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Jarvis Rd. Bridge Construction Status as of Friday, July 21, 2017.

Douglass Withdraws From Town Supervisor Race. Will seek Reelection as a Counselor

By John T. Ryan

Peru – Town Councilman Jim Douglass has withdrawn his name from the race for Peru Town Supervisor. Instead, Councilman Brandy McDonald is seeking the office. Douglass said, “Pete Glushko was going to run, then he wasn’t going to run. It got to a point where I had to make a decision. I talked to the Republicans including Jim Langley to see if they had anyone interested. They didn’t, so I decided to run. Then, the Monday before the Republican caucus Jim called and said he was going to run. I was nominated at the Republican caucus. I understand the vote was close, but Jim won. When Brandy McDonald said he was interested in running I decided to step back and get into the town counselor race.”

Jim Langley told the Peru Gazette he had no intention of seeking the office until Friday, July 7th when Pete Glushko informed him that he would not seek another term as supervisor. After considerable thought and conferring with his wife, Langley decided to run. He stated, “I think it’s important that the voters have a choice.”

Both Langley and McDonald are in the second year of a four-year term of office. Assuming one of them is elected supervisor, the town board will have the option of either appointing a person or leaving the position unfilled until the November 2018 election. The possibility of conducting a special election was mentioned, but the Peru Gazette has not been able to confirm its applicability. Even if it is an option, the cost associated with conducting a special special election makes that choice unlikely.

75,000 applicants for free tuition program – Times Union

North Bend St. Sidewalk Parking on Town Board Agenda

AGENDA- TOWN BOARD REGULAR MEETING
JULY 24@ 7:00 PM

  1. Call Meeting To Order
  2. Pledge of Allegiance
  3. Roll Call
  4. MOTION:  Approval of Minutes for the July 10, 2017 Regular Board Meeting.
  5. Community Input
  6. DISCUSSION/MOTION:  Swain MOU Update.
  7. DISCUSSION/MOTION: Conveyor Sale to Town of Mooers.
  8. DISCUSSION:  Parking on Sidewalks on North Bend St.
  9. DISCUSSION:  IT Update.
  10. DISCUSSION/RESOLUTION:  Fuel Control System Project
  11. DISCUSSION:   Accept Resignation of Dwayne Bast from Zoning Board of Appeals.
  12. DISCUSSION:  Clinton Co. Health Dept. Farm Fresh Cash Presentation.
  13. DISCUSSION:  Other Business.
  14. DISCUSSION:  Public Comments on Agenda Items Only.
  15. DISCUSSION/RESOLUTION:  Approve/Pay Bills.

      MOTION:     Adjourn

Service With a Smile

L-R Manager Jason Trombley, Deb Defayette and George Kelly.

Aubuchon Hardware is #8 in the Peru Gazette photo series featuring people who make Peru a wonderful place to live. Located in the Tops Plaza, Aubuchon has been serving Peru since the mid-70’s. Its staff is known for their friendly welcome, product knowledge and readiness to show customers where the item they’re looking for is located in the store’s large inventory.

It was impossible to get all the Aubuchon personnel together for a group photo, but here are three employees Aubuchon customers know well.

See photos 1-8 in our series.

Special Board Meeting – July 25, 2017

Peru Central School District’s Board of Education will hold a special meeting on Tuesday, July 25th at 4:30 PM in the District’s Community Room, located in the Jr/Sr High School at 17 School Street.

An executive session associated with the employment history of particular persons and/or matters leading to the appointment or employment of particular persons will take place immediately following the 4:30 PM start.

No other school board or school district business is slated for this meeting.

The full agenda is available on the District’s website.

New York releases family leave regulations – Times Union

Giroux barn, cows lost to fire | Local News | pressrepublican.com

Crews battle massive barn fire in Beekmantown

19+ Successful Years

Colours is #7 in the Peru Gazette photo series featuring people who make Peru a wonderful place to live. Next year Heather Ford Peterson will celebrate the 20th anniversary of her salon. Heather offers a complete range of hair styling and hair coloring services. Proms and weddings are her specialities as is lively, friendly conversation. It’s a fun place!

Located at 2975 Route 22 next to Peru Hardware, Colours is open Tuesdays & Wednesdays 9 to 5, Thursdays 9 to 6, Fridays 9 to noon and Saturdays 9 to 2. It is closed on Sundays and Mondays. Call 643-2655 for an appointment.

Republicans Nominate Langley for Town Supervisor

By John T. Ryan

Peru – Peru’s Republicans caucused on Thursday, July 13th and emerged with an unexpected candidate for the office of town supervisor. About one week ago current town supervisor Peter Glushko withdrew his letter of intent to seek reelection to the office. At Thursday’s caucus the majority of the 35 Republicans present chose current town council member James “Jimmy” Langley as their candidate. It was unexpected in that Langley has consistently denied any interest in serving as town supervisor. Dennis Curtin nominated Langley and Peter Glushko seconded the nomination. Not every Republican favored Langley. Lois Roberts nominated Town Councilman Jim Douglass who Peru Democrats recently chose as their candidate for the supervisor’s position. Her motion was seconded. A secret ballot was conducted; Langley won. The vote count was not announced.

