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AROUND THE STATE DEWEY NAME TO ADORN THRUWAY SIGNS

Thomas E. Dewey is returning to the New York State Thruway, following protests by Sen. John B. Daly, R-Lewiston.

At a cost of more than $2,250, the Thruway Authority has agreed to post three new signs, each advertising the roadway's official name: The Gov. Thomas E. Dewey Thruway.

Dewey's name was removed from the newest Thruway signs that greet travelers at three major entrances, including the Pennsylvania border in Chautauqua County.

As chairman of the Senate Committee on Corporations, Authorities and Commissions, Daly entered the battle by threatening to introduce a resolution critical of the Cuomo appointees at the Thruway Authority.

"They were rewriting history" by dropping Dewey's name from the greeting signs, Daly said.

He agreed to drop the resolution in exchange for concessions by the governor and Thruway Authority.

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