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Don’t Forget to Celebrate Memorial Day

Please attend the Peru Memorial Day Services at 11 a.m. at Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 309, 710 Pleasant St. The ceremonies include a Memorial Roll Call, lighting of POW, MIA and Armed Forces Memorial Candles and playing of Taps. Guests include County Legislator Peter Keenan, Town Councilman Donald McBrayer and Rev. Alan Shnob. Lunch […]

June Planning Board Agenda

WEDNESDAY, June 14, 2017 @ 7:00 PM, TOWN OF PERU CALL MEETING TO ORDER PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE ROLL CALL APPROVAL of May 10, 2017 minutes. OPEN FLOOR to public hearing APPLICATIONS: 1. Site Plan Review: P-2017-009 D.A.V. – PFC Robert A. LaFountain Site Plan Review – Free Standing Sign 3647 Route 22 Peru, NY 12972 2. […]

Variance Request Involving Mission of Hope Warehouse Scheduled for June 21st

AGENDA – Peru ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS, WEDNESDAY, June 21, 2017 @ 7:00 PM CALL MEETING TO ORDER PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE ROLL CALL APPROVAL of April 19, 2017 and May 17, 2017 minutes. OPEN FLOOR to public hearing APPLICATION: Use Variance: Z-2017-020 Shawn Agoney Use Variance – Modular 1060 Fuller Rd. Peru, NY 12972 Use Variance: Z-2017-021 […]

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 […]

Breakthrough for Tupper resort as developers buy 5,800 acres | News, Sports, Jobs – Adirondack Daily Enterprise

Source: Breakthrough for Tupper resort as developers buy 5,800 acres | News, Sports, Jobs – Adirondack Daily Enterprise

DEC and Paul Smith College Partner to Protect Adirondacks Against Aquatic Invasive Species

Aquatic Invasive Species Protection Includes Boat Stewards and Decontamination Stations to Protect Local Waterbodies New York State is expanding its partnership with Paul Smith College’s Adirondack Watershed Institute Stewardship Program to help prevent the spread of aquatic invasive species (AIS) throughout the Adirondack’s waterways through the strategic placement of boat stewards and decontamination stations, Department […]

Excelsior Scholarship details are approved – Capitol Confidential

Source: Excelsior Scholarship details are approved – Capitol Confidential

Downtown revitalization projects revealed – Sun Community News & Printing

Source: Downtown revitalization projects revealed – Sun Community News & Printing

Ausable town justice faces felony charge for illegal dumping – Sun Community News & Printing

Source: Ausable town justice faces felony charge for illegal dumping – Sun Community News & Printing

Adirondack Farms Supporting Peru’s Youth

  By John T. Ryan Peru – Jake Swyers of Adirondack Farms was at the controls of a small loader this morning at Laphams Mills Park as Field #3 infield was being transformed from a grass to a clay surface. Peru Youth Commission Vice-Chair Jennifer Madore explained, “In May 2015, Adirondack Farms volunteered the men […]

What’s Happening at Peru Community Church

The Peru Community Church announces their summer worship schedule of Sunday worship service in the sanctuary beginning at 9am, starting May 28th.    Following each Sunday service, a coffee and conversation hour immediately follows in the church’s Fellowship Center across the street at 13 Elm Street.  This schedule is in effect from Memorial Day through Labor […]

Agenda – Zoning Board of Appeals May Meeting

WEDNESDAY, May 17, 2017 @ 7:00 Peru Town Hall CALL MEETING TO ORDER PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE ROLL CALL APPROVAL of April 19, 2017 minutes. OPEN FLOOR to public hearing APPLICATION: Continue and Expand a Nonconforming Use: Z-2017-020 Shawn Agoney Continue and Expand a Nonconforming Use – Modular 1060 Fuller Rd. Peru, NY 12972 ANY FURTHER […]

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.