As of today there are four candidates for two contested town council positions. The Republicans nominated incumbent Donald McBrayer and political newcomer Melvin Irwin. The Democrats have nominated Kara Bruno Hicks (a registered Republican) and Marque Moffett.

The other Republican nominees are:
Kathy Flynn (Incumbent ) – Town Clerk/Tax Collector
Michael Farrell (Incumbent) – Highway Superintendent
No nominee for the Town Justice position currently filled by Democrat James Kirby

Since Flynn, Farrell and Kirby also received the Democratic Party endorsement, it appears they will run unopposed.

The Peru Gazette will attempt to conduct in depth interviews with all the candidates prior to the general election.

Jarvis Rd. Bridge Progress – July 14, 2017

Peru Central School chided in state audit – Sun Community News & Printing

Legislature casts spotlight on rare medical condition – Sun Community News & Printing

PERU — Christine Wood’s pregnancy was relatively normal.

Though doctors told the Peru resident her baby was larger than normal and had a small amount of excess fluid in his head, Wood welcomed her son, Jay, into the world in 2007.

But his birth set off a nailbiting saga.

“(My son) stayed in the NICU in Albany for four months,” said Wood.

Source: Legislature casts spotlight on rare medical condition – Sun Community News & Printing

Former CO among 10 busted in alleged heroin ring | News | pressrepublican.com

Keeseville Plein Air Festival this Weekend

You are invited to the first annual Keeseville Plein Air Festival for a special wine and cheese preview party on Saturday, July 15th at 6 pm at the 1719 Block Gallery on Keeseville’s Front Street, and additional gallery space will be open at AARCH.

The arts festival will showcase Keeseville’s mix of natural beauty and historic architecture and attract a wide range of artist and visitors. During 3 days of outdoor painting, artists will have the opportunity to put to canvass the scenic variety of the area. On the first day titled “Paint the River”, artists will be given a tour of AuSable Chasm and directed to various locations and historic bridges along the AuSable River and its falls. Day two called “Paint the Town” will begin with a tour of Keeseville’s architecture by the Adirondack Architectural Heritage (AARCH) after which the artists will set up their painting stations throughout the village. “Paint the Farms” is the theme of day three when artists will find scenes of crops growing, animals grazing, and farmhands working fields in the budding farm community surrounding Keeseville.

If you can’t make it for the Preview Party, you can visit 1719 Block Gallery for the art show and sale on Sunday, July 16th from 10 am to 3 pm.

If you would or someone you know would like to participate as an artist, please visit AdkAction.org/art to register. Full-festival passes are $35 for artists, and day-passes are also available for $20.
If you would like to attend the Special Preview Party and Sale, please RSVP here. There is a $10 suggested donation for the Special Preview Party to help cover the cost of refreshments.

Appeals court overturns conviction of Sheldon Silver – Times Union

Changes to the Senior Pass (U.S. National Park Service)

Institute for Advanced Manufacturing nears completion | Local News | pressrepublican.com

Peru Dairy Farm Continues Tradition of Producing High Quality Milk

Farm owner Don Dimock (Left) and Poulin Grain Dairy Nutrition Consultant (Right) discuss strategies to improve the farm’s economic viability and cow health.

The Dimock Farm team, from left, Greg Palmer, Sam Dimock, Bruce Dimock, Don Dimock, and Anne Farrell.

Dimock Farms Has Won Highest Milk Quality Award Every Year since 2004

PERU, NEW YORK: Dimock Farms has been committed to their cows and community by producing wholesome, high quality milk since 1971. Earlier this year, this family farm defended their title for the best overall quality milk for Region 11 in Northeastern NY for 2016, a regional award they have won every year since 2004. In 2007, Dimock Farms had the highest milk quality out of over 1,300 farmer-owners of Cabot Cooperative Creamery located across New York and New England.

What’s their secret? According to farm owner Don Dimock, “Excellent milk quality starts with clean, healthy cows. We fill the cows’ beds with fresh sand, which keeps the cows comfortable and dry. Automatic scrapers clean manure from the barn floors every few hours day and night, which improves cow cleanliness.”

Each cow’s udder is cleaned and dried before she is milked, and then after milking each teat is dipped in a conditioning salve. According to Dimock, “It’s kind of like chap stick for humans. It keeps the skin on the cows’ udder healthy, and healthy udders means that the cows will produce healthy milk.”

For the Dimocks, this attention to detail pays off – they receive about a five-cent bonus for every gallon of milk their cows produce, which is added on top of the pay price that they receive for their milk. Although the milk quality bonus is helpful, the real payoff for the Dimocks is providing a safe and healthy product to consumers.

