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Posted: Friday, May 9, 2014 3:28 am

Ticonderoga Ferry starts service on Saturday

TICONDEROGA — The Ticonderoga Ferry will open for the season at 7 a.m. Saturday, May 10.

The independent ferry is owned by Michael and Alison Matot and runs from Ticonderoga to Shoreham, Vt.

The ferry is the only cable ferry on Lake Champlain.

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Gas prices static over past week

NEW YORK — Average retail gasoline prices in New York have not moved in the past week, averaging $3.90 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 1.4 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.64, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com.

Including the change in gas prices in New York during the past week, prices Sunday were 22.1 cents per gallon higher than the same day one year ago and are 14.9 cents per gallon higher than a month ago.

The national average has increased 9.2 cents per gallon during the last month and stands 13.4 cents per gallon higher than this day one year ago.

“Finally, the news motorists have been waiting for; it appears that, at least for now, the national average has peaked,” GasBuddy.com Senior Petroleum Analyst Patrick DeHaan said in a news release.

“Since Feb. 7, gasoline prices have been on an upward trajectory in a majority of the U.S., and at least for now, prices have broken that upward trend and have stabilized.

“This is great news, as it likely means in the next couple weeks that gasoline prices will begin seeing more downward momentum.

“By Memorial Day, if there aren’t major refinery kinks that develop, we could see the national average dropping into the $3.50s or perhaps even lower,” DeHaan said.

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Rouses Point talent contest canceled

ROUSES POINT — The Rouses Point Samuel de Champlain Center Stage “Got Talent” competition has been canceled due to lack of participation.

Auditions had been set for today, but too few signed up by the April 18 deadline, organizer Steve Merchant said.

The semi-finalists were to have performed on the stage, located on the ground of the Rouses Point Recreation Center, this summer.

Instead, Merchant said, he has lined up other performers.

That schedule will be released in the near future, he said.

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Entries sought for St. Mary’s Bazaar parade

CHAMPLAIN — The annual St. Mary’s Bazaar parade is seeking entries.

Organizations, businesses, groups and individuals are invited to participate. 

To sign up, call St. Mary’s Parish Office at 298-8244 or email churchofstmary@yahoo.com as soon as possible.

The parade is set for noon on Sunday, May 25.

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NACS Board sets public budget hearing

ELLENBURG — The Northern Adirondack Central School Board will meet at 5:30 p.m. Monday, May 12, in the District Office conference room for the 2014-2015 public budget hearing. 

Immediately following the hearing, an executive session associated with the performance history of particular employees and collective negotiations will take place at approximately 6 p.m. 

The board will reconvene for public session business at about 7 p.m. Agenda items include a revision of the policy for admission of non-resident student policy.

Find the full agenda is available on the district’s website, www.nacs1.org. The meeting is open to the public.

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Plattsburgh zoning, code enforcement set to tour town

PLATTSBURGH — Town of Plattsburgh Codes and Zoning Enforcement officials will make a tour of the town Monday, May 12, through Friday, May 16.

They will be giving out notices to residents who have junk, debris, garbage and unlicensed/uninspected vehicles in their yards.

A re-inspection of those properties will be conducted two weeks from that date.

For more information, call the Codes and Zoning Office at 562-6840 or go to townofplattsburgh.com and click on the “Codes & Zoning” link.