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It’s Fun Run Time

The Peru Youth Commission Fun Runs for children 3 -13 13 will be held at the Peru Central School track on Mondays, June 12, 19 and 26 and July 3 and 10. Registration at 4:45 p.m with 1/4 mile race to start immediately following stretching followed by a 1/2 mile and a 1 mile race. […]

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

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 […]

Stefanik sweeps every North Country county | NCPR News

Source: Stefanik sweeps every North Country county | NCPR News

Trump, Schumer, Lawliss, Stefanik, Little, Mulverhill, Bruno and Favreau Carry Peru

Peru’s 2016 Unofficial Election Totals are as follows not including any absentee ballots: President of the United States Hillary Clinton – 1183 Donald J. Trump – 1352 Jill Stein – 42 Gary Johnson – 134 U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer – 1506 Wendy Long – 1100 Robin Wilson – 23 State Supreme Court Justice Mark […]

NY-21 debate moderator donated to Stefanik campaign – Capitol Confidential

The moderator of a Monday 21st Congressional District debate has donated $650 to Republican Rep. Elise Stefanik over the past two election cycles, campaign cash which drew a rebuke from Democrat Mi… Source: NY-21 debate moderator donated to Stefanik campaign – Capitol Confidential

Veterans: VA access, jobs pose challenges – Sun Community News & Printing

About 25 area veterans from Essex, Clinton and Franklin County met with Rep. Elise Stefanik for roundtable discussion, citing problems with VA, healthcare access, education and jobs Source: Veterans: VA access, jobs pose challenges – Sun Community News & Printing

Last North Country Honor Flight of 2016

Congressional Medal of Honor Winner Among Honorees A Message from North Country Honor Flight Director Barrie Finnegan North Country Honor Flight will have its last flight of the year on September 10th. The send-off ceremony begins at 7am sharp at the City of Plattsburgh Recreation Center. We expect a large crowd due to the last […]

Republicans Endorse Little, Stefanik, Favreau and Anderson

The Clinton County Republican Committee held their endorsement meeting for State & County candidates last night (May 19). State Senator Betty Little was present and received a unanimous endorsement. Congresswoman Elise Stefanik was unable to attend but was also endorsed unanimously. Surrogate Judge Candidate, William Favreau & County Court Judge Candidate, Mark Anderson were present […]

Stefanik Raises $330,000 in 1st Quarter; Surpasses $1.1 Million Cash on Hand for Re-election

Glens Falls – Congresswoman Elise Stefanik today announced a 1st Quarter fundraising total of $330,000. Stefanik’s re-election campaign received donations from every one of the 12 counties in New York’s 21st Congressional District, and now has more than $1.1 million cash on hand. “I’m grateful for the outpouring of support across the North Country and […]

NY21: Democrat Mike Derrick says Rep. Stefanik is vulnerable | NCPR News

Source: NY21: Democrat Mike Derrick says Rep. Stefanik is vulnerable | NCPR News

Stefanik discusses her first year in Congress and future | Local News | pressrepublican.com

Freshman congresswoman outlines issues she will be tending to in the year to come and what she hopes will be her second term. Source: Stefanik discusses her first year in Congress and future | Local News | pressrepublican.com

Democratic hopeful touts experience | Local News | pressrepublican.com

Mike Derrick says his three decades in the military would serve him well in Congress should he defeat incumbent Republican Elise Stefanik. Source: Democratic hopeful touts experience | Local News | pressrepublican.com

Good morning NY21! – Sun Community News & Printing

After returning home from active duty, retired army colonel Mike Derrick faces one final mission — defeating Rep. Elise Stefanik Source: Good morning NY21! – Sun Community News & Printing

Stefanik moves confidently in first year, but questions linger | NCPR News

Source: Stefanik moves confidently in first year, but questions linger | NCPR News

Stefanik Announces State of the Union Guest: Brigadier General Diana Holland, First Female Commandant of U.S. Military Academy at West Point