Maximum cow health also requires that cows consume a healthy diet. Dimock Farms works closely with Dillon Snell of Champlain, NY, a dairy nutrition consultant from Poulin Grain. “Cows are grouped on the farm with other cows of similar age and milk production,” says Snell, “This allows us to feed the cows a ration that exactly meets their nutritional needs.”

Ensuring that a cow’s nutritional needs are satisfied means that she will produce healthy and nutritious milk. Milk provides nine essential nutrients and is high in protein and healthy fats. For the Dimocks, producing food for their community is their top priority, which is why they take their cows’ health and nutrition very seriously.

Today more than ever, every small detail counts towards farm success. The entire team at Dimock Farms follows Don Dimock’s wise words, “Do everything as well as you can, every day. You can’t let anything slip.” Its attention to detail like this that allows Dimock Farms to produce quality milk, maximize cow health, and ensure a sustainable farm business today and long into the future.

Dimock Farms was founded by Don and Martha Dimock. Today, Don is in partnership with his son Bruce. Don’s daughter Anne, his grandson Sam, Sam’s wife Karlie, and herdsman Greg Palmer round out the Dimock Farm team.

Assemblyman Jones to Host Blood Drives for Local Hospitals

            Assemblyman Billy Jones (D-Chateaugay) announced he will be hosting three blood drives this month in an effort to ensure local hospitals are not faced with a summer blood shortage.             “Hospitals are always looking for blood donors, but it’s especially vital in the summer when blood supply tends to diminish,” Jones said. “It’s crucial that they have lifesaving blood and platelets on hand as more people spend time outside and the need for blood rises.”

The dates, times and locations for Jones’ blood drives are:

  • Plattsburgh Blood Drive: Monday, July 17, 9 a.m – 4 p.m., UVM Health Network-CVPH, Auditorium B, 75 Beekman St., Plattsburgh
  • Saranac Lake Blood Drive: Thursday, July 20, noon – 5 p.m. Adirondack Health, Second Floor, Red Field Board Room, 2233 New York 86, Saranac Lake
  • Malone Blood Drive: Friday, July 21, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m., Alice Hyde Medical Center, New Cafeteria Conference Room, 133 Park St., Malone

All blood donations will be given to local hospitals to combat the recent blood emergency declared by the New York Blood Center (NYBC).[1]

 

“Blood drives are a great way for a community to come together and help save lives,” Jones said. “Tragedy can unfortunately strike at any time, serving as a reminder of just how important it is for our hospitals to have access to blood in a time of need. We can all do our part in ensuring that every patient can receive lifesaving blood.”

 

To donate, eligible donors must be at least 17 years old (16 with parental consent), weigh a minimum of 110 pounds, be in good health and meet all U.S. Food and Drug Administration and New York State Department of Health donor criteria, which can be found at nybloodcenter.org. For more information, contact Assemblyman Jones’ office at 518-562-1986 or JonesB@nyassembly.gov.

 

Morrisonville bridge named for Gordie Little | Local News | pressrepublican.com

Applications now available for $6,000 private tuition discount – Times Union

A Great Time To Raft at Ausable chasm

We’ve had too much rain, but one good aspect is that it make the raft ride through Ausable Chasm very exciting. John Stafford was kind enough to share this video taken yesterday. Click here to view 

 

Malone Telegram | Hospice of the North Country names new executive director

Town Board Meeting Tonight

AGENDA – TOWN BOARD REGULAR MEETING
July 10, 2017
7:00 PM

Call Meeting To Order

Pledge of Allegiance

Roll Call

MOTION: Approval of Minutes for the Town Board Regular Meeting of June 26, 2017

DISCUSSION/MOTION: Reports from all Departments: (Water/Sewer/Valcour; Highway; Town Clerk; Dog Control; Youth Department; Code/Zoning; Supervisor’s Report; Court; Website; and Banking Reports)

Community Input

DISCUSSION/RESOLUTION: Acceptance of Aqualogics Proposal.

DISCUSSION/RESOLUTION: Acceptance of Hach Proposal.

DISCUSSION: Left Over Water Funds and Water Plant Upgrades.

DISCUSSION: Ball Field Maintenance.

DISCUSSION: Swain MOU Update.

DISCUSSION: IT Update.

DISCUSSION: Main Street Project Walk Audit.

DISCUSSION: Internal Audits

DISCUSSION: Court Postage.

Other Business.
Community Input on Agenda Items.

Motion to Adjourn.

Service with a Smile

L-R Jesse Decosse, Heather Giuliano, Manager Diana Padron, Keri Bashaw, Tammy Rawleigh. Missing Wendy Cribb.

