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Lake Ontario shoreline homeowners left with big mess after die-off

Thousands of dead fish are washing up on the shores of Irondequoit Bay, particularly on the Webster side. It’s not unusual this time of year, but some residents say it’s the worst they’ve seen in decades of living on the water. “We’re looking forward to the warm weather, but I don’t know what we’re going to do with all this... more

Sodus Point man charged with DWI, speeding in Huron

Deputies say a 42-year-old Sodus Point man was arrested for driving while intoxicated after a traffic stop on Ridge Road in Huron. Keith Balch, 42, was pulled over for a violation, according to deputies. Upon stopping the vehicle, patrol determined that Balch was operating the vehicle while in an intoxicated condition. He was subsequently arrested for driving while intoxicated, operating... more

Cuomo urges commission to maintain Lake Ontario outflows to avoid flooding

Gov. Andrew Cuomo hopes the International Joint Commission reconsiders its plan to decrease Lake Ontario outflows beginning Friday. At 1 a.m., outflows will decrease from 8,950 to 8,550 cubic meters per second. Frank Bevacqua, a spokesperson for the International Joint Commission, said the reduced outflows coincide with the opening of the St. Lawrence Seaway navigation season. But Cuomo is concerned... more

Upstate NY reps want Lake Ontario shoreline damage report

A trio of upstate New York members of Congress is requesting a report examining the damage to Lake Ontario's shoreline last year. U.S. Reps. Chris Collins, John Katko and Claudia Tenney have asked House Speaker Paul Ryan and House Appropriations Committee Chairman Rodney Frelinghuysen to include language requiring the report in an upcoming omnibus spending bill. The language would authorize... more

Dam floodgates to open to drain excess Lake Ontario water

Floodgates are being opened at a New York Power Authority dam in Massena to spill excess water from Lake Ontario into the Saint Lawrence River. The gates at Long Sault Dam are scheduled to open at 7 a.m. Monday. The power authority says there will be rapidly changing river flows downstream. Outflows from Lake Ontario are established weekly by the... more

Sodus Point woman charged with DWI after nearly sideswiping patrol car

The Wayne County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of a 45-year-old Sodus Point resident after she nearly sideswiped a patrol car at an intersection in Sodus. Amy Tindall, 45, is accused of nearly swiping that patrol car at the intersection of N. Geneva Road and Christian Hollier Road. Upon stopping the vehicle it was determined that Tindall was operating the... more
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