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Highlights of the September 11, 2017 Peru Town Board Meeting:

L-R Back Row – Counselors James Langley, Brandy McDonald, James Douglass, Town Clerk/Tax Collector Kathy Flynn. L-R Front Row – Town Atty. Matt Favro, Supervisor Peter Glushko, Counselor/Deputy Supervisor Donald McBrayer By John T. Ryan North Bend and Jenkins Street Parking Ban Storm Sewer Drainage Issues on Jenkins Street  Vandalism at Laphams Mills Park  Metal […]

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

Brief Agenda for Monday’s TB Meeting

AGENDA – TOWN BOARD REGULAR MEETING, September 25 @ 7:00 PM Call Meeting To Order Pledge of Allegiance Roll Call MOTION: Approval of Minutes for the September 11, 2017 Regular Board Meeting. Community Input DISCUSSION: Tobacco Free Facilities. DISCUSSION/RESOLUTION: Clinton County Assessment Services Contract. DISCUSSION/MOTION: Adjourn to Executive Session. DISCUSSION/MOTION: Return to Regular Session. DISCUSSION: Reducing ZBA […]

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 @ […]

Thinking About Delicious Chicken & Biscuits

The dinner this year will be presented at the Harkness Church Hall (776 Hallock Hill Road, Peru) on Sunday October 15th from 4 until 6:30pm. Bring your family and meet your friends at one of the North Country’s best church suppers; the meal includes chicken and biscuit, gravy, mashed potatoes, squash, peas, coleslaw, dessert and […]

New Jersey man found dead near Wallface Mountain | Local News | pressrepublican.com

Source: New Jersey man found dead near Wallface Mountain | Local News | pressrepublican.com

Tremendous Turnout for Applefest Parade

Thanks to the participation of local schools, institutions, groups and many individuals the 2017 Applefest Parade was a great success. Click here to view more Peru Gazette parade photos.

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 […]

Applefest is Almost Here

Applefest preparations are underway at St. Augustine’s. Given the beautiful weather forecast, it should be a great Applefest. On Saturday, September 16th and Sunday, September 17th St. Augustine’s Parish will host the 40th Annual Applefest at the parish grounds, 3030 Main St. in Peru. Saturday’s parade begins at 11 a.m. at the Peru Elementary School […]

Search for missing man takes rangers into harshest Adirondack terrain | NCPR News

Source: Search for missing man takes rangers into harshest Adirondack terrain | NCPR News

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

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 […]

Primary elections coming up Tuesday | Local News | pressrepublican.com

Source: Primary elections coming up Tuesday | Local News | pressrepublican.com

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 […]

A Welcoming Faith Community

L-R Religious Education Director Janice Morse, Parish Secretary Rebecca Watkins, Pastor Rev. Alan Shnob, Bookkeeper Jackie Black. The St. Augustine’s & St. Patrick’s Parish staff is #15 in the Peru Gazette photo series featuring people who make Peru a wonderful place to live. Guided by Rev. Alan Shnob they do their best to assist parishioners […]

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 […]

Bridge On Target to Meet Goal

By John T. Ryan Bridge Construction Superintendent Chad Fancher had a broad smile today as he watched Noel J. Brunell personnel pave the approaches to the Jarvis Road Bridge. Obviously very proud of the structure, Fancher looked at the bridge and remarked, “It looks pretty good doesn’t it.” Fancher has good reason to be smiling. […]

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

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

Serving Us All

Peru’s U.S. Postal Service staff is #14 in the Peru Gazette photo series featuring people who make Peru a wonderful place to live. Along with providing extremely courteous window service, Peru’s personnel deliver approximately 3,000 letters and 300 packages to our 2,700 households and businesses daily. Our post office has been located at 1042 Bear […]

Ash-tree-killing bug found in North Country – LakePlacidNews.com | News and information on the Lake Placid and Essex County region of New York – Lake Placid News

Source: Ash-tree-killing bug found in North Country – LakePlacidNews.com | News and information on the Lake Placid and Essex County region of New York – Lake Placid News

Vets Get Huge Send-off

  Plattsburgh – A very large number of well-wishers turned out at Veterans Park at the Old Base Oval this morning to honor the members of the 20th North Country Honor Flight. Since its founding in 2013, the Honor Flight has transported 298 veterans to Washington D.C. to visit our nation’s war memorials and to […]

Four Items on Planning Board Agenda

AGENDA – 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 12972 […]

Honor Flight #20 Saturday

Here are the veterans being honored at the Saturday, September 2, 2017 Honor Flight # 20. Two men have Peru addresses: Michael McKeon and Eugene Provencher. Why not attend the departure ceremony at 7 a.m. at the Old Base Oval. These vets deserve our support. You will never regret attending. Ronald B. Brault Korean US […]

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

Schneiderman: Support Hurricane Harvey relief, but be careful – Capitol Confidential

Source: Schneiderman: Support Hurricane Harvey relief, but be careful – Capitol Confidential

Pleasant St. and Bear Swamp Rd. Items on Zoning Board Agenda

AGENDA – ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS, WEDNESDAY, September 20, 2017 @ 7:00 PM, PERU TOWN HALL CALL MEETING TO ORDER PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE ROLL CALL APPROVAL of July 19, 2017 and August 16, 2017 minutes OPEN FLOOR to public hearing APPLICATION: Area Variance: Z-2017-027 James Rock Area Variance – Porch/Deck 282 Bear Swamp Rd. Peru, NY 12972 […]

