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January 8, 2014

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Salary set for former educator hired in N. Warren

NORTH WARREN — The North Warren Central School District School Board is scheduled to appoint Margaret “Peg” Brady as superintendent of schools at its Jan. 13 meeting.

Brady, who is currently serving as the upstate supervisor for school improvement planning with the New York State Education Department, will begin work on Jan. 29.

She was a teacher in Ticonderoga and Moriah for many years.

As part of the appointment process, the board is expected to approve a three-year contract, with a starting salary of $120,000.

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NACS School Board to meet Jan. 13

ELLENBURG — The Northern Adirondack School Board will meet at 6 p.m. Monday, Jan. 13, in the District Office Conference Room. 

An executive session associated with the performance history of particular employees and collective negotiations will take place at about 6 p.m. 

The board will reconvene in public session at about 7 p.m. The 2014-15 budget timeline will be presented. Agenda items will include a personnel appointment.

The full agenda is available on the district’s website, www.nacs1.org.

The meeting is open to the public.

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Gas prices stable around New York

NEW YORK — Average retail gasoline prices in New York have not moved in the past week, averaging $3.67 a gallon on Sunday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 6,118 gas outlets in New York.

This compares with the national average, which has also not changed  in the last week, remaining at $3.30 a gallon, according to the website GasBuddy.com.

Prices Sunday were 4 cents per gallon lower than the same day one year ago and 5.6 cents per gallon higher than a month ago.

The national average has increased 5.7 cents per gallon during the last month and stands 3.3 cents per gallon higher than this day one year ago.

“While the cold weather is about the lock the country into a deep freeze, we’re also seeing a bit of a freeze in the national average,” GasBuddy.com Senior Petroleum Analyst Patrick DeHaan said in a news release.

“For much of the week ahead, we may see the freeze at the pump continue, as oil prices have recently shed some of their gains from late December.

“January and February see some of weakest demand for gasoline in the year, so it wouldn’t be surprising to see the average move slightly downward in the next couple weeks,” DeHaan said.

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