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Proven Small Town Success

(L-R Wendy Boutin and Sally Gibson) Yarborough Square is #12 in the Peru Gazette photo series featuring people who make Peru a wonderful place to live. Owner Sally Gibson opened her business at 672 Bear Swamp Rd. 25 years ago. Customers travel from near and far for her professional, unique artisan wares from USA and […]

Can New York’s rural schools survive growing poverty and population loss? – Times Union

Source: Can New York’s rural schools survive growing poverty and population loss? – Times Union

518 Area Code Overlay to Start August 19 – Story

Source: 518 Area Code Overlay to Start August 19 – Story

DEC Announces State Hunting and Trapping Education Courses are Gearing up

Training in Safe Handling of Firearms and Hunting Required before Purchasing a Hunting License New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Basil Seggos today reminded all new hunters and trappers planning to go afield this season must first complete a mandatory hunter, bowhunter, or trapper education course before obtaining the appropriate sporting license […]

Tuition rates up at Clinton Community College – Sun Community News & Printing

Source: Tuition rates up at Clinton Community College – Sun Community News & Printing

When a Sign Can Save a Loved One’s Life

Peru – If your child or anyone in your home is facing a medical emergency, you undoubtedly expect a rapid response from rescue personnel. Unfortunately, many Peru homeowners do not properly identify their homes, a failure that could result in loss of life. Peru’s fire and ambulance personnel have been delayed in arriving at several […]

Wood Pellet Biomass Boiler Project at Essex County State Office Complex

Renewable Energy System Will Heat Three State Agency Office Buildings in the North Country Project Helps Meet Governor Cuomo’s Goal to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions 40 Percent by 2030 The New York Power Authority (NYPA), Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC), New York State Police, and Adirondack Park Agency (APA) today announced the start of construction […]

A North Country Landmark

L-R Field Manager Richard Howard, Bakery Manager Riley Wilkins, Business Manager Shannon Rulfs, Office Manager Amanda Rulfs Whisher, Founder Bob Rulfs, Retail Manager Linda Hatch, Cashier Abbie Barber, Greenhouse/Produce Manager Jordan Bever Peru – Rulfs Orchard is #11 in our Peru Gazette series featuring the people who make Peru a great place to live. Opened […]

Frontier Town proposal deadline is moved back – Times Union

Source: Frontier Town proposal deadline is moved back – Times Union

PCS’s Campus – Beautiful!

Peru Central School Campus. Thanks to Vicki Defayette for posting the photos. I believe they were taken today. Love those drones!

Adirondack mountains were “the playground” for new FBI director | NCPR News

Source: Adirondack mountains were “the playground” for new FBI director | NCPR News

Bridge Construction Progressing

Jarvis Road Bridge at about noon today. Bridge decking is being installed. Concrete should be poured on August 16th; it cures for 14 days then asphalt is laid down. Depending on the weather, the bridge should be complete by September 15th.

CPR/AED First Aid Classes Scheduled For Fall Semester at SUNY Plattsburgh

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (Aug. 4, 2017) — An American Red Cross series of non-credit classes in CPR/AED-first aid for adults, children and infants will be held at SUNY Plattsburgh beginning with the first session Sunday, Sept. 10 from 1:30 to 5 p.m. in Memorial Hall. Two other sessions will be held Sunday, Oct. 15 and Sunday, […]

DEC Announces Improvements at Meacham Lake Campground in Northern Adirondacks

Improvements Include New ADA Accessible Boat Launch, Parking Area and Green Infrastructure Features The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) today announced improvements to the Meacham Lake Campground in the Adirondack town of Duane, Franklin County, under the State’s Adventure NY initiative to connect more New Yorkers with nature. The improvements, supported by […]

For New York dairy’s undocumented immigrant problem, some band aids but little reform | NCPR News

Source: For New York dairy’s undocumented immigrant problem, some band aids but little reform | NCPR News

How many jobs does $8B in economic development spending actually buy? | NCPR News

Source: How many jobs does $8B in economic development spending actually buy? | NCPR News

It’s All in a Mind’s Eye

  By John T. Ryan Peru – The sign outside Richard Arnold’s Dashnaw Road shop reads “Peru Welding,” but the business’ compete name is Peru Welding and Machine and for good reason. Beginning in 1978, Arnold has been manufacturing a variety of machines ranging from wood boilers to hydraulic corral gates and bridge components. For […]