Washington, D.C.–Yesterday Congresswoman Elise Stefanik (R-NY-21) announced that Brigadier General Diana Holland would be her honorary guest to the President’s State of the Union Address on Tuesday, January 12th. Brigadier General Holland served as the 10th Mountain Division’s deputy commanding general for support. She was the first female general officer at Fort Drum and the […]

Stefanik Applauds North Country Wins in Year End Omnibus, Tax Package

From the Office of Congresswoman Elise Stefanik Washington, D.C.–Today, Congresswoman Elise Stefanik (R-NY-21) announced that the final government spending and tax package that passed the House with her support include several provisions she has fought hard for on behalf of the North Country. Among these provisions are a suspension of the medical device tax, an […]

Schumer: NY to get funding boost under highway bill – Times Union

New York will get a boost in highway funding under a highway bill on track to be passed by both houses of Congress, Sen. Charles Schumer said. The bill will include a provision sought by Schumer to ensure car rental companies fix cars recalled because of safety defects before renting or selling them to consumers. […]

Congresswoman Stefanik Announces Military Service Academy Nominations Process

Today, Congresswoman Elise Stefanik (R-NY-21) announced that her office is accepting applications for qualified students to be nominated to a U.S. Military Service Academy. “It is one of my highest honors as a Member of Congress to nominate deserving students from New York’s 21st Congressional District to our nation’s military service academies,” said Congresswoman Stefanik. […]

Stefanik Joins Gibson to Introduce Climate Change Resolution

From the Office of Congresswoman Elise Stefanik Washington, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Elise Stefanik (R-NY-21) joined Congressman Chris Gibson (R-NY-19) to introduce a resolution calling for improved environmental stewardship. The measure calls on the House to commit to working on economically viable solutions that address the threat of climate change, saying it is “a conservative […]

A Good Pastor and a Good Friend Retires

By John T. Ryan The past several days were undoubtedly memorable for Reverend Dr. Robert Svenson. Last Friday evening the Peru Community Church hosted a Recognition Dinner to honor his service as their pastor. Sunday he delivered his last sermon at the church and Monday he officially retired after forty-two years of ministry. Anyone attending […]

Congressional Staff to be in Saranac Tuesday

Congresswoman Elise Stefanik’s (R-NY-21) staff will be on hand with the NY-21 Mobile Office at the Saranac Town Hall on Tuesday, September 22nd from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Town Hall is located at 3662 Route 3 in Saranac, 12981. Congresswoman Stefanik’s mobile office hours will be updated on her website here. For a […]

Stefanik Introduces the Flexible Pell Grant for 21st Century Students Act

From the office Congresswoman Elise Stefanik Washington, D.C – Today, Congresswoman Elise Stefanik (R-NY-21) introduced H.R. 3180, the Flexible Pell Grant for 21st Century Students Act — common sense legislation that expands flexibility for Pell Grants so that these important education resources are available for qualifying students all year round. “Over the past few months […]

Stefanik Commends Army Decision on Fort Drum Force Structure

Washington, D.C – Congresswoman Elise Stefanik (R-NY-21) issued the following statement on the force structure cuts from Fort Drum and the Army’s 10th Mountain Division due to sequester: “This is incredible news for Fort Drum and our entire North Country community,” said Congresswoman Stefanik. “Fort Drum is a critical installation for our community, our state […]

Stefanik in Peru Friday to Meet You

Congresswoman Elise Stefanik will host a  “Coffee with your Congresswoman” event at the Peru Town Hall this Friday, June 19th from 1 to 2 PM. Everyone is welcome.

