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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 […]

AGENDA – Town of Peru Planning Board WEDNESDAY, February 8, 2017 @ 7:00 PM

CALL MEETING TO ORDER PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE ROLL CALL APPROVAL of January 11, 2017 minutes. OPEN FLOOR to public hearing APPLICATIONS: 1. Continuation of a Site Plan Review: P-2016-027 College Auxiliary Services PSU Continuation of a Site Plan Review – Hotel/Motel 3714 State Rt. 9 Plattsburgh, NY 12901 2. 2-Lot Subdivision with SEQR: P-2017-000 Karen […]

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

Schenectady casino opens at noon on Feb. 8 – Times Union

The opening time was included in a tweet sent out on Rivers Casino’s account. The $330 million attraction includes a 50,000-square-foot gaming floor with 1,142 slot machines, 67 gaming tables and 15 poker tables attached to a 165-room hotel and a 10,000-square-foot banquet facility. Source: Schenectady casino opens at noon on Feb. 8 – Times […]

St. Lawrence and Clinton County Farmers Chosen as NYS Farm Bureau Leaders

NEW YORK FARM BUREAU NAMES NEW PRESIDENT AND DISTRICT 7 DIRECTOR During the New York Farm Bureau State Annual Meeting in December, voting delegates elected David Fisher, a dairy farmer from St. Lawrence County as the new president of the organization. Fisher and his family have operated Mapleview Dairy in Madrid for four generations. David […]

Development proposed on high-profile lot | Local News | pressrepublican.com

At least one restaurant, new access road planned in Plattsburgh, opening up future prospects. Source: Development proposed on high-profile lot | Local News | pressrepublican.com

Peru Has Another New Business

By John T. Ryan Peru – Peru has a new gas station-convenience store-deli. JAX has opened at 3384 Route 22 in Glenwood Plaza. Jeremy Lowther, an AuSable Valley Central graduate, and his wife Jacqueline operate the store. JAX is, in fact, named after Jacqueline. The Lowthers reside in Keeseville with their four children. What distinguishes […]

Guatemalan workers on North Country farm tell Trump, “look into your heart” | NCPR News

Source: Guatemalan workers on North Country farm tell Trump, “look into your heart” | NCPR News

If Trump builds a wall, will there be anybody to milk the North Country’s cows? | NCPR News

Source: If Trump builds a wall, will there be anybody to milk the North Country’s cows? | NCPR News

Dine United for the United Way of the Adirondack Region Scheduled for January 26, 2017

What’s so special about Thursday, January 26, 2017? It’s the 7th DINE UNITED – an event designed to bring the restaurants of Clinton, Essex and Franklin Counties together in an effort to help the people of our community. As we all know, times are tough. There are citizens right here in Clinton, Essex and Franklin […]

Free Info Session for Chamber’s Danube River Cruise

The North Country Chamber of Commerce is hosting a Fee Information session on January 23rd for the newest travel option – River Cruise on the Danube. Join at the Chamber of Commerce (7061 Route 9, Plattsburgh) from 5:00 – 6:00pm to learn more or log on to the webinar from home. RSVP required. Call 563-1000 […]

Town Board Organizes for 2017

By John T. Ryan Peru – The Peru Town Board conducted its 2017 Organizational Meeting on Monday, January 9th. Items approved included: Salaries for Elected Positions; Appointees, Appointee Salaries; Department Liaisons; Meeting Dates and Times; 2017 Contracts. Mileage will be reimbursed at the rate of 53.5 cents per mile (1 cent less than last year). […]

A Lot of Waste Tires in Franklin County

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Environmental Conservation Officers (ECOs) enforce the 71 Chapters of NY Environmental Conservation Law, protecting fish and wildlife and preserving environmental quality across New York. In November, ECO Jennifer Okonuk began an investigation into the complaint of waste tires being stored at an auto repair facility in the […]

Area Variance to be Considered on January 18th

AGENDA – ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS, WEDNESDAY, January 18, 2017 @ 7:00 PM, TOWN OF PERU CALL MEETING TO ORDER PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE ROLL CALL APPROVAL of December 21, 2016 minutes. OPEN FLOOR to public hearing APPLICATIONS: 1. Area Variance Z-2016-018: Forrence Orchards Inc. 2731 Route 22 Peru NY 12972 ANY FURTHER BUSINESS: Introduction of Matt Favro, Town […]

Plattsburgh K-Mart safe for now | Local News | pressrepublican.com

Store is not on the latest list of upcoming closings. Source: Plattsburgh K-Mart safe for now | Local News | pressrepublican.com

