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Miller Chosen As Town Clerk/Tax Collector

January 15, 2017 – In a brief late afternoon emergency meeting the Peru Town Board appointed Dianne Miller as Town Clerk/Tax Collector effective immediately and through December 31, 2018. Miller replaces Kathleen Flynn who resigned the position effective January 12, 2018 in order to take a position as Manager of Apple Valley Senior Housing. The […]

Last Friday morning Rainbow Falls was about 80% frozen over. The ice must have broken loose that afternoon. Strange to see the water so high today (Monday) with the air temperature only 8 degrees and -8 last night. The ice level at the Carpenter’s Flat Bridge has risen dramatically.

Assemblyman Jones: Safety and Security of Officers and Civilians at Correctional Facilities Must be Top Priority

From the office of Assembly D. Billy Jones Assemblyman Billy Jones (D-Chateaugay) expressed his frustration with Governor Andrew Cuomo’s decision to rescind a New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision (DOCCS) pilot program that restricted packages to inmates. “The safety and security of our officers and civilian employees, who work tirelessly to safeguard our […]

New Videos Highlight Life In The Adirondacks – – The Adirondack Almanack

Source: New Videos Highlight Life In The Adirondacks – – The Adirondack Almanack

“Pretty Much Anything to do With Electricity”

Todd Clowney (right) and Adam Rein comprise the staff at Clowney Electrical Service, #29 in our Peru Gazette photo series of people who make Peru a wonderful place to live. Mason Clowney (front), Todd’s son and a Peru Elementary School 1st grader, is an electrician in training. Located at 621 Laphams Mills Rd., Clowney Electrical […]

More than 1M gallons of sewage, stormwater released in St. Albans

Source: More than 1M gallons of sewage, stormwater released in St. Albans

Road Closure

State Route 9 is closed at the Carpenters Flats bridge between the Plains Road and Jabez Allen Road (Peru/ Keeseville) due to ice issues in the Ausable River.

Ogdensburg Matrimonial Tribunal to host free annulment workshops – Sun Community News & Printing

Source: Ogdensburg Matrimonial Tribunal to host free annulment workshops – Sun Community News & Printing

Route 9N in Jay, NY Today

The Cannabis Catch-Up: Legal Vermont Pot No Longer a Pipe Dream

Source: The Cannabis Catch-Up: Legal Vermont Pot No Longer a Pipe Dream | Cannabis Catch-Up | Seven Days | Vermont’s Independent Voice

Resolutions Include Appointment of Jim Douglass as Deputy Supervisor

The Peru Town Board held its 2018 Organizational Meeting on January 2, 2018. Nine resolutions relating to the following items were approved: Salaries of Elected Officials, Appointees, Department Liaisons, Board Meeting Dates and Times, Contracts, Mileage Reimbursement Rate, Town Depository, Town Newspaper. Resolution #1 Resolution Establishing 2018 SALARY AND PAYMENT OF ELECTED OFFICIALS BE IT RESOLVED that 2018 salaries for Town of […]

Tax Collector/Town Clerk Appointment Expected

AGENDA – PERU TOWN BOARD EMERGENCY MEETING JANUARY 15, 2018 @ 5:00 PM Call Meeting To Order Pledge of Allegiance Roll Call DISCUSSION/RESOLUTION: Appointment of Tax Collector/Town Clerk. MOTION: Adjourn

Flood Warning For Small Streams

Issuing Office: Burlington Source: National.Weather.Service 10:42am EST, Fri Jan 12 THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BURLINGTON HAS ISSUED A * FLOOD WARNING FOR SMALL STREAMS FOR… AN ICE JAM ACCOMPANIED BY RAIN AND SNOWMELT IN… SOUTHWESTERN CLINTON COUNTY IN NORTHERN NEW YORK… SOUTHERN FRANKLIN COUNTY IN NORTHERN NEW YORK… NORTHWESTERN ESSEX COUNTY IN NORTHERN NEW […]

Warm Temperatures and Rain Means Rising Waters

The Ausable River ice cover at Ausable Chasm was relatively solid at 10:15 this morning as was the ice cover at Carpenter’s Flat Bridge and Ausable Point.  It’s 49 degrees at noon. Click here for video. 

New York State Police to deploy drones in north country

Source: Watertown Daily Times | New York State Police to deploy drones in north country

Future looks bright for locally-owned media – Sun Community News & Printing

Source: Future looks bright for locally-owned media – Sun Community News & Printing

Plattsburgh lawyers pen ‘no fault’ insurance guide – Sun Community News & Printing

Source: Plattsburgh lawyers pen ‘no fault’ insurance guide – Sun Community News & Printing

Flights from Plattsburgh to Washington coming soon | Local News | pressrepublican.com

Source: Flights from Plattsburgh to Washington coming soon | Local News | pressrepublican.com

Brooklyn assemblywoman indicted for fraud – Times Union

Source: Brooklyn assemblywoman indicted for fraud – Times Union

Assemblyman Jones secures funding and introduces legislation to combat substance abuse in the North Country

