WATERTOWN, N.Y. (AP) — Residents in parts of upstate New York were digging out from 2 feet or more of snow, with additional snowfall in the forecast Saturday.
WATERTOWN, N.Y. (AP) — More than 2 feet of blustery snow has fallen on parts of upstate New York's largely rural Tug Hill Plateau and another 2 feet is possible through the weekend.
WATERTOWN, N.Y. (AP) — Areas of upstate New York braced Thursday for high winds and up to 4 feet of snow that already had closed schools and led to calls for drivers to stay off roads.
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — A sprawling winter storm that canceled flights and coated roads across much of the country was expected to dump up to a foot of snow on parts of New York state starting...
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — New York state biologists will discuss Lake Ontario's alewife population and the salmon and trout fisheries it supports at a series of public meetings.
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Homeowners with property damage from flooding along Lake Ontario this year can apply for financial assistance from the state.
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York is seeking compensation for flood damage in Lake Ontario shoreline communities in a lawsuit against the international body that regulates waterways between the United...
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York homeowners hurt by record flooding along Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River have until the end of this month to seek state funding.
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — Homeowners impacted by Lake Ontario flooding this year can apply for up to $50,000 in state funding to repair damage.
WILSON, N.Y. (AP) — While fishing for steelhead trout on Lake Ontario, the governors of New York and Connecticut say they chatted about how their states can work more closely together, including...
OSWEGO, N.Y. (AP) — New York is allowing free fishing this summer on Lake Ontario and adjacent rivers recently hit by flooding.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo this week announced the state is waiving...
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Lake Ontario levels are projected to stay high through 2019, regardless of rainfall, raising concerns about summer tourism along New York's lakeshore.
FAIR HAVEN, N.Y. (AP) — New York Senator Chuck Schumer plans to call on the Army Corps of Engineers to provide funding for repairs to flood-ravaged infrastructure at Little Sodus Bay Harbor on...
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Gov. Andrew Cuomo threatens action against an international body that regulates waterways between the United States and Canada if it doesn't reimburse his state for costs...
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Gov. Andrew Cuomo is creating a commission to find new ways to harden Lake Ontario's shoreline as federal officials warn this year's flooding will be worse than 2017's...
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Regulators say Lake Ontario will likely exceed record water levels set two years ago.
The Syracuse Post-Standard reports levels are expected to rise 1 inch (2.54...
OLCOTT, N.Y. (AP) — New York officials have declared a state of emergency for the counties along Lake Ontario as water levels continue to rise.
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says areas along the Lake Ontario shoreline are "at the precipice of a disaster" as forecasts for rain threaten to push water levels past flood...
OSWEGO, N.Y. (AP) — New York state says it has deployed more than 800,000 sandbags, hundreds of pumps and 920 feet (280 meters) of temporary dams in eight counties along Lake Ontario in...
OLCOTT, N.Y. (AP) — Crews will use sandbags and temporary dams to prepare for potential flooding along Lake Ontario, where rising waters caused extensive damage in 2017, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo...
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — Three western New York-based shipwreck hunters who have discovered some of the most significant historic wrecks in the Great Lakes have written a book about their...
SODUS POINT, N.Y. (AP) — New York state is preparing for a "worst-case scenario" as water levels rise along Lake Ontario where flooding caused extensive damage in 2017, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said...
SOMERSET, N.Y. (AP) — Emergency officials in upstate New York are again preparing for possible flooding along Lake Ontario.
Niagara County's director of emergency services, Jonathan Schultz,...
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Projects designed to restore and protect resources and benefit communities in the Great Lakes watershed are detailed in a progress report released by New York...
DETROIT (AP) — Experts are predicting higher-than-normal water levels on the Great Lakes this summer, some of which may set records.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers office in Detroit recently issued its latest six-month forecast for the lakes.
SACKETS HARBOR, N.Y. (AP) — New York state has acquired an island off Lake Ontario's eastern shore that was the scene of a War of 1812 battle between British and American forces.
The Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation recently announced that it has purchased 24-acre Horse Island, located off the village of Sackets Harbor, 60 miles (96 kilometers) north of Syracuse.
The island will become part of Sackets Harbor Battlefield State Historic Site in Jefferson County.
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — An appeals court in upstate New York has ruled in favor of landowners who are fighting against a gas company's plans to build a pipeline from Pennsylvania to Lake Ontario.
SODUS, N.Y. (AP) — The Latest on the fatal shooting of two people outside an upstate New York home on Monday (all times local):
Authorities say they've scaled back the search for a man who fatally shot two people outside an upstate New York home before fleeing on foot.
YATES, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities say the body of an 80-year-old western New York man has been found in Lake Ontario hours after his family reported him missing.
YATES, N.Y. (AP) — A Virginia-based energy company has announced plans to build more than 40 wind turbines along Lake Ontario in upstate New York.
Buffalo's WIVB-TV reports the turbines Charlottesville-based Apex Clean Energy wants to erect would generate enough electricity to power more than 50,000 homes in Niagara and Orleans counties.
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — A 19-year-old man has been arrested on murder charges in connection with the slayings of two young men found with gunshot wounds in a burned-out car parked behind a western New York warehouse.
SACKETS HARBOR, N.Y. (AP) — Soldiers from Fort Drum will be jumping from a helicopter into a bay off of Lake Ontario for a training exercise.
The Army says soldiers from a 10th Mountain Division combat team will jump into the Black River Bay at Sackets Harbor on Friday morning.
