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An Emotional Return to Peru, NY

By John T. Ryan Peru – When the Peru High School Class of 1962 celebrated its 55th Class Reunion in October 2017 it was easy to determine the classmate who had traveled the longest distance. Coriolano Brito accompanied by his wife Merilda traveled approximately 5,000 miles from Brazil. Coriolano, or “Cory” as he was known […]

It’s Not Too Late to Help

Peru – There still many opportunities to assist 8 families with 20 children all of whom attend the Peru Central School. The TD Bank is assisting the National Honor Society and the Student Council in soliciting gifts. Everyone is invited to stop by the bank and take a gift tag. Gifts and monetary donations must […]

New York education leaders urge flexibility in free tuition program – Times Union

Source: New York education leaders urge flexibility in free tuition program – Times Union

Peru School Board Regular Monthly Meeting December 12, 2017

Peru Central’s Board of Education launches its regular monthly meeting on Tuesday, December 12th at 6:00 PM at the school district’s Community Room, adjacent to the main entrance of Peru Jr/Sr High School.  It is anticipated that an executive session will take place immediately following the 6:00 PM start, and that the school board will […]

Editorial: Invaluable service for local seniors | Opinion | pressrepublican.com

This editorial is very informative for anyone with Medicare questions.  Source: Editorial: Invaluable service for local seniors | Opinion | pressrepublican.com

Federal tax-code changes could force New York to adopt lean spending plan | Local News | pressrepublican.com

Source: Federal tax-code changes could force New York to adopt lean spending plan | Local News | pressrepublican.com

Ski Club Registration December 10th

The Peru Ski Club will be holding a registration on December 10th from 6pm to 7pm at the Peru Town Hall, downstairs. – Participants must bring a birth certificate. – The child participating must be present – Payment in full is required at registration. – This program is Non-refundable once payment is made. More info […]

DEC Announces Summer Camp Registrations Open – – The Adirondack Almanack

Source: DEC Announces Summer Camp Registrations Open – – The Adirondack Almanack

PAFB Will Never be Forgotten

Click here to view a Mountain Lake ETV Program on the history of Plattsburgh Air Force Base

Peru School Board Regular Monthly Meeting November 14, 2017

Peru Central’s Board of Education launches its regular monthly meeting on Tuesday, November 14th at 6:45 PM at the school district’s Community Room, adjacent to the main entrance of Peru Jr/Sr High School.  It is anticipated that an executive session will take place immediately following the 6:45 PM start.  The school board is slated to […]

Peru Central School Announces Prekindergarten Grant Award

In an effort to support early learning within the community, Peru Central School District has been awarded a grant from the New York State Education Department to support a prekindergarten program. The Peru Central School District was recently awarded a grant that will allow our district to create a program for forty (40) Prekindergarten students.  […]

Knights Bring Coats to Peru’s Kids 

Photo L-R Peru K-2 School Nurse Kathy Bedard, K-2 Principal Michelle Rawson, St. Augustine’s Knights of Columbus Council 7273 Deputy Grand Knight Robert Manchester. By John T. Ryan Peru – On Thursday, November 2nd, St. Augustine’s Knights of Columbus Council 7273 Deputy Grand Knight Robert Manchester presented twenty-four new children’s winter jackets to K-2 Principal […]

Wreath Workshop

On Saturday, December 2,  the Cornell Cooperative Extension will be holding its ever-popular natural wreath workshop at the Cornell Cooperative Extension office 6064 Route 22 in Plattsburgh from 10:00am to noon. You will be supplied with a 14-inch grapevine wreath and your choice of pinecones, acorns, nuts, and lots of other found items that nature […]

Babbie Museum – A Hands-On Successful Experience

By John T. Ryan Peru – Babbie Museum Volunteer Carol Rock presented an uplifting museum report to the Peru Town Board at its October 23rd meeting. Over the museum’s 83 days of operation in 2017 it entertained about 2,000 visitors. It enjoys the support from almost 50 local sponsors/donors and visitors give the museum 4.8 […]

27 current and former SUNY Plattsburgh students accused of hazing | NCPR News

Source: 27 current and former SUNY Plattsburgh students accused of hazing | NCPR News