From the Office of Assemblyman Bill Jones Assemblyman Billy Jones (D-Chateaugay) announced he secured $20,000 for Champlain Valley Family Center for Drug Treatment and Youth Services, Inc. in support of its Substance Abuse Prevention and Recovery of Clinton County (SPARCC) program. Jones has also introduced legislation that would provide employers with a tax break for […]

Cold weather takes a bite out of fuel supplies across the Northeast | NCPR News

Source: Cold weather takes a bite out of fuel supplies across the Northeast | NCPR News

Trial Date Set

Peru – Michael James, charged in connection with the September 20th dog attack on Mrs. Loretta Timmons, appeared in front of Judge Lawrence Cabana in Peru Town Court on Tuesday, January 9, 2018. Judge Cabana denied earlier defense motions to dismiss the charges and set a trial date of May 2, 2018 at 9:30 a.m. […]

Plattsburgh’s $10M grant could mean the end of free downtown parking | NCPR News

Source: Plattsburgh’s $10M grant could mean the end of free downtown parking | NCPR News

When the winter is bitter cold, the North Country gets to work | NCPR News

Source: When the winter is bitter cold, the North Country gets to work | NCPR News

Community Dinner – Everyone Welcome! 

Peru – St. Augustine’s Knights of Columbus Council 7273 will host a community spaghetti dinner on Saturday, January 20th  at the St. Augustine’s Parish Center.  Enjoy “ALL YOU CAN EAT” regular & gluten-free spaghetti, salad, bread and a delicious dessert.  Served from 4:30 to 6:30 PM for only $7.50 per person, $2.50 for children 6 […]

The Northern Orchard Team

Back Row: Wayne Rabideau, Jim LaMont, Josh Irwin, Rick Hemingway, Sheila Ford, Cindi Mulbury, Al Mulbury, Butch Bell, Jesse Winch, Vinnie Mangieri, Jesse Mulbury. Middle Row: Sam Church, Yaovi Brown, John Hockenberger, Anna McKee, Charlene Ewald, Nichole Schultz, Julianne Hemingway, Deb Duval, Loretta LaPorte. Front Row: Melissa Rabideau, Christina Gallarza, Kayklem Spooner, Deb Bola, Terri […]

The Origin and Impact of the Adirondack Northway – – The Adirondack Almanack

Source: The Origin and Impact of the Adirondack Northway – – The Adirondack Almanack

GE to lay off 130 in Schenectady, Niskayuna – Times Union

Source: GE to lay off 130 in Schenectady, Niskayuna – Times Union

The North Country Mission of Hope has completed its move to Peru. Sister Debbie Blow outlines its latest news and needs. Happy New Year Everyone, I hope your celebrations and family gatherings over the past month were filled with lots of laughter, joy, hope, family and faith. Most of us are hunkered down, either due […]

Fallen trooper, Colonie native a ‘dedicated family man’ – Times Union

Source: Fallen trooper, Colonie native a ‘dedicated family man’ – Times Union

Media Note: New WPTZ Television Studio Proposed in Williston | Off Message

Source: Media Note: New WPTZ Television Studio Proposed in Williston | Off Message

Sullivan Park Ice Rink Surface Looks Good

Robbery Cases Adjourned For Further Action

Peru – The defendants charged with Robbery 2nd Degree in connection with the December 14, 2017 robbery in front of the Peru Dollar Store appeared in Peru Town Court on Tuesday, January 2. Judge James Kirby adjourned both cases for further action. Deshawn Williams was ordered to reappear in Peru Town Court on Tuesday, January […]

Macy’s to close Burlington location

Source: Macy’s to close Burlington location

Plattsburgh, Rutland Kmart stores slated to close

Source: Plattsburgh, Rutland Kmart stores slated to close

End of Year Town Business

The Peru Town Board held a brief meeting on Monday, December 29, 2017. Highlights included: Several end of year fund transfers. Acceptance of the resignation of longtime Zoning Board Member/Chairman Robin Bashaw. Appointment of Sean Lukas to the Zoning Board. Tabling of a financial software contract with Logics Solutions LLC. Approval of purchasing a new […]

VFW Post 309 January Events. Stop by, Have Fun and Enjoy!

What: “Just Jammin” When: Thursday, January 4, 2018 6 – 12p.m. Also the 11th, the 18th and 25th. Where: Peru Memorial VFW 710 Pleasant St, Rt 22B Peru, NY 12972 Details: A group of local musicians get together to “jam.” Listen, dance and/or join them. No cover charge. Items for a light supper available for […]

Cuomo rolls out State of the State agenda; North Country reacts – Sun Community News & Printing

Source: Cuomo rolls out State of the State agenda; North Country reacts – Sun Community News & Printing

Correction officer is charged – Sun Community News & Printing

Source: Correction officer is charged – Sun Community News & Printing

McBrayer Withdraws From Consideration For One-Year Appointment

As my term of town councilor in Peru ends, I would like to leave with some parting words. First, and foremost, congratulations need to be given to the new town supervisor, Brandy McDonald, who has my confidence in being able to lead our town; our newly elected town councilor, Mel Irwin, whom I would like […]

