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Red Cross is preparing for emergency along Lake Ontario; calls for more volunteers

Red Cross is preparing for emergency along Lake Ontario; calls for more volunteers
The flooding along Lake Ontario has stressed more than just homes and businesses along the shoreline. The American Red Cross, which responds to natural disasters across the U.S. is in desperate need for volunteers in Wayne County. Executive leadership of the local Red Cross chapter is looking at ways to mobilize more teams and deploy more resources to areas experiencing... more

LOCAL IMPACT: Lake Ontario flooding in Cayuga, Wayne counties (full coverage)

LOCAL IMPACT: Lake Ontario flooding in Cayuga, Wayne counties (full coverage)
It’s been a long spring for those living along Lake Ontario. We’ve been highlighting the ongoing flooding along the largest lake in the region, but so many stories have developed along the shoreline — on both sides of the lake — that we decided it was time to break all of the moving parts down. By now most people have... more

Emergency legislation passed to help those dealing with Lake Ontario flooding

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

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

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

Lt. Gov. Hochul tours lake flooding

Lt. Gov. Hochul tours lake flooding
The Lieutenant Governor of New York State said people in Sodus Point are captives in their own homes as the high waters flooded their property. Kathy Hochul’s caravan drove into Sodus Point and stopped in the middle of a flooded street. She walked through flood water to the bayside of a home. On the same day, virtually every single local... more

Sodus Point water rising: Businesses struggle to stay afloat

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

New legislation proposed to help homeowners along Lake Ontario

New legislation proposed to help homeowners along Lake Ontario
Assemblyman Will Barclay (R,C,I,Ref-Pulaski) and Assemblyman Robert C. Oaks (R,C-Macedon) have joined efforts to draft new legislation to address property damages incurred as a result of flooding and record high water levels on Lake Ontario. According to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, over the past six weeks nearly 4 trillion gallons of rain water has flowed into Lake Ontario.... more

Sodus Point officials push legal action on lake levels

Sodus Point officials push legal action on lake levels
odus Point officials are pushing Wayne County to take legal action against a recently enacted Lake Ontario water-regulation plan that they say is causing significant harm to residents and businesses. On Monday night, the Village Board passed a resolution “requesting commencement of legal action on behalf of (the) village of Sodus Point.” Sodus Point Mayor Chris Tertinek read the resolution... more

Sodus man arrested after stabbing housemate in the face

Sodus man arrested after stabbing housemate in the face
A Sodus man was arrested and charged during the early-morning hours of Sunday. Deputies in Wayne County say that Jeronimo Hernandez-Aguas, 25, had allegedly stabbed his housemate in the face during an incident on State Route 14. Deputies say that the victim, who was 23-years-old, was taken to the hospital Sunday morning and was in stable condition as of Sunday... more

Sodus man allegedly threatened ex-girlfriend; charged with harassment

Sodus man allegedly threatened ex-girlfriend; charged with harassment
The Wayne County Sheriff’s Office reports that a Sodus man was charged with aggravated harassment following an investigation into a threat made against his ex-girlfriend. Deputies say that Geno R. Thomas, 31, of Sodus was charged with aggravated harassment in the second degree after he allegedly made a threat to harm his ex-girlfriend. Thomas was arraigned in Galen Town Court... more

Two sent to hospital after tractor and car collide in Wayne County

Two sent to hospital after tractor and car collide in Wayne County
Wayne County Sheriff Barry Virts reports that on Friday a tractor and car collided in the Town of Sodus. Virts says that deputies investigated the accident wehre Rodney White, 44, of Sodus was allegedly traveling eastbound on Middle Road when he struck a farm tractor being operated by Aaron King, 24, of Webster. Both subjects sustained minor injuries, according to... more

Man rescued from Lake Ontario near Sodus after jumping from boat

Man rescued from Lake Ontario near Sodus after jumping from boat
Wayne County Sheriff Barry Virts reports that on Saturday, the Wayne County Marine Patrol conducted a water rescue on Lake Ontario. The rescue occurred just north of Sodus Bay Channel when Casey L. Weeks, 43, of Lyons jumped from a 1934 vintage 38-foot boat owned and operated by Norman H. Vanderbilt, 58, of Sodus. Vanderbilt was unaware that Weeks had... more
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