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An Opportunity for the Right Person

VISTA OPPORTUNITY – AmeriCorps VISTA Member (Volunteers in Service to America) United Way of the Adirondack Region, Inc. is seeking a dynamic individual with excellent communication skills, problem solving skills and ability to work effectively as part of a team and manage multiple projects. Preferred skills and qualifications: Education: Associate’s degree or higher Skills: Excellent […]

Peru Students Are Excelling in College

Spring 2017 Semester Presidential Scholars:  Clarkson University – Samantha Crosby, a senior majoring in communication and Nick Lawliss, a senior majoring in mechanical engineering Siena College – Michael Mills and Alyssa Murphy SUNY Canton – Jamie Vogt, a criminal investigation major SUNY Potsdam – Kali Dorey, a psychology major; Molly Lawliss, a childhood/early childhood education major; Matthew Nugent, a business economics major. […]

The North Country Has a New Eagle Scout

By John T. Ryan Peru – James Hilchey joined the Boy Scouts at age 12. Tonight, at age 18, he became an Eagle Scout in ceremonies conducted at St. Augustine’s Parish Center. The son of Jennifer Reyell-Cameron and Christopher Hilchey, James will be a senior at Saranac High School this fall. Peru Troop 8049 Scout […]

A Message from Town of Peru Democratic Party Chairman Brandy McDonald

“PLEASE SHARE !!!! Would love to hear from any registered Voter in the Town of Peru interested in Running this year !!! Calling (ALL) Voters of the Town of Peru 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 […]

A Favorite Stop Changes Hands

By John T. Ryan Peru – April 28, 2017 was the beginning of a new life adventure for Jeanne and Tim Arnold when they opened Sweet Treat as its new owners. As they commented on Facebook, “After a break of six years we are back. We can’t wait to see our old friends and meet […]

Home Opening Game – June 23rd 4:30 p.m. Chip Cummings Field

Red, White & Blue

Clinton County fire departments play a key role in every North Country For Flight. The giant flag brings chills down your spine.  

A Fitting Tribute

Peru Firefighter Jim McConnell with “The Beast” honoring the North Country Honor Flight this morning.

The North Country Salutes Its Vets

Homeland Security Honor Guard & Au Sable Valley School Superintendent Paul Savage There was a huge turnout of local residents this morning for the North Country Honor Flight Ceremony at the U.S. Oval. What a wonderful send-off for the deserving War War II and Korean War Era Veterans. Today’s Honor Flight Members George E. Bouyea […]

Knights Support the Peru Food Shelf

JCEO Peru Outreach Coordinator Betty Ero and St. Augustine’s Knights of Columbus Council 7273 Grand Knight Keith Kemp Peru – St. Augustine’s Knights of Columbus Council 7273 recently assisted the Peru JCEO Food Shelf by conducting a “40 Cans For Lent” program at St. Augustine’s Church. The knights asked parishioners to contribute food during the […]

A Great Idea Is Almost Realized

  A message from Town of Plattsburgh Supervisor Michael Cashman Early this year the Towns of Plattsburgh and Town of Schuyler Falls NY passed a joint resolution asking Senator Betty Little and Assemblyman D. Billy Jones to sponsor legislation to name the NYS RT 22B Morrisonville Bridge after North Country Legend Gordie Little. Senator Little […]

Tri-County ARTSMAP project is underway in Clinton, Essex, and Franklin Counties

The Strand Center for the Arts, in partnership with SUNY Plattsburgh, is conducting an Arts and Cultural Asset Mapping Project to create a web-based interactive map of the region’s artists, artisans and cultural organization. Information surveys are available at ARTSMAP.net. All individuals and organizations with arts and cultural activities in Clinton, Essex and Franklin Counties […]

Six Peru Political Positions Up For Election this Year

Peru – The terms of office for several of Peru’s elected officials come to an end this year. Over the next few weeks the Republican and Democratic parties will meet to either nominate incumbents or introduce new nominees to the political scene. The Democrats have announced that they will caucus on June 29th at 7. […]

A Welcome Addition to Peru

Eight members of Dunkin Donuts’ 20-person staff. L-R Syed I, Richie, Liz, Manager Deannie LaCroix King, Michelle, Patricia, Checole and Amanda. Continuing our posts of local business and institution staff members who make Peru a wonderful place to live, today the Peru Gazette highlights several Dunkin Donuts staff members. On November 1, 2016 Dunkin Donuts […]

Volunteers Needed in Peru and Chesterfield

DEC is Seeking Volunteers to Help Maintain Trails in Northeastern Adirondacks Do you enjoy recreating outdoors? Do you like working outdoors? If so, DEC is seeking volunteers to maintain trails in the towns of Peru and Black Brook in Clinton County and town of Chesterfield in Essex County. You can be part of a one-day […]