Story on Courage of David Comfort of Peru/Schuyler Falls

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_pydA5Mj7xE  

Peru Central students launch fundraising campaign for CA trip – Sun Community News & Printing

Source: Peru Central students launch fundraising campaign for CA trip – Sun Community News & Printing

Peru Democrats to Meet Thursday

To: All Peru Dems  The Peru Democratic Party meeting will be held on Thursday May 25th, 2017 at 7 00PM. The location will be the Peru Town Hall.  There will be a discussion on the handling of petitions for the upcoming fall election. The upcoming caucus for the November election will be discussed and planned. […]

Assemblyman Jones’ Bill Passes Assembly

Assemblyman Billy Jones (D-Chateaugay) announced a bill he introduced that would increase awareness about a syndrome affecting children has passed the Assembly. The measure would add pediatric acute-onset neuropsychiatric syndrome (PANS) to the state’s health care and wellness education and outreach program (A.7614). “As a parent, few things are more heart-wrenching than seeing our children […]

CVPH facility addition receives go-ahead – Sun Community News & Printing

Source: CVPH facility addition receives go-ahead – Sun Community News & Printing

2017 Peru Summer Concert Series Announced

JOIN US FOR AN EVENING OF MUSIC AT PERU’S LITTLE AUSABLE PARK GAZEBO EVERY SUNDAY NIGHT FROM 6:00 TO 8:00 PM JULY 2 THROUGH AUGUST 27 JULY 2 BOOTLEG BAND – COUNTRY, TOP 40 VARIETY, 60’S ROCK TO TODAY JULY 9 TAYLOR AND THE INTANGIBLES – CLASSIC & CONTEMPORARY ROCK JULY 16 INCAHOOTS – ROCK, […]

Town Board Agenda for May 22

Agenda – Town Board Regular Meeting, May 22, 2017 @ 7:00 PM 1. Call Meeting To Order 2. Pledge of Allegiance 3. Roll Call 4. MOTION:​Approval of Minutes for the May 8, 2017 Public Hearing and the May 8, 2017 Regular Board Meeting. 5. Community Input 6. DISCUSSION/MOTION: Schedule Maiden Lane Lift Station Workshop. 7. DISCUSSION: […]

SUNY Potsdam to Recognize Chad Allen and Patrick Nugent

POTSDAM, NY (05/17/2017)– The State University of New York at Potsdam will recognize more than 1,000 candidates for graduation during the College’s 2017 Commencement Ceremony on Saturday, May 20. The graduates include: Chad Allen of Peru, NY, who is set to graduate summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology. Matthew Nugent […]

STATE SENATE APPROVES NAMING OF “GORDIE LITTLE MEMORIAL BRIDGE” The State Senate to approved legislation that would designate a bridge crossing the Saranac River in Morrisonville as the “Gordie Little Memorial Bridge.” Senator Betty Little sponsored the measure at the request of the towns of Plattsburgh and Schuyler Falls to name the portion of State […]

The Votes Have Been Counted

Peru CSD Annual Meeting & Election Results Budget Proposition #1 Yes – 392 No – 175 Bus Proposition #2 Yes – 416 No – 151 Library #3 Yes – 389 No – 177 Board Member Elected Linda Morgan, 446 votes Total Ballots Cast 569

Enjoy a Great Michigan

Warmer temperatures are returning, and in the North Country that means it’s Michigan Season! What better way to welcome back Spring than with a $5 Michigan meal at the Harkness United Methodist Church? Mark your calendar for Sunday May 21st and plan to bring your family and join your friends at Michigans For Mission at […]

Assemblyman Billy Jones to host town hall meeting to discuss state budget, address community issues Assemblyman Billy Jones (D-Chateaugay) announced he will be hosting an informational town hall meeting to discuss the 2017-18 state budget with residents as well as address local concerns. The meeting will take place on Thursday, May 11, from 4–5 p.m. […]

Friends Aid a Friend; More Help is needed (Please Share)

Peru – People driving down Pleasant Street this morning could hardly help but notice several vehicles parked in front of a 54 Pleasant Street home. Members of the Mountain Rider Motorcycle Club of Wilmington were installing a hydraulic lift ramp at Harley Eaton’s house. Eaton suffered a broken  femur, shattered pelvis, and vertebrae in an […]

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 

Agenda – Town Board Meeting of May 8 at 7:00 PM

Call Meeting To Order Pledge of Allegiance Roll Call MOTION: Approval of Minutes for the Town Board Regular Meeting of April 24, 2017 DISCUSSION/MOTION: Reports from all Departments: (Water/Sewer/Valcour; Highway; Town Clerk; Dog Control; Youth Department; Code/Zoning; Supervisor’s Report; Court; Website; and Banking Reports) Community Input DISCUSSION/RESOLUTION: Authorization of Designated Representative, Local Share Expenditure and […]

