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Cuomo declares state of emergency along Lake Ontario shoreline

Cuomo declares state of emergency along Lake Ontario shoreline
Governor Cuomo declared a State of Emergency for the eight counties impacted by potential Lake Ontario flooding: Cayuga, Jefferson, Monroe, Niagara, Orleans, Oswego, St. Lawrence and Wayne. The Governor’s order directs state agencies to protect State property and to assist local governments and individuals in responding to and recovering from the flooding. The Governor also directed the Commissioner of the... more

State of Emergency declared in Wayne, Cayuga counties along Lake Ontario

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After Sheriff Barry Virts and other leaders from Wayne County declared a state of emergency along the Lake Ontario shoreline; Sheriff Brian Schenck and leaders from Cayuga County did the same for shoreline in the Town of Sterling. “Water levels in these areas continue to rise to levels that are creating a risk of flooding and shoreline damage,” Schenck said... more

Helming calls on IJC to abolish Plan 2014, assist communities along Lake Ontario

Helming calls on IJC to abolish Plan 2014, assist communities along Lake Ontario
Citing rising water levels on the southern shoreline of Lake Ontario, Senator Helming once again called on the International Joint Commission to abolish Plan 2014 and assist local communities. Many areas are already bracing for flooding, and New York State has deployed sandbagging machines and emergency response resources. In February, Senator Helming and Assemblyman Brian Manktelow, joined by several other... more

Sodus Point mayor says they’re open for business

Sodus Point mayor says they’re open for business
Mayor Dave McDowell said the village is ready for rising lake waters and stresses visitors should come and enjoy all that the quaint lakeside community offers. “We are continuing to monitor the situation on a round-the-clock basis,” he said last week. “Whereas we can never fully predict where the water levels will top out, it is important for everyone —... more

Precautions along lakeshore bring cautious optimism for people in Sodus Point

Precautions along lakeshore bring cautious optimism for people in Sodus Point
Lake levels continue to rise on Lake Ontario as spring unfolds. According to the International Joint Commission, the lake’s water level is currently 17 inches above average. The community of Sodus Point is one of the places where the initial impacts of that rise in lake levels is being felt. Large industrial pumps are already set up, put onto Greig... more

Cuomo on rising Lake Ontario water levels: Prepare for the worst, hope for the best

Cuomo on rising Lake Ontario water levels: Prepare for the worst, hope for the best
Governor Andrew Cuomo is warning communities along Lake Ontario to prepare for the worst and hope for the best. In a press briefing Monday, he said that we just have to “accept a new reality that flooding and increased water flow is a new reality,” and that we have to start building for that new reality rather than responding to... more

Communities along Lake Ontario brace for potential flooding

Communities along Lake Ontario brace for potential flooding
Flooding is a recurring problem for neighbors in Fair Haven who live along the lake. In May of 2017 sandbags lined properties there. Docks even beginning to disappear. For the people of Fair Haven it meant their busiest season for tourism was underwater. On Friday, it is another sight no Fair Haven resident wants to see, especially those living along... more

Cayuga County brewery expanding; opening Sodus Bay taproom

Cayuga County brewery expanding; opening Sodus Bay taproom
or a brewery that produces beer on a such a small scale, Cayuga County’s Lunkenheimer Craft Brewing has a strong reputation in Rochester, according to its owner. That speaks to the quality of the beer. And that’s also part of the allure of opening a new taproom closer to Monroe County, brewery co-owner Derric Slocum said earlier this week. “The... more

Attorney: Two Sodus girls sexually assaulted on school bus

Attorney: Two Sodus girls sexually assaulted on school bus
A Notice of Claim was filed by two families against a local school after multiple alleged incidents of sexual assault. Families of the two children in the Sodus Central School District say the children were sexually assaulted on a school bus by a fellow male student. They allege there were multiple incidents last year, which were mishandled by the district.... more
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