Save the Rain
3:54 pm
Tue September 3, 2013

Onon County Taxpayers Will Pay More for 'Save the Rain' Projects

County approves suburban Save the Rain projects like this Westcott Street construction
Credit WAER News

Onondaga County taxpayers will be spending $2 million more this year on projects meant to keep rainwater from flooding the sewer system.  The County Legislature approved the money for additional “Save the Rain” projects…even though the program has its own budget.

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Annual Labor Day Parade Held at State Fair
1:12 pm
Tue September 3, 2013

Members of the Military Honored at NYS Fair on Labor Day

Senior Master SGT. Toby Shelly of the 174th Attack Wing
Credit John Smith / WAER News

The Grand Marshall of this year’s Labor Day Parade at the State Fair was led by a current military member.  Senior Master SGT. Toby Shelly’s 29 year career in the military has taken him on a rewarding journey.  He’s now a Superintendent with craftsmen for an Engineering Unit with the 174th Fighter Wing at Hancock Field.

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NY State Fair
6:58 pm
Mon September 2, 2013

Taste New York Introduces Fairgoers to Local Products and Produce

Taste New York offered tastings of unique products made and grown in the state
Credit Maria Catanzarite/WAER News

The New York State Fair is serving up moonshine and other local goods this year—thanks to the “Taste New York” exhibit…creating an inaugural tasting trail.

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Fair Bet: A Walk Through State Fair History
10:59 am
Mon September 2, 2013

Take a Trip Through New York State Fair History

Credit John Smith, WAER News / 2013 NYS State Fair Exhibit

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to take a trip through New York State Fair History in Syracuse?  The ferris wheel wasn't always on the midway as we know it today.

Take a listen to a "blast from the past" audio presentation from a video produced about the State Fair.

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Sports
8:43 pm
Sat August 31, 2013

Matt Appel talks with Jarret Leist about Penn State

WAER's Matt Appel talked with reporter Jarret Leist about new quarterback Drew Allen, MetLife Stadium and the dynamic running back duo after Syracuse's 23-17 loss to Penn State.

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Sports
8:35 pm
Sat August 31, 2013

Syracuse Loses Season Opener 23-17

Penn State warms up prior to its 23-17 win over Syracuse
Credit Ben Fontana, 2013

East Rutherford, NJ - Syracuse (0-1) fell 23-17 to Penn State (1-0) in its first game in the Scott Shafer era.

The first year coach said, “I liked the way the kids competed.”

Senior Drew Allen was the man under center for the orange. The Oklahoma transfer finished the game 17 for 38 with 189 yards and two interceptions.

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Syrian Conflict
3:31 pm
Fri August 30, 2013

Protestors Say 'Don't Send Missiles to Syria, Instead Help the People'

Syracuse residents protest against any military strikes in Syria.
Credit Scott Willis/WAER News

About 20 members of the peace community gathered today in front of Syracuse’s federal building to oppose any military intervention in Syria.


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Sports
3:12 pm
Fri August 30, 2013

Brent Axe Interview

Eric Duick and Zack Molle spoke to Syracuse.com's Brent Axe about the upcoming Syracuse football season.

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Player Piano Making Melodies at State Fair
12:06 pm
Fri August 30, 2013

Fairgoers Making Music of Their Own at Empire State Theater and Musical Museum

A fairgoer tries out the player piano at the State Fair. She later demonstrated her own piano playing kills.
Credit John Smith / WAER News


The State Fair is winding down, and if you’re looking for something different to check out, the Empire State Theatre and Musical Museum in the Art and Home Center might fit the bill.  Sure, you’ll be hoofing it all over the fairgrounds, but spare yourself some energy to perform some 'pedal pumping' on a player piano from the early 1900’s.


Click here to listen to The Empire State Musical Museum's player piano. The song is "It's A Small World After All."


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