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168th New York State Fair
5:38 pm
Wed August 27, 2014

Women's Day at NY State Fair includes Motivation, Support, Advice

Picture of Harriet May Mills and cakes honor 80th annual Women's Day at NY State Fair
Credit John Smith/WAER News

  On the 80th Anniversary of Women’s Day at the New York State Fair… Leading ladies have returned to Central New York to inspire and empower women. Syracuse native Yvonne Conte began as a stand-up comic but has been motivating and encouraging women through motivational speaking for almost 20 years.  She was the keynote speaker for today’s annual luncheon.

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HISTORIC PRESERVATION
12:26 am
Wed August 27, 2014

Elimination of Popular Historic Tax Credit Could Threaten Redevelopment Projects

Hotel Syracuse Lead Developer Ed Riley, left, at a press conference Tuesday at the Persian Terrace in the Hotel Syracuse. Seated from left are Centerstate CEO Pres. Rob Simpson, Preservation League of NYS Pres. Jay DiLorenzo, and Rep. Dan Maffei.
Scott Willis WAER News

The renovation of older buildings in Syracuse and Upstate New York could face a more uncertain future without a popular economic development tool.  Those hoping to save the federal Historic Rehabilitation Tax Credit form the chopping block in Congress gathered Tuesday in the Persian Terrace at the Hotel Syracuse to sound the alarm.  The hotel’s lead developer Ed Riley has his credit already in hand, and says the project wouldn’t be possible without it.  

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Women's Equality Day
5:12 pm
Tue August 26, 2014

Struggle for Women's Rights Recognized on 94th Anniversary of Right to Vote

Credit nownys.org

  The rights of women from voting to employment and other rights are being celebrated today.  It was on this date 94 years ago that the right for women to vote in the U-S was made official.  Retired educator and businesswoman Marilyn Bero is on the Board of the National Women’s Hall of Fame in Seneca Falls.  She wonders if younger women realize the struggles their fore-mothers fought through.

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2014 NEW YORK STATE FAIR
5:13 pm
Fri August 22, 2014

Six Fallen Officers Remembered, Honored at NYS Fair Ceremony

A wreath is placed at the fallen officers memorial at the state fairgrounds.
Scott Willis WAER News

Amid the fun and food at the state fair Friday was a sobering moment of remembrance and reflection for the six law enforcement officers who’ve died in the line of duty during the past year.  Bricks bearing their names were added to memorial in front of the horticulture building.  New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman was on hand for the ceremony on law enforcement day, which was attended by family and friends of the fallen troopers and officers. 

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168th New York State Fair
6:57 pm
Thu August 21, 2014

State Fair Opens with Gov Cuomo, Lightning and Downpours, Fracking and Common Core Protestors

Gov Cuomo greeted by downpour as he opens New York State Fair
Jessica Eley/WAER News

Thunder, lightning and drenching rains might have made a bigger bang to open the New York State Fair then Andrew Cuomo did.  But the governor did eventually cut the ribbon to start this year’s event.  The state invested pretty heavily into the fairgrounds themselves while the property has an interim director.  Cuomo might not rush to name a new head.

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