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Search still on for Peru armed robber | Local News | pressrepublican.com

Source: Search still on for Peru armed robber | Local News | pressrepublican.com

Armed robbery reported in Peru | News | pressrepublican.com

Source: Armed robbery reported in Peru | News | pressrepublican.com

An Emotional Return to Peru, NY

By John T. Ryan Peru – When the Peru High School Class of 1962 celebrated its 55th Class Reunion in October 2017 it was easy to determine the classmate who had traveled the longest distance. Coriolano Brito accompanied by his wife Merilda traveled approximately 5,000 miles from Brazil. Coriolano, or “Cory” as he was known […]

Over $64 million in REDC Funding Awarded to North Country Projects

Assemblyman Billy Jones (D-Chateaugay) announced that the North Country will receive $64.9 million through awards provided by the North Country Regional Economic Development Council (REDC). “This state funding will help us continue moving forward as a region by strengthening our burgeoning tourism industry and improving our infrastructure,” said Jones. “The North Country will be able […]

Dog Bite Case Still Not Resolved

By John T. Ryan Peru – Michael James, charged in connection with the September 20th dog attack on Mrs. Loretta Timmons, appeared in front of Judge Lawrence Cabana in Peru Town Court on Tuesday, December 12, 2017. The defense filed several motions that were referred to the Clinton County District Attorney. The next court date […]

Early Adirondack Hunting: More Deer, Less Bear Killed So Far – – The Adirondack Almanack

Source: Early Adirondack Hunting: More Deer, Less Bear Killed So Far – – The Adirondack Almanack

Health Insurance Enrollment Has Been: AHI Offers Free Enrollment Assistance

[Glens Falls, NY] – Adirondack Health Institute is offering free enrollment assistance services to individuals, families and small business owners in seven North Country counties – Clinton, Essex, Franklin, Hamilton, Saratoga, Warren, and Washington. Open Enrollment for health insurance coverage through the NY State of Health Marketplace is underway and runs through January 31, 2018.  […]

Playing a Vital Role in the Apple Industry

By John T. Ryan The Forrence Orchards packing and distribution staff is #26 in our Peru Gazette series featuring people who make Peru a wonderful place to live. These are the people who inspect, pack, sell and ship approximately 500,000 bushels of Forrence’s beautiful apples each year. At 40 pounds a bushel, that’s 20 million […]

How to Become an Angel

TD Bank Staff L-R Tammy Rawleigh, Youtha Forrest-Williams, Keri Bashaw, Heather Giuliano & Jesse Decosse. Stop by the TD Bank and find out how you can be an angel for a Peru High School student or family this Christmas. The TD Bank is assisting the National Honor Society and Student Council to make this a […]

Mexican consulate visits St. Lawrence County, talks dairy farm workers | NCPR News

Source: Mexican consulate visits St. Lawrence County, talks dairy farm workers | NCPR News

DEC Announces Plans For ‘Gateway To The Adirondacks’ Frontier Town Campground, Equestrian And Day Use Area

Public Information Meetings Planned for Dec. 11; Adirondack Park Agency Deems Permit Application Complete New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Basil Seggos today announced the release of plans for the Frontier Town Campground, Equestrian, and Day Use Area, a new, accessible, public campground proposed at the site of the former Frontier Town […]

Gov. Cuomo vetoes 20-year retirement option for sheriffs, corrections | News, Sports, Jobs – Adirondack Daily Enterprise

Source: Gov. Cuomo vetoes 20-year retirement option for sheriffs, corrections | News, Sports, Jobs – Adirondack Daily Enterprise

Upcoming Lake Placid Winter Sports Events – – The Adirondack Almanack

Source: Upcoming Lake Placid Winter Sports Events – – The Adirondack Almanack

Republic Steel mines in Mineville in the 1940s |

Amazing Photos Source: Republic Steel mines in Mineville in the 1940s |

Stefanik votes in favor of concealed-carry reciprocity – Sun Community News & Printing

Source: Stefanik votes in favor of concealed-carry reciprocity – Sun Community News & Printing

