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Gov. Cuomo directs DEC to sue IJC over Lake Ontario flooding

Cuomo directs DEC to sue IJC over Lake Ontario flooding
Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation is filing a lawsuit against the International Joint Commission for its mismanagement of Lake Ontario water levels that caused catastrophic damage to shoreline communities. As a direct result of the IJC’s mismanagement, extremely high water levels exacerbated damage to residences and businesses, swept away large swaths of... more

Lake Ontario flood survey by IJC up now for shoreline residents

Lake Ontario flood survey by IJC up now for shoreline residents
Property owners along Lake Ontario will now have an opportunity to share their input to the International Joint Commission, which is in charge of regulating the water levels. Homeowners along the shoreline are being encouraged to share details of the flood damage they experienced through a survey. The IJC and the Lake Ontario-Saint Lawrence River Control Board will use the... more

Cayuga County winery wins Riesling Winery of the Year; others honored

Cayuga County winery wins Riesling Winery of the Year; others honored
Two recent wine competitions have yielded several awards for Cayuga County wineries, including a Riesling distinction for one producer. Colloca Estate Winery in Fair Haven was named the 2019 New York Riesling Winery of the Year at the New York International Wine Competition held May 5 in Manhattan. The ninth annual competition received more than 1,300 entries from 23 countries,... more

FLX holiday weekend fireworks schedule

FLX holiday weekend fireworks schedule
School is out, summer is in full swing and most Finger Lakes residents have a four-day holiday weekend on-tap to celebrate the Fourth of July. There will be fireworks in the skies above the region for the next several days. Below is a guide to where, and when, to find them. WEDNESDAY Auburn/Owasco - Emerson Park 8 p.m. concert with... more

SUNDAY CONVERSATION: Sheriff Schenck talks recruiting challenge, changes coming from Albany

SUNDAY CONVERSATION: Sheriff Schenck talks recruiting challenge, changes coming from Albany
Earlier this year Cayuga County Sheriff Brian Schenck was in-studio discussing his first month on the job following an uncontested election last fall. He succeeded longtime Sheriff David Gould. Now, Sheriff Schenck has several months under his belt. He joined us for a follow-up conversation in this week’s Sunday Conversation. He talked about policing during the summer months, recruiting concerns... more

IJC to hold conference call Friday regarding Plan 2014

IJC to hold conference call Friday regarding Plan 2014
Members of the International Joint Commission are scheduled to discuss the possibility of suspending Plan 2014. The commissioners are meeting by conference call and it’s expected to happen Friday morning. This week, we told you they’re considering going back to Plan 1958 which is how water levels were managed on Lake Ontario for decades. Read more from WHEC-TV more

Cuomo pledges $300M for Lake Ontario REDI plan to address shoreline flooding

Governor Andrew Cuomo kicked off the Lake Ontario Resiliency and Economic Development Initiative, or REDI Commission on Monday in Rochester – promising upwards of $300 million to improve infrastructure along Lake Ontario. @NYGovCuomo kicking off the multi-agency Resiliency & Economic Development Initiative (REDI) in Rochester taking a proactive investment approach to the environmental challenge at Lake Ontario pic.twitter.com/DJINZfM7EE — Matthew... more

Flooding along Lake Ontario in Wayne, Cayuga (photos)

Flooding along Lake Ontario in
As residents along Lake Ontario continue to deal with flooding that’s approaching 2017-levels, many have taken to social media to share the sights they’ve encountered. Here are a few from the shores of Lake Ontario, as well as some recent coverage of flooding. Rising Waters: The situation here along Lake Ontario at Port Bay in Huron, NY worsens by the... more

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

FingerLakes1.com launches Patreon to support continued growth in local digital content

FingerLakes1.com launches Patreon to continue growth in digital content
FingerLakes1.com has officially launched a Patreon Support model, for readers, viewers, and listeners who want to support our mission. For 20 years now, FingerLakes1.com has focused on delivering news and information in a unique, interactive way and on a relentless, 24/7. 365 day a year publishing schedule. Whether that’s live-streaming local high school basketball throughout the winter, or showcasing in-depth... more

Waterfront restaurant thriving in Fair Haven despite flood concerns

Waterfront restaurant thriving in Fair Haven despite flood concerns
Now entering its sixth year of operations, a once-decaying commercial property on the shore of Little Sodus Bay continues to grow as Turtle Cove Resort & Marina. A little over five years ago, the waterfront property was littered with abandoned trailers, debris and trash, said Brian DiBernardo, Turtle Cove’s owner. The property’s ownership had jumped from management to management over... 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

Business owners prepare for potential flooding in Fair Haven

Business owners prepare for potential flooding in Fair Haven
How is Fair Haven preparing for possible flooding as Lake Ontario continues to rise? Mayor James Basile said the water level is up 14 inches from 10 days ago and on the cusp of hitting flood level. “We feel nervous you know, we kind of feel like uh not again,” owner of Little Sodus Inn Lisa Evankovich said. Little Sodus... 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
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