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Wayne Sheriff provides update in monthly column

Dear Neighbors, The Sheriff’s Office 2016 Annual Report is available online at www.waynecosheriff.org through your town supervisor and at all the public libraries in the county for your review. On April 29th all Wayne County law enforcement agencies, Wayne-NET (Wayne Narcotic Enforcement Team) and the Drug Enforcement Administration will give the public another opportunity to prevent pill abuse and theft... more

Special State of Emergency declared along Lake Ontario in Wayne County

Officials in Wayne County have declared a special state of emergency for all Wayne County bays and harbors. Board of Supervisors Chairman Steven LeRoy and Sheriff Barry Virts pursuant to Executive Law Article 2B declared the special state of emergency for Sodus Bay, Port Bay, East Bay, Blind Sodus Bay, Pultneyville Harbor and Bear Creek Harbor in Wayne County. Effective... more

Latest from FLX as water levels continue to rise (full-coverage)

It’s a bad situation. As a whole, the region is several inches over “normal” rainfall amounts for the last two months. While the Finger Lakes didn’t see the snowmelt that sometimes contributes to springtime flooding — we have seen plenty of spring rains. On Thursday a road washed out in Geneva. Coastal communities along Lake Ontario have been on edge... more

IJC warns of “major” flooding potential for Lake Ontario, says Plan 2014 not to blame

Residents on the coast of Lake Ontario are being alerted to the possibility of “major coastal flooding” should April’s wet weather continue in the coming months, the International Lake Ontario-St. Lawrence River Board said in a statement released Tuesday. In the statement, the board said April’s rainfall and snowmelt have resulted in rising water levels and flooding along Lake Ontario.... more

High water on Lake Ontario: Who’s to blame?

The waters of Lake Ontario, already at their highest point in a quarter-century, are continuing to rise. Shoreline property is flooding and erosion is worsening — and the lake level is expected to go up at least another four inches and quite possibly more by mid-summer. In Monroe County, the Lake Ontario shore is lined with modest cottages, palatial homes... more

Wayne County communities host drug take back sites this Saturday

What is becoming an annual event in Wayne County and across the United States, residents are urged to bring their unused prescription medications to a local drop off site this Saturday, April 29th. The Drug Enforcement Administration has developed a national take-back initiative, creating the National Prescription Drug Take Back Day. The event aims to provide a safe, convenient, and... more

Thompson Health doctor among those charged in Wayne Co. prostitution investigation

Six men were charged on Wednesday with third-degree patronizing a person for prostitution after a town of Ontario resident tipped off Wayne County sheriff’s deputies about an ad on a social media website. The tip lead deputies to Backpage.com and an ad posted by a female, unidentified by police, who was soliciting money for sex in the Ontario area. FingerLakes1.com... more

Sen. Helming to tour homes, businesses along Lake Ontario dealing with flooding

On Saturday, New York State Sen. Pam Helming (R-54) will join local officials in Wayne County to visit homes and businesses, which have been dealing with a raised flood threat as Lake Ontario continues to rise. Sen. Helming will be joined by Chairman of the Wayne County Board of Supervisors and Sodus Town Supervisor Steve LeRoy, and Village of Sodus... more

Cuomo to visit Sodus Point Thursday as Lake Ontario shoreline erodes (full coverage)

Gov. Andrew Cuomo is coming to Sodus Point on Thursday. After more than 17 inches of water rise on Lake Ontario, a number of counties had a State of Emergency declared, clearing the way for state and federal response. The Governor formed a rapid response team to address any flooding issues that may come up in the next several weeks... more

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)

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

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

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

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
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