Higher gas prices in Orleans drive people out of county

Posted 2 June 2022 at 8:51 pm


Am I the only one who plans to be filling up his car in Monroe or another nearby county for the duration of the gas price crisis?

It will lower my expense by a dollar or two each time, and Orleans County will not get sales tax on any part of a gallon. I don’t intend to make special trips, but every time I go, I’ll eat in another county, grocery shop at Wegmans instead of Tops, and perhaps go to a Wal-Mart not near Albion.

Do the local leaders really believe they will receive more sales tax revenue by encouraging local residents to “buy elsewhere”?

Tom Taber