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How To Survive The Great NY State Fair – Mark’s Top 5 [AUDIO]

The New York State Fairgrounds hosts hundreds of events throughout the fair, drawing nearly one million people to an incredible variety of attractions. Check their online events calendar regularly to make sure you don't miss anything.

The Director of The Fair Dan O'Hara stopped in this morning to provide us with a top five list of survival tips. Feel free to read the list and listen to the interview as Dan and I expand on it.

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Happy Birthday, Albany – New York State Capitol Became a City Today in 1686

Today we honor the city of Albany on the anniversary of being chartered as a city.  Albany became a city on June 22, 1686.  The document that created Albany, called the Dongan Charter, is considred the oldest city charter still in effect in the United States.

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86-Year-Old Earns Ithaca College Degree

I firmly believe that we should all be life-long learners and always committed to education.  One woman has put this belief into practice by completing her education and earning a master's degree from Ithaca College more than 60 years after she started

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Same-Sex Marriage Bill Passes in New York

New York legislators passed a bill legalizing gay marriage in the state on Friday night, with the state Senate approving the bill to a cheering room before 11 p.m.

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Anthony Weiner to Step Down From Office: Report

Rep. Anthony Weiner has reportedly told friends that he will resign from office, a source close to the situation revealed to the NY Times.

The decision was reportedly made after “long discussions” with his wife, Huma Abedin, who returned to the States Tuesday after a trip to Africa with her boss, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

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Alec Baldwin May Run For Mayor Of NYC

Could politics be in Alec Baldwin's future?  He's thinking of running for mayor of NYC.  This is not the first time actor Alec Baldwin has expressed interest in running for political office.  Up until recently, Congressman Weiner was considered a front runner for the NYC Mayoral race

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New York Rep. Anthony Weiner Admits to Twitter Photo Scandal, Will Not Resign [VIDEO]

A tearful Anthony Weiner held a press conference Monday afternoon in New York to address rumors that he had sent a revealing photo of himself to a young woman on his Twitter account.

The disgraced congressman, who previously told reporters that his Twitter had been hacked, admitted he had accidentally sent the photo, adding he was "deeply sorry" and that he takes "full responsibility" for his actions.

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Freak Bounce House Accident Injures 13 on Long Island [VIDEO]

A group of bounce houses became a house of horrors over the weekend on a soccer field in Long Island.

Strong winds propelled three of the houses into the air Saturday at the Oceanside United Soccer Club, injuring 13 people, including some children who were inside the playhouses.

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New Yorkers are Arrogant and 49 Other State Stereotypes in Two Minutes [VIDEO]

Ever come across the show on History called "How the States Got Their Shapes?"  It's based on a book of the same title.  For a geography nerd like me, that was a great read. Just like every state has a story on their shape, every state has a stereotype about its people.  Author Paul Jury playfully points out the bad ones in a promo video he calls '50 State Stereotypes in Two Minutes.'

Jury, who just wrote a book called 'States of Confusion: My 19,000-Mile Detour to Find Direction,' squeezes out the hate from sea to shining sea in a mere 120 seconds.

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Eric Meier’s Top Upstate New York Dream Drive: NY Route 97

I received my copy of AAA's Car and Driver magazine yesterday.  One of the articles was a list of thier choices for the top 3 Dream Drives in New York State.  They included Route 30 thought the Adirondacks, Route 22 from the Bronx to the Canadian border in Clinton County and US 6 across the mid Hudson Valley.

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Local Talents Get Sent To The X-Factor In Dallas!

Ever watched Simon Cowell's show, the X-Factor? (It's how Leona Lewis got her start in the music biz.) Out of 29 contestants who auditioned last night at the Tramontane Cafe, Sauqoit singer/songwriter Bryan James (Palmer) and Utica teen singer, Alexandria Corn,  and are being flown to Dallas, TX to appear before judges.

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The Best Movie Theater Marriage Proposal Ever?

Local guy, Todd Cavanaugh, got together with some very talented friends and created a movie trailer that he asked a local movie theater (where I used to work) to play so that he could propose to his girlfriend in a memorable way.

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