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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 […]

St. Augustine’s Church – 1st Monday Within the Octave of Easter

St. Augustine’s Church on Easter Monday. As the the author Matt Kelly suggests, stop by for 10 minutes each day or as often as you can to just to think, relax and/or give thanks. Click here for 13 photos. 

Special Board Meeting Time Change– April 20, 2017

Peru Central School District’s Board of Education will have a brief, special meeting on the morning of Thursday, April 20th at 6:00 PM in the Jr/Sr High School Community Room. Thursday morning’s brief special meeting will focus on consideration of the BOCES administrative budget for the 2017‐2018 school year and consideration of candidates running for seats […]

Sewer System Failure Results in Release of Untreated Sewage

By John T. Ryan Peru – Peru’s aging sewer infrastructure became strikingly clear during the heavy April 6/7/8 rainfall as a red light flashed at the Maiden Lane lift station. Lift station pumps couldn’t handle the combined storm water-sewage flow resulting in approximately 500 gallons of untreated liquid flowing into the nearby brook and one […]

St. Augustine’s Church Easter Vigil

April 15th – A Beautiful Day to Experience Peru’s Walking Trail

 

Fire Damages Reservoir Road Home

By John T. Ryan Peru – The Peru Volunteer Fire Department extinguished a dangerous brush and shed fire at 39 Reservoir Road this afternoon. The flames damaged the rear wall and deck of the large manufactured home. Property owner Joelynn Stickney used a fire extinguisher to douse most of the deck flames prior to the […]

Clear plastic bags required at NY prisons

Source: Clear plastic bags required at NY prisons

St. Augustine’s Church Services

Holy Thursday – 7:30 p.m. Good Friday Passion of Our Lord 3 p.m. Holy Saturday Easter Vigil 8 p.m. Easter Sunday Mass 9:30 a.m. All are Welcome!

Assemblyman Jone’s 2017 Women of Distinction Announced

From the Office of Assemblyman Billy Jones   Throughout the month of March, Assemblyman Billy Jones (D-Chateaugay) received almost 100 nominations in honor of Women’s History Month for his upcoming 2017 Women of Distinction Awards. Award recipients will be honored at a ceremony this weekend. Jones noted, “This event will serve as a great opportunity to […]

‘Raise the Age,’ Now Law in New York, Is Still a Subject of Debate – The New York Times

Source: ‘Raise the Age,’ Now Law in New York, Is Still a Subject of Debate – The New York Times

America’s Best Bass Fishing Lakes and Ponds – Lake Champlain is #1 

Source: America’s best bass fishing lakes and ponds

Anti-hunger groups praise NY farm-to-foodbank tax credit | NCPR News

Source: Anti-hunger groups praise NY farm-to-foodbank tax credit | NCPR News

NY makes tuition free, but students must stay after college | NCPR News

Source: NY makes tuition free, but students must stay after college | NCPR News

Little Says Budget Funds Issues Important to the North Country

From the Office of State Senator Betty Little State Senator Betty Little today said the newly approved 2017-18 state budget provides funding for many programs and services identified as North Country priorities for the upcoming fiscal year.  Little said the new budget makes the largest investment in clean water infrastructure in state history, enacts workers’ compensation reform to reduce […]

Assemblyman Jones: Budget Works for North Country Families, Economy

From the office of Assemblyman Billy Jones Assemblyman Billy Jones (D-Chateaugay) announced that he helped pass a $153.1 billion 2017-18 state budget that will improve North Country roads and bridges, invest in public education and close the skills gap to get people back to work. “We’re investing in opportunity, supporting those who need a helping […]

DiNapoli: Increase in Older Inmates Challenges New York’s Prison System

New York’s prison population is decreasing, but the number of inmates age 50 and over rose 46 percent from 2007 to 2016, according to a report issued today by New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli. While data detailing inmate health care costs by age groups is not readily available in New York, DiNapoli’s report […]

