loads, save NYSEG money by reducing the need for new capital projects, and save customers money by reducing the amount of power they need from the grid during peak usage hours.

"The installation on Brentwood Drive is what we call our Circuit Deployed system," Kirschbaum says. "It will be connected directly to our poles and wires on our distribution system.  We'll utilize it to simulate peak reduction.  Hypothetically during the high load periods a circuit can get overloaded because everybody comes in and turns on their air conditioning.  During those peak periods this would keep the load down on the system and it would defer some capital investments that would have been needed to meet that peak load."

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posticon Town Enacts Sexual Harassment Prevention Policy

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Town of Lansing

The Lansing Town Board adopted a preliminary sexual harassment prevention policy early this month at a working meeting at the Lansingville Fire Station.  The move was to bring the Town in compliance with a state mandate for all employers to put a policy in place by October 9th.  While Governor Andrew Cuomo said on October 1 that finalized guidelines and training materials were released that day, Lansing Town Attorney said that municipalities in particular were struggling to meet the deadline because there was so little lead time to comply with the materials.

"There are a lot of municipalities scrambling," Krogh said. "The law that did this was actually in the 2019 state budget.  The guidance documentation was behind.  I assume the vast number of municipalities will not come into compliance by the 9th."

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posticon Lansing Gallery - 1st Graders Visit Fire Station

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Diane Duthie - Lansing GalleryEach year Lansing first graders get a special on a Friday morning treat during Fire prevention Week -- a trip to Central Fire Station where they learn about what to do in case of a fire, and get to wear real fire fighter equipment and go on a fire truck.  And firefighters visited Lansing Kindergartners in the afternoon.

It's not all just for fun.  In 2005 the Fire Prevention Week experience helped then 4 year old Blake Hunter avert tragedy.  Thanks to the session with Lansing Volunteer Fire department members, Blake knew exactly what to do when he saved his mother from a blaze in their home.



Photos by Diane Duthie

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posticon Lansing Girls XC, Mod Boys XC Capture IAC Divisional Titles

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xc iac div var girlsWinning Varsity Girls Team from Lansing

In unseasonably warm temperatures and on a golf course that was softened by lots of recent rain, the Lansing Ladycats ran away with their second consecutive IAC Division II title on Tuesday, October 9. The girls team was led by Emmaline Jackson '21 and Catie Eisenhut '20. Last year, Jackson was runner-up and this year, she claimed the individual title with her teammate, Eisenhut, just 0.1 seconds behind her.

Scoring only 20 points (low score wins in cross country; 15 is a perfect score), the Lansing girls were 17 points ahead of runner-up Trumansburg. Kinsley Jacobs '23 set the modified course record last year and finished as Lansing's third runner, fourth overall. Teresa Garcia '20 and Eden Jackson '19 rounded our Lansing's scoring five with Hana Thibault '21 and Allison Keefe '19 completing their team of seven – all of whom came across the finish line before third place Moravia's second runner.

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posticon Football Bobcats Defeat The Blackhawks

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football Devin Wright ball carrier Photo by Bruce BarberDevin Wright ball carrier. Photo by Bruce Barber

Homecoming was part of a capping of the Lansing HS spirit week that set the stage for a Sobus Field showdown on a clear night. The Oxford Blackhawks brought their 2-1 record to take on the undefeated Bobcats football team. The stands and the hillside path to the concessions were lined with spectators. Lansing youth flag and tackle football players and coaches lined the field for the varsity team entry.

Many in the crowd were curious of the of the game action and flow of this years 8-man team. That only means 8 players at one time on the field instead of the typical eleven. The overall player roster consists of 19 members. True to form of the previous couple of games the Bobcats got out to a quick start. Those at the concessions could have missed the two scores Lansing had in its first three offensive plays. Luke Winslow (10 x 204) accounted for Lansing's first four scores with runs of at least 50 yards on three of them.

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xc home meet 2018 11Photo by Ian Golden

The Lansing varsity cross country program hosted over 50 young runners Saturday, who were undeterred by the muddy terrain at Lansing Center Trail.

This was the second year that the high school teams have hosted their future teammates and competitors at their home course, and the Bobcats welcomed returning teams from Auburn (Pulsars) and Horseheads (SOAR) as well as many returning individual runners. In addition, the new local youth running team, the Lansing Lightning, had a strong turnout despite a busy local calendar.

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