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Best of Luck Bob, Jim and Melvin

By John T. Ryan It was a day of mixed emotions today at Irwin’s Maplegrand Farms as the farm’s outstanding 170 cattle were auctioned. Trucks and trailers with license plates reading New York, Vermont, Ohio, New Hampshire, Pennsylvania and Quebec parked in the nearby field. Click here for more Peru Gazette auction photos.  Click here for […]

Luck Bros. litigation calls for halt of airport project | Local News | pressrepublican.com

Source: Luck Bros. litigation calls for halt of airport project | Local News | pressrepublican.com

Education tech showcased at IAM – Sun Community News & Printing

Source: Education tech showcased at IAM – Sun Community News & Printing

Jointa Lime asphalt plant opens in Plattsburgh – Sun Community News & Printing

Source: Jointa Lime asphalt plant opens in Plattsburgh – Sun Community News & Printing

Major Upgrade to a Peru Elementary School Playground

By John T. Ryan Peru – If you’ve driven by the Peru Elementary Schol playground on the sweeping Route 22B curve this week, you’ve undoubtedly noticed the many, many children enjoying the new, very large, playground apparatus. The Peru Parent Teachers Organization (PTO) and the school district are responsible for purchasing the improved equipment. PTO […]

Mausoleum repairs finally underway in Clinton County | NCPR News

Source: Mausoleum repairs finally underway in Clinton County | NCPR News

CCC’s Institute for Advanced Manufacturing is open for business | NCPR News

Source: CCC’s Institute for Advanced Manufacturing is open for business | NCPR News

The Jamaican Apple Pickers of Upstate New York – NYTimes.com

Story about the Jamaicans at Forrence Orchards   Source: The Jamaican Apple Pickers of Upstate New York – NYTimes.com

The End of One Era and the Beginning of Another

By John T. Ryan Peru – October 14, 2017 will be a day of significant change for Bob, Jim and Melvin Irwin owners of Maplegrand Farm at 139 Jarvis Road. An auctioneer will sell the farm’s 170 cattle. A few days later when all the cattle are gone, the brothers will still be farmers, but […]

Concern grows on state’s farms – Times Union

Source: Concern grows on state’s farms – Times Union

Seven Applications Before Planning Board

AGENDA – Planning Board, WEDNESDAY, October 11, 2017 @ 7:00 PM, TOWN OF PERU CALL MEETING TO ORDER PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE ROLL CALL APPROVAL of September 13, 2017 minutes. OPEN FLOOR to public hearing APPLICATIONS: 1. Site Plan Review with SEQR: P-2017-019 Robert Baggs Site Plan Review – Outside Wood Boiler 3003 State Rte. 9 Peru, NY 12972 […]

Three Generations of Service

By John T. Ryan Wendy Brown Silverman and her husband Bob, co-owners of Peru Hardware, are #17 in our Peru Gazette series of people who make Peru a wonderful place to live. Their business is a Peru landmark dating to 1946. You never know what you’re going to find in its vast inventory. Wendy’s grandfather […]

Apple Country Cabinets Coming to Peru

By John T. Ryan Peru – Early next year a new business should be operating at the intersection of the Bear Swamp Road and Main Street. Well-known general contractor Leon Blair and his sons Casey and Andrew plan to open Apple Country Cabinets in the former Wilson Farms building. Leon Blair explained, “We’ll have a […]

Plattsburgh International Airport Secures  $900K in grant funds – Sun Community News & Printing

Source: Plattsburgh International Airport Secures  $900K in grant funds – Sun Community News & Printing

A Growing & Successful Peru Business

L-R Jenna LaFountain, Michael Abair, Tim Sengenberger, Jonathon Kraus, Zachary Fleury, Kevin Compeau, Mike Contessa, Shawn Wallace, Eric Bever By John T. Ryan The staff at Champlain Valley Agronomics (CVA) is #16 in our Peru Gazette series featuring people who make Peru a wonderful place to live. They differ from almost all the other people […]

