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Lakeshore community members brainstorm solutions after Lake Ontario flooding

As many along the Lake Ontario shoreline continue their fight with the International Joint Commission over the controversial Plan 2014, community leaders are coming up with their own ways to keep the waters at bay.

Leaders attended a brainstorming session Wednesday afternoon in Greece. The meeting was part of the Lake Ontario REDI Commission. That’s the governor’s plan to invest up to $300 million in funding to shoreline communities.

The goal is not only to restore communities and reinforce the shoreline, but also to enhance the local economy.

Wednesday’s was the first in a series of meetings scheduled through September. For communities like Greece, where town officials say more than 1,000 homes have been damaged, the meetings are imperative.

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