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Jarvis Rd. Bridge Construction Status as of Friday, July 21, 2017.

Douglass Withdraws From Town Supervisor Race. Will seek Reelection as a Counselor

By John T. Ryan Peru – Town Councilman Jim Douglass has withdrawn his name from the race for Peru Town Supervisor. Instead, Councilman Brandy McDonald is seeking the office. Douglass said, “Pete Glushko was going to run, then he wasn’t going to run. It got to a point where I had to make a decision. […]

75,000 applicants for free tuition program – Times Union

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

North Bend St. Sidewalk Parking on Town Board Agenda

AGENDA- TOWN BOARD REGULAR MEETING JULY 24@ 7:00 PM Call Meeting To Order Pledge of Allegiance Roll Call MOTION:  Approval of Minutes for the July 10, 2017 Regular Board Meeting. Community Input DISCUSSION/MOTION:  Swain MOU Update. DISCUSSION/MOTION: Conveyor Sale to Town of Mooers. DISCUSSION:  Parking on Sidewalks on North Bend St. DISCUSSION:  IT Update. DISCUSSION/RESOLUTION:  Fuel […]

Service With a Smile

Aubuchon Hardware is #8 in the Peru Gazette photo series featuring people who make Peru a wonderful place to live. Located in the Tops Plaza, Aubuchon has been serving Peru since the mid-70’s. Its staff is known for their friendly welcome, product knowledge and readiness to show customers where the item they’re looking for is […]

New York releases family leave regulations – Times Union

Source: New York releases family leave regulations – Times Union

Giroux barn, cows lost to fire | Local News | pressrepublican.com

Source: Giroux barn, cows lost to fire | Local News | pressrepublican.com

Crews battle massive barn fire in Beekmantown

Source: Crews battle massive barn fire in Beekmantown

Jarvis Rd. Bridge Progress – July 14, 2017

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

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

Legislature casts spotlight on rare medical condition – Sun Community News & Printing

PERU — Christine Wood’s pregnancy was relatively normal. Though doctors told the Peru resident her baby was larger than normal and had a small amount of excess fluid in his head, Wood welcomed her son, Jay, into the world in 2007. But his birth set off a nailbiting saga. “(My son) stayed in the NICU […]

Former CO among 10 busted in alleged heroin ring | News | pressrepublican.com

Source: Former CO among 10 busted in alleged heroin ring | News | pressrepublican.com

Keeseville Plein Air Festival this Weekend

You are invited to the first annual Keeseville Plein Air Festival for a special wine and cheese preview party on Saturday, July 15th at 6 pm at the 1719 Block Gallery on Keeseville’s Front Street, and additional gallery space will be open at AARCH. The arts festival will showcase Keeseville’s mix of natural beauty and […]

Appeals court overturns conviction of Sheldon Silver – Times Union

Source: Appeals court overturns conviction of Sheldon Silver – Times Union

Changes to the Senior Pass (U.S. National Park Service)

Source: Changes to the Senior Pass (U.S. National Park Service)

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

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

Peru Dairy Farm Continues Tradition of Producing High Quality Milk

Dimock Farms Has Won Highest Milk Quality Award Every Year since 2004 PERU, NEW YORK: Dimock Farms has been committed to their cows and community by producing wholesome, high quality milk since 1971. Earlier this year, this family farm defended their title for the best overall quality milk for Region 11 in Northeastern NY for […]

Assemblyman Jones to Host Blood Drives for Local Hospitals

            Assemblyman Billy Jones (D-Chateaugay) announced he will be hosting three blood drives this month in an effort to ensure local hospitals are not faced with a summer blood shortage.             “Hospitals are always looking for blood donors, but it’s especially vital in the summer when blood supply tends to diminish,” Jones said. “It’s crucial that […]

Morrisonville bridge named for Gordie Little | Local News | pressrepublican.com

Source: Morrisonville bridge named for Gordie Little | 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

A Great Time To Raft at Ausable chasm

We’ve had too much rain, but one good aspect is that it make the raft ride through Ausable Chasm very exciting. John Stafford was kind enough to share this video taken yesterday. Click here to view   

Malone Telegram | Hospice of the North Country names new executive director

The former Natalie Aldous of Peru Source: Malone Telegram | Hospice of the North Country names new executive director

Town Board Meeting Tonight

AGENDA – TOWN BOARD REGULAR MEETING July 10, 2017 7:00 PM Call Meeting To Order Pledge of Allegiance Roll Call MOTION: Approval of Minutes for the Town Board Regular Meeting of June 26, 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 […]

Service with a Smile

L-R Jesse Decosse, Heather Giuliano, Manager Diana Padron, Keri Bashaw, Tammy Rawleigh. Missing Wendy Cribb. TD Bank’s extremely friendly staff is #6 in the Peru Gazette photo series featuring people who make Peru a wonderful place to live.  The bank’s interior was recently renovated giving it a whole new look; nevertheless, it’s the staff who […]

