July 16, 2013

Of Interest: July 16, 2013


---- — Special Dannemora Town Council meeting set

DANNEMORA — The Dannemora Town Council will hold a special meeting at 4 p.m. Thursday in the Town Hall.

The topics to be discussed are the Chazy Lake salt-water issue, the new Dollar Store and the assessor position.

The meeting is open to all.


Plattsburgh Town Court session canceled

PLATTSBURGH — Plattsburgh Town Court will not be open today.

People who had a court session scheduled for 4 p.m. should instead come at that time on Tuesday, July 23.


New York gas prices continue to rise

NEW YORK — Average retail gasoline prices in New York have risen 11.6 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.81 a gallon Sunday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 6,118 gas outlets in New York.

This compares with the national average that has increased 11.7 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.62 a gallon, according to the website

Prices were 14.9 cents per gallon higher than the same day one year ago and 9.1 cents per gallon higher than a month ago.

The national average has increased 0.4 cents per gallon during the last month and stands 19.5 cents per gallon higher than one year ago.

“I suspect that the unrest in Egypt is playing a significant role in pushing crude values higher and thus retail gasoline prices higher as well,” said Senior Petroleum Analyst Patrick DeHaan.


City Fire Dept. continues flushing of hydrants

PLATTSBURGH — The City of Plattsburgh Fire Department is flushing hydrants again today.

The streets affected, sometime between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m., will be Miller, Weed, Boynton, Margaret, Sailly, Delord, Cumberland, Lorraine, Durand, Nichols, Kellogg, Cedar Lane and Point View Terrace.

Water in the system will be stirred up and may be cloudy or rust colored coming out of the faucet during the flushing. Residents are urged to avoid washing clothes or bathing during that time.


Primary to decide Franklin County legislator candidate

MALONE — There will be a Democratic Party primary to decide which candidate will challenge Marc “Tim” Lashomb for his seat on the Franklin County Legislature.

Challengers Paul Hogan and Carl Sherwin will face off in the Sept. 10 primary to see who will be on the ballot against Lashomb, a Malone Republican who represents Legislative District 4.

Three other sitting legislators are being challenged for re-election this fall.

Sue Robideau (R-Brushton) will face Don Dabiew of Bombay in District 5; Gordon Crossman (D-Malone) will take on Mark Besio of Malone in District 4; and three people — Democrat Barbara Rice of Saranac Lake, Independent Curtis Reynolds of Lake Clear and Republican Edwin Randig of Saranac Lake — will vie for the District 7 seat being vacated by Timothy Burpoe (D-Saranac Lake).

There are no opponents for the District 1 seat held by Guy “Tim” Smith (D-Fort Covington) or in District 2 for the position held by Billy Jones (D-Chateaugay) or in District 6 for the seat held by Paul Maroun (R-Tupper Lake).

The election is Nov. 5.