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July 30, 2013

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Port HenryZoning Commission meets today

PORT HENRY — The Port Henry Village Zoning Commission will meet at 5 p.m. today at the Literacy Volunteers conference room, located at 3265 Broad St. in Port Henry, for the purpose of approving the final revisions to the commission’s preliminary report and to schedule a public hearing.

The preliminary report on prohibiting conversion of first-floor retail space to housing in the village’s business district will be presented to the public for additional input and comments.

All Zoning Commission meetings are open to the public.

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Town of Champlain Republicans to discuss election

CHAMPLAIN — The Town of Champlain Republican Party will be discussing candidates for the fall election.

The party will hold a caucus at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Town Hall, 729 Route 9 Champlain.

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Gas prices falling around New York

NEW YORK — Average retail gasoline prices in New York have fallen .08 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.90 per 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 fallen 2.7 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.65 a gallon, according to the website GasBuddy.com.

Prices Sunday were 15.4 cents per gallon higher than the same day one year ago and are 20.4 cents per gallon higher than a month ago.

The national average has increased 14.0 cents per gallon during the last month and stands 15.0 cents per gallon higher than this day one year ago.

“After an impressive run that saw the national average begin to approach its springtime high, it appears prices have plateaued, at least for now,” GasBuddy.com Senior Petroleum Analyst Patrick DeHaan said in a news release.

“Oil prices appear to be taking a breather, but with the peak of hurricane season approaching, an continued upward trajectory in gasoline prices is certainly possible, should we see a major storm take aim for the Gulf.

“Crude inventories have also declined four consecutive weeks, and large decreases in crude inventories in the near future may be cause for rising oil prices as well.”

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