Whispering Maples repairs to begin – Sun Community News & Printing

Source: Whispering Maples repairs to begin – Sun Community News & Printing

Jarvis Road is Open for Traffic

By John T. Ryan Peru – Construction of a new Jarvis Road Bridge began on June 12th. Today, following an inspection by Clinton County Highway Superintendent Al Rascoe, the bridge was opened for traffic. A John Deer tractor driven by Tyler Irwin was the first vehicle to cross the bridge. New Century Construction of Watervliet […]

Bridge Almost Complete

Personnel from subcontractor EMI Guide Rail of Schenectady, NY are installing the guide rails leading to the new Jarvis Road Bridge today. Listen to the vibrating pounder that drives the 7 ft. long galvanized steel posts about 4 feet into the earth. Yes, the operator does wear earplugs! New Century Construction of Watervliet is the […]

DiNapoli: New York City’s Tech Sector Is Booming

New York state’s technology sector is the third largest and among the fastest growing in the nation, adding more than 57,000 jobs since the Great Recession, according to a report issued today by State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli. The report shows that more than 80 percent of these job gains were located in New York […]

Report: two North Country hospitals lost millions of dollars in recent years | NCPR News

Source: Report: two North Country hospitals lost millions of dollars in recent years | NCPR News

A Bridge Building Professional

By John T. Ryan   Peru – Peru residents can take comfort in the fact that our new Jarvis Road bridge has been constructed under supervision of a seasoned professional. Chad Fancher, the bridge’s construction superintendent, has been building bridges for 30 years, the last 10 years as a superintendent. If Faucher has a question […]

TOPS Hosts Hurricane Relief Donation Drive

TOPS FRIENDLY MARKETS HOSTS HURRICANE RELIEF DONATION DRIVE What: Tops Markets will be hosting a Hurricane Relief Donation Drive across its four state footprint on Friday, September 8 and Saturday, September 9, 2017 to assist those affected by Hurricane Harvey, Hurricane Irma, and anticipated impact of Hurricane Jose. Cash donations will be accepted at all […]

Professor Garneau and Student Researchers Examine Contaminants on Lake Champlain | SUNY Plattsburgh

Source: Professor Garneau and Student Researchers Examine Contaminants on Lake Champlain | SUNY Plattsburgh

Strictly Business – See how they grow

Feature Story on Rulfs Orchard Source: Strictly Business – See how they grow

Bombardier shut out of N.Y. subway contract because of ‘poor performance’ | Montreal Gazette

Source: Bombardier shut out of N.Y. subway contract because of ‘poor performance’ | Montreal Gazette

Chamber Benefits Breakfast Highlights Opportunities For Your Business

The North Country Chamber of Commerce is hosting a free Breakfast on September 12th  from 8:00 – 9:00am at the Chamber office, 7061 Route 9, Plattsburgh. This informational meeting will cover the many benefits and services offered by the Chamber, including cost saving opportunities, ways to meet potential customers, and more. You’ll also get an […]

Four Applications Under Consideration

AGENDA – Town of Peru Planning Board, WEDNESDAY, September 13, 2017 @ 7:00 PM at the Peru Town Hall CALL MEETING TO ORDER PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE ROLL CALL APPROVAL of August 9, 2017 minutes. OPEN FLOOR to public hearing APPLICATIONS: 1. 3-Lot Minor Subdivision with SEQR: P-2017-015 Dana Bashaw 3-Lot Minor Subdivision 506 Calkins Rd. Peru, NY […]

Major Cuomo donor got state OK for huge health rate hikes – Times Union

Source: Major Cuomo donor got state OK for huge health rate hikes – Times Union

Peru Health Mart to Close – Kinney Drugs Will Open

By John T. Ryan Peru – A major change in Peru’s business community will take place in a few weeks. Having served Peru and neighboring communities for 41 years, Peru Health Mart Pharmacy will officially close at the end of business on Saturday, September 30th and on Sunday, October 1st, it will reopen as Kinney […]

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 […]

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