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IJC: Lake Ontario water level exceeds 2017 peak

Sodus Chamber to host meeting to talk flooding along Lake Ontario
Lake Ontario’s water levels have exceeded those seen during 2017 – and those levels are expected to continue to grow. The International Joint Commission said Monday the lake’s level reached 249.02 feet. Its peak in ... more
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Cuomo says it’s time to accept ‘new normal’ on lake levels

Cuomo says it’s time to accept ‘new normal’ on lake levels
With Lake Ontario water levels on the cusp of a record high, shoreline communities such as Sodus Point are doing all they can to stave off flood damage. Meanwhile, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said it may ... more
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Homeowners along Lake Ontario worry high water could lower property value

Homeowners along Lake Ontario worry high water could lower property value
It's peaceful and beautiful living on the water's edge of Lake Ontario. However, with lake levels close to hitting an all time high, it's also worrisome. "The water level is higher than I've ever seen ... more
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Cuomo calls for long-term plan for preventing future lakeshore flooding

Cuomo calls for long-term plan for preventing future lakeshore flooding
Governor Cuomo is calling for a re-design of the Lake Ontario shoreline. The governor is starting the Lake Ontario REDI (resiliency and economic development initiative) Commission. It calls on towns along the lake to come ... more
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Lake Ontario REDI Commission: Planning to combat the ‘new normal’

Lake Ontario REDI Commission: Planning to combat the ‘new normal’
Home and business owners along Lake Ontario are bracing for another devastating summer of high waters and high stress. But, with the prospect of another summer of devastating flooding, Gov. Andrew Cuomo says he has ... more
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Skaneateles gets more than $100K to study solution to algae blooms

Skaneateles gets more than $100K to study solution to algae blooms
The Town of Skaneateles is looking for a solution to the harmful algae blooms that seem to turn up in the Finger Lakes every year. The town just got a grant from the Onondaga County ... more
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IJC Commissioners tour shoreline, defend lake level plan

IJC Commissioners tour shoreline, defend lake level plan
Greece Town Supervisor Bill Reilich hosted a listening session for the new commissioners of the International Joint Commission on Tuesday. They made their first site visit to the Lake Ontario shoreline, hoping to better understand ... more
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Ban on PFAS in firefighting foam advances

Ban on PFAS in firefighting foam advances
A measure that would ban the Department of Defense from using firefighting foam that contains the chemical PFAS has advanced in the Senate Armed Services Committee, U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand on Friday said. The amendment, ... more
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Gov. Cuomo signs Finger Lakes Community Preservation Act into law

Bill banning incinerators in the Finger Lakes delivered to Cuomo
Supporters of the Finger Lakes Community Preservation Act say the bill, which was signed into law on Friday showed Gov. Andrew Cuomo's commitment to the region, environment, and tourism industry. It was a campaign promise, ... more
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Lawmakers tell Chamber reps that Cuomo will sign incinerator bill

Cuomo will sign incinerator bill, state lawmakers tell Seneca Chamber
Although puzzled by how long it’s taking, all three state legislators representing Seneca County are confident that Gov. Andrew Cuomo will sign the Finger Lakes Community Preservation Act of 2019. The bill would prohibit a ... more
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Ferro Corporation of Torrey seeks to modify discharge permit

Ferro Electronic Materials on Perry Point Road is applying for permission to modify its State Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permit. The Cleveland-based company is proposing to add chromium III and cadmium to the chemicals it ... more
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Committee may recommend renewal of landfill air permit in Ontario Co.

Geneva, Canandaigua may get money for recycling
Casella Waste Systems wants to apply to renew the state Title V air permit for the Ontario County Landfill. The state Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) requires air permits to be renewed every five years ... more
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U.S. Senate confirms new members to International Joint Commission

U.S. Senate confirms new members to International Joint Commission
Federal lawmakers have confirmed three new members of the International Joint Commission, Senator Schumer announced Thursday. Jane Corwin has been confirmed as the next U.S. chairwoman of the IJC, and Robert Sisson and Lance Yohe ... more
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THE DEBRIEF: Affordable Housing, Resisting Vaccines, Incinerator Bill, and MORE! (podcast)

THE DEBRIEF: Rent control measures, resistance to vaccines, and low speed access (podcast)
This week on The Debrief Podcast - Josh Durso and Ted Baker break down the latest headlines from around the region. The two discuss rent control advocacy across the state, a vacant Geneva City Council ... more
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Innovative project on Seneca Lake to study toxic algae

Innovative project on Seneca Lake to study toxic algae
The health of the Finger Lakes may be in jeopardy as toxic algae are becoming more of a problem during the summer months. This year DEC and USGS scientists are using some of the most ... more
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Docks disappearing along Lake Ontario

Docks disappearing along Lake Ontario
Sandbags palletized and ready to go, and docks disappearing. We are reaching a breaking point along Lake Ontario, with water level just inches away from the 2017 peak that led to widespread flooding. So far, ... more
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Buoys to be deployed on Owasco, Skaneateles, Seneca lakes

Buoys to be deployed on Owasco, Skaneateles, Seneca lakes
The U.S. Geological Survey and the state Department of Environmental Conservation this week will deploy advanced new monitoring buoys on several Finger Lakes that officials say will allow of near instantaneous detection of harmful algal ... more
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Yates board hears about water pollution

Saying there is “significant pollution” rolling into Seneca Lake from the Keuka Laket Outlet, several Dresden-area residents want the Yates County Legislature to get involved. Eileen Moreland and her husband, Dr. John Moreland, were among ... more
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Casella says new open-flame flare coming to landfill

Motorists going by the Ontario County Landfill in a few weeks may see an open-flame gas flare burning near the landfill’s gas-to-energy plant. Casella Waste Systems officials said that Aria Energy, the company that owns ... more
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Finger Lakes Land Trust acquires shoreline along Skaneateles Lake

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The Finger Lakes Land Trust has announced the acquisition of 900 feet of Skaneateles Lake shoreline along with 90 acres of hillside forest in the town of Spafford, Onondaga County. The property is contiguous to ... more
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Water level inches up on Lake Ontario as rains continue to fall

Water level inches up on Lake Ontario as rains continue to fall
As homeowners and businesses brace for potential flooding, the sandbags are a sign of what could be coming. As of this week, Lake Ontario's water level stands at just over 248 feet. In Monroe County, ... more
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