Mayor’s Cup starts tonight with Boat Parade
PLATTSBURGH — The 2014 Mayor’s Cup Regatta and Festival will kick off tonight with the popular Boat Parade of Lights.
Festivities start at Dock Street Landing with live music from 7 to 9 p.m. featuring the local band the Stowaways.
The show will entertain the crowd as they wait to watch the eighth-annual Boat Parade of Lights, which begins at Wilcox Dock at 9 p.m.
Decorated boats, kayaks and paddle boards will make their way from Wilcox dock to Dock Street Landing for judging.
The Naked Turtle restaurant will sell food at the concert site this year.
“This is going to be a great gathering point for the Boat Parade and a real community event,” organizer Jake DeSnyder told the Press-Republican.
Mayor’s Cup continues through the weekend. A full schedule of events will be listed in the Press-Republican in Community Calendar on Friday and in Weekend Ideas on Saturday and Sunday.
Hydrant-flow program continues
PLATTSBURGH — The Plattsburgh City Fire Department is continuing its hydrant water-flow program, inspecting hydrants and letting them flow for three to five minutes.
The program takes place between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday.
As hydrants are allowed to flow, the water in the system will be stirred up and may appear cloudy or rust colored as it comes from taps. Bathing and washing clothing should be avoided during that time.
Motorists are asked to take care when driving past a flowing hydrant and the Fire Department personnel conducting the inspection.
Today’s streets are: Cornelia Street, Draper Avenue, Court, Beekman, Brinkerhoff, Broad, Couch and William streets.
Gas prices hold steady across NY
NEW YORK — Average retail gasoline prices in New York have not moved in the past week, averaging $3.91 a gallon on Sunday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 6,118 gas outlets in New York.