Of Interest: July 15, 2014 - Press-Republican: Local News

Of Interest: July 15, 2014

Font Size:
Default font size
Larger font size

Posted: Tuesday, July 15, 2014 3:28 am

Citizen Preparedness training class set for Wednesday

LAKE PLACID — A session of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s Citizen Preparedness Training Program is set for 6 p.m. Wednesday, July 16, at the Conference Center at Lake Placid.

State National Guard trainers and state and local emergency management officials will conduct the event, lasting two hours or so, in the Lussie Ballroom.

The program covers a broad range of emergency preparedness topics, including: developing a family emergency plan, stocking up on emergency supplies and registering for NY-Alert, the free statewide emergency alert system. 

Participants receive a training certificate, a wallet-sized “Z-Card” with emergency preparedness information and a free Citizen Preparedness Starter Kit (one per family).

The package includes a first-aid kit, face mask, pocket radio with batteries, food bars, emergency blanket and other key items to help citizens in the immediate aftermath of a disaster. 

The state’s goal is to teach 100,000 New Yorkers during 2014; a session was held earlier in Plattsburgh.

For more information, call the New York State Division of Military and Naval Affairs at 786-6186 or Sgt. 1st Class Ray Drumsta at (607) 592-2070

To register, go to www.nyprepare.gov/aware-prepare/nysprepare/registration.

•  •  •

NACS expected to award security construction contract

ELLENBURG — Northern Adirondack Central School Board will hold a special meeting at 8:30 a.m. Friday, July 18, in the District Office conference room.

It is anticipated that the board will award the construction contract for the security project and pass a resolution to participate in BOCES Summer School 2015.

The meeting is open to the public.

•  •  •

Gas prices decline around New York

NEW YORK — Average retail gasoline prices in New York have fallen 1.4 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.89 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 3.7 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.61 a gallon, according to GasBuddy.com

Prices Sunday were 7.3 cents per gallon higher than the same day one year ago and are 2.5 cents per gallon higher than a month ago.

The national average has decreased 4.3 cents per gallon during the last month and stands unchanged compared to this day one year ago.

“The last two weeks have seen some large drops in oil prices and gasoline spot prices — a very exciting thing to see in the middle of the summer driving season,” GasBuddy.com Senior Petroleum Analyst Patrick DeHaan said in a news release.

“Motorists have some nice relief coming at the pump to look forward to in the next week to two as these drops make it to retail outlets. Over the next week, the national average will fall back under $3.50 a gallon — something we haven’t seen since April — and will also drop under last year’s average in the next few days.

“There is also the possibility for further declines if we don’t see a hurricane or geopolitical tensions ruin things. I’d caution motorists as we expect these large decreases to only buy the amount of gasoline they immediately need as prices drop and to shop around as price gaps between stations widen because of the quick decrease in wholesale gas price.

“Some stations will be buying the cheaper gasoline and passing on savings faster, leading to a wide array of gas prices,” DeHaan said.