In a statement sent to 12 News, organizers say the fair has been canceled due to concerns over the coronavirus pandemic. Organizers say they would like to thank the community for its support. It was scheduled to be held Aug. 6 to 8. KIRKWOOD (WBNG) — The Kirkwood Town Fair has been canceled for 2020. A fair for 2021 is planned.
“We were three times higher this year on opening day than we were previously. Those numbers have leveled off a bit, we’re about 15 to 20 percent above this year compared to last year,” said NYSDEC Fish and Wildlife Environmental Program Specialist Mary Bailey. More licenses means more hunters can expected to be out. However, DEC officials are not too worried about overcrowding. “We have a lot of public land in New York, we have a lot of land in general that is open to hunting,” said NYSDEC Wildlife Biologist Mike Schiavone. “A lot of hunters seem to be able to space out.” Treat every firearm as if it’s loaded Point your muzzle in a safe direction Keep your finger off the trigger until you are ready to shootBe aware of your surroundings, look what is in front and behind your target Local hunter Ed Nichols says when he sees a crowded area, even as an experienced hunter, he chooses to steer clear. “You don’t want to put yourself in that position, If you know gun safety, study it, and adhere to it, you’re going to get out of there, you’re not going to stay,” said Nichols. In areas where there could be other hunters, NYSDEC officials say there are a few basic rules everyone needs to follow to avoid injury: (WBNG) — As hunting season kicks into full swing, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation says they have seen a surge in the amount of hunting licenses sold this year. By following those basic rules and other safety information taught in the DEC’s Hunter Education Course, more people than ever before will be able to enjoy hunting safely this season. read more
Here’s how the musical will work: the actors and musicians will be masked and performing live on stage while the show will be live-streamed at the same time for the public to view in their own homes. ENDICOTT (WBNG) — There’s a saying in show business which is “the show must go on.” “It’s great for people who are watching in nursing homes. Handicapped people too get to watch a production they normally couldn’t,” he said. Many in the arts and performing arts industry have struggled this year because of the pandemic closing theaters, studios, and more. While it’s been challenging, some local performing arts groups in Broome County are finding ways to make the show go on. The Endicott Performing Arts Center is putting on an online musical called “The Who’s Tommy,” with the next two performances on Sat. November 14 at 8p.m. and Sun. November 15 at 3p.m. “Because it is live-streamed, we have family and friends in Texas for instance, watching,” said Patrick Foti, the Artistic and Executive Director of the show at EPAC. Foti said even some people with disabilities who would not normally go to the theater or who are from other places out of state can tune in. To find out more information or how to watch EPAC’s production of “The Who’s Tommy” click here. Organizers of the event say the broadcast shows are able to be streamed and reach people worldwide. read more