Sporting License Buyers – Beware of Opportunistic Websites

A Message from the New York State DEC Anglers and hunters should be aware of at least two currently active non-DEC websites where one can, purportedly, purchase a fishing license, hunting license or receive hunter education training that meets New York requirements: Fishinglicense.org Hunting-license.org Among other things, these sites offer information on how their products […]

Officials voice concern about Obamacare repeal | Local News | pressrepublican.com

State says more than 16,500 would be affected in Clinton, Essex, Franklin counties. Source: Officials voice concern about Obamacare repeal | Local News | pressrepublican.com

Dashnaws and Town of Peru Settle Lawsuit

By John T. Ryan Peru – September, 2016 marked the end of a long-running, costly legal dispute between the Town of Peru and Henry and Kevin Dashnaw, owners of Adirondack Golf and Country Club. In a Clinton County Supreme Court Agreement the parties agreed that Fairway Drive, which is adjacent to the Dashnaw’s Adirondack Golf […]

Minimum wage sees another increase – Sun Community News & Printing

PLATTSBURGH — It’s already a good year for the state’s minimum wage workers, who received a pay bump just hours before welcoming 2017. Source: Minimum wage sees another increase – Sun Community News & Printing

Over $1.8 million raised for children’s charities – Sun Community News & Printing

SARATOGA SPRINGS — Stewart’s Shops’ 2016 Holiday Match program set a new record for the third consecutive season, raising over $1.85 million for local children’s organizations. Source: Over $1.8 million raised for children’s charities – Sun Community News & Printing

Peru CSD teachers, students collaborating on tech advances – Sun Community News & Printing

PERU — Teachers and students from the Peru Central School District are working together to identify the best ways to implement technology into their classrooms. Source: Peru CSD teachers, students collaborating on tech advances – Sun Community News & Printing

Planning Board Jan. 11 Agenda

AGENDA – Peru Planning Board, WEDNESDAY, January 11, 2017 @ 7:00 PM CALL MEETING TO ORDER PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE ROLL CALL APPROVAL of December 14, 2016 minutes. OPEN FLOOR to public hearing APPLICATIONS: 1. Continuation of a Site Plan Review: P-2016-027 College Auxiliary Services PSU Continuation of a Site Plan Review – Hotel/Motel 3714 State Rt. 9 […]

NYSEG Unveils its Natural Gas Expansion Plans

By John T. Ryan Peru – NYSEG has informed the Town of Peru that in 2017 it will be bring natural gas service to the Cayea Road, Henry Sr. Drive and portions of the Lapham Mills Road (299, 315-349, 128) and Rock Road (336-384) in 2017. In 2018 NYSEG has plans to bring gas to […]

Meet the guy behind Burlington’s renaissance. Could his ideas work in the North Country? | NCPR News

In every corner of the North Country, there are towns with persistent questions about economic development – how do we make our downtowns bustle again? How do we fill the empty storefronts? How do we create a new generation of entrepreneurs? Source: Meet the guy behind Burlington’s renaissance. Could his ideas work in the North […]

Keeseville Riverfront Park to move forward – Sun Community News & Printing

KEESEVILLE — A proposed riverside park in downtown Keeseville has moved closer to reality as another piece of the funding puzzle has snapped into place. Source: Keeseville Riverfront Park to move forward – Sun Community News & Printing

Peru Has a New Business Woman

By John T. Ryan Peru – Peru has a new small business. On November 15, 2016 Kerri Bedard opened KB Styles at her 860 Fuller Road residence. Bedard has eight years of cosmetology experience including the last six years at Colours in Peru. An Ausable Forks native and Ausable Valley Central graduate, Kerri Bedard and […]

Artist Store at The Strand Center for the Arts Opens

PLATTSBURGH, NY –The Strand Center for the Arts (SCA) is excited to open a larger, updated Artist Store in the Strand Center at 23 Brinkerhoff Street, Plattsburgh, NY. This project was made possible in part by generous donations from friends of the Strand Center for the Arts and from the tireless work of numerous volunteers […]

Looking to Peru’s Future

John T. Ryan Peru – What will Peru’s North Main Street look like next year at this time? On November 29th a short-term and long-term vision for the all Main Street was presented to interested residents by Monica Ryan and Liam Law of River Street Planning and Development. Over the past two years Ryan and […]

Chamber Offers New Leadership Program for 2017

The North Country Chamber of Commerce and Manpower are proud to announce a new opportunity for emerging leaders in our region. Through a series of Community Exploration sessions, participants will learn about the challenges facing our region and how they can get involved to make the North Country stronger than ever. Professional Development sessions will […]