Strictly Business – See how they grow

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

DEC Announces Opening of September Canada Goose Hunting Seasons

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Basil Seggos announced today that Canada goose hunting seasons open during the first week of September. “New York is home to more than 200,000 resident Canada geese, and the September seasons are designed to allow recreational hunters the most opportunity allowed by Federal hunting season frameworks […]

Town Board August 28, 2017 Meeting Highlights

By John T. Ryan Guest Speaker: Danielle O’Mara, a representative of the Champlain Valley Family Center’s Tobacco-Free Program, addressed the board. O’Mara complimented the board for the pro-active steps it has taken to prohibit smoking on town property. She suggested that they explore the T-21 program which encourages communities to raise the legal age to […]

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

Showtime’s “Escape at Dannemora” filming gets underway this week | NCPR News

Source: Showtime’s “Escape at Dannemora” filming gets underway this week | NCPR News

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 […]

A Message from the Peru Democratic Party

We hope you can join us. The Peru Democrats are excited to announce we will host a potluck social from 5 – 8 pm on October 14th at the Peru VFW, Post 309. This will be a great time to get together with other members of the community and an opportunity to meet your candidates […]

Celebrating the 40th Annual Applefest

Peru – On Saturday, September 16th and Sunday, September 17th St. Augustine’s Parish will host the 40th Annual Applefest at the parish grounds, 3030 Main St. in Peru. Saturday’s parade begins at 11 a.m. at the Peru Elementary School and proceeds down Pleasant and Main Streets to the parish grounds. Following the parade there will […]

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

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 […]

Child with local ties dies in Florida accident | Local News | pressrepublican.com

Source: Child with local ties dies in Florida accident | Local News | pressrepublican.com

West Nile found in Clinton County mosquitoes | Local News | pressrepublican.com

Source: West Nile found in Clinton County mosquitoes | Local News | pressrepublican.com

Champlain, NY Man Dies in Tragic Mid-Ohio Accident 

Source: Fatal crash reported in Ashland County

Candidates vie for superintendent slot – Sun Community News & Printing

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

20th Flight September 2

A Message from Barrie Finnegan, Director of the North Country Honor Flight North Country Honor Flight will be taking to the skies once again on Saturday September 2nd for its 20th flight. The North Country chapter will have sent 298 North Country Veterans on their trip to visit the memorials which were built in their […]

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 […]

Mission of Hope Makes Its Goal

A Message received from Sister Debbie Blow: Today is a great day in the history of the Mission of Hope! I am on a retreat day today, but decided to break the silence to share the following: I was notified this afternoon that we received a $5000 grant to complete the purchase of the MOH […]

Tornato Watch In Effect

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS ISSUED TORNADO WATCH 461 IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM EDT THIS EVENING FOR THE FOLLOWING AREAS IN NEW YORK THIS WATCH INCLUDES 4 COUNTIES IN NORTHERN NEW YORK CLINTON ESSEX FRANKLIN ST. LAWRENCE IN VERMONT THIS WATCH INCLUDES 4 COUNTIES IN CENTRAL VERMONT ADDISON IN NORTHWEST VERMONT CHITTENDEN FRANKLIN GRAND […]

Councilman McBrayer Will Not Seek Reelection

By John T. Ryan Peru – Peru’s political scene has been relatively quiet for the past few years; however, an announcement this morning by incumbent Republican Town Councilman Donald McBrayer will undoubtedly enliven the November election. Citing his plan to eventually move to Phoenix, Arizona, McBrayer notified fellow town board members that he is withdrawing […]

New Free Fishing Days Announced

Anglers can look forward to four new annual Free Fishing Days in New York State. The new dates are: September 23, 2017 – National Hunting and Fishing Day November 11, 2017 – Veterans Day February 17-18, 2018 – weekend preceding Presidents Day June 23-24, 2018 – last full weekend in June The requirement for a […]

Tom Chapin in Concert

SUNY Plattsburgh is proud to announce that Tom Chapin ’66 will be returning to Plattsburgh for a concert to benefit the ARC Foundation, which funds programs and services that enrich the lives of the developmentally-disabled in Clinton County, N.Y. Tom Chapin in Concert Saturday, September 30 at 7 p.m. Strand Center Theatre 25 Brinkerhoff Street […]

Stefanik ties knot in Saratoga Springs – Sun Community News & Printing

Source: Stefanik ties knot in Saratoga Springs – Sun Community News & Printing

Applefest Memories

The 40th Annual St. Augustine’s/Peru Applefest is only 25 days away. The Peru Gazette will periodically share a few historical Applefest photos with you as September 16 and 17 approach. Hopefully, they bring back great memories.

Progress Continues on Jarvis Rd. Bridge

Concrete was poured at the Jarvis Rd. bridge last Wednesday. A 14-day curing process is underway. The ground is being prepared for asphalt approaches to the bridge. Railings also have to be installed. The bridge will hopefully be completed by September 15th.

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 […]

Peru Lions Replacing Welcome Signs

By John T. Ryan Peru Lions Club members (L-R) Dave Dalton, Ralph Hensel and Lincoln Sunderland installed a new “Peru Welcomes You” sign on the Bear Swamp Rd. today. A few days ago they installed one at the Route 22B entrance to the hamlet. Two Route 22 signs will follow. Ralph Hensel constructed the signs […]

Town Board Agenda for Monday, August 14

7:00 PM at the Peru Town Hall Call Meeting To Order Pledge of Allegiance Roll Call MOTION: Approval of Minutes for the Town Board Regular Meeting of July 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: AES […]

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

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