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Remillard Excels IN NYC and Boston Marathons

By John T. Ryan Peru – People living in or near the Peru hamlet undoubtedly recall Charles Remillard. He’s the tall, red-headed young man we saw running by our homes as a member of the Peru High School Track Team. Graduating in 2011, Charles went on to star for the SUNY Oneonta Red Dragons. Today, […]

Mission of Hope Zoning Application in Limbo

By John T. Ryan Peru – The North Country Mission of Hope’s non-conforming use application for the former K of C Hall/Fitness Center at 3452 Route 22 was not approved by the Peru Zoning Board of Appeals at its Wednesday, April 19th meeting. Mission of Hope Board President Sally Kokes told the Peru Gazette, “It […]

Upcoming Clinton County Historical Association Events

Evening of Healing: Stories of Strength

The Foundation of CVPH is proud to be a co-sponsor of the 4th Annual Evening of Healing: Stories of Strength.  This year’s event is set for Monday, April 24 at 6 p.m. at the Newman Center and we hope you can join us for a powerful and inspiring evening.  The goal of An Evening of Healing […]

Kids of All Ages Will Love this Place

The Babbie Rural & Farm Learning Museum has announced its Opening Weekend of the 2017 Season! May 13-14, 2017 from 10:00am to 4:00pm at 250 River Road, Peru, NY   12972. (518) 643-8052 Ongoing demonstrations include plowing and planting corn, small grains and potatoes with antique farming equipment; the blacksmith shop and granary. New […]

April 15th – A Beautiful Day to Experience Peru’s Walking Trail


Fire Damages Reservoir Road Home

By John T. Ryan Peru – The Peru Volunteer Fire Department extinguished a dangerous brush and shed fire at 39 Reservoir Road this afternoon. The flames damaged the rear wall and deck of the large manufactured home. Property owner Joelynn Stickney used a fire extinguisher to douse most of the deck flames prior to the […]

Assemblyman Jone’s 2017 Women of Distinction Announced

From the Office of Assemblyman Billy Jones   Throughout the month of March, Assemblyman Billy Jones (D-Chateaugay) received almost 100 nominations in honor of Women’s History Month for his upcoming 2017 Women of Distinction Awards. Award recipients will be honored at a ceremony this weekend. Jones noted, “This event will serve as a great opportunity to […]

Assemblyman Jones: Budget Works for North Country Families, Economy

From the office of Assemblyman Billy Jones Assemblyman Billy Jones (D-Chateaugay) announced that he helped pass a $153.1 billion 2017-18 state budget that will improve North Country roads and bridges, invest in public education and close the skills gap to get people back to work. “We’re investing in opportunity, supporting those who need a helping […]

Rainbow Falls at Ausable Chasm Today – April 7, 2017

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DEC Issues Draft Buck Pond Campground Management Plan

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) today released the Draft Buck Pond Campground Unit Management Plan (UMP) for review. The draft UMP would guide management actions for the Buck Pond Public Campground over the next five years. The campground is located on County Route 60, also known as Gabriels-Onchiota Road, .4 mile […]

Champlain Valley BPW Searches
 for Business Woman and Employer of the Year

During the month of May, the Champlain Valley Business and Professional Women’s Club will be hosting “A Celebration of Women in Business Event” This event has been created for the purpose of recognizing and honoring the achievements of working women in the Champlain Valley. As part of our celebration, the Champlain Valley Business & Professional […]

Liberty’s Garage is Still in Good Hands

By John T. Ryan Peru – Liberty’s Garage is a Peru institution. Jack Liberty operated the garage for 25 years. In 1995, Chazy native Jim Champagne purchased the business and successfully operated it until cancer took his life on August 31, 2016. Karen Champagne, Jim’s wife of 38 years, faced a life-changing decision. Would she […]

Town – Union at an Impasse

By John T. Ryan Peru – Contract negotiations, tobacco prohibitions and back-flow prevention valves were some of the topics discussed at the Monday, March 27th Town Board meeting. An impasse has been declared in contract negotiations between the Town of Peru and its Highway Department CSEA employees. Both sides met with a mediator on Tuesday. […]

Maplefields Plans Major Expansion

Peru – Once all approvals are acquired, the Maplefields Convenience Store/Gas Station at 654 Bear Swamp will be ungoing a tear-down and major expansion. Plans have been filed with the Peru Code Enforcement Office and a site-plan will be reviewed by the Planning Board at its Wednesday, April 12th meeting. Plans detail a 5,280 sq. […]

