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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

NY’s new casino owners say competition is tough – Times Union

Source: NY’s new casino owners say competition is tough – Times Union

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

Hobby Farms Dominate Board Agenda

AGENDA – ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS, WEDNESDAY, August 16, 2017 @ 7:00 PM at ht Peru Town Hall CALL MEETING TO ORDER PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE ROLL CALL APPROVAL of June 21, 2017 and July 19, 2017 minutes OPEN FLOOR to public hearing APPLICATION: Appealing the Zoning Officer’s Decision: Z-2017-0023 Paul Hart, Jr Appealing the Zoning Officer’s Decision that […]

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

Strictly Business – Where good things grow

Feature story on Francisco and Karen Gruendling Bouchard-Braun Source: Strictly Business – Where good things grow

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 […]

Planning Board Agenda

Wednesday, August 9, 2017 @ 7:00 at the Peru Town Hall ALL MEETING TO ORDER PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE ROLL CALL APPROVAL of July 12, 2017 minutes. OPEN FLOOR to public hearing APPLICATIONS: 1. Site Plan Review with SEQR: P-2017-014 North Country Behavioral Medicine, PLLC – Dino Santoro Site Plan Review – Drs. Office 3384 Rt. […]

City eyes makeover for train station – Sun Community News & Printing

Source: City eyes makeover for train station – Sun Community News & Printing

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

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

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.

Cold Ice Cream and Warm Smiles

Sweet Treat is #9 in our Peru Gazette series featuring the people who make Peru a great place to live. A favorite Peru gathering place, the ice cream shop is open seven days a week from noon until 9 p.m at 2897 Main St. Here’s the 2017 Sweet Treat Crew (L-R) Emily Lombard, Maddy Flynn, […]

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 […]

Service With a Smile

Aubuchon Hardware is #8 in the Peru Gazette photo series featuring people who make Peru a wonderful place to live. Located in the Tops Plaza, Aubuchon has been serving Peru since the mid-70’s. Its staff is known for their friendly welcome, product knowledge and readiness to show customers where the item they’re looking for is […]

New York releases family leave regulations – Times Union

Source: New York releases family leave regulations – Times Union

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

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

Crews battle massive barn fire in Beekmantown

Source: Crews battle massive barn fire in Beekmantown

19+ Successful Years

Colours is #7 in the Peru Gazette photo series featuring people who make Peru a wonderful place to live. Next year Heather Ford Peterson will celebrate the 20th anniversary of her salon. Heather offers a complete range of hair styling and hair coloring services. Proms and weddings are her specialities as is lively, friendly conversation. […]

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 […]

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   

Service with a Smile

L-R Jesse Decosse, Heather Giuliano, Manager Diana Padron, Keri Bashaw, Tammy Rawleigh. Missing Wendy Cribb. TD Bank’s extremely friendly staff is #6 in the Peru Gazette photo series featuring people who make Peru a wonderful place to live.  The bank’s interior was recently renovated giving it a whole new look; nevertheless, it’s the staff who […]

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 […]

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 […]

Planning Board Agenda, Wednesday, July 12, 2017

CALL MEETING TO ORDER AT 7 PM PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE ROLL CALL APPROVAL of June 14, 2017 minutes. OPEN FLOOR to public hearing APPLICATIONS: 1. Site Plan Review: P-2017-013 Leon Blair Site Plan Review – Retail Store 2924 Main St. Peru, NY 12972 7. ANY FURTHER BUSINESS: 8. CEO REPORT: 9. ADJOURNMENT

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

A Welcome Addition to Peru

Eight members of Dunkin Donuts’ 20-person staff. L-R Syed I, Richie, Liz, Manager Deannie LaCroix King, Michelle, Patricia, Checole and Amanda. Continuing our posts of local business and institution staff members who make Peru a wonderful place to live, today the Peru Gazette highlights several Dunkin Donuts staff members. On November 1, 2016 Dunkin Donuts […]

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 […]

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 […]

PERU, NY – A Great Place to Live

Back Row Standing L-R Jenn Laporte, Damie Durgan, Kayla Spear, Shelby Bourgeois, Louise Seymour, Shannen Glover, Caroline Duprey (Manager) Front Row: Jake Montefusco, Alex Wilson. Pamela Crowningshield. By John T. Ryan Peru – When interviewed for a January 2015 Peru Gazette lifetime achievement story, longtime Peru resident Jack Lawliss answered the question: What is the […]

Plattsburgh is Moving Ahead

Tom Hallack interview with Mayor Colin Read on Plattsburgh’s downtown development plans. Extremely interesting and informative. Plattsburgh’s development is important to us all. Hopefully, someday the town and city will be one entity. https://mountainlake.org/interview-edit/

