On Nov. 9, I went to Albany. In Cooperstown the price of gas was $3.979 at both stations. On US Highway 20 in Sharon Springs at Stewarts the price was $3.859; in Esperance and Duanesburg at Stewarts the price was $3.819. Around Albany the prices were between $3.759 to $3.809. I purchased gasoline for $3.699.
In the past, I asked a representative of Taylors why the cost of gas was so high in Cooperstown? I was told that it costs more to truck it to Cooperstown. Oh silly me, I didn’t figure that cost in because the company-owned delivery truck leaves Cooperstown in the morning and returns in the afternoon. After I laughed, I was advised the higher price here helps to make up for the lower prices in other areas, where they have to be competitive due to the competition. I have talked to a representative of Stewarts in Saratoga, who assured me that they were doing everything to keep the gasoline prices down in Cooperstown.
I hope everyone in Cooperstown appreciates our “Hometown Neighborhood Stores.” Maybe all of the year-round residents of this area should show our appreciation of these stores. For one week we should give the local gas stations a break and purchase our fuel out of town. This would be a way to show our support to them, for the way they treat us during the year, especially during the off-tourist season.