McBrayer Appointment Tabled

Peru – Public comments and potentially controversial agenda items are not normal town board organizational meeting agenda items. The Peru Town Board’s January 2, 2018 Organizational Meeting was different. Click here to view all the meeting.  The published agenda included a resolution to fill the vacant town board seat created when Brandy McDonald became town […]

Highlights of the December 26, 2017 Peru Town Board Meeting

The meeting was chaired by Deputy Supervisor Donald McBrayer. Supervisor Peter Glushko and Counselor Jim Douglass were excused. The Board approved a labor contract with the Highway Department employees. Contract negotiations with the CSEA were protracted and difficult. A fact-finder helped reach the agreement. Jackie Kelleher of the law firm Stafford, Pillar and Murnane represented […]

Happy New Year to all the Peru Gazette readers. If 2018 brings another volunteer writer/photography enthusiast, I believe the Peru Gazette could easily double its readerhship.

Vacant Board Seat Included in Organizational Meeting Agenda

AGENDA – TOWN BOARD ORGANIZATIONAL MEETING, JANUARY 2, 2018, 1:00 PM Call Meeting To Order Pledge of Allegiance Roll Call DISCUSSION/RESOLUTION: Establishment of 2018 Salaries for Elected Positions: DISCUSSION/RESOLUTION: Approval of 2018 Appointees. DISCUSSION/RESOLUTION: Establishment of 2018 Appointee Salaries and Frequency of Payments DISCUSSION/RESOLUTION: Establishment of Town Department Liaisons. DISCUSSION/RESOLUTION: Establishment of 2018 Regular Town Board Meeting Dates […]

An Address to the Good People of Peru

It has been my honor to work at the Peru Town hall for 11 years with 7 of those years as your Assessor. In that time I have reveled in your triumphs and shared in your losses. Peru has many great events that contribute to its sense of community like Applefest, John P Adams Turkey […]

Watertown Daily Times | New record low temperature set for Watertown; cold weather expected to remain for at least a week

Source: Watertown Daily Times | New record low temperature set for Watertown; cold weather expected to remain for at least a week

Company will pull mothballed rail tanker cars out of the Adirondacks | NCPR News

Source: Company will pull mothballed rail tanker cars out of the Adirondacks | NCPR News

Flynn to Serve Peru in a New Capacity

By John T. Ryan Peru – Sixteen-year Town Clerk/Tax Collector Kathy Flynn has accepted the position of manager of Apple Valley Senior Housing. The Peru Town Board accepted Flynn’s resignation at its December 26th meeting. Flynn will continue to serve the town until January 12th. Flynn said her decision wasn’t easy, especially after having been […]

You Can Prepay Your 2018 Land Taxes

The Town of Peru will be accepting prepayments for 2018 land tax, beginning on Friday December 29th at 9:00 AM- Noon, at the Peru Town Hall.   The amount due will also be available online Thursday, December 28th in the afternoon at http://egov.basgov.com/peru/   A USPS postmarked envelope in 2017, will be accepted, credited and […]

December 26th Town Board Meeting Video

Please note that this video is imperfect because of a camera technical issue. About 12 minutes of the meeting were omitted. The meeting highlights will be posted ASAP. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yiL0ZrjpgLw

SUNY Plattsburgh plans to cut seven jobs, including community engagement coordinator | NCPR News

Source: SUNY Plattsburgh plans to cut seven jobs, including community engagement coordinator | NCPR News

Merry Christmas to All Peru Gazette Readers

Two arrested in connection with Peru, Plattsburgh robberies

Source: Two arrested in connection with Peru, Plattsburgh robberies

CO injured at Clinton Correctional | Local News | pressrepublican.com

Source: CO injured at Clinton Correctional | Local News | pressrepublican.com

Police: 2 robberies connected | Local News | pressrepublican.com

Source: Police: 2 robberies connected | Local News | pressrepublican.com

Agenda – Peru Town Board Meeting of December 26, 2017

Call Meeting To Order at 7 p.m. Pledge of Allegiance Roll Call MOTION: Approval of Minutes for the December 11, 2017 Regular Board Meeting and the November 15, 2017 Special meeting.. Community Input DISCUSSION/RESOLUTION: Approve Purchase of New Water/Sewer Vehicle. DISCUSSION: Sullivan Park Grant Update. DISCUSSION: Planning Grant Award. DISCUSSION/RESOLUTION: Approve Logics Contract. DISCUSSION/RESOLUTION: Fund […]

Flowing Wells – NYS Dept. of Environmental Conservation

Source: Flowing Wells – NYS Dept. of Environmental Conservation

A good problem for Watertown – how to spend a $10 million revitalization grant | NCPR News

Source: A good problem for Watertown – how to spend a $10 million revitalization grant | NCPR News

Eye on the Arts – Sun Community News & Printing

Source: Eye on the Arts – Sun Community News & Printing

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