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Tag Archives: Lake Ontario

Proposed law could allow lakeside landowners to sue IJC over flooding

In this May 2, 2017 file photo, floodwaters from Lake Ontario fill a yard along Edgemere Dr., in Greece, N.Y. (AP file photo)

Federal legislation introduced by both Republican and Democrat legislators aims to allow Lake Ontario landowners to sue an international agency for damages caused by flooding of their properties. Because of record levels of Lake Ontario in 2017 and 2019, the ...

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New York lawmakers to hold hearing on Lake Ontario flooding

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York state lawmakers are planning to hold a hearing on recent flooding along Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River. The state Senate announced the hearing on Monday. It will be held Oct. 10 in ...

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Gates leader opposed to Lake Ontario water level plan

Opponents of new guidelines to regulate Lake Ontario water levels say the new rules will cause significant damage to family homes, businesses and municipal infrastructure on the shoreline. Gates Town Supervisor Mark Assini told the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle that ...

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Explorers: 1890 shipwreck found in Lake Ontario

OSWEGO — The battered wreck of a Canadian schooner that sank in Lake Ontario during a sudden squall more than a century ago has been found off the lake’s central New York shore, a team of Rochester-area undersea explorers said ...

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Coast Guard warns of debris in Lakes Ontario, Erie

BUFFALO — The U.S. Coast Guard is warning boaters on Lake Erie and Lake Ontario to be on the lookout for large logs and other debris washed into the waterways by recent heavy rains. Coast Guard officials tell local media ...

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Rochester to unveil port’s redevelopment plans

New plans for the Port of Rochester are being released as officials look to revitalize the city's Lake Ontario waterfront district. The Democrat and Chronicle of Rochester reports that city officials will release the plan Friday, with a public hearing scheduled for Nov. 1.

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Agencies conducting training exercise

OSWEGO — State and local law enforcement agencies are joining the U.S. Coast Guard in a training exercise aimed at preventing weapons of mass destruction from entering the country through Lake Ontario.

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Funding approved for Lake Ontario harbors

Money to create a $5 million Niagara River Navigation Fund has been approved by a key congressional subcommittee, moving the maintenance and dredging of harbors across Lake Ontario a step closer to reality.

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