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About Us

John T. Ryan founded The Peru Gazette in September 2008 and serves as its editor. Ryan was a contributing writer for Northeast Printing and Distribution, the publisher of Strictly Business magazine and for Denton Publications for several years.  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. Joanne Kennedy and Jim Neyenhouse are photo contributors.

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Comment from kclark
Time September 24, 2008 at 2:35 pm

I was just on the Peru Free Library website. That might be a good link to add to your links to the communitry.

Comment from Connie Bobal
Time October 30, 2008 at 7:45 pm

Hi John, I just found this site and enjoyed the pictures of the North Country. Makes me homesick! I’ll be watching for updates this winter…Thanks for all you do

Connie Bobal

Comment from CinciKelleys
Time November 1, 2008 at 1:54 pm

Hey what a great website! It certainly makes me miss home! I will check back frequently. The photos of Halloween are fantastic, of course, since it is my brother! Love ya Bill, great job!

Comment from john larocque
Time February 14, 2009 at 4:51 pm

This local news service gets better all the time.
Thank you, John Ryan, for your terrific service to our community.
This gazette is truly outstanding!

Comment from Larry/Chris Davidson
Time November 15, 2009 at 12:45 pm

John, we met for the first time at Chazy Lake Saturday evening. We wanted to give your site a try. It looks fantastic and certainly will keep it as a local reading source. Good news/information is hard to find. Great job.

Comment from Curtiss Hemm
Time November 29, 2009 at 8:15 pm


I stumbled upon the site today and could not believe that you were doing this for our little town. I think this is great for Peru and its residents.

Thank you,

Curtiss Hemm

Comment from Alice Sample
Time December 10, 2009 at 12:40 pm

I’d love to be added to your e list

Comment from Connie Bobal
Time July 17, 2010 at 12:41 pm

Is it possible to print local Obituaries? Out of towners may like to know about old friends. I have missed a few in the past but I always catch up on the Gazette!

Comment from Kathy Green
Time October 20, 2010 at 7:14 am

Very interested in seeing the news article on the fire which occurred downtown in June of 1967. The fire took down the Grand Union, pharmacy and Bar and Grill. How can I access the article?

Comment from Sheila Mack
Time December 14, 2010 at 10:49 pm

I just heard about this site and I’m happy it’s here. Although I haven’t accessed all the articles, I think I’ll really enjoy reading them. This reminds me somewhat of my old hometown newspaper the “Essex County Republican” from Keeseville. Thanks!

Comment from Alex Nerska
Time May 16, 2011 at 9:04 pm

Really enjoy your site. Any chance you can link new articles or postings into Facebook?

Comment from St. Augustine’s Soup Kitchen
Time June 23, 2013 at 5:27 pm

St. Augustine’s Soup Kitchen June 26, 2013 – Menu
Turkey Soup
BBQ Chicken
Pasta Salad
Baked Beans
Bean Salad
We are now posting weekly menu on Facebook (St. Augustine’s Soup Kitchen)

Comment from Joan Bennett
Time October 7, 2014 at 10:21 am

Thanks to John Ryan for the most beautiful tribute to John Bruno. I will miss him every day.

Comment from CRICKET TERRY
Time August 13, 2016 at 1:51 pm

looking to sign up for apple fest this septmeber. any info?

Comment from Ryanj
Time August 14, 2016 at 8:37 pm

Call the church office at 643-2435.

Comment from Deborah Briggs
Time September 9, 2016 at 10:45 am

Hello! Have you ever published an article/interview with any of the Jamaicans who work in our orchards? I volunteer at Roger’s House and enjoy interacting with some that come in, looking for treasures to share with their families back home. I know that some have been coming here for decades. Everybody has a story. 🙂 Even though I’m not originally from this area, I consider it home, as I’ve been here for 20+ years. I always enjoy reading your articles on facebook– thanks for all you do for the community!

Comment from Edward Sullivan
Time January 23, 2017 at 11:03 am

I noticed a dumping of old tires into the Little AuSable River at the Davern Rd. bridge just before it meets the River Rd. in Peru. How do I contact DEC?

Comment from Ryanj
Time January 23, 2017 at 6:39 pm

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Police is the police force of the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation. Members of the DEC Police are New York State police officers. Wikipedia
Address: 1115 NY-86, Ray Brook, NY 12977
Phone: (518) 897-1200
Legal jurisdiction: New York
Sworn members: 330
Founded: 1880

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