Credit Union Has Served Peru Since 1963

L-R Sarah Sherman, Nicole Prentiss, Manager Maggie Pope, Morgan Kowalowski, Dianne King. Over the next few weeks the Peru Gazette will be posting photos of people we encounter almost daily – the people who staff our local businesses and institutions. Their gracious smiles, courtesy and professionalism are very important in making Peru a great place […]

Owls Head Trail Closed on Weekends

Effective immediately the trail to the summit of Owls Head in the town of Keene in the Adirondacks is closed to public access and use on weekends. The trailhead and all but the last 0.1 mile of the trail are located on private lands. The large number of vehicles parked on the private road during […]

Revised June 21st Zoning Board Agenda

AGENDA – ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS WEDNESDAY, June 21, 2017 @ 7:00 PM TOWN OF PERU CALL MEETING TO ORDER PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE ROLL CALL APPROVAL of April 19, 2017 and May 17, 2017 minutes. OPEN FLOOR to public hearing APPLICATION: Area Variance: Z-2017-020 Shawn Agoney Area Variance – Modular 1060 Fuller Rd. Peru, NY 12972 […]

PERU, NY – A Great Place to Live

Back Row Standing L-R Jenn Laporte, Damie Durgan, Kayla Spear, Shelby Bourgeois, Louise Seymour, Shannen Glover, Caroline Duprey (Manager) Front Row: Jake Montefusco, Alex Wilson. Pamela Crowningshield. By John T. Ryan Peru – When interviewed for a January 2015 Peru Gazette lifetime achievement story, longtime Peru resident Jack Lawliss answered the question: What is the […]

Call for Artists for The Strand Center’s Annual Summer Members Show

PLATTSBURGH, NY – Bi-annually The Strand Center for the Arts presents exhibitions that showcase the talents of its members; the Holiday and Summer Members Shows. Members at any artistic level, from hobbyist to professional, are invited to submit works for these “Members Only” exhibitions. The Strand Center for the Arts Summer Members Show is open […]

Plattsburgh is Moving Ahead

Tom Hallack interview with Mayor Colin Read on Plattsburgh’s downtown development plans. Extremely interesting and informative. Plattsburgh’s development is important to us all. Hopefully, someday the town and city will be one entity. https://mountainlake.org/interview-edit/

Batter up!

By John T. Ryan Clouds and light rain didn’t keep a huge group of parents, grandparents and others from attending this morning’s Peru Youth Commission and Clinton County Opening Day Ceremonies at Laphams Mills Park. Clinton County Youth Bureau Recreation Director Molly Flynn and teams from neighboring communities are participating in today’s activities. Peru Youth […]

The 2016 Exhibition Series Launches with Penelope Clute’s “Explorations” at The Strand Center

PLATTSBURGH, NY – The Strand Center for the Arts is excited to host photographer Penelope Clute in the Main Gallery in June, 2017. Penelope, known locally as Penny, has been working with the Plattsburgh community for years, but in law rather than photography. Now in retirement, she has time to focus on exhibiting her amazing […]

Gallery Cooperative at The Strand Center for the Arts in June

PLATTSBURGH, NY – The Strand Center for the Arts is thrilled to announce the opening of its Gallery Cooperative in June 2017, with photographer Ron Nolland as the featured artist. This forthcoming exhibit, a First Weekends Art Walk Event, will take place in The Strand Center Community Gallery on Friday, June 2 and reception that […]

Downtown Rising Announces 2017 Season and New Location

PLATTSBURGH, NY – The Strand Center for the Arts (SCA) is proud to announce that we will be combing forces with Fledging Crow and the Wagar Brothers to present the Downtown Rising Series 2017 season at a new location at the Strand Center for the Arts. Downtown Rising is a food/music/art community event series taking […]

Source: National.Weather.Service 10:08am EDT, Wed May 31

STRONG TO LOCALLY SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS EXPECTED THIS AFTERNOON… SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS ARE EXPECTED TO DEVELOP FROM THE EASTERN ADIRONDACKS EAST INTO VERMONT THIS AFTERNOON AND EARLY EVENING. A FEW OF THE STORMS WILL LIKELY TREND STRONG TO POSSIBLY SEVERE. THE GREATEST THREAT OF SEVERE WEATHER WILL BE FROM 200 PM TO 700 PM WITH LARGE HAIL […]

Over $6 Million in Tax Refunds for the North Country

The Adirondack Region Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) Coalition recently completed a very successful income tax assistance program that proved extremely beneficial for many low to moderate income people throughout Clinton, Essex and Franklin Counties. Kathy Snow, Director of Development of the United Way of the Adirondack Region, Inc. and chairperson of the EITC Coalition, […]

Keenan Honors Fallen Heros

Legislator Peter Keenan represented the Clinton County Legislature at the Peru Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 309 Memorial Day Service. Click here to see and hear Mr. Keenan’s remarks. 

