Gasoline prices fall again across US, New York state 

NEW YORK — Gasoline prices in New York fell 5.3 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.80 gallon Monday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 6,118 stations across the state.

Average gasoline prices per gallon on Dec. 3 in New York have ranged widely over the last five years: $2.67 in 2017, $2.37 in 2016, $2.31 in 2015, $3.13 in 2014 and $3.61 in 2013.

Prices Monday were 12.2 cents per gallon higher than a year ago and are 14 cents per gallon lower than a month ago. The national average has dropped 31.4 cents per gallon during the last month and stands 2.7 cents per gallon lower than a year ago.

"Motorists finally have something to be excited about: gas prices plummeting, with at least one gas station in 27 states offering a gallon of gasoline at $1.99 per gallon or less," GasBuddy Head of Petroleum Analysis Patrick DeHaan said in a press release.

"The national average stands at its lowest point of 2018 having fallen nearly 50 cents since the start of October, keeping nearly $200 million in the pockets of Americans every single day, acting as an economic stimulus ahead of the holidays.

"While OPEC will be meeting this week to discuss the possibility of cutting oil production in light of the $25 per barrel drop in prices since October, Americans will likely see falling prices at least for one more week. In addition, the promise of a trade deal with China may boost confidence in the economy, pushing global oil demand back up and driving prices higher.

"Motorists are encouraged to continue shopping around to find the best deals at the pump and prices under $2 per gallon while they last."

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Ellenburg Town Council changes meeting to Dec. 11

ELLENBURG — The December meeting for the Ellenburg Town Council has been changed.

The regular meeting, which had been set for Dec. 18, will now be held at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 11, at the Town Hall.

The organizational meeting for 2019 is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Jan. 8 at the Town Hall.

A special meeting of the Town Council will be held at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 17 at the Town Hall to discuss the option of entering in to a contract with an EMS service provider in the Merrill area.

All Town Council meetings are open to the public.

Moriah School Board to discuss personnel

PORT HENRY — The Moriah Central School Board will meet at 6 p.m. Monday, Dec. 10, in the High School library.

Agenda items include review of financial reports, policy updates and personnel discussions.

The meeting is open to all. Find the full agenda at

ORDA Board to meet Dec. 12 in Lake Placid

LAKE PLACID — The Olympic Regional Development Authority Board of Directors will meet at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 12, at the Olympic Center.

Agenda items include the president's report and a financial report from Peggy Evatt.

The meeting is open to the public.

Town of Dannemora to shutter offices Dec. 24, 25, 26

CHAZY LAKE — The Town of Dannemora business offices at 78 Higby Road will be closed Dec 24, 25 and 26 in observance of the Christmas holiday.

Offices will reopen 8 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 27, and the regular monthly board meeting will be at 6 p.m. that evening.

Meetings are open to the public.