Peru School Board Regular Meeting and Annual Budget Hearing May 9, 2017

Peru Central’s Board of Education launches its regular monthly meeting and annual budget hearing on Tuesday, May 9, 2017 at 6:30 PM at the school district’s Community Room, adjacent to the main entrance of Peru Jr/Sr High School.  An executive session associated with particular personnel matters will take place immediately following the 6:30 PM start.  […]

Do You Need Work Done Inside and/or Outside Your Home?

Do You have needed work inside or outside your home? Do you have a neighbor with needed projects. These young people have experience, they’re supervised and they’re READY to WORK! Catholic Heart Workcamp http://heartworkcamp.com is coming to Plattsburgh, the last week of June.  There will be 300 teens from across the north country as well as from […]

Unified Basketball program a novel idea – Sun Community News & Printing

Source: Unified Basketball program a novel idea – Sun Community News & Printing

IAM seeking to help local manufacturing companies – Sun Community News & Printing

Source: IAM seeking to help local manufacturing companies – Sun Community News & Printing

Peru Central nets garden grant – Sun Community News & Printing

Source: Peru Central nets garden grant – Sun Community News & Printing

Peru Central proposes additional staff | Local News | pressrepublican.com

Source: Peru Central proposes additional staff | Local News | pressrepublican.com

Last Knights’ Spaghetti Dinner this Year

Spaghetti Dinner – Everyone Welcome! Peru – St. Augustine’s Knights of Columbus Council 7273 will host a spaghetti dinner on Saturday, May 6th at the St. Augustine’s Parish Center. 4:30 to 6:30 PM. $7.50 per person, $2.50 for children 6 to 12, free for children 5 and under. Take-outs are available.

Free Tuition in New York Adds Powerful Pull at Decision Deadline – The New York Times

Source: Free Tuition in New York Adds Powerful Pull at Decision Deadline – The New York Times

Peru School aide charged with sex abuse | Local News | pressrepublican.com

Source: Peru School aide charged with sex abuse | Local News | pressrepublican.com

Hobby Lobby store coming to mall | Local News | pressrepublican.com

Source: Hobby Lobby store coming to mall | Local News | pressrepublican.com

Peru Fire Department Open House & Recruitment Day

Do you want to give back to your community? Do you live in the Peru Fire district? Come to our Open house-recruitment day April 29th from 10-2pm! See what we do, ask any questions you may have, fill out an application. Meet Herman from The Moose 97.9. We will have a Bouncy House for the […]

Public Hearing Scheduled for Procedural Changes in Dog Law

The Town of Peru, Town Board has scheduled a Public Hearing at 6:45 PM on Monday May 8, 2017.  The purpose of the Public Hearing will be to hear the Public Concerns on the newly revised Local Law on Dog Control.  The regular meeting will follow at 7:00 PM.  The meeting is open to all. […]

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 […]

Officials offer glimpse of Plattsburgh Airport makeover – Sun Community News & Printing

Source: Officials offer glimpse of Plattsburgh Airport makeover – Sun Community News & Printing

Airport eyes expanded flight options 

Source: Airport eyes expanded flight options – Sun Community News & Printing

Unified basketball brings new avenues of competition to Section VII – Sun Community News & Printing

Source: Unified basketball brings new avenues of competition to Section VII – Sun Community News & Printing

April 25, 2017 message from the Peru Superintendent of Schools:

At approximately 7:00 this morning, a Peru CSD school bus was involved in an accident. No student or staff injuries have been reported. Students have been transported safely to campus. State Police are investigating.

Stefanik wants more details on health care effort – Times Union

Source: Stefanik wants more details on health care effort – Times Union

Remillard Excels IN NYC and Boston Marathons

By John T. Ryan Peru – People living in or near the Peru hamlet undoubtedly recall Charles Remillard. He’s the tall, red-headed young man we saw running by our homes as a member of the Peru High School Track Team. Graduating in 2011, Charles went on to star for the SUNY Oneonta Red Dragons. Today, […]

Spring Must Be Here

The Peru Highway Department is busy sweeping hamlet streets this morning (Monday). They work quickly, so if you have sand to rake off your lawn, now is the time to do it.