Dunkin Donuts is Officially Open for Business

By John T. Ryan Peru – Dunkin Donuts owner Ray Aley is excited about this restaurant’s new Bear Swamp Road location. At today’s Grand Opening he stated, “Business has been fantastic so far.” The fact that Aley direct mailed 11,000 coupons to everyone in the Peru, Keeseville and nearby Adirondack zip codes undoubtedly attracted many […]

The Christmas Spirit is Here

The Peru Gazette stopped by Covel’s Christmas Tree Farm on the Mannix Road this afternoon. Trees were being cut, shaken and wrapped for several families including John and Katherine Hughes of Peru. Linda Covel was working on the shaker and showing off her varied and beautiful wreaths.

Dunkin Donuts Gives A Big Boost to Playground Fund

Saturday Jan. 3, 2016 – There was more happening at Dunkin Donuts this morning than a ribbon-cutting ceremony and a Grand Opening. Dunkin Donuts presented a $2,000 check to the Peru Parent Teachers Association for its Playground Fund. L-R Dunkin Donuts Franchisee Ray Aley, Peru Town Counselor Jim Langley, PTO President Kim Chamberlain, Dunkin Donuts […]

Dunkin Donuts Grand Opening Today

Peru – Sat. Dec. 3rd Dunkin Donuts Grand Opening on the Bear Swamp Rd. until 2 p.m. Gifts were being given out this morning. We hope they last till 2.

Body of missing hunter found | News | pressrepublican.com

ELLENBURG CENTER — Officials say the remains of Ira Munn Boardman III were located this morning. Source: Body of missing hunter found | News | pressrepublican.com

The Adirondack Park is about to change. You better chime in. | NCPR News

Source: The Adirondack Park is about to change. You better chime in. | NCPR News

Peru Tree to Bring Christmas Cheer to Philadelphia

By John T. Ryan Peru – Don and Linda Covel have sold thousands of beautiful Christmas trees since the early 1970’s, but this week they sold a very special tree – a Colorado Blue Spruce that will be seen and admired by thousands of people. It’s being erected in Philadelphia, Pa. as a centerpiece for […]

150 SUNY Plattsburgh Scholarships for Local Youth

SUNY Plattsburgh freshman, their families, and members of the local community filled the E. Glenn Giltz Auditorium in Hawkins Hall Friday, Oct. 21 for the North Country Scholarship reception that celebrated 150 recipients who received the North Country Scholarship this year. “This event allowed local scholars and their families to meet the benefactors who support […]

Report: Almost a quarter of New Yorkers are immigrants – Times Union

Numbering 4.4 million, these newcomers make up 22 percent of the state’s population, placing the Empire State well above the national average of 13 percent and making it the nation’s second-largest destination behind California for new arrivals, according to a report released Wednesday by state Comptroller Tom DiNapoli. […] while New York City has long […]

Tickets Available for Taste of the North Country

The North Country Chamber of Commerce invites you to the most delicious events of the year. Taste of the North Country will be held on November 17th at the SUNY Field House. This event combines an amazing Food/Beverage Tasting experience with an incredible auction. The Auction preview begins at 5:00, followed by the Silent Auction […]

Planning Board Agenda

WEDNESDAY, November 9, 2016 @ 7:00 PM TOWN OF PERU CALL MEETING TO ORDER PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE ROLL CALL APPROVAL of October 12, 2016 minutes. OPEN FLOOR to public hearing APPLICATIONS: 1. Home Based Business P-2016-024 Kerri Bedard Home Based Business 860 Fuller Rd. Peru, NY 12972 ANY FURTHER BUSINESS: CEO REPORT: ADJOURNMENT

Dunkin Donuts to Open Tomorrow

By John T. Ryan There’s a beehive of activity on the Bear Swamp Road today. According a roadside sign, the new Dunkin Donuts restaurant will open tomorrow (Tuesday, November 1, 2016) at 5 a.m. Last February franchisee Ray Aley told the Peru Gazette he hoped to begin contsruction on July 1 and open by September […]

Cheese and Beer Tasting Friday Night at the Library

Together with the North Country Creamery Livingood’s will be hosting an evening of beer and cheese tasting at the Peru Free Library on Friday November 4, 2016 from 6:00pm – 7:30pm. 6, 5oz samples of Livingood’s beers (TBD) alongside cheese boards featuring North Country Creamery’s cheeses. Matt from Livingood’s and Ashlee from North Country Creamery […]

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