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IJC warns of “major” flooding potential for Lake Ontario, says Plan 2014 not to blame

Residents on the coast of Lake Ontario are being alerted to the possibility of “major coastal flooding” should April’s wet weather continue in the coming months, the International Lake Ontario-St. Lawrence River Board said in a statement released Tuesday. In the statement, the board said April’s rainfall and snowmelt have resulted in rising water levels and flooding along Lake Ontario.... more

Latest from FLX as water levels continue to rise (full-coverage)

It’s a bad situation. As a whole, the region is several inches over “normal” rainfall amounts for the last two months. While the Finger Lakes didn’t see the snowmelt that sometimes contributes to springtime flooding — we have seen plenty of spring rains. On Thursday a road washed out in Geneva. Coastal communities along Lake Ontario have been on edge... more

Special State of Emergency declared along Lake Ontario in Wayne County

Officials in Wayne County have declared a special state of emergency for all Wayne County bays and harbors. Board of Supervisors Chairman Steven LeRoy and Sheriff Barry Virts pursuant to Executive Law Article 2B declared the special state of emergency for Sodus Bay, Port Bay, East Bay, Blind Sodus Bay, Pultneyville Harbor and Bear Creek Harbor in Wayne County. Effective... more

Sodus Point flood concerns rising along Lake Ontario

The water is already starting to run over along parts of Lake Ontario and Sodus Bay in Sodus Point, and the problems could just be starting. The water levels on the lake are expected to rise for at least another month, according to forecasts. Sodus Point Village Mayor Chris Tertinek said Tuesday the village hasn’t reached flood stage yet. “We... more

Wayne Sheriff provides update in monthly column

Dear Neighbors, The Sheriff’s Office 2016 Annual Report is available online at www.waynecosheriff.org through your town supervisor and at all the public libraries in the county for your review. On April 29th all Wayne County law enforcement agencies, Wayne-NET (Wayne Narcotic Enforcement Team) and the Drug Enforcement Administration will give the public another opportunity to prevent pill abuse and theft... more

Villages must think outside the box to hold onto local police departments

One of the biggest assets Wayne County villages boast, their police departments, are in jeopardy. Village officials from across Wayne County came together last Monday, March 20th for their monthly meeting to discuss the pros and cons of community policing. While the idea of a local police department is a huge asset for a village, officials are not blind to... more

Wayne County joins others across state in search of mandate relief

It was just a couple of weeks ago that Wayne County Administrator Rick House joined other officials from across the state to lobby in Albany for unfunded mandate relief. House visited the Governor’s mansion with other members of the New York State Association of Counties, which represents county leaders all across the state, to seek some relief from state mandates.... more

Wayne County Clerk urges residents to renew locally at your DMV

By Tammy Whitacre For years, Wayne County Clerk Michael Jankowski has worked to educate residents when it comes to helping the county they live in. The “notice to Wayne County residents” urges them to bring their renewals for vehicle registration and driver’s licenses to their local Department of Motor Vehicles in Lyons and forgo returning the payment in the pre-addressed... more

The Nature Conservancy to restore Sodus Bay Wetlands

The Nature Conservancy has been awarded a $193,521 grant from the Sustain Our Great Lakes program to restore and enhance more than 115 acres of wetland habitat in Sodus Bay by reconnecting floodplain habitat and assessing road-stream crossings that prevent fish from reaching spawning habitats. The effort is a partnership among Save our Sodus, the State University of New York... more

Sodus Point postal worker who stole $20K sentenced to probation

A former postal employee in Wayne County has been sentenced for stealing nearly $20,000. Jennifer Passeck, 27, of Sodus Point, was sentenced Thursday in federal court to two years of probation after pleading guilty to theft of public money. The probation will include six months of home detention. Finger Lakes Times – News: Read More more
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