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May 9, 2014

Of Interest: May 9, 2014

Ticonderoga Ferry starts service on Saturday

TICONDEROGA — The Ticonderoga Ferry will open for the season at 7 a.m. Saturday, May 10.

The independent ferry is owned by Michael and Alison Matot and runs from Ticonderoga to Shoreham, Vt.

The ferry is the only cable ferry on Lake Champlain.

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Gas prices static over past week

NEW YORK — Average retail gasoline prices in New York have not moved in the past week, averaging $3.90 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 1.4 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.64, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com.

Including the change in gas prices in New York during the past week, prices Sunday were 22.1 cents per gallon higher than the same day one year ago and are 14.9 cents per gallon higher than a month ago.

The national average has increased 9.2 cents per gallon during the last month and stands 13.4 cents per gallon higher than this day one year ago.

“Finally, the news motorists have been waiting for; it appears that, at least for now, the national average has peaked,” GasBuddy.com Senior Petroleum Analyst Patrick DeHaan said in a news release.

“Since Feb. 7, gasoline prices have been on an upward trajectory in a majority of the U.S., and at least for now, prices have broken that upward trend and have stabilized.

“This is great news, as it likely means in the next couple weeks that gasoline prices will begin seeing more downward momentum.

“By Memorial Day, if there aren’t major refinery kinks that develop, we could see the national average dropping into the $3.50s or perhaps even lower,” DeHaan said.

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Rouses Point talent contest canceled

ROUSES POINT — The Rouses Point Samuel de Champlain Center Stage “Got Talent” competition has been canceled due to lack of participation.

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