Downtown Rising Announces 2017 Season and New Location

PLATTSBURGH, NY – The Strand Center for the Arts (SCA) is proud to announce that we will be combing forces with Fledging Crow and the Wagar Brothers to present the Downtown Rising Series 2017 season at a new location at the Strand Center for the Arts. Downtown Rising is a food/music/art community event series taking […]

Proposals Requested to Redevelop Former Frontier Town Theme Park in Essex County

Redevelopment Proposals Are Due On Friday, July 28  Request for Proposals Available Here Empire State Development (ESD) this week issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) to redevelop a nearly 300 acre, former outdoor recreation facility in North Hudson, Essex County. The RFP follows Governor Andrew M. Cuomo’s Master Plan to establish a “Gateway to the […]

Put on Your “Red Nose”

L-R Town of Peru staff members (L-R) Darene Grigoire, Pam Barber, Kathy Flynn and Judy Akey are celebrating “Red Nose Day” at the Town Hall. Walgreens Pharmacy sponsors the Red Nose Program which is dedicated to alleviating child poverty.

Here’s a Great Place to go Today

The Rulfs Orchard Farmstand Grand Opening is underway. (Saturday, May 6th) Special drawings and activities underway. The store is open until 7 p.m. WOKO is present till 1 p.m. Adults and kids are having a great time and the Apple Blossom Florist is fully staffed! Click here for more Peru Gazette photos 

Several Applications Before Planning Board

AGENDA – Town of Peru Planning Board, WEDNESDAY, May 10, 2017 @ 7:00 p.m APPLICATIONS: 1. Site Plan Review: P-2017-004 Peru Sand & Gravel LLC Site Plan Review – Operate an Excavation Business Rod & Gun Club Rd. Peru, NY 12972 2. Merge with SEQR: P-2017-005 Robert Kaschak Merge 3086 Main St. Peru, NY 12972 3. Site […]

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 […]

Champlain Valley BPW Seeking Candidates for Young Careerist Program

Champlain Valley Business and Professional Women have announced that applications are now being accepted for participation in the 2017 Virginia Allan Young Careerist Program to be held Tuesday May 2, 2017 at 5:30pm at Uno Pizzeria & Grill on Route 3 in Plattsburgh.

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

Planning Board April Agenda

WEDNESDAY, April 12, 2017 @ 7:00 PM TOWN OF PERU CALL MEETING TO ORDER PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE ROLL CALL APPROVAL of March 8, 2017 minutes. OPEN FLOOR to public hearing APPLICATIONS: 1. Site Plan Review: P-2017-002 R.L. Vallee Inc. – Maplefields Site Plan Review 654 Bear Swamp Rd. Peru, NY 12972 2. Merge: P-2017-003 R.L. […]

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 […]

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 […]

43 Companies Commit to Creating 640 New Jobs

Empire State Development today announced that 43 businesses will expand in or locate to New York State, partnering with colleges and universities to spur economic growth across the state. These 43 businesses have committed to create more than 640 new jobs and invest more than $15 million statewide. “From life sciences to advanced manufacturing, industrial […]

NNY Corn and Soybean Disease Survey Alerts Growers to New Arrivals

A Message from the Northern New York Agricultural Development Program Northern New York. Two soybean diseases not previously confirmed in Northern New York crops were identified in 2016 by the annual corn and soybean disease survey and assessment funded by the farmer-driven Northern New York Agricultural Development Program. The proactive disease assessment program helps protect the […]

Planning Board’s March 8th Agenda

AGENDA Planning Board, WEDNESDAY, March 8, 2017 @ 7:00 PM TOWN OF PERU CALL MEETING TO ORDER PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE ROLL CALL APPROVAL of February 8, 2017 minutes. OPEN FLOOR to public hearing APPLICATIONS: 1. 2-Lot Subdivision with SEQR: P-2017-001 Forrence Orchards Inc. 2-Lot Subdivision 2731 Rt. 22 Peru, NY 12972 ANY FURTHER BUSINESS: CEO […]

Schneiderman: Those Who Pollute Our Environment Will Be Brought to Justice

Mahoney’s Auto Mall and Employee Andrew Fuller Plead Guilty to Environmental Law Crimes; Must Pay $187,500 in Fines CANTON – Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman and Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos today announced the conviction of Mahoney’s Auto Mall, Inc. (“Mahoney’s”) and its employee, Andrew Fuller, for violations of the Environmental Conservation Law […]

Get Ready to Dial 518 to Phone Your Neighbor

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

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 www.nnyagdev.org. 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 […]

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