Striving to Serve a Wide Range of Needs

L-R CFA President Clark Forster, Property and Casualty Manager Gloria Henaghan, Chief Operating Officer Alex Forster, Administrative Executive Assistant Dominique Dragon and Administrative Assistant Rebecca Banker-Godfrey Peru – The CFA Insurance Agency Inc. is #10 in our Peru Gazette series featuring the people who make Peru a great place to live. CFA has been doing […]

County considering PLA for airport work | Local News | pressrepublican.com

Source: County considering PLA for airport work | Local News | pressrepublican.com

Coach Scott Woodward’s Memorial Duathlon Scheduled for September 23rd

Coach Woodward’s “Just DU It” Memorial Duathlon has been scheduled for Saturday, September 23rd at 9:00 am at the Lapham Mills Recreation Park in Peru, NY. The duathlon will begin with a 2.5 mile run, followed by a 12 mile bike ride, and concludes with an additional 2.5 mile run. There is both an individual […]

Bridge Progress Continues

Jarvis Road Bridge’s prestressed concrete beams are being installed today. The four 70 ft. beams each weigh 74,000 pounds. The cement encloses several steel rods. Thanks to the Peru Gazette reader who let us know about the presence of the huge crane.

Learning and Fun for People of All Ages

  2017 Hay & Grain Harvest/Antique Tractor Weekend at Babbie Rural & Farm Learning Museum August 19-20, 2017 from 10:00am to 4:00pm at 250 River Road, Peru, NY   12972. (518) 643-8052   www.babbiemuseum.org Ongoing demonstrations include harvesting of hay and grain with antique farming equipment; the blacksmith shop and granary; soap making; spinning of flax into linen. Have the […]

Peru Agriculture Industry Continues to Grow

By John T. Ryan Peru -Motorists heading north on I-87 over the past several days may have noticed the large barn under construction at the Remillard Farm; it is large at 252 ft x110 ft.. The clear span pole barn is an extension of a barn constructed in 2006 giving the Remillards much more for […]

Mohawk Ironworkers Celebrated

Au Sable Forks – Tahawus Center in association with the Hollywood Theater, proudly present episodes 
from the new “Mohawk Ironworkers” documentary. This remarkable film celebrates the steely determination of the Mohawk ironworkers of Kahnawake, Akwesasne and Six Nations, who are said to be “the best ironworkers on the planet.” “Mohawk Ironworkers” was produced by Paul […]

DEC Seeks Participants for Summer Wild Turkey Survey

Citizen Scientists Help DEC Gauge Turkey Population New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Basil Seggos today encouraged New Yorkers to participate in a survey for wild turkeys and help state biologists better understand this iconic bird. “Citizen science efforts like the Summer Turkey Sighting Survey provide our wildlife managers with invaluable data […]

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. […]

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Peru Dairy Farm Continues Tradition of Producing High Quality Milk

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 […]

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 […]

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

The former Natalie Aldous of Peru Source: Malone Telegram | Hospice of the North Country names new executive director

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 […]

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 […]

Serving Peru For Almost 40 Years

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 […]

Alert Dog Needed and You Can Help

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 Family Tradition Continues

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 […]

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 […]

Faith Means Service to Others

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. […]

Facebook Posts Lead to Illegal Turkey Hunting Charges in Keeseville

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 […]

Overlooking Peru and the Champlain Valley

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. 

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 […]

McCarthy Named United Way Campaign Chair

Editor’s Note: Please appreciate these wonderful people who find time to serve our community. Let them you know you appreciate them when you have an opportunity. Officials at United Way of the Adirondack Region, Inc. have named Todd McCarthy the 2018 campaign chair. Mr. McCarthy is the owner of Lenny’s Shoe & Apparel. Todd is […]

Exhibit Features Rare Adirondack Artifacts and “Blue Line” Maps of Adirondack and Catskills Parks

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Basil Seggos today unveiled a new exhibit featuring rare Adirondack and Catskills artifacts, including historic maps, antique survey equipment, field notebooks, and photographs that tell the story of creation of the Adirondack and Catskill parks. The Birth of the “Blue Line” exhibit illustrates the vision, foresight, […]

