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2018 Town Budget Passes

By John T. Ryan November 15, 2017 – The Peru Town Board unanimously approved the town’s 2018 budget at tonight’s Special meeting. The budget did not include the resolution proposed by Supervisor-elect Brandy McDonald at the board’s November 13th meeting. That resolution would have lowered the supervisor’s salary by $3,690 and raised the deputy supervisor’s […]

Illegal Possession of Landlocked Atlantic Salmon – Essex County

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Environmental Conservation Police Officers (ECOs) enforce the 71 Chapters of NY Environmental Conservation Law, protecting fish and wildlife and preserving environmental quality across New York. On Oct. 27, ECOs Jeremy Fadden and Jeff Hovey were on patrol near the Port Douglas boat launch on Lake Champlain in […]

Downtown Plattsburgh eatery closes | Local News | pressrepublican.com

Peru native Cindy Snow battling MS. I have loved her restaurant’s food. Source: Downtown Plattsburgh eatery closes | Local News | pressrepublican.com

Plattsburgh Housing Authority hopes to rehab, reuse dilapidated properties | NCPR News

Source: Plattsburgh Housing Authority hopes to rehab, reuse dilapidated properties | NCPR News

Tri-County ARTSMAP Preview Party at Strand Center for the Arts November 18th, 2017

The Strand Center for the Arts is holding a Preview Party for the Tri-County ARTSMAP – a web-based interactive map of the region’s artists, individuals and cultural organizations.  The ARTSMAP Preview Party will be held on the Strand Center for the Arts’ lawn from 1 – 4, Saturday, November 18, 2017. The ARTSMAP will be […]

Dog Bite Case is Still Outstanding

By John T. Ryan Peru – The charges against Michael James of Peru remain outstanding. James appeared in Peru Town Court on Tuesday, November 14th represented by his attorney David Albers. Assistant Clinton County District Attorney Tim Blatchley represented the people. Judge Lawrence Cabana set the next court date for December 12, 2017 at 2 […]

Supervisor-elect McDonald Proposes Major Changes in Town Hall Coverage

By John T. Ryan Peru – Based on Supervisor-elect Brandy McDonald’s statements at the Monday, November 13, 2017 town board meeting, Peru residents will not find McDonald at his town hall desk until about 4 p.m. most weekdays. McDonald said that he completes his full-time job daily at 3:30 p.m. and will report to the […]

Special Town Board Meeting Wednesday

The Town of Peru will be holding a Special Meeting on Wednesday, November 15, 2017 at 7:00 PM.  The purpose of the Special Meeting will be to accept the final budget for 2018. Kathleen Flynn Town Clerk Town of Peru

A look at the impact of GE’s new vision on Schenectady, region – Times Union

Source: A look at the impact of GE’s new vision on Schenectady, region – Times Union

Peru Senior Wins Handler Award

L-R Judith C. Kelsey, AKC Judge, Maggie Pyne with her dog Am/Can Champion Cimmaron Northern Lights aka “Mario” Maggie Pyne, a senior at Peru High School, won “Best Junior Handler” at the annual Central New York Shetland Sheep Dog Club Show held this past weekend in Syracuse, NY. As a seasoned Jr. Dog Handler, Maggie […]

Nov. 18 Start of Deer and Bear Hunting in the Southern Zone

Hunters Encouraged to Pass on Shots on Young Bucks With the start of New York’s most popular big game season slated for Saturday, Nov. 18, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Basil Seggos is encouraging hunters to be safe, enjoy the natural beauty of the environment, and consider passing up shots on […]

GE planning $1 billion in cuts at Schenectady-based unit – Times Union

Source: GE planning $1 billion in cuts at Schenectady-based unit – Times Union

PAFB Will Never be Forgotten

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

Peru Gazette’s First Community Video

Click here to view a 31 minute video of today’s VFW Post 309 Veteran’s Day Service. 

VFW Post 309 Honors Veterans and an Educator

By John T. Ryan Peru – The largest crowd in recent memory attended today’s Veterans Day Service at Peru VFW Post 309. Post Commander Bill Lefebvre was the Master of Ceremonies. Cadets from the James P. O’Connor Composite Squad, Civil Air Patrol posted the Colors. Rev. Alan Shnob, Pastor of St. Augustine’s led the opening […]

Celebrate Veterans Day at the Peru VFW Post 209, 710 Pleasant St., Peru, NY. Service at 11 a.m. on Saturday. All are welcome and encouraged to attend. A complimentary lunch will be served. 

