Community Notebook

Local gas prices continue to decrease

The national average price for regular unleaded gasoline went up one cent from last week to $2.28 per gallon, 58 cents more than a year ago. The New York State average is $2.48 per gallon, down one cent from last week. A year ago, the NYS average was $2.00.

AAA Western and Central New York reports the following averages:

¯ Buffalo – $2.44, down 1 cent

¯ Rochester – $2.39, down 2 cents

¯ Rome – $2.40, down 1 cent

¯ Syracuse – $2.32, down 2 cents

Pump prices have been pressured higher overall due to cuts in oil production globally, but increased U.S. production and low demand has led to a leveling out of prices over the last couple of weeks. The U.S. Energy Information Administration’s latest weekly estimates of U.S. gasoline demand show that January 2017 figures are down 6 percent from January 2016 and are at their lowest standing for the first month of the year since 2012.

Fredonia Pomfret Democratic Association meets today

The Fredonia Pomfret Democratic Association will hold its monthly meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 14 at 6:30 p.m., at the Barker Library, 7 Day St., Fredonia. All are invited to attend.