TD Bank’s extremely friendly staff is #6 in the Peru Gazette photo series featuring people who make Peru a wonderful place to live.  The bank’s interior was recently renovated giving it a whole new look; nevertheless, it’s the staff who do their best to enthusiastically greet every customer by name who make this a great place to visit.

The bank is open Mon-Wed. 8-5, Th-Fri. 8-6 and Sat. 9. Call 643-2387.

Fort Drum Soldier Accused of Shooting Trooper, Wife to Death in Jefferson County

Former Peru Central Teacher Aid Asks For Help

 

Peru – Margarett Christian’s career has been devoted to assisting handicapped individuals, first as a teacher aide at Peru Central (2006-2015) and now as a Direct Support Professional at Mountain Lake Services. Now, Margarett Christian is the person needing assistance in the form of a diabetic alert dog. A Virginia-based organization named Service Dogs by Warren Retrievers (SDWR) will pay 50% of the dog’s $50,000 cost, but Christian must raise the other 50% or $25,000.

A Keeseville native and resident, Christian addressed the Peru Town Board at last Monday’s meeting stating, “When I learned the Peru walking trail and dog park are handicapped accessible, I knew it would be the perfect place to host my fundraising event.” Margarett wanted a place where the handicapped clients she serves would be comfortable when they attend the event. The board immediately granted permission. Now it’s up to community members to support her cause. The event is scheduled for Saturday, July 15th from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. It will include a dog goody raffle, a dog treat sale and a 50-50 raffle.

The Peru Gazette spoke to Sarah Gibson, Director of Client Services at SWDR. Gibson said training an alert dog costs $50,000. SDWR pays $25,000 through its own fundraising, but the client is expected to raise $25,000. Once the fundraising goal is achieved the dog receives customized training to meet the client’s needs. SDWR personnel will bring the dog to Margarett’s home where the training will continue for a few days. Six months later they will return for a follow-up visit and will provide more follow-up visits for up to eighteen months.

Christian was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes five years ago. About five months ago the diagnosis changed to severe hypoglycemia. She wears a constant glucose monitor; however, her sugar lows often occur while she’s sleeping. She explained, “An alert dog would sense the lows up to 20 minutes sooner than the monitor and reduce the risk of a seizure or coma.” Alert dogs can bring a more confident and independent lifestyle to severe diabetes sufferers.

Diabetic Alert Dogs are trained to help with just a few of the following :
• Alert High’s and or Low’s 30 – 45 minutes before they occur
• Retrieve third party support
• Retrieve insulin, meter, meds, juice and or bottled water
• In severe cases they can be trained to dial 911 on a specialized dial pad if needed

Contributions are tax deductible. Checks must be made out to SDWR with a notation “In Honor of Margarett Christian.” For further information please call Margarett Christian at 572-7167.

St. Augustine’s Parish Family Enjoys the Beautiful Day

Today’s 9th Annual St. Augustine’s Parish Picnic at Mother Cabrini Shrine. The photos include some of the people who work behind the scenes. It was a great day for the parish family with several family members and friends visiting from all over the country. Click here to view photos

Jones Offers Summer Reading Challenge 

The Strand Center for the Arts Framing Studio Grand Opening and Open House

The Strand Center for the Arts is excited to announce the opening of our Professional Framing Studio on July 19, 2017, located on the Second Floor of the Main Building at 23 Brinkerhoff Street in downtown Plattsburgh, NY. Simply take the elevator to the left of the main entrance up to the Second Floor and the Framing Studio is the first door on the right as you exit the elevator. The Strand Center Framing Studio provides space, equipment, and training for artist members who look to frame and exhibit their work at the professional level. The Strand Center Framing Studio also provides its services to the community as a custom framing shop.

An orientation to the Framing Studio will be held the first Saturday of each month for artists interested in framing techniques. Read more »

Sunday Mass and Parish Picnic

There will not be a 9:30 a.m. Mass at St. Augustine’s Church on Sunday, July 9th. Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. at Mother Cabrini Shrine on the Patent Rd. followed by the 9th Annual Parish Picnic. All are invited! Please bring a dish to share.

News and Happenings at the Peru Community Church

The Peru Community Church summer worship schedule is in full swing, with one Sunday worship service at 9 am in the sanctuary.    Following the service, all are invited to coffee and conversation in the Fellowship Center at 13 Elm Street (across from the sanctuary).  One morning service continues through Labor Day.

This summer, the Rev. Peggi Eller is preaching on some of the Bible’s more familiar stories, the Parables.  These stories were taught by Jesus, and sometimes explained by him, though more often listeners were left to find their own meaning.  Join with us over the coming weeks to hear the old stories with new ears, considering deeply what Jesus was and is saying about our own lives.  By examining the context of the story – the time, place and social/political climate – we all can explore new interpretations that have the potential for changing our lives.  Remember, Jesus told these stories before anyone knew he would be crucified and resurrected.

