Community Notebook

Fredonia pavilion rental applications being accepted now

The Fredonia-Pomfret Recreation Department will begin accepting Russell Joy Park pavilion rental applications for the summer 2017 season beginning today at 8:30 a.m. at the Recreation Department office on the second floor of Fredonia Village Hall.

Applications will only be accepted from Fredonia or Pomfret residents through the month of January. Residents from neighboring communities will be able to submit rental applications beginning in February.

Russell Joy Park has three pavilions available for public rental from May 1 through Oct. 31.

Gas prices start

2017 on the rise

Gas prices are on the rise as we kick off a new year. The national average price for regular unleaded gasoline is now $2.34 per gallon, up five cents from last week and up 35 cents from one year ago. The New York state average is $2.52 per gallon, up five cents from last week.

AAA Western and Central New York reports the following averages:

≤ Buffalo — $2.44, up 4 cents

≤ Rochester — $2.46, up  5 cents

≤ Syracuse — $2.42, up 5 cents

The state’s gas tax actually went down by 0.8 cents Sunday, but that reduction is dwarfed by rising gas prices across the state.