Happy April Fools Day 2017

Assemblyman Jones Favors Ride-hailing Expansion Beyond NYC

From the Office of Assemblyman Bill Jones Assemblyman Jones: Ride-hailing is long overdue for upstate New York “While New York City has reaped the benefits of ride-hailing services for years, upstate communities have been unfairly left out. It’s time to change that. That’s why I support allowing these valuable services to operate in all corners […]

Your Chance to Assist Veterans

Drivers for the DAV van are still needed to bring Veterans to their appointments at the Stratton VA hospital in Albany. The process to qualify drivers has been streamlined. Anyone interested please call Greg Lee at 518-570-7253 or email him at It’s only once a month or whatever you can fit into your schedule.

DEC Seeks Volunteers to Monitor Streams and Rivers

‘WAVE’ Project Connects New Yorkers with Health of Rivers and Streams and Hands-on Training WAVE Volunteer Training Starts in May at Multiple Locations Including Plattsburgh & Willsboro  The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) announced today that DEC is actively recruiting volunteers for the 2017 summer sampling season to conduct water quality assessments […]

Springtime in Peru, NY – March 25, 2017

At the United Way of the Adirondack Region, Inc. Annual Meeting and Recognition Dinner on Saturday, March 4th, 2017, Bruce & Marge Garcia, were the recipients of the 33rd Annual Dorothy & Alan Booth Distinguished Citizen Award. John Bernardi, CEO of United Way of the Adirondack Region, Inc. said, “Bruce and Marge are outstanding people. […]

A message from the Adirondack Anglers

Next Wednesday 3/15/17 we will have our Cast-Off Meeting for 2017. All interested youth anglers within the Adirondack Region are welcome to attend. The meeting is at the Peru Town Hall, basement level, 5:30-700pm. Administrative opportunities are available within the club for area youth interested in learning more about Marketing, Advertising, Sponsorship, and Fund Raising. […]

Projects and Volunteers Needed

DEC Statewide Forest Ranger Highlights

Forest Ranger Actions for 2/26 – 3/5/17 Recent missions carried out by DEC Forest Rangers include: Town of Coxsackie Greene County Recovery: On Feb. 26 at 6:33 p.m., Lt. Kevin Beiter was alerted that a human skull was found in the Vosburgh Swamp Wildlife Management Area in Coxsackie, just off of Four Mile Point Road. […]

DEC Announces 2016 is Safest Year for New York Hunters

Despite Four Fatalities, DEC Records Lowest Number of Hunting-Related Shooting Incidents on Record The State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) announced today that the 2016 hunting season in New York had only 13 hunting-related shooting incidents, the lowest number on record since DEC began compiling hunting-related shooting statistics in 1958. “Hunting is a proud tradition […]

The Strand Center for the Arts Call for Student Artists for High School/Middle School Exhibition in April

The Strand Center for the Arts is excited to host its Annual High School & Middle School Exhibition this April and is looking for student artists. This year’s exhibition will be held at The Strand Center Main Gallery at 23 Brinkerhoff Street in Plattsburgh. The exhibition will open on April 7 and run through April […]

Several Issues Addressed at Monday’s Town Board Meeting

By John T. Ryan Monday, February 27, 2017 Peru Town Board meeting highlights included: a highway exchange agreement, equipment purchases and potential background checks for youth commission coaches. The meeting began with a moment of silence as a sign of respect for former town tax assessor Alan Brault who passed away on February 26th. The […]

Register Now for the United Way Olympian Celebrity Golf Tournament!

United Way of the Adirondack Region, Inc. is planning our 17th Annual Olympian Celebrity Golf Classic and we would like you to be a part of the day-long festivities. The event will be held on Thursday, June 8, 2017. This year the tournament will be at the Lake Placid Club, 88 Morningside Drive in Lake […]

High Pressure Energy Sales in Progress In Peru

BEWARE Peru and possibly regional electric and gas users. A VERY high pressure representative of Just Energy, an Energy Service Company (ESCO), is in town trying to sign people up to very high fixed green energy electric and gas rates. Personal opinion: DO NOT sign-up without extensive research. I called the NYS Public Service Commission. They […]

Assemblyman Jones Co-Sponsored Legislation to Fix STAR Program Passes Assembly

Assemblyman Billy Jones (D-Chateaugay) announced that legislation he co-sponsored, to reform the state’s School Tax Relief (STAR) program to fix changes made in last years’ budget and remove barriers to prompt tax relief (A.5969) has passed the assembly. “The changes made last year hurt middle-class families the most,” said Jones. “Homeowners in the North Country […]