Vacation Bible School registration is now open!  Hosted at the Peru Community Church Fellowship Center and grounds (in partnership with St. Augustine’s Parish of Peru), “PASSPORT TO PERU” is August 7th – August 11th, Monday through Friday, from 9am to 12 noon.  Classes are for preschoolers (age 3) through grade 6.  Volunteers of all ages are needed to assist during VBS.  Please contact the church office to sign-up or for information (518.643.8641).   Advance registration is strongly encouraged.

After Labor Day, two Sunday morning services will return, along with a new format Sunday evening service called ‘Glimpses’.  Sunday school for all ages also begins in September.   All are invited and welcome to worship, services, and events.  Questions?  Please call the church office at 518.643.8641, or email office@perucommunitychurch.com.  Our website is www.perucommunitychurch.com.

Peru CSD July Reorganizational & Regular Meetings

Peru Central’s Board of Education launches its reorganizational meeting on Tuesday, July 11, 2017 at 6:30 PM at the school district’s Community Room, adjacent to the main entrance of Peru Jr/Sr High School.  At approximately 6:45 PM, it will continue on with its regular monthly meeting.  An anticipated executive session may take place immediately following the 6:45 PM start.  The school board is slated to reconvene for public session business at approximately 7:00 PM.

Anticipated Topics Include:

  • Approvals of CEWW BOCES/CVES Services
  • School Meal Prices
  • Section VII Sports Mergers
  • Appointment of Personnel

Both Board agendas are available on the District’s website.

All are welcome.

Jarvis Road Bridge Progress as of July 7, 2017

Watertown Daily Times | Jet service returns to Watertown International Airport

Meeting Includes Several Important Issues

Peru – A subdivision agreement, sidewalk construction, grant applications, water testing, zoning board issues, highway department budgeting and a report from County Legislator Peter Keenan highlighted the Peru Town Board’s June 27th meeting.

The proposed Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the Town of Peru and Buttonwood Subdivision developer Donald Swain has been sent to Swain for review. In return for deeding land to the town for a new sewage lift station, the MOU has a provision exempting Swain from including sidewalks in the next phase of his subdivision. Counselor Brandy McDonald asked town attorney Matt Favro what options Swain would have if the Peru Planing Board required sidewalks when the subdivision comes up for review. Favro responded, “He probably will sue the town.” The Planning Board has required sidewalks in at least one other development. The majority of board members believe that Swain’s subdivision does not need sidewalks because of its wider lots, his sidewalks would not connect to any existing sidewalks and the fact that his first phase did not include sidewalks.

Highway Superintendent Michael Farrell reported that he will be training his personnel on sidewalk construction. He has acquired forms, pins and dividers and needs a concrete vibrator. Town Clerk Kathy Flynn asked if this might be an area where Peru could share services with neighboring communities.

The town applied for a NYS Environmental Facilities Corporation $1,006,000 water-sewer grant. Assemblyman Billy Jones visited the sewer plant and submitted a letter supporting the application. Last year the grants were announced in August. An application for a State Revolving Funds Grant has also been prepared. Qualifying may require perfecting the recent household income survey. Upgrading the system has been estimated to cost just over $4 million.

An application has also been submitted for a $30,000 NYS Engineering Planning Grant for the preparation of an engineering evaluation of the wastewater treatment plant. It will include options for effluent disinfection. Notification of these grant awards is made in December.

The New York State Health Department has significantly increased the required water sampling for lead and copper content. Peru’s water department recently changed water disinfection chemicals to save money.  The increased testing will reduce those savings.

Matt Favro who serves as town, zoning and planning board attorney said he will be holding pre-meetings with the zoning board to inform them of his legal analysis and how to fit that analysis to the matter being considered. He also recommended that zoning board members attend a Town of Plattsburgh Zoning Board meeting to witness how that board functions.

Highway Superintendent Michael Farrell told the board that he recently attended a budgeting school. He said a few costs such as garage maintenance (approximately $50,000) have been allocated to his department; however, they should have been allocated to the town’s general fund account.

County Legislator Pete Keenan reported that county sales tax collections for FY 2017 are $400,000 above projections. Legislators are hopeful that air service can be established to Philadelphia. The Penn Air connection to Boston is extremely underutilized. It leaves too late to make many connections. Keenan said, “There have been weeks (not days) when Penn Air has had zero passengers.”

A peek inside Norsk Titanium’s high-tech, 3-D printing shop | NCPR News

Serving Peru For Almost 40 Years

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L-R Mark White, Manager Bonnie St. Cyr, Polly Perky, Janice Krinke, Kati Burdick and Melissa Norman

Apple Blossom Florist is #5 in our Peru Gazette photo series featuring staff members of local businesses and institutions. They are important people in making Peru a wonderful place to live.