Down-Home Food and Service at its Best

Here’s the very friendly Green Acres staff L-R Paul Drake, Danyel Lawrence, Donna Rowley & Cathy Gray The Green Acres Restaurant staff is #25 in our Peru Gazette photo series featuring people who make Peru a wonderful place to live. Green Acres is famous for its down-home cooking, daily specials, hearty breakfasts and lunches. It’s […]

Plattsburgh detective credited with breaking case of missing Florida teen found with soccer coach

Source: Plattsburgh detective credited with breaking case of missing Florida teen found with soccer coach

New “Mobile Crisis Team” helps people through mental health emergencies | NCPR News

Source: New “Mobile Crisis Team” helps people through mental health emergencies | NCPR News

Plattsburgh hospital remains in lockdown; employees are still to come in for shifts | News | pressrepublican.com

Source: Plattsburgh hospital remains in lockdown; employees are still to come in for shifts | News | pressrepublican.com

Your Donation Will be Doubled

By John T. Ryan Peru – Residents, businesses and organizations have been given the opportunity to participate in upgrading the Sullivan Park ice rink into a dual use ice rink – basketball court venue. The Peru Town Board accepted a challenge from the New York State Healthy Neighborhoods Program to raise matching funds for the […]

Amish death reminder of buggy hazards on North Country roads | NCPR News

Source: Amish death reminder of buggy hazards on North Country roads | NCPR News

Massena to lose grocery, department stores in 2018 | NCPR News

Source: Massena to lose grocery, department stores in 2018 | NCPR News

An Inspiring Message from Sister Debbie of the North Country Mission of Hope

Good morning everyone, I would like to begin by welcoming a significant number of new readers to these mission news/notes. Just to bring all our readers up to speed, these news and notes are designed to share key weekly news regarding the Mission, giving key dates and events and usually ending with a “Thought for […]

Editorial: Invaluable service for local seniors | Opinion | pressrepublican.com

This editorial is very informative for anyone with Medicare questions.  Source: Editorial: Invaluable service for local seniors | Opinion | pressrepublican.com

Local family shattered by immigration crackdown – Sun Community News & Printing

Source: Local family shattered by immigration crackdown – Sun Community News & Printing

Police seek help in solving Peru cold case murder – Sun Community News & Printing

Source: Police seek help in solving Peru cold case murder – Sun Community News & Printing

Canadian company expanding in Plattsburgh | Local News | pressrepublican.com

Source: Canadian company expanding in Plattsburgh | Local News | pressrepublican.com

Canadian Pacific Holiday Train Arrives in Plattsburgh at 7:15 tonight.

Plattsburgh ​​Amtrak Station 2017-11-27 @ 7:15 PM 7:30 PM – 8:00 PM Performers – Jim Cuddy, Devin Cuddy and Kelly Prescott ​

Striving For the Personal Touch

Dr. Anne-Marie B. Spear, Mary Turgeon – Dental Assistant, Jaime Frenyea – Front Desk, Deb Rix – Dental Assistant, Kim Poirier – Hygienist By John T. Ryan The staff at Boule’/Spear Family Dentistry is #24 in our Peru Gazette series featuring people who make Peru a wonderful place to live. Asked to describe her dentistry […]

Devoted to Health and Personal Care

L-R Yolanda Agnew, Betty Furnia, Brooke Vaughn, Christina Vassar, Breanna Vance, Lindsey Ashline (Administrator),  Anita Sachs, Deb Hancock, Tina Parker, Jenny Blake, Pam Courtney, Colt Hicks & Tim Trayah. The Valehaven Home For Adults’ staff is #23 in the Peru Gazette series of people who make Peru a wonderful place to live.  They provide 24-hour, […]

It’s Time to Register for the Turkey Trot

The Peru Lions Club will host it’s 40th Annual John P. Adams Memorial Turkey Trot on Thursday, November 23, 2017.  5K, 10K, and 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk start time is 8:45 AM at the Peru Elementary School. Online registration and full event details available at https://www.perulionsclubnewyork.org/turkeytrotregister Bib/Chip packet pick-up at Peru Elementary School cafeteria 4-7PM on Wednesday, […]