Thursday at the Alice T. Miner Museum in Chazy

Climate Change in the North Country with Dr. Curt Stager Thursday, March 2 at 6:00 p.m. Climate change is about more than distant polar bears and rising sea levels. It is happening here, too. What changes are already under way, how do we know, and what changes may be coming in the future? Taking the […]

Fishing Champs Going to National Finals

Close-up View of Ausable Chasm on Sunday, Feb. 26th

Coyotes In and Around Peru

By John T. Ryan Peru – Oftentimes the most interesting part of a Peru Town Board meeting comes up under “Other Business” when Counselor Brandy McDonald reports on what’s going on in and about town. At the Monday, February 13th meeting his subject was coyotes. McDonald reported that about seventy coyotes have been shot in […]

DiNapoli Report Highlights Regional Education Trends

New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli issued a report today detailing regional trends in education funding, enrollment and conditions across the state. The report analyzes school district financial and demographic information from nine separate regions outside of New York City. “Investments in New York’s public schools are vital at both the state and local […]

Meet 1st Announced Democrat Candidate for Our Congressional Seat

Meet and Greet Candidate 21st Congressional District  Patrick Nelson A Message from the Peru Democratic Party On Sunday March 5th from 5-7pm there will be a Meet and Greet for Democratic Congressional 21st District, Candidate “Patrick Nelson”. Location will be at Cheryl Lussier’s home located at 19 Lakeside Court in Plattsburgh. All are invited to […]

Eric Reinemann’s “Phases 2009-2016” Exhibit in the Main Gallery at The Strand Center for the Arts

PLATTSBURGH, NY – The Strand Center for the Arts is delighted to host artist Eric Reinemann in the Main Gallery in March, 2017. This upcoming exhibit, “Phases 2009-2016,” will open in The Strand Center Main Gallery on Friday, March 3; an opening reception that is free and open to the public will be held from […]

Assemblyman Jones is Coming to a Town Near You

From the Office of Assemblyman Billy Jones Assemblyman Billy Jones (D-Chateaugay) announced the launch of his districtwide tour to hear the concerns of residents and let them know how his office can help them. The tour will kick off on Feb. 20 in the town of Champlain. “As your voice in Albany, it’s my job […]

Day of Caring returns to the Adirondack Region Community Members Urged to Give Back this April

Plattsburgh, NY – 2/15/17 – On Saturday, April 29, 2017 the United Way of the Adirondack Region is once again teaming up with Project H.E.L.P. at SUNY Plattsburgh and the Adirondack Coast Visitors Bureau for the Annual Day of Caring. Each year, this volunteer-driven event brings together local businesses, organizations, clubs and individuals to help […]

A Lifetime Caring for People

By John T. Ryan Peru – Dr. Merritt Spear’s longtime friend Nancy Fegan expressed the sentiments of many people when she said, “He’s there when you need him.”  His friends, family and associates agree that those words can be applied to his practice of medicine, pubic service, military service, politics and most importantly family. This […]

A Wonderful Message from Sister Debbie of the North Country Mission of Hope

Good morning everyone, Just a few important reminders this morning, since we are in the final days of preparation for Mission #67. I’m not certain I will get a regular news/notes out later this week, so did not want you to overlook the following: 1. Deadline for applications for summer mission is March 1, 2017. […]

Get Ready to Dial 518 to Phone Your Neighbor

Please watch the explanation on Calvin Castine’s Home Town Cable

United Way Surpasses $725,000 Goal

United Way Officials and the volunteer Campaign Team meet to announce to the media that the Campaign Team raised $725,115.00 for the 2017 Campaign to help with high priority health and human service needs throughout the Adirondack Region. Pictured here at the table from left to right is Assemblyman Billy Jones, Past Campaign Chair and […]

DEC Announces 2016 Bear Harvest Results

Bear hunters in New York State took 1,539 black bears during the 2016 hunting seasons, Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Basil Seggos announced today. “New York has excellent bear habitat and vast, accessible public lands that offer exciting opportunities for bear hunting,” said Commissioner Seggos. “Black bears are thriving in New York currently, and […]

A Brief Video Explaining the North Country Mission of Hope Mission

Snowmobilers Urged to Follow Designated Trails and Avoid Frozen Bodies of Water

  The Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) and the Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation (State Parks) are reminding snowmobilers to ride responsibly and put safety first as they enjoy the state’s abundant snowmobiling opportunities. “With recent tragedies in mind, DEC is encouraging snowmobilers to follow common sense safety recommendations. In addition to wearing […]

