Scenes From The Rodeo At An Upstate County Fair
| August 8, 2018
ITHACA, NY (WSKG) – It’s county fair season across New York and Pennsylvania. That means fried food, games and shows. WSKG’s Celia Clarke made a stop earlier this summer at the Seneca County Fair and filed this audio postcard.
For the next few weeks, WSKG is going to fairs across the region.
We’ll be asking people about their everyday concerns, the kinds of things that might keep you up at night. The information will gear our coverage of the 2018 midterm elections.
If we don’t get to speak to you, feel free to reach out via email with what keeps you up at night at firstname.lastname@example.org
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NEW YORK NOW - Next year’s race for governor in New York has officially begun. Republican leaders in New York gathered in Albany Monday to hear from potential gubernatorial nominees, who would go on to compete next year against either Gov. Andrew Cuomo, or whichever Democrat lands on the ticket in his place.
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