NEWS YOU CAN USE: Free Mets ticket

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NEWS YOU CAN USE

Free Mets ticket

Fans who watched the Mets fall to the Houston Astros on Tuesday, April 19 will get a second chance to see a Mets win.

Tickets holders from the April 19 game can redeem a complimentary ticket to one of the Mets-Pirates games from May 30 to June 2.

Tickets must be redeemed in person. Ticket holders can head to the Citi Field Advance Ticket Window to receive their ticket.

For more information call 718-507-TIXX (8499) or visit Mets.com.

Public auction

Going once, going twice…sold!

The New York State Thruway Authority is holding a public auction Wednesday, April 27 in Selkirk off Route 144’s exit 22.

If you plan on making any bids you must pre-register and have bidder registration number.

Auction items include cameras, cars and more. The items planned on being auctioned off can be found here.

From 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on April 26 and from 8 to 9 a.m. on April 27 bidders may inspect the items to be auctioned. The auction is held primarily outdoors and will be conducted regardless of weather, though in the case of extreme weather the auction may be canceled.

For more information call 518-436-2749

Surplus vehicle auction

Below are the dates the New York State Office of General Services has scheduled surplus vehicle auctions:

- May 5 9:30 a.m.

NYS Office of General Services

State Office Building Campus, Albany

- May 11 9:30 a.m.

NYS Police Troop F

Route 17 and I-84

55 Crystal Run Road, Middletown

- May 12 9:30 a.m.

NYS Department of Transportation

272 Violet Avenue (Rt. 9G), Poughkeepsie

- May 13 9:30 a.m.

NYS Police Troop K

2541 Route 44, Millbrook

- May 18 9:30 a.m.

NYS Department of Transportation

241 Colesville Road, Binghamton

- June 1 9:30 a.m.

NYS Department of Transportation

4717 Southwestern Boulevard, Hamburg

- June 2 9:30 a.m.

NYS Police Troop A

4525 West Saile Drive, Batavia

- June 2 1:30 p.m.

NYS Police Troop E

1569 Rochester Road, Canandaigua

- June 9 9:30 a.m.

NYS Department of Environmental Conservation

(This auction also includes State Police vehicles from Ray Brook)

87 Fish Hatchery Road, Saranac Lake

- June 15 9:30 a.m.

NYS Department of Transportation

2797 Clover Street, Pittsford

- June 22 9:30 a.m.

NYS Department of Transportation

10 Harbor Lock Road, Utica

- July 14 9:30 a.m.

NYS Department of Environmental Conservation

Saratoga Tree Nursery

2369 Route 50, Saratoga Springs

- July 15 9:30 a.m.

NYS Department of Transportation

21 Ninth Street, Waterford

- August 4 9:30 a.m.

NYS Office of General Services

State Office Building Campus, Albany

- August 10 9:30 a.m.

NYS Police Troop L

7140 Republic Airport – Route 110, East Farmingdale

- August 10 1:30 p.m.

NYS Office of Parks and Recreation

Belmont Lake State Park

625 Belmont Avenue, Babylon

- August 11 9:30 a.m.

NYS Department of Environmental Conservation

484 Randall Road, Ridge

- August 18 9:30 a.m.

NYS Department of Environmental Conservation

1285 Fisher Avenue

Cortland, NY

- August 25 9:30 a.m.

NYS Department of Transportation

7000 County Route 70A, Hornell

- August 31 9:30 a.m.

NYS Office of Parks and Recreation

Whirlpool Regional Maintenance Center

2360 Whirlpool Street, Niagara Falls

- September 1 9:30 a.m.

NYS Office for People with Developmental Disabilities

Western New York DDSO

1200 East and West Road, West Seneca

Gas motors past $4 mark

New York City gas prices have motored past the four dollar mark, according to AAA’s furl gauge report.

The average gas price in the city is $4.107 up from a week ago when the average price came in at just under four dollars.

Gas prices a year ago were barely over a dollar and the price has risen almost 30 cents in the past month.

The highest recorded gas prices in the city were recorded on July 16, 2008 when the price hit $4.411.

Recycle your electronics

Out with the old; in with the new.

This is a common refrain in the digital age with new electronics being unveiled every week. But this “out with the old” must be done environmentally safe.

And with that in mind State Senator Joe Addabbo, Jr. is holding a free recycling day that will prevent old electronics from ending up in a landfill which can allow toxic components to leak into the environment.

The event will take place at the George Seuffert Sr. Bandshell Parking Lot in Forest Park on Sunday, May 1 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

Recyclers can also bring old clothing (must be clean and dry) and any paper and cardboard.

The electronics will have the hazardous materials removed and disposed of in a environmentally-safe way, surpassing state and federal mandates.

Lane closures on approach to GW Bridge

Beginning April 15, three of the four upper level approach lanes to the George Washington Bridge will be closed during weekend overnight hours until August.

From 10 p.m. Friday to 10 a.m. Saturday and 10 p.m. Saturday to 10 a.m. Sunday, the lanes will be closed.

Two lower level westbound lanes on the Trans-Manhattan Expressway will also be closed during these times through July.

These projects are part of the Port Authority’s capital investment in the bridge helping to ensure safe and efficient travel and keep it in a state of good repair.