Located in Rulfs Orchard and Farm Market’s beautiful new building at 531 Bear Swamp Road, Apple Blossom has been serving our community since 1980. Ed and Shirley Nelson operated the business at 25 Pleasant St. until 2012 when they sold it to Rulfs Orchard.

Apple Blossom is open M-F 9-5, Sat. 9-1. It is closed on Sundays. Phone 643-2108.

More Friendly People of Peru 

Peru Republicans to Caucus

The Town of Peru Republican Party will caucus on Thursday, July 13th, in the Peru Town Hall (Downstairs). Doors open at 5:30 and close at 6:30 p.m. No one will be admitted after 6:30 p.m. Registered Republicans can participate in the meeting. People who are not registered Republicans are welcome to attend and observe.

Watertown Daily Times | Katie Wilson second Democrat to challenge Stefanik

Watertown Daily Times | Democrat Tedra Cobb to challenge Stefanik for NY-21 seat

A Link to Calvin Castine’s 1st Home Town Cable Recording

Girls Softball Final – June 7, 1983 Peru – vs. NCCS

Thank you Calvin for all you do to make the North Country a wonderful place to live! 

http://www.hometowncablenetwork.com/categories/21-high-school-softball/3797-nccs-peru-section-vii-class-b-softball-final-6-7-83

Lyft coming to Plattsburgh Airport – Sun Community News & Printing

July 4th K of C Bingo Cancelled

Peru – The Peru Knights of Columbus bingo will not conducted on Tuesday, July 4th.  The knights wish all our players a Happy Independence Day. Bingo will resume on Tuesday, July 11th.

Peru PTO clears funding benchmark for playground project – Sun Community News & Printing

Go out of your comfort zone: Peru class of 2017 – Sun Community News & Printing

Alert Dog Needed and You Can Help

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Margarett Christian & her fiance Henry Demeulemeester

Peru – Margarett Christian’s career has been devoted to assisting handicapped individuals, first as a teacher aide at Peru Central (2006-2015) and then as a Direct Support Professional at Mountain Lake Services. Now, Margarett Christian is the person needing assistance in the form of a diabetic alert dog. A Virginia-based organization named Service Dogs by Warren Retrievers (SDWR) will pay 50% of the dog’s $50,000 cost, but Christian must raise the other 50% or $25,000.

A Keeseville native and resident, Christian addressed the Peru Town Board at last Monday’s meeting stating, “When I learned the Peru walking trail and dog park are handicapped accessible, I knew it would be the perfect place to host my fundraising event.” Margarett wanted a place where the handicapped clients she serves would be comfortable when they attend the event. The board immediately granted permission. Now it’s up to community members to support her cause. The event is scheduled for Saturday, July 15th from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. It will include a dog goody raffle, a dog treat sale and a 50-50 raffle.

The Peru Gazette spoke to Sarah Gibson, Director of Client Services at SWDR. Gibson said training an alert dog costs $50,000. SDWR pays $25,000 through its own fundraising, but the client is expected to raise $25,000. Once the fundraising goal is achieved the dog receives customized training to meet the client’s needs. SDWR personnel will bring the dog to Margarett’s home where the training will continue for a few days. Six months later they will return for a follow-up visit and will provide more follow-up visits for up to eighteen months.

Christian was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes five years ago. About five months ago the diagnosis changed to severe hypoglycemia. She wears a constant glucose monitor; however, her sugar lows often occur while she’s sleeping. She explained, “An alert dog would sense the lows up to 20 minutes sooner than the monitor and reduce the risk of a seizure or coma.”  Alert dogs can bring a more confident and independent lifestyle to severe diabetes sufferers.

Diabetic Alert Dogs are trained to help with just a few of the following :
• Alert High’s and or Low’s 30 – 45 minutes before they occur
• Retrieve third party support
• Retrieve insulin, meter, meds, juice and or bottled water
• In severe cases they can be trained to dial 911 on a specialized dial pad if needed

Contributions are tax deductible. Checks must be made out to SDWR with a notation “In Honor of Margarett Christian.” For further information please call Margarett Christian at 572-7167.

Jarvis Road Bridge Construction is Progressing

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Peru residents near the Jarvis Road have been hearing the pilings being driven for the new Jarvis Road bridge. These photos were taken Wednesday morning.

Peru Democrats Announce Nominees for Town Offices

The Democrats caucused last night at the Peru Town Hall.  The Peru Gazette will do its best to profile each of these candidates prior to the November election.

Town Supervisor – James Douglass
Town Clerk – Incumbent Kathleen Flynn (A Registered Republican)
Town Justice – Incumbent James Kirby
Supintendent of Highways – Incumbent Michael Farrell (A Registered Republican)
Town Council – Kara Bruno Hicks (A Registered Republican)
Town Council – Marque Moffett

A Family Tradition Continues

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The Langley Insurance Agency is #4 in our Peru Gazette photo series featuring people who make Peru a wonderful place to live.

