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  1. Collins calls for new IJC chair, commissioners to address 'failed' Plan 2014Read the original story

    Oct 20, 2017 | Grand Island Pennysaver

    Congressman Chris Collins on Friday condemned claims by International Joint Commission Chair Lana Pollack that Plan 2014 and the IJC were not responsible for Lake Ontario's shoreline flooding this past spring. Collins and other elected officials, including Greece Town Supervisor Bill Reilich, Gov. Andrew Cuomo, and community leaders all along the Lake Shore, have been vocal about the lake-level regulation plan that leaves the south shore of Lake Ontario in danger of historic erosion.

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  2. DEC announces Lake Ontario fisheries meetingsRead the original story

    Aug 30, 2017 | Grand Island Pennysaver

    The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation has announced the public will have the opportunity to learn and ask questions about the upcoming 2018 Lake Ontario salmon and trout stocking. Public meetings to gather input for will be held in Oswego, Niagara and Monroe counties in September.

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  3. Aug. 31 is deadline to report high water impact for surveyRead the original story

    Aug 23, 2017 | Grand Island Pennysaver

    Aug. 31 is the deadline for Lake Ontario and St. Lawrence River property owners to complete the electronic surveys on high water impact by Cornell University and New York Sea Grant. The lake and river survey forms are online at www.nyseagrant.org/waterlevel2017 .

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  4. Lake Ontario flooding update meeting in PorterRead the original story

    Aug 12, 2017 | Grand Island Pennysaver

    The Town of Porter will hold a follow-up meeting for lower Niagara River and Lake Ontario property owners and related interests who have been affected by the flooding/erosion conditions of this past spring. The session will take place at 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 17, at Porter Town Hall, 3265 Creek Road.

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  5. Collins, Tenney, Katko applaud requirement of Lake Ontario report included in appropriations billRead the original story

    Jul 21, 2017 | Grand Island Pennysaver

    Congressman Chris Collins, R-NY-27, on Friday applauded the release of the fiscal year 2018 State and Foreign Operations Appropriations Bill, which includes language requiring the secretary of state to issue a report on damages to the shoreline of Lake Ontario. The report would also require an assessment of damages attributable to the implementation of Plan 2014 by the International Joint Commission.

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  6. Setting sail: Annual YYC Can Am Challenge hits lake July 27Read the original story

    Jul 22, 2017 | Grand Island Pennysaver

    Despite flooding conditions that have plagued the lake and lower river - and really put a crimp on boating over past months - plans are moving full speed ahead for the 2017 edition of the Youngstown Yacht Club's Can Am Challenge regatta. The event will continue in the spirit of the YYC Level Regatta, a long-time favorite of sailors from both sides of the border.

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  7. Cuomo signs legislation to provide $45 million for communities...Read the original story

    Jul 6, 2017 | Grand Island Pennysaver

    Gov. Andrew Cuomo signs legislation for $55 million toward homeowners and business affected by the flooding along the shores of Lake Ontario. Provides vital assistance to homeowners, small businesses, farms, not-for-profit organizations and local governments; governor will call upon FEMA to issue an expedited major disaster declaration & ask Trump to immediately appoint new leadership to IJC Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo on Thursday signed legislation to provide a total of $45 million in relief to communities impacted by the historic Lake Ontario and St. Lawrence River flooding.

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  8. Cuomo announces multiagency actions to enforce no wake zone along...Read the original story

    Jul 2, 2017 | Grand Island Pennysaver

    Local municipalities empowered to fine recreational boaters up to $250 for exceeding 5 mph speed limit within 600 feet of shore Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced ramped-up efforts to enforce no wake zones along the Lake Ontario and St. Lawrence River shoreline this weekend. Multiple state agencies are deploying additional resources to assist with local enforcement efforts, including a total of 20 watercraft and 42 law enforcement officers from the Department of Environmental Conservation, Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation, Division of Military and Naval Affairs, and State Police.

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  9. Collins, Katko, county leaders, government officials meet regarding Plan 2014Read the original story

    Jun 28, 2017 | Grand Island Pennysaver

    Congressmen Chris Collins and John Katko on Tuesday hosted a meeting with stakeholders impacted by the Lake Ontario flooding to discuss what they called the devastation directly related to the International Joint Commission Plan 2014. Staff members from the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers answered questions from Central and Western New York county leaders and explained how government agencies can provide assistance and help prevent further damage.

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  10. NY Sea Grant, Cornell University to survey high water impactRead the original story

    May 25, 2017 | Grand Island Pennysaver

    New York Sea Grant has awarded rapid response funding to Cornell University to develop and conduct a standardized high water impact survey in the areas along southern and eastern Lake Ontario. This effort is in response to stakeholder requests for a standardized method to collect data on the impacts of high water levels on waterfront properties.