Public Invited to Regional Economic Development Council Meeting

What: A public meeting of the North Country Regional Economic Development Council (NCREDC). The region is composed of Clinton, Essex, Franklin, Hamilton, Jefferson, Lewis and St. Lawrence counties. Who: The NCREDC is co-chaired by Garry Douglas, President of the North Country Chamber of Commerce, and Tony Collins, President of Clarkson University. All individuals, businesses, organizations, […]

Research Explores Birch Syrup Production for Maple Sugarmakers

Lake Placid, NY; February 8, 2017. The farmer-driven Northern New York Agricultural Development Program has posted the results of a project exploring opportunities for regional maple sugarmakers to produce birch syrup at Four sugarhouses participated in the 2015-2016 birch syrup project; one each in Clinton, Essex, Franklin and Jefferson counties. ‘All species of birch […]

“Global Warming Has Come to the North Country”

The Alice T. Miner Museum Presents Climate Change in the North Country – A Talk by Dr. Curt Stager Thursday, March 2, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. Chazy, N.Y.—The Alice T. Miner Museum is pleased to announce that Dr. Curt Stager, professor of natural sciences at Paul Smith’s College, will speak on the regional impact of climate change […]

Father Gilbert Boisvert Funeral Mass on Hometown Cable

Joseph Barshow, Grace Mayhew and Caitlyn Verderber on Paul Smith’s Dean’s List

PAUL SMITHS, NY (01/30/2017)– The following students were named to the Dean’s List at Paul Smith’s College during the fall 2016 semester. Each earned a semester average of 3.3 or higher to receive this distinction. Joseph Barshow of Peru, N.Y.. Barshow, who is majoring in forestry, earned a semester average of 3.3 or higher to […]

Tonight at the Strand

Amy Helm & The Handsome Strangers to perform Friday, January 27, 2017 at 7 PM Amy Helm, who has won widespread praise as a singer, songwriter and live performer, was a member of the celebrated alt-country collective Ollabelle, and released her first solo album “Didn’t It Rain” in 2015. The album features, among others, her […]

Work Hard and Be Honest

By John T. Ryan Peru’s younger and new residents probably don’t know 92 year-old Joe Kelley. Best known for being Clinton Country’s first full-time and third longest serving district attorney (1975-87), Kelley is also a World War II Veteran. Over the course of his career he was attorney for the towns of Au Sable and Peru, […]

A Native American Artists Exhibition at The Strand Center for the Arts in February

PLATTSBURGH, NY –The Strand Center for the Arts is thrilled to host a Native American Artists Exhibition in the Main Gallery in February, 2017. This forthcoming exhibit features artwork from several local Native American artists including: Sue Herne, Dukon Harris, David Fadden, Martin Loft, Leah Shenandoah, and Jordan Thompson. The exhibit opening will take place […]

Can tiny North Hudson serve as the Adirondack Park’s gateway? | NCPR News

Source: Can tiny North Hudson serve as the Adirondack Park’s gateway? | NCPR News

Police fear another drug OD death | Local News |

  Peru Gazette Comment: Very important to share and get the word out about these bad drugs. Friends found Malone man unresponsive; autopsy being done. Source: Police fear another drug OD death | Local News |

CVPH to give addicts Narcon kits | Local News |

Drug can counteract the effects of opiate overdoses. Source: CVPH to give addicts Narcon kits | Local News |

Jessica Raino on Fall 2016 Dean’s List at SUNY New Paltz

NEW PALTZ, NY (01/24/2017)– SUNY New Paltz is proud to congratulate Jessica Raino of Peru, N.Y., for being named to the Dean’s List for the fall ’16 semester. Dean’s List designation is reserved for students who excel academically and earn at least a 3.3 grade-point average in a semester with a full-time course load.-

Valuable New Tool Links Clinton County Residents to Local Health Improvement and Lifestyle Change Programs

A Message from the United Way of the Adirondack Region January 24, 2017 (Plattsburgh) A new online resource is available to help Clinton County residents and their healthcare providers find programs focusing on different aspects of health improvement. The Clinton County Health Department (CCHD) has collaborated with United Way of the Adirondack Region, Inc. to create […]

Governor proposes improvements, new lift, zipline for Whiteface | Local News |

In Plattsburgh Monday, he promoted budget proposals that would benefit the North Country. Source: Governor proposes improvements, new lift, zipline for Whiteface | Local News |

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