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Trump declares ‘disaster’ in Wayne County, but omits Cayuga, Monroe

President Donald Trump has declared a federal disaster for the communities impacted by flooding along Lake Ontario this year. More funding will be available to the state, as well as eligible tribal and local governments for work and efforts to repair damage. It was a request made by Governor Andrew Cuomo earlier this year, who signed legislation providing $45 million... more

Lake Ontario flooding takes center stage at Town Hall

Senator Pam Helming, in partnership with Senator Tom O’Mara, Chair of the Senate’s Environmental Conservation Committee, and Assemblyman Bob Oaks, last night hosted a public hearing to examine the International Joint Commission’s Plan 2014 and its impacts on local communities. The hearing, which drew over 150 people to Wayne High School’s Performing Arts Center in Ontario Center, comes in the... more

ELECTION NIGHT LIVE 2017 (webcast replay)

Josh Durso, Jackie Augustine & Jim Sinicropi were live inside the all-new FingerLakes1.com Studio on Election Night for results, reaction, interviews and analysis from Tuesday’s vote in Cayuga, Ontario, Schuyler, Seneca, Tompkins, Wayne and Yates Counties. Hear from Seneca Falls Town Supervisor Greg Lazzaro, successful Seneca Falls Town Council candidate Doug Avery, Geneva City Supervisor candidates Lou Guard &  Dom... more

Michael Calarco wins big in Wayne DA race

Michael Calarco said during the campaign that experience was the difference between he and his opponent, David Fulvio, in the race for Wayne County district attorney. On Tuesday, the voters agreed. Calarco, running on the Democratic and Conservative lines, handily defeated Fulvio, a Republican. Calarco finished with 9,574 votes in unofficial results posted on the county website just before 1... more

Severe weather takes down trees and more in Wayne County

Severe wind and incessant rain Sunday into Monday took a toll on many around Wayne County, particularly in Sodus Point and Pultneyville. On Lake Road in Pultneyville, winds flattened a barn early Monday morning. The owner, who currently lives in Florida, says he is “devastated” with the loss of his pre-Civil War era barn. Further east in Sodus, residents still... more

ELECTION GUIDE 2017: Looking at all of the candidates, issues in Wayne County

A contested District Attorney’s race in Wayne County highlights an active year for local, municipal races. Sodus Point will elect a village mayor just months after historic flooding ravaged the Lake Ontario coastline. Walworth will elect a new Town Supervisor, as well. While the only Democratic Supervisor in Wayne County, Kenan Baldridge, will run unopposed. The biggest issue, by far,... more

U.S. commissioners on IJC being replaced after Lake Ontario flooding

Changes are coming to the board that oversees water levels in Lake Ontario. Congressman Chris Collins says the U.S. commissioners on the International Joint Commission will be replaced. It’s welcome news for people in Greece who live along the lake. “It’s excellent news for the southshore of Lake Ontario,” Gary Zieres tells News10NBC. Zieres and his wife Karen have lived... more

Gov. Cuomo suggests special session for flood relief

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says a special legislative session may be needed this fall to increase assistance for those affected by floods along Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River. The Democrat wrote to lawmakers in the affected region on Tuesday. He noted that while officials approved $45 million for flood relief, more help will likely be needed. He... more

IJC to scale back outflows temporarily

The International Lake Ontario – St. Lawrence River Board will temporarily reduce the outflow from Lake Ontario. The IJC said Monday it will happen between October 7 and October 8 to assist with end-of-season boat outhauls on Lake St. Lawrence. The impact of Lake Ontario is supposed to be less than a centimeter and will be offset by a return... more

Wayne sheriff’s association endorses Calarco

The Wayne County Sheriff’s Police Officers Association-Teamsters Local 118 have endorsed Michael Calarco for district attorney. The group includes members of the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office. FL Times: Read More more

Deadline for lakeshore homeowners to apply for state help looming

Lake Ontario – once rising – is now receding. But homeowners looking to get help from the state don’t have much time to get their claim on file. Some homeowners have already received help from the state. As this deadline looms, others say there’s one main reason they haven’t. Contractor Walter Morey’s work for a client on Edgemere Drive is... more

20 years of apple touring in Wayne County

The annual Wayne County Apple Tour returns for the 20th year this fall. Since 1997, apple lovers throughout western and central New York have explored Wayne County to pick fresh apples, enjoy the fall colors, and enjoy a day of family fun. Wayne County is the largest apple-producing county in New York State. The tour runs throughout the month of... more

Helming urges residents, businesses to apply for flood aid

State Sen. Pam Helming, R-54 of Canandaigua, is reminding residents who plan to apply for grant funding through the Lake Ontario Flood Recovery Program that the application deadline is quickly approaching. Homeowners must submit their applications by Friday, Sept. 29, while small business owners, farmers, nonprofit corporations, homeowners associations and municipalities have until Sunday, Dec. 31, to send in their... more

Officials applaud volunteers who assisted during Lake Ontario flooding

The Wayne County Board of Supervisors, on Wednesday night, hosted an Appreciation event at Sodus Point Fire Hall for all the volunteers who worked so diligently and tirelessly during the months of flooding at Sodus Point and Huron. The devastating flood event brought out “neighbors helping neighbors”, and countless Town, County and State emergency agencies, firefighters, and highway departments. The... more

5 mph speed limit on Lake Ontario, St. Lawrence River extended to Oct. 2

Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s executive order placing a 5 mile-per-hour boating speed limit on Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River has been extended through Monday, Oct. 2, the governor’s office announced on Friday. Under the order, all vessels operating within 600 feet of shore must limit their speed to 5 mph to help reduce impacts to shoreline residents and infrastructure... more

Info session set for flood victims on Lake Ontario shoreline

Property owners affected by flooding from record Lake Ontario water levels can learn how they can get help next week in a meeting hosted by state Sen. Pam Helming and Assemblyman Bob Oaks. An informational meeting on the Lake Ontario Flood Recovery Program will take place from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 23 at the Wallington Fire Department, 7863... more

Why so many want Joseph Amico behind bars

It was quite a surprise to Joseph Amico, age 45, of 7850 Flagler Street, City of Las Vegas, that two Wayne County Sheriff’s Officers were waiting outside a New York City Courtroom on Monday (8/14) morning, waiting to take him into custody. In a Manhattan court, Amico had been charged with making terrorist threats and Aggravated Harassment in the Second... more
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