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  11. Niagara's water woes continue: Government officials coordinating emergency assistance measuresRead the original story

    May 5, 2017 | Grand Island Pennysaver

    That has certainly been in the mindset of lakeshore property owners, private and government interests, local residents, and the Niagara County region's boating community in general. For what seems like weeks now, storm systems throughout the country have wreaked havoc in the Western New York area of the Great Lakes, with days of heavy-duty bouts of rain coupled with exacerbated flooding woes being the result.

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  12. IJC responds to Lake Ontario floodingRead the original story

    Apr 29, 2017 | Grand Island Pennysaver

    The International Joint Commission's Lake Ontario-St. Lawrence River Board, which regulates the outflows from Lake Ontario under Plan 2014 as required in a 2016 Supplementary Order by the IJC, issued the following on April 25 with respect to the high water conditions affecting Lake Ontario, particularly on the southern shores of the lake in New York: "Rainfall has been well above normal across the entire basin, with some areas having received at least twice their average amounts since the start of the month, including the western end of Lake Ontario and large parts of the Ottawa River basin, which flows into the St. Lawrence River upstream of Montreal at Lake St. Louis.

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  13. IJC responds to Lake Ontario floodingRead the original story

    Apr 29, 2017 | Grand Island Pennysaver

    The International Joint Commission's Lake Ontario-St. Lawrence River Board, which regulates the outflows from Lake Ontario under Plan 2014 as required in a 2016 Supplementary Order by the IJC, issued the following on April 25 with respect to the high water conditions affecting Lake Ontario, particularly on the southern shores of the lake in New York: "Rainfall has been well above normal across the entire basin, with some areas having received at least twice their average amounts since the start of the month, including the western end of Lake Ontario and large parts of the Ottawa River basin, which flows into the St. Lawrence River upstream of Montreal at Lake St. Louis.

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  14. IJC responds to Lake Ontario floodingRead the original story

    Apr 29, 2017 | Grand Island Pennysaver

    The International Joint Commission's Lake Ontario-St. Lawrence River Board, which regulates the outflows from Lake Ontario under Plan 2014 as required in a 2016 Supplementary Order by the IJC, issued the following on April 25 with respect to the high water conditions affecting Lake Ontario, particularly on the southern shores of the lake in New York: "Rainfall has been well above normal across the entire basin, with some areas having received at least twice their average amounts since the start of the month, including the western end of Lake Ontario and large parts of the Ottawa River basin, which flows into the St. Lawrence River upstream of Montreal at Lake St. Louis.

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  15. Chamber Awards Gala: Sanger Farms & Bakery recognizedRead the original story

    Feb 25, 2017 | Grand Island Pennysaver

    The Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce will honor businesses and individuals at its annual Chamber Awards Gala from 6 to 11 p.m. Friday, April 28, at The Conference & Event Center Niagara Falls. The evening is one of the highlights of the year, held to celebrate the business community and the citizens who help contribute to the success of the region.

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  16. Chamber Awards Gala: Sanger Farms & Bakery recognizedRead the original story

    Feb 25, 2017 | Grand Island Pennysaver

    The Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce will honor businesses and individuals at its annual Chamber Awards Gala from 6 to 11 p.m. Friday, April 28, at The Conference & Event Center Niagara Falls. The evening is one of the highlights of the year, held to celebrate the business community and the citizens who help contribute to the success of the region.

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  17. Lewiston Mohawk Trail receives Greenway fundingRead the original story

    Feb 4, 2017 | Grand Island Pennysaver

    On Tuesday, the Niagara River Greenway Host Communities Standing Committee unanimously approved a request for funding from the Town of Lewiston to complete the Mohawk Trail. The municipality will receive $13,958 for the project, which is expected to commence in 2018.

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  18. Niagara Greenway meetings announcedRead the original story

    Feb 7, 2017 | Grand Island Pennysaver

    The Niagara River Greenway Commission will meet Tuesday, March 21, to determine the consistency of the 54th round of projects. The meeting will take place at 3 p.m. at The Lodge of Woodlawn Beach State Park, 3580 Lakeshore Road, Blasdell.

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  19. Lewiston Mohawk Trail receives Greenway fundingRead the original story

    Feb 4, 2017 | Grand Island Pennysaver

    On Tuesday, the Niagara River Greenway Host Communities Standing Committee unanimously approved a request for funding from the Town of Lewiston to complete the Mohawk Trail. The municipality will receive $13,958 for the project, which is expected to commence in 2018.

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  20. Higgins announces approval of bill authorizing risk assessment of...Read the original story

    Feb 2, 2017 | Grand Island Pennysaver

    Congressman Brian Higgins, D-NY-26, announced the House of Representatives has approved H.R. 667 the Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Intelligence and Information Sharing Act of 2017. The bill, introduced by Rep. Martha McSally, includes language included by Higgins requiring the Department of Homeland Security to conduct a risk assessment prior to the transport of nuclear materials including the Department of Energy's planned transport of highly enriched liquid nuclear uranium across the Peace Bridge.

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