An Opportunity for the Right Person

VISTA OPPORTUNITY – AmeriCorps VISTA Member (Volunteers in Service to America) United Way of the Adirondack Region, Inc. is seeking a dynamic individual with excellent communication skills, problem solving skills and ability to work effectively as part of a team and manage multiple projects. Preferred skills and qualifications: Education: Associate’s degree or higher Skills: Excellent […]

The North Country Has a New Eagle Scout

By John T. Ryan Peru – James Hilchey joined the Boy Scouts at age 12. Tonight, at age 18, he became an Eagle Scout in ceremonies conducted at St. Augustine’s Parish Center. The son of Jennifer Reyell-Cameron and Christopher Hilchey, James will be a senior at Saranac High School this fall. Peru Troop 8049 Scout […]

A Favorite Stop Changes Hands

By John T. Ryan Peru – April 28, 2017 was the beginning of a new life adventure for Jeanne and Tim Arnold when they opened Sweet Treat as its new owners. As they commented on Facebook, “After a break of six years we are back. We can’t wait to see our old friends and meet […]

Home Opening Game – June 23rd 4:30 p.m. Chip Cummings Field

Red, White & Blue

Clinton County fire departments play a key role in every North Country For Flight. The giant flag brings chills down your spine.  

A Fitting Tribute

Peru Firefighter Jim McConnell with “The Beast” honoring the North Country Honor Flight this morning.

The North Country Salutes Its Vets

Homeland Security Honor Guard & Au Sable Valley School Superintendent Paul Savage There was a huge turnout of local residents this morning for the North Country Honor Flight Ceremony at the U.S. Oval. What a wonderful send-off for the deserving War War II and Korean War Era Veterans. Today’s Honor Flight Members George E. Bouyea […]

Tri-County ARTSMAP project is underway in Clinton, Essex, and Franklin Counties

The Strand Center for the Arts, in partnership with SUNY Plattsburgh, is conducting an Arts and Cultural Asset Mapping Project to create a web-based interactive map of the region’s artists, artisans and cultural organization. Information surveys are available at ARTSMAP.net. All individuals and organizations with arts and cultural activities in Clinton, Essex and Franklin Counties […]

Six Peru Political Positions Up For Election this Year

Peru – The terms of office for several of Peru’s elected officials come to an end this year. Over the next few weeks the Republican and Democratic parties will meet to either nominate incumbents or introduce new nominees to the political scene. The Democrats have announced that they will caucus on June 29th at 7. […]

A Great Way to Enjoy This Saturday

Date: June 17-18 Event: 10th Annual Museum Days Weekend Time: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Location: Museums Throughout Clinton County, NY Description: Museums in Clinton County open free to visitors all weekend! Part of Path Through History Weekend. More details will be announced as the date nears! Cost: Free Contact: Melissa Peck, coordinator@adkcoastcultural.org

Volunteers Needed in Peru and Chesterfield

DEC is Seeking Volunteers to Help Maintain Trails in Northeastern Adirondacks Do you enjoy recreating outdoors? Do you like working outdoors? If so, DEC is seeking volunteers to maintain trails in the towns of Peru and Black Brook in Clinton County and town of Chesterfield in Essex County. You can be part of a one-day […]

Credit Union Has Served Peru Since 1963

L-R Sarah Sherman, Nicole Prentiss, Manager Maggie Pope, Morgan Kowalowski, Dianne King. Over the next few weeks the Peru Gazette will be posting photos of people we encounter almost daily – the people who staff our local businesses and institutions. Their gracious smiles, courtesy and professionalism are very important in making Peru a great place […]

Owls Head Trail Closed on Weekends

Effective immediately the trail to the summit of Owls Head in the town of Keene in the Adirondacks is closed to public access and use on weekends. The trailhead and all but the last 0.1 mile of the trail are located on private lands. The large number of vehicles parked on the private road during […]

Bridge Construction to Begin on Monday

By John T. Ryan Peru – On Monday, June 12, 2017, motorists will find the Jarvis Road closed to thru-traffic as construction crews begin replacement of the bridge adjacent to the Irwin’s Maple Grand Farm. Clinton County Highway Superintendent Al Rascoe said the project is expected to take approximately 90 days. New Century Construction of […]

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