Congresswoman Stefanik Votes for TPA Legislation

From the office of Congresswoman Elise Stefanik   Washington, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Elise Stefanik (R-NY-21) voted in support of H.R. 1314, the Bipartisan Congressional Trade Priorities and Accountability Act of 2015. This legislation reauthorizes Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) and establishes a process for negotiating and considering trade agreements that is needed in order for […]

Congresswoman Stefanik Co-Hosts Lake Placid Job Fair with ROOST on Wednesday

From the office of Congresswoman Elise Stefanik Glens Falls, N.Y. – On Wednesday, May 20th, Congresswoman Elise Stefanik’s (R-NY-21) office will co-host a jobs fair from 2pm-6pm with the Regional Office of Sustainable Tourism (ROOST) for Lake Placid. We encourage all those looking for part-time, seasonal or full time participants to join us on Wednesday, […]

Congresswoman Stefanik Votes to Repeal “Death Tax”

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Elise Stefanik (R-NY-21) voted in support of H.R. 1105, the Death Tax Repeal Act of 2015. This bipartisan legislation that Congresswoman Stefanik cosponsored would amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to repeal the estate and generation-skipping transfer tax, commonly referred to as the “death tax”. “Whenever I travel throughout […]

K of C Spaghetti Dinner Saturday and You’re Invited!

Peru – St. Augustine’s Knights of Columbus Council 7273 will host a spaghetti dinner on Saturday, April 18th at the St. Augustine’s Parish Center. “ALL YOU CAN EAT” spaghetti, salad, Italian bread and a delicious dessert will be served from 4:30 to 6:30 PM for only $7.50 per person, $2.50 for children 6 to 12, […]

Congresswoman Stefanik Announces 2015 Congressional Art Competition

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Elise Stefanik (R-NY-21) announced the 2015 Congressional Art Competition for New York’s 21st district. The Congressional Art Competition is open to all high school students in the 21st District. “The North Country is home to many gifted students and the Congressional Art Competition is a great opportunity for them to […]

Pre-emptive Strike Aims to Save Ft. Drum

State’s legislators speak out against possibility of closing Pre-emptive strike aims to save base – Times Union.

Rep. Stefanik, North Country Chamber of Commerce Applaud U.S./Canadian Pre-Clearance Agreement

From the Office of Congresswoman Elise Stefanik Washington – Today, Congresswoman Elise Stefanik (R-NY-21) applauded the announcement that Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson and Canadian Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness Steven Blaney today signed the Agreement on Land, Rail, Marine, and Air Transport Preclearance Between the Government of the United States of […]

Joint NY GOP Statement on DHS Funding Vote

Washington, DC – With consideration of funding for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) scheduled for later today, six Republican Members of the New York Congressional Delegation released the following statement: “We will be voting in support today of legislation to fund DHS for the remainder of Fiscal Year 2015. While we strongly disagree with […]

Stefanik Statement on Prime Minister Netanyahu’s Congressional Address

Washington – Today, Congresswoman Elise Stefanik (R-NY-21), member of the House Armed Services Committee, released the following statement after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addressed a joint session of Congress: “Today I was honored to attend Prime Minister Netanyahu’s address to a joint session of Congress. “As our nation’s greatest ally in the region, hearing directly […]

Congresswoman Stefanik Supports “Clean” DHS Funding Bill

Washington – Today, Congresswoman Elise Stefanik (R-NY-21) released the following statement: “I don’t support government shutdowns, and this impasse is an example of the kind of Washington dysfunction that I pledged to help stop. “The Department of Homeland Security provides critical services to help keep our nation safe. In New York’s 21st district, DHS funding […]

Congresswoman Stefanik Statement on President Obama’s Veto of Keystone XL Pipeline Legislation

Washington – Today, Congresswoman Elise Stefanik (R-NY-21) issued the following statement on President Barack Obama’s veto of S.1, bipartisan legislation approving the Keystone XL pipeline: “I am incredibly disappointed that President Obama would veto this commonsense, bipartisan energy project,” said Congresswoman Stefanik. “This project would create as many as 42,000 jobs and help lower energy […]

Stefanik Votes in Support of Keystone XL Pipeline

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Elise Stefanik (R-NY-21) voted in support of S. 1 – the Keystone XL Pipeline Approval Act. This bipartisan legislation that has passed out of the Senate would authorize construction of the Keystone XL pipeline. “I am proud to support this commonsense, bipartisan energy project,” said Congresswoman Stefanik. “This project will […]