DEC Announces Summer Camp Registrations Open – – The Adirondack Almanack

Source: DEC Announces Summer Camp Registrations Open – – The Adirondack Almanack

Illegal Possession of Landlocked Atlantic Salmon – Essex County

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Environmental Conservation Police Officers (ECOs) enforce the 71 Chapters of NY Environmental Conservation Law, protecting fish and wildlife and preserving environmental quality across New York. On Oct. 27, ECOs Jeremy Fadden and Jeff Hovey were on patrol near the Port Douglas boat launch on Lake Champlain in […]

Tri-County ARTSMAP Preview Party at Strand Center for the Arts November 18th, 2017

The Strand Center for the Arts is holding a Preview Party for the Tri-County ARTSMAP – a web-based interactive map of the region’s artists, individuals and cultural organizations.  The ARTSMAP Preview Party will be held on the Strand Center for the Arts’ lawn from 1 – 4, Saturday, November 18, 2017. The ARTSMAP will be […]

Dog Bite Case is Still Outstanding

By John T. Ryan Peru – The charges against Michael James of Peru remain outstanding. James appeared in Peru Town Court on Tuesday, November 14th represented by his attorney David Albers. Assistant Clinton County District Attorney Tim Blatchley represented the people. Judge Lawrence Cabana set the next court date for December 12, 2017 at 2 […]

Peru Senior Wins Handler Award

L-R Judith C. Kelsey, AKC Judge, Maggie Pyne with her dog Am/Can Champion Cimmaron Northern Lights aka “Mario” Maggie Pyne, a senior at Peru High School, won “Best Junior Handler” at the annual Central New York Shetland Sheep Dog Club Show held this past weekend in Syracuse, NY. As a seasoned Jr. Dog Handler, Maggie […]

PAFB Will Never be Forgotten

Click here to view a Mountain Lake ETV Program on the history of Plattsburgh Air Force Base

Plattsburgh convenes public safety council – Sun Community News & Printing

Source: City convenes public safety council – Sun Community News & Printing

Watertown Daily Times | North country’s Amish population continues to grow

Source: Watertown Daily Times | North country’s Amish population continues to grow

How The Adirondack Land Bank Will Work – Adirondack Explorer – Adirondack Explorer

Source: How The Adirondack Land Bank Will Work – Adirondack Explorer – Adirondack Explorer

You’re Invited to Stop By

By John T. Ryan Peru – Peru residents can’t help but be aware of Valehaven Home for Adults. It’s on Main Street at the center of our community. How many of us have ever entered its front doors to find out what’s going on? Owner Jim Kane and administrator Lindsey Ashline want local residents to […]

Peru Voters Shoot Down Constitutional Convention 6.5 to 1

Here are the Town of Peru 2017 election results for the proposals on the back of the ballot. Proposal #1 for a Constitutional Convention: 1,319 No, 208 Yes Proposal #2 allowing the complete or partial loss of a public officer’s person if he or she is convicted of a certain type of felony. 1,169 Yes, […]

McDonald, Douglass and Irwin Win

Here are the 2017 Town of Peru Election results for the contested races, not including any absentee ballots. Town Supervisor: Brandy McDonald 819 Votes James Langley 726 Votes Town Council (The top two vote getters win) James Douglass 1053 Votes Melvin Irwin 968 Votes Marque Moffett 768 Votes

Authorities investigating inmate OD death | Local News | pressrepublican.com

Source: Authorities investigating inmate OD death | Local News | pressrepublican.com

Police: Thieves hit Peru laundromat for quarters

Source: Police: Thieves hit Peru laundromat for quarters

Peru Central School Announces Prekindergarten Grant Award

In an effort to support early learning within the community, Peru Central School District has been awarded a grant from the New York State Education Department to support a prekindergarten program. The Peru Central School District was recently awarded a grant that will allow our district to create a program for forty (40) Prekindergarten students.  […]

Tops to Honor Veterans and Active Military on Veterans Day

WILLIAMSVILLE, N.Y. – Tops Friendly Markets, a leading full-service grocery retailer in New York, northern Pennsylvania, western Vermont, and north central Massachusetts announced today that the company will offer military personnel and their immediate families an 11 percent discount off of their grocery bill this Veterans Day. On Saturday, November 11, Tops Markets will honor […]