Veteran administrator to fill in at Peru Central | Local News | pressrepublican.com

Source: Veteran administrator to fill in at Peru Central | Local News | pressrepublican.com

Know your rights with border & immigration agents – UPDATED 2017 | NCPR News

Source: Know your rights with border & immigration agents – UPDATED 2017 | NCPR News

Monday’s Town Board Agenda

AGENDA – TOWN BOARD REGULAR MEETING, April 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 March 27, 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/MOTION: […]

DEC Issues Draft Buck Pond Campground Management Plan

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) today released the Draft Buck Pond Campground Unit Management Plan (UMP) for review. The draft UMP would guide management actions for the Buck Pond Public Campground over the next five years. The campground is located on County Route 60, also known as Gabriels-Onchiota Road, .4 mile […]

US missiles blast Syria; Trump demands ‘end the slaughter’ – Times Union

Source: US missiles blast Syria; Trump demands ‘end the slaughter’ – Times Union

Champlain Valley BPW Seeking Candidates for Young Careerist Program

Champlain Valley Business and Professional Women have announced that applications are now being accepted for participation in the 2017 Virginia Allan Young Careerist Program to be held Tuesday May 2, 2017 at 5:30pm at Uno Pizzeria & Grill on Route 3 in Plattsburgh.

Champlain Valley BPW Searches
 for Business Woman and Employer of the Year

During the month of May, the Champlain Valley Business and Professional Women’s Club will be hosting “A Celebration of Women in Business Event” This event has been created for the purpose of recognizing and honoring the achievements of working women in the Champlain Valley. As part of our celebration, the Champlain Valley Business & Professional […]

Peru School District Seeks Board Candidate

The Peru Central School District is seeking candidates to fill one (1) vacancy on the Board of Education, due to the expiration of the term of Ms. Linda Morgan. The seat is at large for a five-year term from July 1, 2017 – June 30, 2022. The ‘Petition for Nomination of Candidate’ is available in […]

Liberty’s Garage is Still in Good Hands

By John T. Ryan Peru – Liberty’s Garage is a Peru institution. Jack Liberty operated the garage for 25 years. In 1995, Chazy native Jim Champagne purchased the business and successfully operated it until cancer took his life on August 31, 2016. Karen Champagne, Jim’s wife of 38 years, faced a life-changing decision. Would she […]

Peru Home Devastated by Tragic Fire

This is the scene at 13 Haynes Terrace in Peru this afternoon after the home owned by Jason and Amber Keable was destroyed by fire. Peru firefighters were called to the scene about 3:30 p.m. They could see smoke from the firehouse and observed flames shooting from the roof as they traveled closer to the […]

All Welcome as Peru Democrats’ Potluck Social

Democratic Party Town of Peru Officers Chairman- Brandy McDonald Vice/Chairman- Jim Douglass Treasurer- Jean Schiffler Secretary – Ed Schiffler Date and Time: Friday, April 7th, from 5:30 – 7:30 pm, Location: St. Augustine’s Parish Center, Peru Come one, come all! Please bring a dish to share and join the Peru Democrats at St. Augustine’s Parish […]

For schools, state budget extender brings uncertainty – Times Union

Source: For schools, state budget extender brings uncertainty – Times Union

Plattsburgh Redbirds winding up | Local News | pressrepublican.com

Minor League Class A Baseball Coming to Plattsburgh  Source: Plattsburgh Redbirds winding up | Local News | pressrepublican.com

Amish migration sparks safety concerns in Essex County – Sun Community News & Printing

Source: Amish migration sparks safety concerns in Essex County – Sun Community News & Printing

Enjoy a Great Brunch Next Sunday

Palm Sunday Brunch Peru Community Church Fellowship Center, 13 Elm Street, Peru, NY – Sunday, April 9th from 9am – 1pm All you can eat brunch Adults – $8.00; Children (ages 5 – 12) $5.00; Under 5 FREE Scrambled Eggs, French Toast, Bacon, Biscuits & Sausage Gravy, Hash Browns, Fresh Fruit Salad, Milk, Coffee, Tea […]