Lake Champlain International Film Festival Returns to Plattsburgh Nov. 1-5

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. Films made as part of a cell-phone film contest are among those featured at the fourth annual Lake Champlain International Film Festival, taking place Nov. 1 to 5 at the Strand Center for the Arts, 25 Brinkerhoff St., in downtown Plattsburgh. In addition to films submitted from around the world that include topics […]

Professional Rescuer Instructor Course Offered at SUNY Plattsburgh

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y.  — A CPR/AED for Professional Rescuer Instructor course will be held Nov. 2, 6, 9 and 13 from 6 to 10 p.m. at SUNY Plattsburgh’s Memorial Hall. Participants must be at least 16, possess current American Red Cross CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer certification or the equivalent, and successfully complete the course’s online […]

Admissions Offers Instant Decision Days for Transfer Students

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. – Students at one of the four community colleges in close proximity to SUNY Plattsburgh or its branch campus in Queensbury can find out within 20 minutes if their application is complete for transfer during a new initiative called Instant Decision Days. About 40 percent of all new students who enrolled at SUNY […]

Some NY Schools Not Reporting Bullying or Harassment

Four Years After the Dignity for All Students Act Took Effect, Too Many Schools Misreport Incidents or Don’t Report Them At All   Many New York schools fall short when it comes to protecting students from harassment and discrimination based on gender, race, religion, sexual orientation or gender identity, according to an audit released in […]

Education tech showcased at IAM – Sun Community News & Printing

Source: Education tech showcased at IAM – 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 […]

Champlain Valley BPW to Host “Meet the Candidates” October 17th  

The Champlain Valley Business & Professional Women’s Club will host their annual “Meet the Candidates” Forum on Tuesday, October 17th at the Plattsburgh City Hall Rotunda. Doors will open at 5pm and the program will begin at 5:30pm. Champlain Valley BPW is giving candidates for office at the town and county level as well as […]

Peru School Board Regular Monthly Meeting October 10, 2017

Peru Central’s Board of Education launches its regular monthly meeting on Tuesday, October 10th at 6:15 PM at the school district’s Community Room, adjacent to the main entrance of Peru Jr/Sr High School.  It is anticipated that an executive session will take place immediately following the 6:15 PM start.  The school board is slated to […]

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

Peru Central School District Selects New Superintendent

The Peru Central School District Board of Education has selected Mr. Thomas Palmer as its new Superintendent of Schools. Mr. Palmer will start his new position on Jan. 1, 2018. Mr. Palmer is currently the Superintendent of Schools in the Tri-Valley CSD in Grahamsville, NY, and has been in that position since 2008. He is […]

Sullivan Co. man tapped as new Peru School super | Local News | pressrepublican.com

Source: Sullivan Co. man tapped as new Peru School super | Local News | pressrepublican.com

Area youth coaches to engage in suicide prevention campaign – Sun Community News & Printing

Source: Area youth coaches to engage in suicide prevention campaign – Sun Community News & Printing

“Just DU IT”

Thanks to Joanne Kennedy the Peru Gazette has a few photos of this morning’s Scott Woodward Duathlon. Over 50 people competed in the ‘Coach’s Just Du It!” duathlon created by family and friends of Scott. The run/bike race started and finished at Lamham Mills Recreation Park in Peru. All proceeds support a memorial scholarship fund at […]

Peru Athletic Hall of Fame to Add Five New Members

  The Peru Athletic Hall of Fame newest members are: Mike Rock Class of 67, Harry Duprey 71, Alison Spear 83, Lynn “Ezero” Dwinell 86 and Mike Oertel 2003. The 2017 Hall of Fame banquet will be held on Saturday, October 7th at the Plattsburgh Moose Lodge, 90 Sharron Avenue. 6:00 social, and 7:00 dinner @ […]

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 […]

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

It’s not too late to register for Coach Scott Woodward’s “Just DU It” Memorial Duathlon 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 […]

New York just made it easier for teachers to get certified – Times Union

Source: New York just made it easier for teachers to get certified – Times Union

State Police to host open house – Sun Community News & Printing

Source: State Police to host open house – Sun Community News & Printing

Report: NY school board members support teaching climate change – Times Union

Source: Report: NY school board members support teaching climate change – Times Union

