John T. Ryan founded The Peru Gazette in September 2008 and serves as its editor. Ryan has been a contributing writer for Northeast Printing and Distribution, the publisher of Strictly Business magazine and for Denton Publications, the publisher of several local weekly newspapers. John is retired and is originally from Saranac. He is married to Peru native and retired Peru Central teacher Jean Thew. Jean assists in editing The Peru Gazette.
Regular contributor Donald McBrayer is a Beekmantown native who married Peru native Kara Froehlich and moved to our community in 1985. He is a commercial flooring contractor and operates a music and Internet tech-service business (www.donyo.com). In the last few years he has become very involved in community service currently serving as a member of the Peru Zoning Board and the Peru Comprehensive Planning Committee. He ran for town council in 2009 and is very active at St. Augustine’s Church and in St. Augustine’s Knights of Columbus Council 7273.
Adele Douglas is an occasional contributing writer who has been the grant coordinator for the Town of Peru for the past six years and is very interested in helping with the community’s development. She’s been involved with the development of the Town’s Comprehensive Plan, the re-writing of the Zoning ordinance and is on the Planning Board. Prior to moving south to the North Country twelve years ago she worked for The Gazette in Montreal (in consumer research, not as a writer) and then returned to school for a degree in Urban Planning from McGill.