A Regional Favorite

L-R Jerry Johnson chef/owner, Joe Hack, Robyn Lewis, Josh Martin front of the house manager, Sonia Passino, Lauren Prue office manager, Penny Defayette, Kyle O’kusky, Julia Lemieux, Shoben Runyan, David Hamilton chef/owner, Cameron Diman.  The staff at Pasquales Restaurant, 2931 Main Street in Peru is #21 in the Peru Gazette’s photo series of people who make […]

Knights Bring Coats to Peru’s Kids 

Photo L-R Peru K-2 School Nurse Kathy Bedard, K-2 Principal Michelle Rawson, St. Augustine’s Knights of Columbus Council 7273 Deputy Grand Knight Robert Manchester. By John T. Ryan Peru – On Thursday, November 2nd, St. Augustine’s Knights of Columbus Council 7273 Deputy Grand Knight Robert Manchester presented twenty-four new children’s winter jackets to K-2 Principal […]

Assemblyman D. Billy Jones to host Annual Santa Sprint to benefit the North Country Honor Flight

From the Office of Assemblyman D. Billy Jones Assemblyman D. Billy Jones will host the Annual Santa Sprint 5K on Saturday November 25, 2017 with a race start time at 9am. Pre-registration is $20 and can be done online at www.adirondackcoastevents.com. Same day registration will be held from 7:30am until 8:30am. Race start and end […]

Town Supervisor Candidates Respond to a Follow-Up Question

By John T. Ryan Peru – A few weeks ago the Peru Gazette asked the candidates for town council and town supervisor to respond to several questions. They all responded and we thank them for their willingness to inform voters. In light of Letters to the Editor published in the Press Republican and rumors circulating […]

Babbie Museum – A Hands-On Successful Experience

By John T. Ryan Peru – Babbie Museum Volunteer Carol Rock presented an uplifting museum report to the Peru Town Board at its October 23rd meeting. Over the museum’s 83 days of operation in 2017 it entertained about 2,000 visitors. It enjoys the support from almost 50 local sponsors/donors and visitors give the museum 4.8 […]

27 current and former SUNY Plattsburgh students accused of hazing | NCPR News

Source: 27 current and former SUNY Plattsburgh students accused of hazing | NCPR News

Lake Champlain International Film Festival Returns to Plattsburgh Nov. 1-5

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. Films made as part of a cell-phone film contest are among those featured at the fourth annual Lake Champlain International Film Festival, taking place Nov. 1 to 5 at the Strand Center for the Arts, 25 Brinkerhoff St., in downtown Plattsburgh. In addition to films submitted from around the world that include topics […]

Polished From Head to Toe

L-R Nerea Irazoqui, Leighann Valachovic, Owner Randi Walton, Alicia Darling Yu, Lindsey Aubrey The staff at Polished From Head to Toe Salon and Day Spa at 3085 Route 22 is #20 in the Peru Gazette’s photo series of people who make Peru a wonderful place to live. Owner/Stylist Randi Walton describes her business as having […]

Watertown Daily Times | Watertown man awarded Medal of Honor for heroism in Vietnam War (VIDEO)

Source: Watertown Daily Times | Watertown man awarded Medal of Honor for heroism in Vietnam War (VIDEO)

Adirondack Life Article – From Jamaica to Peru – Adirondack Life

Source: Adirondack Life Article – From Jamaica to Peru – Adirondack Life Absolutely wonderful Adirondack Life story about the Jamaican apple pickers at Forrence Orchards. Another story appeared a few weeks ago in the New York Times. This story has additional information. It’s enjoyable to read.

Enjoy a Local Brew and a Great Meal

L-R Troy Ouelette, Ron Forget, Nick Furnia, Jaime Thwaits, Marc Daly, Talia Lynch, Matt Ray, Gary Morette, Jody Renaudette, Brandon Way, Stephanie Lawrence, Joey Ormsby The Livingoods staff is #19 in our Peru Gazette series featuring people who make Peru a wonderful place to live. Livingoods had been popular in downtown Plattsburgh since 2005, but […]

State Police Bring Criminal Charges

Peru – New York State Police brought Michael James to Peru Town Court Court in handcuffs this morning to face three criminal charges related to the September 20th dog attack on James’s neighbor Mrs. Loretta Timmons. James’ three dogs attacked Mrs. Timmons who suffered severe injuries. One of the dogs was euthanized the day after […]

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