Stefanik Named Vice-Chairman of Key Armed Services Subcommittee on Readiness

Washington, D.C. – The House Armed Services Committee has announced that Congresswoman Elise Stefanik (R-NY-21) has been selected by her colleagues on the Committee to serve as Vice-Chairman for the Subcommittee on Readiness. “I am grateful to Chairman Thornberry and my colleagues on the Committee for the opportunity to serve in this important position,” said […]

Stefanik Announces Plattsburgh Office Opening, New District Staff Hires

Today, Congresswoman Elise Stefanik (R-NY-21) announced the opening of her Plattsburgh office: “I am excited to have our doors open to serve the Plattsburgh community,” said Rep. Stefanik. “Whether you need help with a federal agency, information about services my office can provide, or wish to share your opinion on issues before Congress, I encourage […]

The Majority of Peru’s Residents Did Not Vote

By John T. Ryan Party leaders say 49% was a good turnout; nevertheless, 51% of Peru’s registered voters failed to exercise their civic responsibility in the November 2014 election. They took no part in electing a member of Congress, New York State Governor, Member of the New York State Assembly and Peru Town Justice. In […]

Stefanik votes for conservative-shaped immigration bill

Stefanik votes for conservative-shaped immigration bill | NCPR News.

Representative Stefanik Publishes First Weekly E-Newsletter

Dear Friend, Welcome to my new weekly e-newsletter to help keep you informed on what I am working on in Congress. This week I had the honor of being sworn in as your Representative in Congress. This is incredibly humbling, and I want each of you to know that I will work my hardest on […]

Stefanik Votes for Hire More Heroes Act

Story from the Office of Representative Elise Stefanik Washington, D.C. – Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-NY-21) voted in support of House passage of H.R. 22 – the Hire More Heroes Act — and released the following statement: “Far too many of our nation’s bravest remain unemployed,” said Rep. Stefanik. “This is unacceptable, as those who put […]

Congresswoman Stefanik Sworn in as Representative of New York’s 21st District

Washington, D.C. – Today, Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-NY-21) was officially sworn in to represent New York’s 21st district in the U.S. House of Representatives. “I am thrilled and humbled by this opportunity to serve the wonderful people of New York’s 21st district,” said Congresswoman Stefanik. “I pledge to be a strong voice for our community […]

Stefanik says she will support Boehner in first important House vote

Watertown Daily Times | Stefanik says she will support Boehner in first important House vote.

Sources: Chris Gibson Will Announce Retirement

Sources: Chris Gibson Will Announce Retirement.

Bottle Drive Will Help DC Mission

The Peru Community Church Senior Youth group will be conducting a bottle drive on January 3, 2015 to raise money for their annual mission trip to Washington DC. We will be stopping by our local neighborhoods requesting refundable bottles and cans or donations to help fund this very important mission to help others in need. […]

Bill Owens: “A Rational Pragmatist”

On November 19, 2014 former NPR correspondent Andrea Seabrook interviewed outgoing Congressman Bill Owens. In her introduction Seabrook described Owens as a rational pragmatist. Owens said, “My view of the world is that there is a band of rational thought that we should all act in. I’m not saying that there is nothing you should […]

Representative-elect Stefanik Announces New Staff Hires: Pileggi as District Director, Perry as Legislative Director

From the office of Representative-elect Elise Stefanik Glens Falls, NY – Representative-elect Elise Stefanik (R-NY) today announced new staff hires for her office in the 114th Congress. Anthony Pileggi will serve as District Director. Mr. Pileggi was born and raised in Herkimer County and has worked in public service for most of his career. He […]