Legal Marijuana Marketing To Adults Presents New Perils For Kids : Shots – Health News : NPR

Source: Legal Marijuana Marketing To Adults Presents New Perils For Kids : Shots – Health News : NPR

Town Taxes to Increase Only Slightly

Front Row – Town Atty. Matt Favro, Supervisor Peter Glushko, Dep. Supervisor Donald McBrayer. Back Row – Jim Langley, Brandy McDonald, Jim Douglass, Kathy Flynn By John T. Ryan Peru -Youth Director John Flynn, Town Clerk Kathleen Flynn, Secretary to the Board Pam Barber, this reporter and the town board were the only people who […]

Plattsburgh convenes public safety council – Sun Community News & Printing

Source: City convenes public safety council – Sun Community News & Printing

Watertown Daily Times | North country’s Amish population continues to grow

Source: Watertown Daily Times | North country’s Amish population continues to grow

Agenda Peru Town Board Meeting of November 13, 2017 @ 7:00 PM

Call Meeting To Order Pledge of Allegiance Roll Call. MOTION: Approval of Minutes for the Town Board Special Meeting of October 30, 2017 and the Town Board Regular Meeting of October 23, 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 […]

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 […]

Special Counsel questions VA findings in Albany whistleblower case – Times Union

Source: Special Counsel questions VA findings in Albany whistleblower case – Times Union

How The Adirondack Land Bank Will Work – Adirondack Explorer – Adirondack Explorer

Source: How The Adirondack Land Bank Will Work – Adirondack Explorer – Adirondack Explorer

You’re Invited to Stop By

By John T. Ryan Peru – Peru residents can’t help but be aware of Valehaven Home for Adults. It’s on Main Street at the center of our community. How many of us have ever entered its front doors to find out what’s going on? Owner Jim Kane and administrator Lindsey Ashline want local residents to […]

Peru Voters Shoot Down Constitutional Convention 6.5 to 1

Here are the Town of Peru 2017 election results for the proposals on the back of the ballot. Proposal #1 for a Constitutional Convention: 1,319 No, 208 Yes Proposal #2 allowing the complete or partial loss of a public officer’s person if he or she is convicted of a certain type of felony. 1,169 Yes, […]

McDonald, Douglass and Irwin Win

Here are the 2017 Town of Peru Election results for the contested races, not including any absentee ballots. Town Supervisor: Brandy McDonald 819 Votes James Langley 726 Votes Town Council (The top two vote getters win) James Douglass 1053 Votes Melvin Irwin 968 Votes Marque Moffett 768 Votes

Authorities investigating inmate OD death | Local News | pressrepublican.com

Source: Authorities investigating inmate OD death | Local News | pressrepublican.com

Police: Thieves hit Peru laundromat for quarters

Source: Police: Thieves hit Peru laundromat for quarters

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.  […]

Tops to Honor Veterans and Active Military on Veterans Day

WILLIAMSVILLE, N.Y. – Tops Friendly Markets, a leading full-service grocery retailer in New York, northern Pennsylvania, western Vermont, and north central Massachusetts announced today that the company will offer military personnel and their immediate families an 11 percent discount off of their grocery bill this Veterans Day. On Saturday, November 11, Tops Markets will honor […]

Please Make Time to Cast Your Ballot Tuesday – It’s a Right and a Responsibility

By John T. Ryan On Tuesday, November 7th Peru voters will have the opportunity to chose their town leaders for the next four years. This is a so-called off-year election: nevertheless, it’s a very important election. The voters’ choices may determine the future of Peru.  PERU Sample Ballot The proposals for a Constitutional Convention and […]

A Regional Favorite

L-R Jerry Johnson chef/owner, Joe Hack, Robyn Lewis, Josh Martin front of the house manager, Sonia Passino, Lauren Prue office manager, Penny Defayette, Kyle O’kusky, Julia Lemieux, Shoben Runyan, David Hamilton chef/owner, Cameron Diman.  The staff at Pasquales Restaurant, 2931 Main Street in Peru is #21 in the Peru Gazette’s photo series of people who make […]

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 […]

Assemblyman D. Billy Jones to host Annual Santa Sprint to benefit the North Country Honor Flight

From the Office of Assemblyman D. Billy Jones Assemblyman D. Billy Jones will host the Annual Santa Sprint 5K on Saturday November 25, 2017 with a race start time at 9am. Pre-registration is $20 and can be done online at www.adirondackcoastevents.com. Same day registration will be held from 7:30am until 8:30am. Race start and end […]

What Are the Duties of a Town Supervisor?

What are the duties of a Town Supervisor? The following job description was taken from the Town of Saranac’s website, but it applies to almost all New Your State towns including Peru. Duties & Responsibilities A significant and unusual role is filled by the Town Supervisor. In the Town of Saranac, as in all New […]

Town Supervisor Candidates Respond to a Follow-Up Question

By John T. Ryan Peru – A few weeks ago the Peru Gazette asked the candidates for town council and town supervisor to respond to several questions. They all responded and we thank them for their willingness to inform voters. In light of Letters to the Editor published in the Press Republican and rumors circulating […]

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

Reviewing Computer System Operations

The Town of Peru, Town Board has schedule a workshop to be held on Monday, November 20, 2017 from 6:30 – 8:30.  The purpose of the Workshop is discuss the Town Computer System.

