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1:39 pm
Fri September 12, 2014

Feeling Chilly? You can Warm up at Festa Italiana !

Festa Italiana President Ginnie Lostumbo (center) and City Chief of staff Bill Ryan smile during remarks made by Senator John DeFrancisco during the Italian American flag raising ceremony at Syracuse City Hall.
Credit John Smith/WAER News

It’s the time of year when Syracuse’s Little Italy reaches Downtown Syracuse for Festa Italiana.  When you hear Dean Martin’s voice filling the air with the aroma of Italian foods and baked goods, you better be leaving some room in your belly ! Don’t worry, you can dance it off. City, State and Festival organizers raised the Italian flag this morning to kick-off the 18th annual event.

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2:26 pm
Thu September 11, 2014

9/11 Remembered 13 Years Later in Syracuse

These officers participated in the 9/11 ceremony.
Credit Alexandra Linde/WAER News

The Syracuse Police and Fire Department gracefully marched to the Forman Park police memorial Thursday morning to honor those who died on 9-11-2001. Side by side, the members bowed their heads in respect to those who sacrificed their lives.

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13th Anniversary of 9/11 Tragedy
11:37 am
Thu September 11, 2014

Sept 11th Personal Experience, Military Service Leads to New York Lawfirm Helping Veterans

Credit utexas.edu

One New York business person has turned a September 11th experience and combat time in the Middle East into a career helping veterans.  WAER’s Chris Bolt reports on Mat Tully’s journey since the terrorist attacks. 

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2014 NYS Total Fair Attendance
6:05 am
Tue September 2, 2014

New Labor Day Attendance Record Set at New York State Fair

Jammin' the traffic ! An overhead view of the traffic situation at the NYS Fair Labor Day night 2014.
Credit John Smith/WAER News

Country Music Star Jason Aldean was no match, attendance wise, when offering $1.00 admission to the NYS Fair on Labor Day 2014. More people gave the turnstiles and ticket takers a work-out on Monday than they did when Aldean appeared on Saturday and helped to break the all-time attendance record for that day.

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3:17 pm
Mon September 1, 2014

CNY's Labor Workforce Observes Labor Day at the State Fair

Teamsters Union Local 317 begin their march from the Indian Village to Chevy Court at the State Fair.
Credit John Smith/ WAER News

Not everyone is going to the last day of the 2014 State Fair just because of dollar offerings. Syracuse and Central New York workers make the annual trek to the fair to join in strong numbers to show the pride they feel about their jobs, serving their communities and the respective union that backs them with worker's rights and protections. They started off with the usual parade procession from the Indian Village to Chevy Court. CSEA members chanted, "We are the union... the mighty, mighty union," as they held signs.

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