Owens Announces Nominations for U.S. Service Academies

WASHINGTON – This morning Congressman Bill Owens announced the nomination of 17 students from across Northern New York to attend U.S. service academies next year. “Attending a U.S. service academy gives a student the opportunity to serve her or his country and receive a world class education at the same time,” said Owens. “I commend […]

A Farewell Message From Congressman Bill Owens

As I turn the page to a new chapter, I want to express my appreciation to all of you for allowing me to serve as your Congressman. I have often said that our district is made up of Rockefeller Republicans and Reagan Democrats, and I have done my best to bring your reasonableness and moderate […]

Rep. Owens Recognized By Canadian Embassy for Cross-border Advocacy

The ceremonial flag was presented to Rep. Owens by Christine Hanson, Minister-Counsellor of Congressional and Intergovernmental Affairs for the Canadian Embassy in Washington, D.C. WASHINGTON—This morning, Congressman Bill Owens was presented with a Canadian flag that was flown over the Canadian Embassy in Washington, D.C. in recognition of his work supporting U.S.-Canadian relations. “For many […]

Stefanik Named to House Armed Services and Education and the Workforce Committees

From the office of Congresswoman-elect Elise Stefanik Washington, D.C.—Today, Congresswoman-elect Elise Stefanik was appointed to the House Armed Services Committee and the Education and the Workforce Committee for the 114th Congress. “I am honored to receive positions on the House Armed Services Committee and the Education and the Workforce Committee,” said Rep.-elect Stefanik. “It is […]

Representative-elect Stefanik Announces Staff Hires

Representative-elect Elise Stefanik (R-NY) today announced new staff hires for her incoming office in the 114th Congress. Lindley Kratovil will serve as Chief of Staff. Ms. Kratovil has served as Legislative Director to Representatives Scott Tipton (R-CO) and Todd Rokita (R-IN). She came to Capitol Hill after serving in the George W. Bush Administration where […]

Business Export Event in Plattsburgh, Thursday, November 6th

From the Office of Congressman Bill Owens Congressman Bill Owens is hosting a business export event at the Holiday Inn Plattsburgh on Thursday, November 6th titled “Doing Business Across the U.S.-Canadian Border”. The event will feature a practical panel with successful local businesses followed by a discussion of economic relations with the U.S. Consul General […]

Owens to discuss jobs with P-TECH students at Peru High School on Wednesday, Oct. 22nd

PLATTSBURGH, NY–Representative Bill Owens will be at Peru High School tomorrow to speak to students in the school’s P-TECH program about their future job prospects in the North Country and nationwide as well as answer any questions the students may have. These students began the P-TECH process in 8th grade and were selected based upon […]

Owens Speaks at Major Canadian/American Border Trade Alliance Conference

From the Office of Congressman Bill Owens WASHINGTON—Yesterday Congressman Bill Owens spoke at the Canadian/American Border Trade Alliance’s (Can/Am BTA) Annual Conference in Washington, D.C. The event focused on infrastructure improvements, trade facilitation reforms, and the effective management of the U.S./Canada border. “Our northern border is the backbone of the largest economic relationship in the […]

STEFANIK ACCEPTS NEW YORK STATE INDEPENDENCE PARTY NOMINATION

From the Office of Elise Stefanik Stefanik Set to Appear on Republican, Conservative and Independence Lines in November Glens Falls—Congressional candidate Elise Stefanik today officially accepted the nomination of New York’s Independence Party. “I am honored to accept the Independence Party nomination,” said Stefanik. “I’m committed to working with leaders across our District to unite […]

Owens Announces $411K in Preparedness Funding for Local Law Enforcement

WASHINGTON—Today Congressman Bill Owens announced new funding allocations for local law enforcement agencies through the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Operation Stonegarden (OPSG) state and local preparedness grant program for Fiscal Year 2014. OPSG provides funding to support operational preparedness along the northern and southern U.S. borders and to improve coordination among Federal, state, territorial […]

Doheny steps out, throws his support to Elise Stefanik

Watertown Daily Times | Doheny steps out, throws his support to Elise Stefanik.

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