Town – Union at an Impasse

By John T. Ryan Peru – Contract negotiations, tobacco prohibitions and back-flow prevention valves were some of the topics discussed at the Monday, March 27th Town Board meeting. An impasse has been declared in contract negotiations between the Town of Peru and its Highway Department CSEA employees. Both sides met with a mediator on Tuesday. […]

Maplefields Plans Major Expansion

Peru – Once all approvals are acquired, the Maplefields Convenience Store/Gas Station at 654 Bear Swamp will be ungoing a tear-down and major expansion. Plans have been filed with the Peru Code Enforcement Office and a site-plan will be reviewed by the Planning Board at its Wednesday, April 12th meeting. Plans detail a 5,280 sq. […]

AGENDA (Corrected) – ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS

April 19, 2017 @ 7:00 PM, TOWN OF PERU CALL MEETING TO ORDER PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE ROLL CALL APPROVAL of March 15, 2017 minutes. OPEN FLOOR to public hearing APPLICATION: Continuation of a Nonconforming Use: Z-2017-0019 North Country Mission of Hope Continuation of a Nonconforming Use- 3452 Route 22B Peru, NY 12972 ANY FURTHER BUSINESS CEO […]

  SUNY Oswego Graduate Al Roker (R) and Oswego student Connor Douglass of Peru, NY at SUNY Oswego this week. The Today Show covered http://www.syracuse.com/…/al_roker_oswego_record_conga_toda… Believe It or Not Record.

Happy April Fools Day 2017

Legislators still discussing where to funnel ride-hailing tax money

Source: Legislators still discussing where to funnel ride-hailing tax money

Asian beetle threatens Adirondack forests that produce iconic baseball bats | NCPR News

Source: Asian beetle threatens Adirondack forests that produce iconic baseball bats | NCPR News

Budget Workshop #5

The Peru Central School Board of Education will gather Thursday, April 6th at 5:30 PM in the Community Room, adjacent to the main entrance of Peru Jr/Sr High School, for their fifth budget workshop. An executive session associated with particular personnel matters will take place immediately following the 5:30 PM start. The school board is […]

Peru Community Church – Holy Week and Easter Services

The Peru Community Church announces special Holy Week and Easter season services. We welcome everyone – all are warmly invited to join in worship and Church-sponsored events at any time. The Palm Sunday services in the Sanctuary on April 9th at 8 am and 10:30 am, herald the triumphant entrance of Jesus into Jerusalem. The […]

Assemblyman Jones Favors Ride-hailing Expansion Beyond NYC

From the Office of Assemblyman Bill Jones Assemblyman Jones: Ride-hailing is long overdue for upstate New York “While New York City has reaped the benefits of ride-hailing services for years, upstate communities have been unfairly left out. It’s time to change that. That’s why I support allowing these valuable services to operate in all corners […]

DiNapoli wants Trump to safeguard hazardous rail shipments – Times Union

Source: DiNapoli wants Trump to safeguard hazardous rail shipments – Times Union

Honor Flight-inspired NCIS Tonight

Don’t forget to tune in to CBS at 8 p.m. for tonight’s Honor Flight-inspired episode of NCIS! It will come as no surprise to anyone who’s ever watched the popular TV series that the show’s plot revolves around an obligatory, edge-of-your-seat murder for the NCIS team to solve. Beyond that obviously fictional storyline, however, we […]

Your Chance to Assist Veterans

Drivers for the DAV van are still needed to bring Veterans to their appointments at the Stratton VA hospital in Albany. The process to qualify drivers has been streamlined. Anyone interested please call Greg Lee at 518-570-7253 or email him at greglee423@aol.com. It’s only once a month or whatever you can fit into your schedule.

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