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Memorial Honoring NY’s Fallen Highway Workers Unveiled at NYS Fair

A new memorial dedicated to workers who lost their lives while protecting the public and maintaining safe highway systems in New York was unveiled by Governor Kathy Hochul at the New York State Fair on August 29. The memorial honors all transportation workers killed while performing their job duties on or near New York’s thousands of miles of highways, including State Department of Transportation and Thruway Authority employees, municipal highway workers, contractors, consultants, and towing service employees.

State police searching for the owners of items left at NYS Fair

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (WWTI) — State police are attempting to find the owners of dozens of items that were left at the 2021 Great New York State Fair. Photos in the press release from New York State Police show over a dozen phones, keys, glasses, backpacks and more that have been turned in and are waiting to be picked up by their owners.
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NYS Fair To Return To 13 Days In 2022

OSWEGO, NY (WRVO)—Gov. Kathy Hochul said Thursday that the New York State Fair will return to 13 days, after the fair ran for 18 days for the first time this year. In a news release, Hochul said the return to a 13-day schedule will allow for participation for fairgoers and vendors, and will result in fewer conflicts with county fairs.
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NYS Fair 800-pound butter sculpture to be recycled into renewable energy

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (WWTI) — As the New York State Fair came to a close on Monday, the annual butter sculpture has headed to its new home. According to American Dairy Association North East, the 800-pounds of butter used to create the 53rd annual butter sculpture isn’t going to waste. This year’s sculpture, titled “Back to School, Sports and Play… You’re Gonna Need Milk for That,” featured three scenes: teens in a school cafeteria, on a soccer field, and at home gaming. It ultimately focused on the importance of dairy as an essential nutrients in meals and snacks.
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Watch Now: Time-lapse video of NYS Fair butter sculpture deconstruction

American Dairy Association North East released this video showing the dismantling of the butter sculpture that was on display at the 2021 New York State Fair. For the sixth year in a row, the butter -- this year weighing 800 pounds -- is being used by Noblehurst Farms in Livingston County to be recycled into renewable energy.

NYS Fair Director prefers return to 13-day schedule

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (WHCU) — The director of the New York State Fair is in favor of returning to a 13-day schedule. Troy Waffner tells NewsChannel 9 vendors prefer the Fair’s original length of 13 days, citing stress and workload on vendors. The Fair was extended last year to 18 days by former Governor Andrew Cuomo.

Syracuse federal agent recalls 9/11 investigation in first-ever interview (Good Morning CNY for Sept. 7)

Subscribe to get the Good Morning, CNY newsletter (brought to you by Kinney Drugs) delivered to your email inbox weekday mornings. High: 78; Low: 65. See the 5-day forecast. DOUBLE DUTY: The Mavericks, the Grammy Award-winning band that’s hit it big in country, pop, Latin and Tex-Mex music, played two vastly different sets in six hours at our State Fair on Sunday. The band first took the stage at 2 p.m. and did the entire hourlong concert in Spanish, promoting its album “En Español” that it released last August. They returned at 7 p.m. sharp for a 60-minute set in English to a much larger crowd. See more photos and read a review. (Charlie Miller photo)

Were you there? Joan Jett and Cheap Trick top off NYS Fair concerts (photos)

Syracuse, N.Y. — On the final day of the New York State Fair Monday, crowds gathered for the final two music acts at Chevy Park stage. The threat of rain gone by showtime, Joan Jett & the Blackhearts took to the stage for an afternoon show in front a crowd of about 15,000. Jett came on stage wearing a mask and promptly took it off before picking up her guitar.