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Posted: Saturday, April 12, 2014 3:28 am

Gas prices decline 5 cents around New York state

NEW YORK — Average retail gasoline prices in New York have fallen 5 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.75 a gallon last Sunday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 6,118 gas outlets in New York.

This compares with the national average, which has increased 1.3 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.55 a gallon, according to website GasBuddy.com

Including the change in gas prices in New York during the past week, prices Sunday were 7.9 cents per gallon lower than the same day one year ago and are 0.9 cents per gallon higher than a month ago.

The national average has increased 7.4 cents per gallon during the last month and stands 3.1 cents per gallon lower than this day one year ago.

“Gasoline prices have seen an ever so slight increase in the last week across a good portion of the nation, which is certainly good news for spring break travelers,” GasBuddy.com Senior Petroleum Analyst Patrick DeHaan said in a statement.

“This spring has seen very little volatility so far, and if it remains that way, I may have to revise downward my forecast for gas prices for the rest of April and May.”

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Centenary ‘Jesus’ re-enactment set for Sunday

MALONE — Centenary United Methodist Church in Malone will present a live re-enactment of the triumphal entry of Jesus into Jerusalem during the 10:30 a.m. worship service on Palm Sunday, April 13.

“Jesus” will come down Main Street on a real colt, as all present wave palms and shout Hosanna, a press release states.

Everyone is welcome.

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Chazy codes officer away until April 22

CHAZY — The Town of Chazy Codes Officer’s Office will be closed until Tuesday, April 22. 

Codes Enforcement Officer Michael Tetreault is away, attending a training course. 

To leave him a message that he will get upon his return, call 846-7544, Ext. 5.

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City councilors host wards 4, 5 forum

PLATTSBURGH — Plattsburgh City Councilors Paul O’Connell (Ward 4) and Becky Kasper (Ward 5) will hold a joint public forum for people who are interested in asking questions and offering feedback about the activities of the council and the ongoing planning for the city.

The forum will be held 6 to 7 p.m. Monday, April 14, at the Elks Lodge at 56 Cumberland Ave., Plattsburgh.

“We encourage residents to attend so that we can continue working in a spirit of partnership with our constituents,” the councilors said in a news release.

Potential topics of discussion include ideas about downtown street closures, snow-removal policies and the North Margaret re-striping study.

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Rouses Point Zoning meeting for April 14 canceled

ROUSES POINT — The regular meeting of the Rouses Point Zoning Board of Appeals scheduled for 4:30 p.m. Monday, April 14, is canceled. 

The next meeting is set for May 12.