Located at 5 Davey Drive, it’s celebrating its 85th anniversary as a family-owned business. In 1985, James R. Langley and James R. Langley Jr. (Jimmy) purchased the agency from Barbara Thew. Two years ago, Jimmy’s son Tyler J. Langley, joined his father in the business. Customer Service Representative Tammy Montefusco has been with the agency for sixteen years. They can be reached at 643-9052.

Water is Very High in Area Streams and Lakes

Click here to view Ausable Chasm at 7:40 a.m. today. (June 30, not July 30 as stated at the beginning of the video) 

FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM EDT THIS MORNING THROUGH LATE SATURDAY NIGHT… THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BURLINGTON HAS ISSUED A * FLASH FLOOD WATCH FOR CENTRAL AND NORTHERN VERMONT, AS WELL AS ALL OF NORTHERN NEW YORK * FROM 11 AM EDT THIS MORNING THROUGH LATE SATURDAY NIGHT. * NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND EMBEDDED THUNDERSTORMS PRODUCED A SWATH OF HEAVY RAINFALL ACROSS CENTRAL AND NORTHERN PORTIONS OF THE NORTH COUNTRY SINCE YESTERDAY AFTERNOON, WITH RADAR AND AUTOMATED GAGE REPORTS INDICATING ONE AND HALF TO TWO AND HALF INCHES OF RAIN HAVE FALLEN. THIS RAINFALL HAS LED TO RAPID RISES OF CREEKS AND SMALLER RIVERS. * SCATTERED TO NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS WILL DEVELOP ACROSS THE AREA DURING THE AFTERNOON HOURS TODAY AND AGAIN SATURDAY, WITH ADDITIONAL RAINFALL AMOUNTS OF 1 TO 2 INCHES OR HIGHER EXPECTED THROUGH SATURDAY NIGHT. THIS ADDITIONAL RAINFALL WILL LIKELY CAUSE ADDITIONAL RISES ON AREA CREEKS AND RIVERS, WITH LOCALIZED FLASH FLOODING A DISTINCT POSSIBILITY. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS… A FLASH FLOOD WATCH MEANS THAT CONDITIONS MAY DEVELOP THAT LEAD TO FLASH FLOODING. FLASH FLOODING IS A VERY DANGEROUS SITUATION. YOU SHOULD MONITOR LATER FORECASTS AND BE PREPARED TO TAKE ACTION SHOULD FLASH FLOOD WARNINGS BE ISSUED. &&

Planning Board Agenda, Wednesday, July 12, 2017

CALL MEETING TO ORDER AT 7 PM
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
ROLL CALL
APPROVAL of June 14, 2017 minutes.
OPEN FLOOR to public hearing
APPLICATIONS:

1. Site Plan Review: P-2017-013 Leon Blair
Site Plan Review – Retail Store
2924 Main St.
Peru, NY 12972
7. ANY FURTHER BUSINESS:
8. CEO REPORT:
9. ADJOURNMENT

Faith Means Service to Others

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By John T. Ryan

Peru – This week 260 teens from six states have been participating in community service projects at 85 sites within a 30 mile radius of Plattsburgh. They are participating in a Catholic Heart Workcamp. Three groups have been in Peru painting the classrooms at St. Augustine’s Parish Center, gardening at St. Patrick’s Oratory and painting a Peru resident’s home. Hope Griffin, the group leader at the parish center explained, “We hope the workcamp will help the teens realize what it means to be Catholic, how works go together with faith. We want them to be spiritually engaged with the service they’re performing.”

The teens working in the Plattsburgh region came from Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Jersey, Michigan and New York. They are being housed at Seton Catholic High School. Their day begins with mass and faith sharing. From 8:30 AM to 3 PM they have been painting, gardening, cleaning up yards, working in soup kitchens and building handicapped ramps. When they return to Seton Catholic they participate in faith-building, music and fun activities. Nine local priests were present last night for the Sacrament of Reconciliation. Undoubtedly their sleeping bags and air mattresses feel good at the end of the long day.

Several of the teens working in Peru have participated in work camps for two or more years. Alexia Willoughby explained, “I participated last year and loved it. I wanted to help out again.” Bradley Yeich said, “I liked it the first two years. I enjoy getting to know new people.” Peyton Snidanko, a 9th grader said, “I knew kids who came before me. I got excited and wanted to help.” Erin Judge said 50 to 60 young people from her parish’s youth group are participating this summer. Peyton, Alexia, Bradley and Erin are all from Michigan.

The Catholic Heart Workcamp program began in a Florida parish in 1993 and continues to expand. The program includes play as well as work. The Michigan teens stopped at Niagara Falls on the way to Peru. About 80 youths will tour Lake Placid before leaving for home. They appear to have all appreciated this region’s beauty and hospitality. Let’s hope they return.