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

A Very Important Part of Our Community

The Peru Free Library is #13 in the Peru Gazette photo series featuring people who make Peru a wonderful place to live. Library Director Becky Pace and Assistant Librarian Stacey Bousquet work very hard to provide meaningful programs and to graciously assist every library user. The library has been serving us since 1915. The current […]

Candidates vie for superintendent slot – Sun Community News & Printing

Source: Candidates vie for superintendent slot – Sun Community News & Printing

Here’s Your Chance to Evaluate the PCS Superintendent Candidates

Open Forums August 15th & 16th Peru Central School District’s Board of Education will hold an Open Forum of Superintendent of School candidates on August 15th and 16th in the Jr/Sr High at approximately 7:00 PM on August 15th and 16th. The Open Forums will be preceded by Special Meeting Executive Sessions beginning at 5:05 […]

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

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

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

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!

Vacation Bible School Starts Next Week – There’s Still Room for Your Child

  Peru Community Church and St. Augustine’s Catholic Church Invite children ages 3 years to 6th grade to: Passport to Peru: Discovering God’s Good Gifts A summer bible event called Passport to Peru: Discovering God’s Good Gifts will be hosted at Peru Community Church Fellowship Center, 13 Elm Street, Peru from Monday, August 7th to […]

School Board Regular Meeting August 8th

The Board of Education also will hold its regular monthly meeting on Tuesday, August 8, 2017 at 6:30 PM at the school district’s Community Room, adjacent to the main entrance of Peru Jr/Sr High School. It is anticipated that an executive session will take place immediately following the 6:30 PM start.  The school board is […]

Peru School Board Special Meeting

Peru Central School District’s Board of Education will hold a special meeting on Monday, August 7th at 4:15 PM in the District’s Community Room, located in the Jr/Sr High School at 17 School Street. An executive session associated with the employment history of a particular person and/or matters leading to the appointment or employment of […]

Youth Swim Program Begins Sept. 9 in Memorial Hall Pool

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (Aug. 4, 2017) — SUNY Plattsburgh will offer its Saturday morning Youth Learn to Swim program beginning Sept. 9 in Memorial Hall Pool. The eight-week program is structured to improve swimming skills of children to make them safe in and around the water. Each session is 45 minutes. To enroll, children must be […]

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, […]

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 […]

Special Board Meeting – July 31, 2017

Peru Central School District’s Board of Education will hold a special meeting on Monday, July 31st at 5:45 PM in the District’s Community Room, located in the Jr/Sr High School at 17 School Street. An executive session associated with the employment history of a particular person and/or matters leading to the appointment or employment of […]

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 […]

NY offers first regular public tours of state Education Building – Times Union

Source: NY offers first regular public tours of state Education Building – Times Union

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 […]

75,000 applicants for free tuition program – Times Union

Source: 75,000 applicants for free tuition program – Times Union

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

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

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

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

Applications now available for $6,000 private tuition discount – Times Union

Source: Applications now available for $6,000 private tuition discount – Times Union

Jones Offers Summer Reading Challenge 

Source: Jones offers summer reading challenge – Sun Community News & Printing

Peru CSD July Reorganizational & Regular Meetings

Peru Central’s Board of Education launches its reorganizational meeting on Tuesday, July 11, 2017 at 6:30 PM at the school district’s Community Room, adjacent to the main entrance of Peru Jr/Sr High School.  At approximately 6:45 PM, it will continue on with its regular monthly meeting.  An anticipated executive session may take place immediately following […]

A Link to Calvin Castine’s 1st Home Town Cable Recording

Girls Softball Final – June 7, 1983 Peru – vs. NCCS Thank you Calvin for all you do to make the North Country a wonderful place to live!  http://www.hometowncablenetwork.com/categories/21-high-school-softball/3797-nccs-peru-section-vii-class-b-softball-final-6-7-83

Nick Lawliss Honored by Clarkson University

POTSDAM, NY – Nick Lawliss of Peru, N.Y., a senior at Clarkson University majoring in mechanical engineering, received the Mechanical & Aeronautical Engineering Staff Award as the most promising senior in his major. The recipients are selected by the mechanical & aeronautical engineering faculty based on scholastic performance and other activities. Clarkson University educates the leaders […]

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