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Army Corps of Engineers to start $100K temporary fix for Fair Haven break wall this summer

Army Corps of Engineers to start $100K temporary fix for Fair Haven break wall this summer
A $100,000 construction project will temporarily fix the broken break wall in Fair Haven. It’s a step forward for the tourism-dependent village that is fighting its way back to normalcy after disastrous flooding in 2017. The break wall in Fair Haven remains in shambles following the high water levels of Lake Ontario. On Thursday, the village learned of a $100,000... more

Little Sodus Bay ready for summer, west pier partially closed

Little Sodus Bay ready for summer, west pier partially closed
A popular summer spot, Little Sodus Bay in Cayuga County, will be seeing changes this summer. After the piers that protect the bay from Lake Ontario started showing signs of damage, the Army Corps of Engineers has stepped in. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Buffalo District’s technical team completed a damage assessment of the Fair Haven east and west... more

Weather blamed for pier damage, wall failure in Fair Haven

Army Corps of Engineers blames weather for Fair Haven pier damage
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is blaming weather events, especially a “significant” storm in late February, for bolt failures and sheet pile damage at the West Barrier Bar Pier in the village of Fair Haven. The Army Corps of Engineers followed its initial damage assessment in mid-March with a site visit two weeks ago to inspect the pier. A... more

Team of engineers working to fix Fair Haven break wall

Fair Haven break wall: engineering team working on temporary fix
Kyle Meddaugh, a Fair Haven native tells CNY Central that “the ball is rolling” when it comes to the break wall along the Lake Ontario. I don’t know. I mean the channel is critical to Fair Haven for getting in and out of the village,” Meddaugh said. It was in February when Kyle Meddaugh stumbled on this damage for the... more

Army Corps of Engineers assesses Fair Haven pier damage, plans repairs

Army Corps of Engineers assesses Fair Haven pier damage, plans repairs
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers completed an initial damage assessment and is determining options for repairing the West Barrier Bar Pier in Fair Haven. A spokesman for the Army Corps of Engineers’ Buffalo district said Friday that the initial assessment consisted of a review of photos provided to the agency. The photos helped the agency “better understand the extent... more

Lake Ontario level dips, high outflows continue

Lake Ontario level dips, high outflows continue
Lake Ontario’s water levels decreased slightly last week, but it’s likely not enough to allay concerns about flooding along the shoreline. The Lake Ontario-St. Lawrence River Board, a panel established within the International Joint Commission, announced Friday that the lake’s level dropped 1.6 inches last week. The board attributed the decline to dry weather, evaporation and high outflows. Despite the... more

Village of Fair Haven worried as break wall falls apart along Lake Ontario

Village of Fair Haven worried as break wall falls apart along Lake Ontario
“I stumbled on this damage, you know for the first time in the middle of February in the middle of winter when no one else is down here,” said Kyle Medaugh. Medaugh has been capturing photos of this break wall coming apart, along the West Barrier Bar Pier. He says, the worst of it came at the end of February.... more

Helming calls on Trump nominees to take action on Lake Ontario water level

Helming calls on Trump nominees to take action on Lake Ontario water level
Senator Pam Helming announced that she was joined by Senator Robert Ortt and 10 of their fellow New York State legislators in calling for the U.S. Senate to confirm President Trump’s three U.S. nominees to the International Joint Commission (IJC). In August 2018, President Trump nominated three members to the IJC, who are tasked with negotiating the water levels of... more

Senators Schumer, Gillibrand call on IJC to take action amid rising lake levels

Senators Schumer, Gillibrand call on IJC to take action amid rising lake levels
Senators Kirsten Gillibrand and Chuck Schumer are joining a list of lawmakers calling on the International Joint Commission to assess rising water levels on Lake Ontario and take action to prevent the risk of flooding. In a statement released Friday, the senators said the IJC should work to maximize outflows at the Moses-Saunders Dam on the St. Lawrence River and... more

Deputies: Fair Haven man accused of grabbing, pushing resident during domestic incident

Deputies: Fair Haven man accused of grabbing, pushing resident during domestic incident
Deputies report the arrest of a Fair Haven man following an investigation into a domestic incident. Dylan C. Williamson, 25, of Fair Haven was charged with second-degree harassment and fourth-degree criminal mischief after allegedly breaking several items, and forcefully grabbing and pushing an individual who was located at the residence where the incident unfolded. The home was located in Red... more

Cayuga County year-end sales tax report: Auburn excels, towns, villages lag behind

Cayuga County year-end sales tax report: Auburn excels, towns, villages lag behind
The final sales tax numbers for Cayuga County’s multiple municipal governments show a strong year for the city of Auburn, but a weak performance by towns and villages in the area. As a whole, sales tax receipts in Cayuga County reached $46.27 million, up from $45.67 million in 2017. The increase was driven primarily by a strong performance in Auburn,... more

Funding secured for Fair Haven State Park improvements

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Senator Pam Helming announced that $200,000 had been secured in Capital Assistance money to improve the entrance and parking lot area at Fair Haven Beach State Park. The funding comes at the request of officials in the Town of Sterling and the Village of Fair Haven, who have identified the park as an asset for the local economy and tourism... more

Man flees after crashing, flipping car in Fair Haven; charges pending

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After flipping a vehicle in a ditch several times on Monday – the driver of that car fled into the woods, resulting in an hours-long search. New York State Police Sgt. Jay Welsted, of the Auburn barracks, said the man allegedly told a witness that he “couldn’t be involved in anything” before he disappeared into the woods, according to the... more

Neighbors say rollover accident in Cayuga County led to police search lasting into night

Neighbors say rollover accident in Cayuga County led to police search lasting into night
Reports from Cayuga County indicate that a rollover accident on Route 104A resulted in an extensive police search into the night. Neighbors say they were told that a ‘search’ will continue in the morning. Those same individuals say that law enforcement is searching for the person who was operating the vehicle. #INBOX: Neighbors say this accident on Rt. 104A yesterday... more

Sales tax revenues up in Auburn, down in Cayuga County’s towns and villages

Sales tax revenues up in Auburn, down in Cayuga County’s towns and villages
Sales tax collection is trending upward in the city of Auburn through the third quarter of 2018 and holding relatively steady in Cayuga County. According to the latest monthly sales tax report from the Cayuga County Treasurer’s Office, the city of Auburn has collected more sales tax this year compared to last year, while the county has seen a very... more

Cayuga County Sheriff’s Office’s 3rd Annual National Coffee with a Cop Day

Cayuga County Sheriff’s Office’s 3rd Annual National Coffee with a Cop Day
Sheriff David Gould announces that the Cayuga County Sheriff’s Office will be participating in the Third Annual National Coffee with a Cop Day. On October 3rd, 2018 from 8:30AM to 10AM, we will join officers from law enforcement agencies in all 50 states and five foreign countries. “One day – and a few cups of coffee – is all you... more

SUNDAY CONVERSATION: Running unopposed, Brian Schenck looks to build community in Cayuga Co.

INSIDE THE FLX: Brian Schenck looks to become next sheriff in Cayuga County
Who will be the next sheriff in Cayuga County? Lt. Brian Schenck believes it should be him; and after Sheriff David Gould announced that he would not seek re-election – Schenck stepped up to the plate. On Wednesday, he visited the FingerLakes1.com studio where he discussed his campaign, local issues around policing, and how he aims to continue improving community... more
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