Pam Helming

Sen. Pam Helming

In the waning days of the New York State Legislature's session, a bill meant to stop a trash incinerator from being built in the Finger Lakes sailed through the Senate and an Assembly committee with unanimous support. But when it reached the Assembly floor, it sat untouched as the session came to a close.

Sen. Pam Helming

A group of Finger Lakes residents took a bus to Albany Tuesday to continue their fight against a proposed 48-acre trash incinerator facility that would burn solid municipal waste brought in by truck and or rail.

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Water levels in the Great Lakes basin are once again higher than normal, similar to what happened last year ahead of the historic flooding that occurred along Lake Ontario's southern shore. Federal and state officials are working to avoid a repeat, but some say it's not enough.

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The federal government is now offering funding and resources to upstate counties devastated by the flooding along Lake Ontario this year, after President Trump declared parts of the region a federal disaster area earlier this week.

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Gov. Andrew Cuomo is not signing a bill the New York State Legislature passed last week that would provide grants for flood victims along Lake Ontario. 

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State lawmakers are moving to provide grants to property owners affected by the flooding from Lake Ontario and this year's high rainfall, but they disagree about how to best address the situation.

Floyd Rayburn for NY Senate; Pam Helming for Senate; Kenan Baldridge NYS Senate 54th District / Facebook

A contentious Republican primary is spilling over into the general election race in New York's 54th State Senate District.

Businessman Floyd Rayburn narrowly lost the Republican line to the town of Canandaigua's Supervisor PamHelming, who beat him out by 210 votes. But it's the four votes Rayburn received on the Reform Party's line that will keep him on the ballot. That and the raw feelings from the acrimonious republican primary.

"I would be lying to you if i said i wasn’t part of it," Rayburn said. "It was a filthy campaign."