Lakeshore Flood Warning active for Wayne, Northern Cayuga as Lake Ontario churns

The National Weather Service upgraded the Lakeshore Flood Watch to a Warning on Sunday, which prompted even more concern over those communities along the shore of Lake Ontario. The winds turned to a northwest breeze, which pushed up toward 20 mph consistently Sunday evening in much of the region. Larger waves were threatening homes along the shoreline, just like businesses,... more

State offering more help for Lake Ontario flood victims

Residents affected by flooding in the Lake Ontario region will be receiving extra assistance in the upcoming days, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced on Friday. Additional Financial Services Mobile Command Centers will be deployed to the area to provide flood victims with insurance claims on Lake Ontario. “By deploying additional mobile command centers and resources, we will help residents with insurance... more

With sandbagger gone and water rising, Fair Haven in need of more sandbags

As Lake Ontario water levels continue to rise, the village of Fair Haven needs more sandbags. According to Mayor Jim Basile, the stockpile of roughly 10,000 sandbags was whittled down to 2,000 over the weekend. Residents picked up most of the sandbags for use on their properties. Approximately 30,000 sandbags have been deployed around Little Sodus Bay over the last... more

Sodus Point water rising: Businesses struggle to stay afloat

Captain Jack’s Goodtime Tavern, a Sodus Point spot familiar to many, hopes to re-open this week, days after Lake Ontario forced it to shut down. But there are still other businesses in the area that could be feeling the impact of rising lake levels this summer.   “Captain Jack’s is right over here, where you see four, five, six hoses... more

Sodus Point home on verge of falling into Lake Ontario (photo)

A Sodus Point home is in danger of falling into Lake Ontario. It’s not the first home to be threatened by the eroding lakeshore, but is the first in Sodus Point to experience this nightmare. One neighbor described it as ‘horrifying’, the act of watching a neighbors property erode away. “It’s horrifying, just the thought people work hard to have... more

HERRON: Children must be protected

Mothers of Seneca County: You have spent tireless hours researching the benefits of breast milk versus formula, to immunize or not to immunize. You have compared car seats and brands of baby food . You have spent hours interviewing day care providers, and teaching your children basic manners and safety. You have done all of this out of the love... more

EMINENT DOMAIN: Future of Ludovico Trail discussed in Seneca Falls

The Seneca Falls Town Board held a public hearing on a potential eminent domain claim on Wednesday, which involved a trail that runs along the canal. Under a proposed plan by Barton & Loguidice a sewer line would be placed underneath and along the sculpture trail. The sewer line would exist to handle the increased flow from new users outside... more

As flood waters recede, new problems plague Lake Ontario homes

People living along the shore of Lake Ontario in New Haven are starting to finally see some of the flooding recede, but now they’re facing a new set of challenges the flooding leaves behind. In addition to damaging property, residents have to also be aware of health concerns with the water too. The Oswego County Health Department says to keep... more

Owasco preps for blue-green algae water treatment system

While the city of Auburn will be using a powder activated carbon system to treat potential blue-green algae toxins in the water from Owasco Lake this summer, the town of Owasco will be taking a different approach. Town Supervisor Ed Wagner said the water treatment plant will incorporate granular activated carbon instead. The reason for not using powder? Wagner said... more

OPPONENTS CLAIM VICTORY: Crestwood withdraws major component of storage plan

The controversial Gallery 2 Expansion Project will not be happening. Arlington Storage Co., an offshoot of Crestwood Midstream Partners has abandoned plans to expand natural gas storage in salt caverns along Seneca Lake. For the hundreds who had signs protesting the plan in their yards – it comes as a small victory, as they continue to fight the company’s plans... more

Emergency legislation passed to help those dealing with Lake Ontario flooding

Sen. Pamela A. Helming and Assembly Majority Leader Joseph D. Morelle announced legislation that accelerates the availability of new emergency funding for water infrastructure in an effort to help many communities currently facing significant flooding damage. This legislation, sponsored by Sen. Helming and Majority Leader Morelle, amends the 120-day waiting period in the newly-adopted Clean Water Infrastructure Act of 2017... more

Enfield solar projects gain IDA’s final approval

Two solar projects planned for the Town of Enfield gained final approval from the Tompkins County Industrial Development Agency on Thursday. Mecklenburg Solar will construct and equip a 1.8-megawatt solar array on about 13 acres of property on 1732 Mecklenburg Road that will be leased by the business. The array will allow 200 to 300 residential subscribers to receive renewable... more

Businesses, homeowners struggle with what comes next as Lake Ontario continues to flood

On Thursday Lt. Governor Kathy Hochul toured Sodus Point. On the same day New York State Senate and Assembly leadership held a press conference in Wayne County announcing emergency funding for those residents impacted by the shoreline flooding. Homes are being flooded, businesses are being forced to remain closed — or operate very minimally — and the shoreline is being... more
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