Your Chance to Comment on Peru’s 2018 Budget

The Town Of Peru, Town Board will be holding a Public Hearing on the 2018 Preliminary Budget on Thursday November 9, 2017 at 7:00 PM, at The Peru Town Hall. The proposed schedule of salaries for elected Town Officials are as follows: Supervisor:                              $24,600.00 Town Clerk/Tax Collector      $24,897.00 Highway Superintendent        $57,509.00 Town Board    (4)                    $  […]

Highlights of Town Board’s November 23, 2017 Meeting

By John T. Ryan   Buttonwood resident Michael Blaine addressed the board regarding the proposed Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the Town of Peru and Buttonwood developer Donald Swain. Blaine called the agreement improper and asked counselors to look at it more closely. He said, ”Hold Swain to the same standards that you have held […]

Polished From Head to Toe

L-R Nerea Irazoqui, Leighann Valachovic, Owner Randi Walton, Alicia Darling Yu, Lindsey Aubrey The staff at Polished From Head to Toe Salon and Day Spa at 3085 Route 22 is #20 in the Peru Gazette’s photo series of people who make Peru a wonderful place to live. Owner/Stylist Randi Walton describes her business as having […]

Debunking some myths about New York’s ballot questions | WRVO Public Media

Source: Debunking some myths about New York’s ballot questions | WRVO Public Media

Watertown Daily Times | Watertown man awarded Medal of Honor for heroism in Vietnam War (VIDEO)

Source: Watertown Daily Times | Watertown man awarded Medal of Honor for heroism in Vietnam War (VIDEO)

Adirondack Life Article – From Jamaica to Peru – Adirondack Life

Source: Adirondack Life Article – From Jamaica to Peru – Adirondack Life Absolutely wonderful Adirondack Life story about the Jamaican apple pickers at Forrence Orchards. Another story appeared a few weeks ago in the New York Times. This story has additional information. It’s enjoyable to read.

Cuomo signs bill banning use of e-cigarettes indoors – Times Union

Source: Cuomo signs bill banning use of e-cigarettes indoors – Times Union

Cuomo signs bill providing cancer benefits for volunteer firefighters – Capitol Confidential

Source: Cuomo signs bill providing cancer benefits for volunteer firefighters – Capitol Confidential

Former top Assembly ethics official: Position a ‘waste of money’ – Times Union

Source: Former top Assembly ethics official: Position a ‘waste of money’ – Times Union

Enjoy a Local Brew and a Great Meal

L-R Troy Ouelette, Ron Forget, Nick Furnia, Jaime Thwaits, Marc Daly, Talia Lynch, Matt Ray, Gary Morette, Jody Renaudette, Brandon Way, Stephanie Lawrence, Joey Ormsby The Livingoods staff is #19 in our Peru Gazette series featuring people who make Peru a wonderful place to live. Livingoods had been popular in downtown Plattsburgh since 2005, but […]

Watertown Daily Times | Registered domain names suggest future Stefanik Senate, presidential bids

Source: Watertown Daily Times | Registered domain names suggest future Stefanik Senate, presidential bids

Peru craft show will benefit memorial scholarship program – Sun Community News & Printing

Source: Peru craft show will benefit memorial scholarship program – Sun Community News & Printing

State Police Bring Criminal Charges

Peru – New York State Police brought Michael James to Peru Town Court Court in handcuffs this morning to face three criminal charges related to the September 20th dog attack on James’s neighbor Mrs. Loretta Timmons. James’ three dogs attacked Mrs. Timmons who suffered severe injuries. One of the dogs was euthanized the day after […]

Some of the Hardest Working People in Town

L-R Gale Sorrell, Claira Knightton, Lindsay Good, Victoria Mello-Cook, Juli Favreau, Jennifer Akey, Jami Duell, Brad McLaughlin. Peru – The McDonald’s managers are #18 is our Peru Gazette series featuring people who make Peru a wonderful place to live. If you want to see very hard working and courteous people McDonald’s is the place to […]

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 […]

See Your Local Leaders at Work

AGENDA – TOWN BOARD REGULAR MEETING, October 23 @ 7:00 PM Call Meeting To Order Pledge of Allegiance Roll Call MOTION: Approval of Minutes for the October 10, 2017 Regular Board Meeting. Community Input DISCUSSION: Babbie’s Museum Presentation DISCUSSION: Tobacco Free Facilities. DISCUSSION/RESOLUTION: Fund Transfers. DISCUSSION/RESOLUTION: Close Out H-25 Capital Project Bank Account DISCUSSION: Water/Wastewater Grant Update. […]

Stefanik has strong lead in campaign funds | Local News | pressrepublican.com

Source: Stefanik has strong lead in campaign funds | Local News | pressrepublican.com

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