Peru Honors Those Who Died Defending Our Freedom

Peru – Several residents participated in today’s Memorial Day Service at Peru VFW Memorial Post 309. Post Commander Rick Cornish led the ceremonies. Members of the James P. O’Connor Composite Squad, Civil Air Patrol, posted Colors. Guest speakers included Clinton County Legislator Peter Keenan and Peru Town Councilman Donald McBrayer. Post Chaplain David Gordon led […]

A Special Guest

World War II and Korean War Veteran Curtis Banker was a special guest at the Memorial Day Service at Peru VFW Post 309. Today is his 93rd birthday. Brought up on a Peasleeville farm, Banker joined the U.S. Army at age 18 in 1942. He served until his retirement in 1963. An infantryman in WWII, […]

Variance Request Involving Mission of Hope Warehouse Scheduled for June 21st

AGENDA – Peru ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS, WEDNESDAY, June 21, 2017 @ 7:00 PM CALL MEETING TO ORDER PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE ROLL CALL APPROVAL of April 19, 2017 and May 17, 2017 minutes. OPEN FLOOR to public hearing APPLICATION: Use Variance: Z-2017-020 Shawn Agoney Use Variance – Modular 1060 Fuller Rd. Peru, NY 12972 Use Variance: Z-2017-021 […]

Proposals Requested to Redevelop Former Frontier Town Theme Park in Essex County

Redevelopment Proposals Are Due On Friday, July 28  Request for Proposals Available Here Empire State Development (ESD) this week issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) to redevelop a nearly 300 acre, former outdoor recreation facility in North Hudson, Essex County. The RFP follows Governor Andrew M. Cuomo’s Master Plan to establish a “Gateway to the […]

DEC and Paul Smith College Partner to Protect Adirondacks Against Aquatic Invasive Species

Aquatic Invasive Species Protection Includes Boat Stewards and Decontamination Stations to Protect Local Waterbodies New York State is expanding its partnership with Paul Smith College’s Adirondack Watershed Institute Stewardship Program to help prevent the spread of aquatic invasive species (AIS) throughout the Adirondack’s waterways through the strategic placement of boat stewards and decontamination stations, Department […]

Adirondack Farms Supporting Peru’s Youth

  By John T. Ryan Peru – Jake Swyers of Adirondack Farms was at the controls of a small loader this morning at Laphams Mills Park as Field #3 infield was being transformed from a grass to a clay surface. Peru Youth Commission Vice-Chair Jennifer Madore explained, “In May 2015, Adirondack Farms volunteered the men […]

Story on Courage of David Comfort of Peru/Schuyler Falls

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_pydA5Mj7xE  

2017 Peru Summer Concert Series Announced

JOIN US FOR 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, […]

SUNY Potsdam to Recognize Chad Allen and Patrick Nugent

POTSDAM, NY (05/17/2017)– The State University of New York at Potsdam will recognize more than 1,000 candidates for graduation during the College’s 2017 Commencement Ceremony on Saturday, May 20. The graduates include: Chad Allen of Peru, NY, who is set to graduate summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology. Matthew Nugent […]

Here’s a Great Place to go Today

The Rulfs Orchard Farmstand Grand Opening is underway. (Saturday, May 6th) Special drawings and activities underway. The store is open until 7 p.m. WOKO is present till 1 p.m. Adults and kids are having a great time and the Apple Blossom Florist is fully staffed! Click here for more Peru Gazette photos 

Do You Need Work Done Inside and/or Outside Your Home?

Do You have needed work inside or outside your home? Do you have a neighbor with needed projects. These young people have experience, they’re supervised and they’re READY to WORK! Catholic Heart Workcamp http://heartworkcamp.com is coming to Plattsburgh, the last week of June.  There will be 300 teens from across the north country as well as from […]

Last Knights’ Spaghetti Dinner this Year

Spaghetti Dinner – Everyone Welcome! Peru – St. Augustine’s Knights of Columbus Council 7273 will host a spaghetti dinner on Saturday, May 6th at the St. Augustine’s Parish Center. 4:30 to 6:30 PM. $7.50 per person, $2.50 for children 6 to 12, free for children 5 and under. Take-outs are available.

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, […]

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

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 […]

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. […]

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. 

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 […]

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

 

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 […]

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 […]

Rainbow Falls at Ausable Chasm Today – April 7, 2017

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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 […]

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 […]

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