Fort Drum Soldier Accused of Shooting Trooper, Wife to Death in Jefferson County

Source: Fort Drum Soldier Accused of Shooting Trooper, Wife to Death in Jefferson County

Former Peru Central Teacher Aid Asks For Help

  Peru – Margarett Christian’s career has been devoted to assisting handicapped individuals, first as a teacher aide at Peru Central (2006-2015) and now as a Direct Support Professional at Mountain Lake Services. Now, Margarett Christian is the person needing assistance in the form of a diabetic alert dog. A Virginia-based organization named Service Dogs […]

St. Augustine’s Parish Family Enjoys the Beautiful Day

Today’s 9th Annual St. Augustine’s Parish Picnic at Mother Cabrini Shrine. The photos include some of the people who work behind the scenes. It was a great day for the parish family with several family members and friends visiting from all over the country. Click here to view photos

Jones Offers Summer Reading Challenge 

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

Sunday Mass and Parish Picnic

There will not be a 9:30 a.m. Mass at St. Augustine’s Church on Sunday, July 9th. Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. at Mother Cabrini Shrine on the Patent Rd. followed by the 9th Annual Parish Picnic. All are invited! Please bring a dish to share.

News and Happenings at the Peru Community Church

The Peru Community Church summer worship schedule is in full swing, with one Sunday worship service at 9 am in the sanctuary.    Following the service, all are invited to coffee and conversation in the Fellowship Center at 13 Elm Street (across from the sanctuary).  One morning service continues through Labor Day. This summer, the Rev. […]

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 […]

Jarvis Road Bridge Progress as of July 7, 2017

Watertown Daily Times | Jet service returns to Watertown International Airport

Source: Watertown Daily Times | Jet service returns to Watertown International Airport

Meeting Includes Several Important Issues

Peru – A subdivision agreement, sidewalk construction, grant applications, water testing, zoning board issues, highway department budgeting and a report from County Legislator Peter Keenan highlighted the Peru Town Board’s June 27th meeting. The proposed Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the Town of Peru and Buttonwood Subdivision developer Donald Swain has been sent to Swain […]

A peek inside Norsk Titanium’s high-tech, 3-D printing shop | NCPR News

Source: A peek inside Norsk Titanium’s high-tech, 3-D printing shop | NCPR News

Serving Peru For Almost 40 Years

L-R Mark White, Manager Bonnie St. Cyr, Polly Perky, Janice Krinke, Kati Burdick and Melissa Norman Apple Blossom Florist is #5 in our Peru Gazette photo series featuring staff members of local businesses and institutions. They are important people in making Peru a wonderful place to live. Located in Rulfs Orchard and Farm Market’s beautiful new […]

Peru Republicans to Caucus

The Town of Peru Republican Party will caucus on Thursday, July 13th, in the Peru Town Hall (Downstairs). Doors open at 5:30 and close at 6:30 p.m. No one will be admitted after 6:30 p.m. Registered Republicans can participate in the meeting. People who are not registered Republicans are welcome to attend and observe.

Watertown Daily Times | Katie Wilson second Democrat to challenge Stefanik

Source: Watertown Daily Times | Katie Wilson second Democrat to challenge Stefanik

Watertown Daily Times | Democrat Tedra Cobb to challenge Stefanik for NY-21 seat

Source: Watertown Daily Times | Democrat Tedra Cobb to challenge Stefanik for NY-21 seat

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

Lyft coming to Plattsburgh Airport – Sun Community News & Printing

Source: Lyft coming to Plattsburgh Airport – Sun Community News & Printing   A ride-sharing company. 

July 4th K of C Bingo Cancelled

Peru – The Peru Knights of Columbus bingo will not conducted on Tuesday, July 4th.  The knights wish all our players a Happy Independence Day. Bingo will resume on Tuesday, July 11th.

Peru PTO clears funding benchmark for playground project – Sun Community News & Printing

Source: Peru PTO clears funding benchmark for playground project – Sun Community News & Printing

Go out of your comfort zone: Peru class of 2017 – Sun Community News & Printing

Source: Go out of your comfort zone: Peru class of 2017 – Sun Community News & Printing

Alert Dog Needed and You Can Help

Margarett Christian & her fiance Henry Demeulemeester Peru – Margarett Christian’s career has been devoted to assisting handicapped individuals, first as a teacher aide at Peru Central (2006-2015) and then as a Direct Support Professional at Mountain Lake Services. Now, Margarett Christian is the person needing assistance in the form of a diabetic alert dog. […]

Jarvis Road Bridge Construction is Progressing

Peru residents near the Jarvis Road have been hearing the pilings being driven for the new Jarvis Road bridge. These photos were taken Wednesday morning.

