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Telephone survey coming to Lansing residents

Village trustees voted earlier this week to a sign a contract that will commit the village to pay up to $9,000 for its half of a telephone survey to be used for input in updating both municipalities’ comprehensive plans.

As theĀ Lansing Star Online reports, the town will pay the other half plus an additional $2,000 for a web version of the survey, which will focus on townspeople who live outside of the village.

The two municipalities are splitting the $18,000 cost of a the survey conducted by the Survey Research Institute, a local firm.

The survey will ask residents their opinions on future growth, development, community services and housing options.

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Electronic parking meters coming to Ithaca city streets

The City of Ithaca announced Thursday that it will enhance its parking enforcement program through the use of two new LIcense Plate Readers, which have been installed in the Community Service Officer vehicles.

The city will also start charging a $1.50 an hour for on-street parking, an increase of fifty cents.

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Cuomo: Washington should consider Ebola travel ban

Gov. Andrew Cuomo spoke with "CBS This Morning" co-anchor Charlie Rose  about his new book and the state's response to the Ebola threat

Earlier this month, Cuomo said a ban wouldn't be effective.

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New York preparing Ebola waste plan

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Preparations continue for any potential cases of Ebola that may hit New York State.

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Deputies: Seneca County man threatened to shoot officers

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Deputies say man became belligerent, then made threat against officers

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Report: Over 34,000 New Yorkers deemed unable to have gun

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Classification comes due to mental health concerns, measures implemented under New York's SAFE Act