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Lake board says so far, so good, on flooding potential along the Lake Ontario shoreline

A board that helps oversee the level of Lake Ontario says that while water levels across the lake and the St. Lawrence River have begun their typical...
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Mon, 05/07/2018 - 1:35am
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Congratulations to WXXI News for winning two "Excellence in Broadcasting" awards

Please join me in congratulating WXXI News for receiving two “Excellence in Broadcasting” awards from the New York State Broadcasters Association. Our Exited podcast garnered the award in the ‘Outstanding Use of Digital Platforms’ category.

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Nearly $3M more in flood relief for 5 upstate counties

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Nearly $3 million in additional relief funding is going to communities in five upstate New York counties along Lake Ontario to help...
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Tue, 04/17/2018 - 2:01am
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Monroe County prepares for potential flooding this spring and summer

While many in Monroe County are hoping for warm spring-like weather soon, county officials are preparing for rain and flooding. County Executive Cheryl...
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Fri, 03/30/2018 - 5:43am
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Cuomo calls on IJC to maximize outflows from Lake Ontario to help mitigate flooding

Governor Andrew Cuomo is asking the International Joint Commission to maximize outflows of water from Lake Ontario. He sent a letter to the U.S. Chair...
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Thu, 03/29/2018 - 10:41am
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Lake Ontario shoreline residents fearing another flood season

Water is being let out of Lake Ontario at record rates, but it’s doing little to relieve high water on the south shore, in New York. Last year, flooding...
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Tue, 03/20/2018 - 11:46am
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Monroe County receives state funds to help with shoreline projects after last year's flooding

Monroe County is receiving some state funding to help with problems caused by flooding along the Lake Ontario shoreline. County Executive Cheryl Dinolfo...
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Tue, 02/27/2018 - 9:30am
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Can New York solve harmful algal blooms?

In the Great Lakes region, toxic algae blooms are a big problem. Every summer, they leave a green sheen on parts of the Great Lakes – and on many...
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Mon, 02/26/2018 - 12:59pm
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Raising fish...to make booze

Out on farmland in western New York, near the shore of Lake Erie, is Five & 20 Spirits and Brewing. Here, they make more than just booze. They also...
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Sat, 02/24/2018 - 1:04am
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New plan in Greece to deal with potential flooding

Greece Town Supervisor Bill Reilich has a plan to ward off potential floodwaters this year. He has commissioned the installation of new shut-off valves...
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Tue, 02/06/2018 - 9:23am
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