Facebook Posts Lead to Illegal Turkey Hunting Charges in Keeseville

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On June 10, New York State Environmental Conservation Officer Brad Buffa received information about an individual from Keeseville that had posted photos on his Facebook page indicating he had taken over the limit of turkeys during the May turkey hunting season. Photos on the subject’s Facebook page showed the individual with one turkey taken on opening day and two turkeys taken on Mother’s Day. The hunter posted a picture of himself with the two turkeys captioned: “Two birds with one stone, (well, shot).” Hunters are only allowed two turkeys during the spring season and cannot take more than one turkey per day. ECO Buffa interviewed the individual who posted the photos. He admitted to taking all three turkeys, claiming he accidentally shot the two turkeys with one shot. In total, four tickets were issued for the hunting violations, including Taking Over the Season Limit and Over the Daily Limit of Turkeys. The tickets are returnable on June 26 in the Chesterfield Town Court.

Overlooking Peru and the Champlain Valley

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Persons of any faith or of no faith can appreciate the gift Peru has in St. Patrick’s Oratory and Mother Cabrini Shrine. Father Alan Shnob, volunteers and staff put their hearts and souls into caring for it. It’s a place of peace, serenity and beauty. Click here for photos taken today June 28, 2017. 

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Dean’s List Students at SUNY Plattsburgh

SUNY Plattsburgh has released the names of students who made the college’s dean’s list for spring 2017.
 
Students who listed Peru as their hometown include:
 
Lacy Timmons, Ellen Silverman, Hunter Sartwell, Matthew Rine, Kyle Osborne, Kennedy Mattila, Kody Mashtare, Joseph LaFranca, Nathan Judd, Amy Hartman, Michelle Fleury, Lance Eaton, Gweneth Eamer, Gabrielle Dion, Carlee Carrier, Taylor Canet, Amelia Busha, Daniel Breloff, Vaughn Bernard, Samantha Barton, Erin Backlas, Skelly Skolnick, Ashley Sardella, Kelly Jones
 
To be eligible, undergraduate students must achieve a minimum 3.5 semester grade point average with at least 12 credit hours. Part-time, matriculated students are also eligible for the dean’s list after accruing 12 credit hours consecutively and achieving a minimum 3.5 grade point average. These credits may be accumulated in more than one semester. Pass/fail credits do not count.
 
The overall list includes students from 19 states and the District of Columbia and 36 other countries.

Nick Lawliss Honored by Clarkson University

POTSDAM, NY – Nick Lawliss of Peru, N.Y., a senior at Clarkson University majoring in mechanical engineering, received the Mechanical & Aeronautical Engineering Staff Award as the most promising senior in his major. The recipients are selected by the mechanical & aeronautical engineering faculty based on scholastic performance and other activities.

Clarkson University educates the leaders of the global economy. One in five alumni already leads as an owner, CEO, VP or equivalent senior executive of a company. With its main campus located in Potsdam, New York, and additional graduate program and research facilities in the Capital Region and Beacon, N.Y., Clarkson is a nationally recognized research university with signature areas of academic excellence and research directed toward the world’s pressing issues. Through more than 50 rigorous programs of study in engineering, business, arts, education, sciences and the health professions, the entire learning-living community spans boundaries across disciplines, nations and cultures to build powers of observation, challenge the status quo and connect discovery and innovation with enterprise.

Gazebo Concerts Begin Sunday

AN EVENING OF MUSIC AT PERU’S LITTLE AUSABLE PARK GAZEBO

EVERY SUNDAY NIGHT FROM 6:00 TO 8:00 PM
JULY 2 THROUGH AUGUST 27

JULY 2
BOOTLEG BAND – COUNTRY, TOP 40 VARIETY, 60’S ROCK TO TODAY

JULY 9
TAYLOR AND THE INTANGIBLES – CLASSIC & CONTEMPORARY ROCK

JULY 16
INCAHOOTS – ROCK, SOUTHERN ROCK, NEW COUNTRY

JULY 23
NIGHT HAWK – ROCK AND POP, 70’S TO TODAY

JULY 30
TIMELESS – COUNTRY, CLASSIC ROCK, FOLK, 50’S TO PRESENT

AUGUST 6
THE DUO – ROCK, COUNTRY & A LITTLE BIT OF JAZZ

AUGUST 13
FROZEN SUNSHINE – CLASSIC ROCK

AUGUST 20
LARRY LEE EBERE – COUNTRY LIVING – OLDER COUNTRY & ROCK ‘N’ ROLL

AUGUST 27
JUST US – CLASSIC ROCK, COUNTRY, COUNTRY ROCK, 50’S, BLUES

IN CASE OF RAIN, CONCERT WILL BE HELD @ THE PERU COMMUNITY FELLOWSHIP CENTER
** BRING CHAIRS & BLANKETS, NO ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES ARE ALLOWED **

BROUGHT TO YOU BY THE TOWN OF PERU 643-2745 x 7

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