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posticon Editorial - Should the Town Tell the Feds What To Do?

Opinions | Friday, November 16, 2018 | By Dan Veaner Print
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A resident asked the Lansing Town Board to pass a resolution calling for the United States government to renounce using nuclear weapons first, strip the President's authority to launch a nuclear attack without congressional approval, and pursue an agreement that will remove nuclear weapons from the planet.  Further, the resolution, if passed, would be forwarded to Lansing's federal representatives, including Congressman Tom Reed, Senators Kirsten Gillibrand and Chuck Schumer, and President Donald Trump.

Laudable goals to be sure.  But should local governments waste time and taxpayers' money on resolutions that are not within their jurisdiction?

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posticon Thoughts - Thanking Veterans on Armistice Day

Opinions | Friday, November 16, 2018 | By Casey Stevens Print
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Caseythoughts I'm writing this on Veteran's Day, and you'll read it a few days later. To start with a personal chuckle. my granddaughter Serenity (AKA Zen) said today was 'Veteran's Day Observed' as if the 'observed' was not in parentheses on the calendar, but as a normal part of its title. Smart kid; funny and smart, sometimes she not knowing why she's funny.

But in keeping with my curmudgeon outlook (and wishing nothing would change) I really feel we should go back to the name Armistice Day. The day we 'ended' war for all time, the Great War, the war to end all wars. The war memorialized by more monuments in the United States and the free world than any other conflict. The war that gave us F. Scott Fitzgerald, Ernest Hemingway, and the 'lost generation'. The war that gave us even more death and destruction twenty years later.

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posticon Letters - Town Justice Election

Opinions | Friday, November 16, 2018 | By Dick Costello Print
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mailmanI would like to take this opportunity to thank all who voted for me and aided in my campaign for Lansing Town Justice. A special thanks to Mike Sigler, Ed Lavigne and my wife Sharyn.

Also another congratulations to Maura Kennedy-Smith for her win. Maura will do an excellent job for our town. I support her 100%.

Dick Costello
Lansing, NY

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posticon Letters - Lansing Gun Club's Toxic Legacy

Opinions | Friday, November 16, 2018 | By Gay Nicholson Print
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mailmanAn Open Letter to Members of the Lansing Gun Club:

Two years ago your gun club agreed to a consent order with the EPA to stop shooting lead shot into the Salmon Creek corridor at your club in Ludlowville by March 31, 2018. Based on your written estimate of 100,000 rounds per year, we calculate that you have been dumping around 3.5 tons of lead into our community every single year for decades. Lead is a potent toxin and there is no truly safe level of lead in our water, air, or soil.

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posticon Letters - Lansing Gun Club

Opinions | Friday, November 16, 2018 | By Alice King Print
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mailmanDear Lansing Gun Club Members,

Why would you choose to willfully harm our community's health by expanding your gun ranges to both sides of Salmon Creek?

You have chosen to continue to use lead shot which leaves a powerful neurotoxin in our environment.

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