Katko wants more federal funding for Owasco Lake, CNY water infrastructure

U.S. Rep. John Katko visited Cayuga County Friday to highlight his recent calls for more federal funding to support water infrastructure projects in central New York. Katko, R-Camillus, held a press conference at Emerson Park in Owasco to outline the need for more federal aid to help communities improve water infrastructure. Specifically, Katko said he supports doubling two state revolving... more

Risk for boaters elevated at Canandaigua Lake

  Ontario County Sheriff Philip Povero says that boaters need to use extreme caution when on the waters of Canandaigua Lake. He said, “Officers are confirming debris below the surface, primarily tree limbs and logs, that present a danger if struck by a boat.” The recent rains have wreaked havoc on the region, causing runoff, water rise, and a variety... more

Boating Advisory issued in Ontario and Yates counties

The Ontario and Yates County Sheriff’s Offices have issued boating advisories for all of the lakes in those counties. This comes just a week after Seneca and Cayuga County officials declared advisories for Seneca and Cayuga Lakes. The move also comes just days after a state of emergency was declared along Lake Ontario for a flood threat, which exists predominantly... more

Water-soaked area looks to dry out in Ontario Co.

Floating debris such as tree limbs and logs in Canandaigua Lake has prompted the Ontario and Yates County Sheriff’s Offices to urge boaters to observe caution. Boaters are urged to operate their vessels at no more than 5 mph within 200 feet of shore on the lake. Boaters also are urged to observe reduced speeds on Honeoye Lake because of... more

Keuka Moorings changes site plan for Penn Yan Marine site

The long-delayed Keuka Moorings condominium project planned for the former Penn Yan Marine property has undergone another revision, but Penn Yan Mayor Leigh MacKerchar is optimistic a real estate transaction will happen soon. The Penn Yan Village Planning Board approved changes to the project’s plan last week. The changes include the addition of four new living units and a wooden... more

Lyons volunteers gear up for Canal Clean Sweep

The Lyons community will participate in the 14th annual Erie Canal Clean Sweep on Saturday, April 22. The day will begin at 8:30 with coffee, juice, fruit, doughnuts, and Canal Clean Sweep tee shirts, according to one of the organizers, Bob Stopper of the Lyons Erie Canalway Greeters. Volunteers will trim shrubs, remove litter and debris, pull weeds, and clean... more

Sheriff Virts asks boaters to avoid shoreline along Lake Ontario

On Sunday, Seneca County Sheriff Tim Luce announced a Lake Level Advisory for Seneca and Cayuga Lakes. The advisory includes the Seneca-Cayuga Canal, as well. Luce says that recent rains have caused water levels to rise and extra caution is needed for boat traffic to navigate safely. He said in the release that as the weather gets warmer and people... more

Dates announced for Seneca Falls Canal Fest

The Seneca Falls Business Association has announced the return of the Seneca Falls Canal Fest. The 2nd Annual Seneca Falls Canal Fest will begin on Friday, July 7th and continues through Sunday, July 9th. The three day celebration will be held along both sides of the Cayuga-Seneca Canal in Seneca Falls and is bringing back the Amusement Rides & Midway,... more

SENECA LAKE DEBATE: Geneva is not looking for lakefront developers

Geneva City Council fielded plenty of concerns from residents at Wednesday’s meeting regarding lakefront development. The message from residents who spoke was clear: Follow the comprehensive plan, and don’t develop the lakefront property along Seneca Lake. As Geneva City Manager Matt Horn said on Thursday though, it might not be that simple. He did try to rest some of the concerns... more
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