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July 15, 2014

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Citizen Preparedness training class set for Wednesday

LAKE PLACID — A session of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s Citizen Preparedness Training Program is set for 6 p.m. Wednesday, July 16, at the Conference Center at Lake Placid.

State National Guard trainers and state and local emergency management officials will conduct the event, lasting two hours or so, in the Lussie Ballroom.

The program covers a broad range of emergency preparedness topics, including: developing a family emergency plan, stocking up on emergency supplies and registering for NY-Alert, the free statewide emergency alert system. 

Participants receive a training certificate, a wallet-sized “Z-Card” with emergency preparedness information and a free Citizen Preparedness Starter Kit (one per family).

The package includes a first-aid kit, face mask, pocket radio with batteries, food bars, emergency blanket and other key items to help citizens in the immediate aftermath of a disaster. 

The state’s goal is to teach 100,000 New Yorkers during 2014; a session was held earlier in Plattsburgh.

For more information, call the New York State Division of Military and Naval Affairs at 786-6186 or Sgt. 1st Class Ray Drumsta at (607) 592-2070

To register, go to

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NACS expected to award security construction contract

ELLENBURG — Northern Adirondack Central School Board will hold a special meeting at 8:30 a.m. Friday, July 18, in the District Office conference room.

It is anticipated that the board will award the construction contract for the security project and pass a resolution to participate in BOCES Summer School 2015.

The meeting is open to the public.

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Gas prices decline around New York

NEW YORK — Average retail gasoline prices in New York have fallen 1.4 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.89 a gallon on Sunday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 6,118 gas outlets in New York.

This compares with the national average that has fallen 3.7 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.61 a gallon, according to 

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