Americans don’t like museums, so an Adirondack museum rebrands | NCPR News

Source: Americans don’t like museums, so an Adirondack museum rebrands | NCPR News

Mission of Hope Zoning Application in Limbo

By John T. Ryan Peru – The North Country Mission of Hope’s non-conforming use application for the former K of C Hall/Fitness Center at 3452 Route 22 was not approved by the Peru Zoning Board of Appeals at its Wednesday, April 19th meeting. Mission of Hope Board President Sally Kokes told the Peru Gazette, “It […]

Upcoming Clinton County Historical Association Events

DRAFT AGENDA TOWN BOARD REGULAR MEETING April 24 @ 7:00 PM

Call Meeting To Order Pledge of Allegiance Roll Call MOTION: Approval of Minutes for the April 10, 2017 Regular Board Meeting. Community Input DISCUSSION/MOTION: Second Seasonal Hire for Water/Sewer/Parks. DISCUSSION: Maiden Lane Lift Station Update. DISCUSSION/RESOLUTION: AES 2017-18 Term Renewal Agreement Approval. DISCUSSION: Water/Sewer Surplus Equipment. DISCUSSION: Pickleball Court Update. DISCUSSION: Murphy’s Water Bill. DISCUSSION/MOTION: […]

April Stools’ Day Clean-up

Will you get a little dirty for clean water? Please join the Lake Champlain Committee, the League of Women Voters of the North Country and the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation this Sunday, April 23 at an April Stools’ Day clean-up at Point Au Roche State Park from 1 PM – 3 PM. Enjoy […]

Evening of Healing: Stories of Strength

The Foundation of CVPH is proud to be a co-sponsor of the 4th Annual Evening of Healing: Stories of Strength.  This year’s event is set for Monday, April 24 at 6 p.m. at the Newman Center and we hope you can join us for a powerful and inspiring evening.  The goal of An Evening of Healing […]

Kids of All Ages Will Love this Place

The Babbie Rural & Farm Learning Museum has announced its Opening Weekend of the 2017 Season! May 13-14, 2017 from 10:00am to 4:00pm at 250 River Road, Peru, NY   12972. (518) 643-8052   www.babbiemuseum.org Ongoing demonstrations include plowing and planting corn, small grains and potatoes with antique farming equipment; the blacksmith shop and granary. New […]

Peru awaiting state feedback on revitalization plan – Sun Community News & Printing

Source: Peru awaiting state feedback on revitalization plan – Sun Community News & Printing

31st Annual Peru K of C Charity Golf Tournament

Peru – St. Augustine’s Knights of Columbus Council 7273 Bill McBride Jr. Memorial Golf Tournament will be held Friday, June 16th at the Adirondack Golf and Country Club. The tournament is dedicated to its former chairman, Bill McBride Jr., who passed away on February 28th. Shotgun start at 10 a.m. Obtain entry forms and information […]

Issuing Office: Burlington Source: National.Weather.Service 4:40am EDT, Wed Apr 19 THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BURLINGTON HAS ISSUED A * FLOOD WARNING FOR THE LAKE CHAMPLAIN AT ROUSES POINT. * UNTIL THURSDAY MORNING… OR UNTIL THE WARNING IS CANCELED. * AT 4:00 AM WEDNESDAY THE STAGE WAS 99.9 FEET. * FLOOD STAGE IS 100.0 FEET. […]

New IT Specialist Hired at Emergency Meeting

By John T. Ryan Peru – The Peru Town Board conducted an emergency meeting on Wednesday, March 29th. According to the minutes the purpose was to hire and introduce the town’s new IT provider, Patrick Garsow, and to learn his top three priorities. Garsow told the board that over the next 30 days he would implement […]

From the Office of Assemblyman Billy Jones

Assemblyman Jones helps secure funding to deter crime through rehabilitation Assemblyman Billy Jones (D-Chateaugay) announced that the 2017-18 state budget he helped pass includes $17,500 in funding to create a substance use disorder counselor position at the Clinton County Jail in partnership with the Champlain Valley Family Center. “Time and time again, those struggling with […]

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