Peru Democrats Announce Nominees for Town Offices

The Democrats caucused last night at the Peru Town Hall.  The Peru Gazette will do its best to profile each of these candidates prior to the November election. Town Supervisor – James Douglass Town Clerk – Incumbent Kathleen Flynn (A Registered Republican) Town Justice – Incumbent James Kirby Supintendent of Highways – Incumbent Michael Farrell […]

A Family Tradition Continues

The Langley Insurance Agency is #4 in our Peru Gazette photo series featuring people who make Peru a wonderful place to live. Located at 5 Davey Drive, it’s celebrating its 85th anniversary as a family-owned business. In 1985, James R. Langley and James R. Langley Jr. (Jimmy) purchased the agency from Barbara Thew. Two years […]

Water is Very High in Area Streams and Lakes

Click here to view Ausable Chasm at 7:40 a.m. today. (June 30, not July 30 as stated at the beginning of the video)  FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM EDT THIS MORNING THROUGH LATE SATURDAY NIGHT… THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BURLINGTON HAS ISSUED A * FLASH FLOOD WATCH FOR CENTRAL AND NORTHERN VERMONT, AS […]

Planning Board Agenda, Wednesday, July 12, 2017

CALL MEETING TO ORDER AT 7 PM PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE ROLL CALL APPROVAL of June 14, 2017 minutes. OPEN FLOOR to public hearing APPLICATIONS: 1. Site Plan Review: P-2017-013 Leon Blair Site Plan Review – Retail Store 2924 Main St. Peru, NY 12972 7. ANY FURTHER BUSINESS: 8. CEO REPORT: 9. ADJOURNMENT

Faith Means Service to Others

By John T. Ryan Peru – This week 260 teens from six states have been participating in community service projects at 85 sites within a 30 mile radius of Plattsburgh. They are participating in a Catholic Heart Workcamp. Three groups have been in Peru painting the classrooms at St. Augustine’s Parish Center, gardening at St. […]

Facebook Posts Lead to Illegal Turkey Hunting Charges in Keeseville

On June 10, New York State Environmental Conservation Officer Brad Buffa received information about an individual from Keeseville that had posted photos on his Facebook page indicating he had taken over the limit of turkeys during the May turkey hunting season. Photos on the subject’s Facebook page showed the individual with one turkey taken on […]

Overlooking Peru and the Champlain Valley

Persons of any faith or of no faith can appreciate the gift Peru has in St. Patrick’s Oratory and Mother Cabrini Shrine. Father Alan Shnob, volunteers and staff put their hearts and souls into caring for it. It’s a place of peace, serenity and beauty. Click here for photos taken today June 28, 2017. 

Dean’s List Students at SUNY Plattsburgh

SUNY Plattsburgh has released the names of students who made the college’s dean’s list for spring 2017.   Students who listed Peru as their hometown include:   Lacy Timmons, Ellen Silverman, Hunter Sartwell, Matthew Rine, Kyle Osborne, Kennedy Mattila, Kody Mashtare, Joseph LaFranca, Nathan Judd, Amy Hartman, Michelle Fleury, Lance Eaton, Gweneth Eamer, Gabrielle Dion, […]

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 […]

Gazebo Concerts Begin Sunday

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, SOUTHERN ROCK, NEW COUNTRY […]

McCarthy Named United Way Campaign Chair

Editor’s Note: Please appreciate these wonderful people who find time to serve our community. Let them you know you appreciate them when you have an opportunity. Officials at United Way of the Adirondack Region, Inc. have named Todd McCarthy the 2018 campaign chair. Mr. McCarthy is the owner of Lenny’s Shoe & Apparel. Todd is […]

Amy Hartman Inducted into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi

Amy Hartman of Peru, New York, was recently initiated into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation’s oldest and most selective all-discipline collegiate honor society. Hartman is pursuing a degree in Nursing at State University of New York College at Plattsburgh. Hartman is among approximately 30,000 students, faculty, professional staff and alumni to […]

Exhibit Features Rare Adirondack Artifacts and “Blue Line” Maps of Adirondack and Catskills Parks

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Basil Seggos today unveiled a new exhibit featuring rare Adirondack and Catskills artifacts, including historic maps, antique survey equipment, field notebooks, and photographs that tell the story of creation of the Adirondack and Catskill parks. The Birth of the “Blue Line” exhibit illustrates the vision, foresight, […]

Peru Democrats to Caucus Thursday

A Message from the Peru Democratic Party Calling all Peru Democrats! The Peru Democratic Committee will be holding our caucus on Thursday, June 29th at the Peru Town Hall. Doors open at 6:30 pm and will be closed at 7:00 pm, at which time the caucus will begin.  At this time, we are proud to […]

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