The soldiers from the 2nd Brigade Combat Team will head to the shore after jumping from the Chinook cargo helicopter as part of their training.
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — Police have identified two young men found dead with gunshot wounds in a burned-out car parked behind a western New York warehouse.
The Monroe County Sheriff's Office identifies the men as 18-year-old Bruce Kane of Sweden and 20-year-old Alexander Burrow of Clarkson. Both were former athletes on the swim team at Brockport High School.
Their bodies were found Monday in the town of Hamlin, on Lake Ontario 15 miles (24 kilometers) northwest of Rochester.
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — An historic carousel is back in operation in a lakeside Rochester park, with free weekend rides being offered through Columbus Day.
The 113-year-old Dentzel Carousel at Ontario Beach Park on Lake Ontario recently re-opened after being closed for the past year to repair mechanical problems.
Monroe County Executive Cheryl Dinolfo says the carousel will offer free rides on weekends through Oct. 6-8.
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A new fishing survey shows catch rates at record levels in New York waters on Lake Ontario.
The Department of Environmental Conservation says preliminary results from the Lake Ontario Fishing Boat Survey indicate the number of fish caught per boat trip from April to June was 227 percent above the previous five-year average for Chinook salmon.
POINT BREEZE, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities say a 66-year-old New York man has died after the fishing boat he was on capsized in Lake Ontario.
The Orleans County sheriff's office says Carl Hazel couldn't be revived after he and another man were pulled from the water on Saturday.
The sheriff's office says their boat took on water in 5-to-7-foot waves. It capsized about 9 miles from the shore.
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — The dozens of lighthouses located across New York state will be featured in an exhibit at the New York State Fair.
The exhibit, titled "Path Through Maritime History: Lighthouses and Life Saving," will chronicle the history and lifesaving service of more than 70 lighthouses that still stand from Long Island to Lake Erie, including New York City, the Finger Lakes, Lake Ontario, Lake Champlain and the Hudson and St. Lawrence rivers.
IRONDEQUOIT, N.Y. (AP) — Search crews believe they found the body of a 40-year-old man who went missing in a bay off of Lake Ontario.
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The speaker of the New York state Assembly is heading to the North Country as part of his annual upstate tour.
Bronx Democrat Carl Heastie is scheduled to make stops Tuesday along Lake Ontario, where he'll visit areas impacted by floods in 2017. He'll also tour the Sackets Harbor Battlefield State Historic Site and attend the Jefferson County Fair in Watertown.
NEW YORK (AP) — The hot weather is coming with an air quality health advisory.
The state Department of Environmental Conseration and the Department of Health are warning residents in the New York City metro area, the lower Hudson Valley, Eastern Lake Ontario and western New York about ground level pollution that can increase in hot weather.
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 them recover from last year's flooding.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Monday that the state had awarded $2.9 million in flood relief funds to local governments in Wayne, Orleans, Niagara, Cayuga and Jefferson counties.
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — State environmental officials say Lake Ontario Chinook salmon fishing in 2017 was the best in more than 30 years.
The Department of Environmental Conservation has surveyed Lake Ontario boat anglers to estimate fishing quality and harvest annually since 1985. Surveys showed anglers had the highest catch rate ever recorded last year.
DEC estimates that anglers caught 96,000 and kept nearly 54,000 Chinook salmon in 2017.
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — State officials say two western New York towns along the Lake Ontario shoreline have received more than $900,000 to recover from last year's severe flooding.
MASSENA, N.Y. (AP) — Regulators are pushing a record amount of water out of Lake Ontario to avoid a repeat of last year's flooding.
The International Lake Ontario-St. Lawrence River Board specifies outflows through dams on the river based on a plan agreed to by the U.S. and Canadian governments.
MASSENA, N.Y. (AP) — Floodgates are being opened at a New York Power Authority dam in Massena to spill excess water from Lake Ontario into the Saint Lawrence River.
The gates at Long Sault (SOO) Dam are scheduled to open at 7 a.m. Monday. The power authority says there will be rapidly changing river flows downstream.
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Fish researchers want some help collecting the heads of Coho salmon.
The state Department of Environmental Conservation and Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources are asking people to save the heads from Coho salmon caught in Lake Ontario starting this year. It's part of an effort to evaluate the effectiveness of stocking programs.
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — New York's U.S. senators want the Army Corps of Engineers to fund a new study of what needs to be done to prevent future flood devastation along Lake Ontario.
Democratic Sens. Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand say the Great Lakes Coast Resiliency Study will develop an infrastructure strategy for future coastal management.
The Corps created such a plan for making the Atlantic shoreline more resilient in the wake of Superstorm Sandy.
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — New York officials say two more counties that sustained extensive shoreline damage from Lake Ontario flooding last year are now eligible for federal recovery aid.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo and U.S. Sens. Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand, all Democrats, announced Friday that the Trump administration added Monroe and Cayuga counties to the state's major disaster declaration for flooding last spring and summer.
WATERTOWN, N.Y. (AP) — A large swath of northern New York is encased in ice and snow after days of lake-effect storms followed by an arctic cold front sending temperatures well below zero.
BOYLSTON, N.Y. (AP) — Officials in communities near Lake Ontario's eastern end are asking residents to avoid driving on local roads so crews can remove up to 5 feet of snow that has fallen since Christmas Day.
Heavy, lake-effect snow is being blamed for causing crashes and stranding vehicles in the Oswego County town of Boylston, in the Tug Hill Plateau about 40 miles (64 kilometers)north of Syracuse.