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Cuomo asks for FEMA assistance for Lake Ontario flooding

Cuomo asks for FEMA assistance for Lake Ontario flooding
Gov. Andrew Cuomo asked the federal government to declare a disaster area for home and business owners along the Lake Ontario shoreline that have been hit by flooding in recent months. In a letter dated July 6 but not made public until Saturday, Cuomo wrote, "I am requesting an expedited major disaster declaration" from the Federal Emergency Management Agency for... more

New trail opened at Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge in Seneca Falls

New trail opened at Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge in Seneca Falls
Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge opened a new bicycling and walking trail in Seneca Falls last week. The one-way, stone-dust path — dubbed the Summertime Bike and Hike Trail — is 1.84 miles long and travels along the existing Wildlife Drive. It opened last week as the 19th Annual Cycle the Erie Canal riders passed through Wednesday. Refuge officials ask that... more

Major infrastructure projects on tap for Seneca, Ontario, Wayne counties outlined

Major infrastructure projects on tap for Seneca, Ontario, Wayne counties outlined
Infrastructure is always scrutinized by officials and taxpayers. Universally, the condition of local roads is something that has been questioned, debated, and discussed at-length throughout all levels of government. On Wednesday, Sen. Pam Helming (R-54) announced road paving projects in the 54th District, which will be completed this summer – totaling $6.24 million in local investment. According to the Senator,... more

Women’s Rights Park to Seneca Falls: ‘Work with us’

Women’s Rights Park to Seneca Falls: ‘Work with us’
With Convention Days fast approaching, Women’s Rights National Historical Park Superintendent Ami Ghazala appealed to the Town Board last week to work with the park to make sure staff and visitors feel welcome in the community. Convention Days are this weekend — July 14-16. They commemorate the first women’s rights convention conducted here July 19-20, 1848. FL Times: Read More more

Gov. Cuomo signs $45M relief legislation for residents along Lake Ontario

Gov. Cuomo signs $45M relief legislation for residents along Lake Ontario
Financial relief is finally on the way for residents along Lake Ontario. Governor Andrew Cuomo signed legislation to provide a total of $45 million in relief to communities impacted by the historic Lake Ontario and St. Lawrence River flooding. The legislation expands eligibility and funding for programs previously announced by Governor Cuomo and will provide vital assistance to homeowners, small... more

Businesses continue to suffer from high water levels on Lake Ontario

Businesses continue to suffer from high water levels on Lake Ontario
As many of you already know, small businesses along Lake Ontario have taken a big hit. Flooding has really hurt their bottom line. In Sodus Point, a hot spot is seeing fewer faces this year even with the decent stretch of weather. Kelly Grey, owner of Hots Point in Sodus Bay, says the Fourth of July weekend is usually one... more

Dock debate: Canandaigua residents push back on resort dock proposal

Dock debate: Canandaigua residents push back on resort dock proposal
The City of Canandaigua is considering a new dock proposal from developers of a lakefront resort, to the chagrin of some residents who say the dock will be an unnecessary blight on the waterfront. The development of the Canandaigua Finger Lakes Resort on the lake’s north shore has gone at a glacial pace in recent years as developers struggled to... more

Nozzolio tapped to lead economic development initiative for Finger Lakes

Nozzolio tapped to lead economic development initiative for Finger Lakes
A private institution with deep business and family roots in the area announced a major new initiative that will promote the Finger Lakes region as a great place for business enterprise. Leading the effort will be former New York State Senator Mike Nozzolio. Citing the Finger Lakes region’s outstanding natural beauty and livability, record numbers of tourists and wine and... more

Cuomo unveils plans for Finger Lakes Welcome Center in Geneva (full-coverage)

Cuomo unveils plans for Finger Lakes Welcome Center in Geneva (full-coverage)
The Events Center in Geneva along Seneca Lake is set to become one of the Finger Lakes Welcome Center’s being planned. On Friday, Gov. Andrew Cuomo visited Geneva to unveil plans for the Welcome Center. Last year, the Governor was in Geneva announcing the City’s win in the $10 million Downtown Revitalization Initiative. The unveiling of this plan was part... more

Auburn to compete against four CNY municipalities for $10M state grant

Auburn to compete against four CNY municipalities for $10M state grant
The city of Auburn will have stiff competition for a $10 million grant to improve its downtown corridor. The Central New York Regional Economic Development Council received applications from five municipalities — Auburn, Cazenovia, Cortland, Fulton and Syracuse — that will be considered in the second round of the Downtown Revitalization Initiative. The council will review the submissions and select... more

Senate approves bill allowing toll-free commuting on Thruway in Syracuse area

Senate approves bill allowing toll-free commuting on Thruway in Syracuse area
The push to get rid of some Thruway tolls in Onondaga County has taken another step forward. Senator John DeFrancisco, a Republican, says the State Senate passed a bill that would allow drivers to obtain a permit to commute between Thruway exits 34A, which is the Interstate 481 interchange, and exit 39, at the 690 interchange, at no cost. The... more

WEBER THIS WEEK: Previewing del Lago’s new hotel (podcast)

WEBER THIS WEEK: Previewing del Lago’s new hotel (podcast)
A look at the new del Lago Resort & Casino’s hotel opening up on July 1, 2017. Also, discussing the Stanley Cup Champion Pittsburgh Penguins, the NBA Finals, the AL East leading New York Yankees, and South Seneca’s state pentathlon champion Emily Lavarnway. Watch the full episode in the player below, on our YouTube Channel, or on the FingerLakes1.com App.... more

DEC’s Finger Lakes Water Hub talks Owasco Lake’s pollution diet

DEC’s Finger Lakes Water Hub talks Owasco Lake’s pollution diet
Save Owasco Now, an Owasco Lake advocacy group started late last year, has spent months calling on the state to implement pollution regulations on nutrient sources in the watershed. Specifically, the group sent in petitions and letters calling for a Total Maximum Daily Load — or TMDL — which includes a map of all the sources of pollution in a... more

Portable ‘sea walls’ being deployed along Lake Ontario in Sodus Point (video)

Portable ‘sea walls’ being deployed along Lake Ontario in Sodus Point (video)
Governor Andrew Cuomo was critical of the IJC board, who has ‘allowed’ Lake Ontario to reach levels of emergency flooding. While speaking in Greece on Tuesday, he announced a series of ‘assists’ that the state will getting to those living along Lake Ontario, who have been adversely impacted by Lake Ontario flooding. It’ll start with up to $40,000 for homeowners... more
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