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Cuomo OKs Buy American law; Canada irked – Times Union

Source: Cuomo OKs Buy American law; Canada irked – Times Union

52nd Anniversary Keeseville-Peru Ecumenical Choir Christmas Concert

The Keeseville-Peru Ecumenical Choir, September 17, 2017, St. Augustine’s Church, Peru, NY. Jeanette Woodruff Director, Steven Collier Accompanist, Stephen Woodruff Organist.  Below you will find links to all the songs. It was a great concert! Director Jeanette Woodruff, the accompanists and all the choir put their hearts and souls into making it a wonderful evening. […]

Search still on for Peru armed robber | Local News | pressrepublican.com

Source: Search still on for Peru armed robber | Local News | pressrepublican.com

Armed robbery reported in Peru | News | pressrepublican.com

Source: Armed robbery reported in Peru | News | pressrepublican.com

An Emotional Return to Peru, NY

By John T. Ryan Peru – When the Peru High School Class of 1962 celebrated its 55th Class Reunion in October 2017 it was easy to determine the classmate who had traveled the longest distance. Coriolano Brito accompanied by his wife Merilda traveled approximately 5,000 miles from Brazil. Coriolano, or “Cory” as he was known […]

Over $64 million in REDC Funding Awarded to North Country Projects

Assemblyman Billy Jones (D-Chateaugay) announced that the North Country will receive $64.9 million through awards provided by the North Country Regional Economic Development Council (REDC). “This state funding will help us continue moving forward as a region by strengthening our burgeoning tourism industry and improving our infrastructure,” said Jones. “The North Country will be able […]

Dog Bite Case Still Not Resolved

By John T. Ryan 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, December 12, 2017. The defense filed several motions that were referred to the Clinton County District Attorney. The next court date […]

Your Vote is Important

A side-note to our story yesterday on Peru’s low voter turnout in the November 2017 election. In Beekmantown a new town supervisor was elected by one vote. As in Peru, only 35% of Beekmantown’s registered voters cast ballots. One additional voter could have had a significant influence on the outcome.

A Message From the Peru Democratic Party

Join the Conversation Democrats have had good candidates running for our US House seat in the past few elections, but our candidates have fallen short of votes at the polls. We are hoping 2018 will be different. At this time, there are seven Democrats who have officially declared candidacy for next year’s election. At our most […]

Health Insurance Enrollment Has Been: AHI Offers Free Enrollment Assistance

[Glens Falls, NY] – Adirondack Health Institute is offering free enrollment assistance services to individuals, families and small business owners in seven North Country counties – Clinton, Essex, Franklin, Hamilton, Saratoga, Warren, and Washington. Open Enrollment for health insurance coverage through the NY State of Health Marketplace is underway and runs through January 31, 2018.  […]

Glushko Honored for Longtime Service to the People of Peru

December 11, 2017 – Town Supervisor Peter Glushko, who did not seek reelection, chaired his last town board meeting tonight. On behalf of the board Deputy Town Supervisor Donald McBrayer recalled Glushko’s successes 20 years serving the town, the first 12 years as a counselor then 8 years as town supervisor. Glushko was elected to […]

Playing a Vital Role in the Apple Industry

By John T. Ryan The Forrence Orchards packing and distribution staff is #26 in our Peru Gazette series featuring people who make Peru a wonderful place to live. These are the people who inspect, pack, sell and ship approximately 500,000 bushels of Forrence’s beautiful apples each year. At 40 pounds a bushel, that’s 20 million […]

How to Become an Angel

TD Bank Staff L-R Tammy Rawleigh, Youtha Forrest-Williams, Keri Bashaw, Heather Giuliano & Jesse Decosse. Stop by the TD Bank and find out how you can be an angel for a Peru High School student or family this Christmas. The TD Bank is assisting the National Honor Society and Student Council to make this a […]

Mexican consulate visits St. Lawrence County, talks dairy farm workers | NCPR News

Source: Mexican consulate visits St. Lawrence County, talks dairy farm workers | NCPR News

DEC Announces Plans For ‘Gateway To The Adirondacks’ Frontier Town Campground, Equestrian And Day Use Area

Public Information Meetings Planned for Dec. 11; Adirondack Park Agency Deems Permit Application Complete New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Basil Seggos today announced the release of plans for the Frontier Town Campground, Equestrian, and Day Use Area, a new, accessible, public campground proposed at the site of the former Frontier Town […]

Gov. Cuomo vetoes 20-year retirement option for sheriffs, corrections | News, Sports, Jobs – Adirondack Daily Enterprise

Source: Gov. Cuomo vetoes 20-year retirement option for sheriffs, corrections | News, Sports, Jobs – Adirondack Daily Enterprise

Upcoming Lake Placid Winter Sports Events – – The Adirondack Almanack

Source: Upcoming Lake Placid Winter Sports Events – – The Adirondack Almanack

Republic Steel mines in Mineville in the 1940s |

Amazing Photos Source: Republic Steel mines in Mineville in the 1940s |

Stefanik votes in favor of concealed-carry reciprocity – Sun Community News & Printing

Source: Stefanik votes in favor of concealed-carry reciprocity – Sun Community News & Printing

After reshaping the US (and Upstate NY) General Electric is in crisis | NCPR News

Source: After reshaping the US (and Upstate NY) General Electric is in crisis | NCPR News

New “Mobile Crisis Team” helps people through mental health emergencies | NCPR News

Source: New “Mobile Crisis Team” helps people through mental health emergencies | NCPR News

Plattsburgh hospital remains in lockdown; employees are still to come in for shifts | News | pressrepublican.com

Source: Plattsburgh hospital remains in lockdown; employees are still to come in for shifts | News | pressrepublican.com

Your Donation Will be Doubled

By John T. Ryan Peru – Residents, businesses and organizations have been given the opportunity to participate in upgrading the Sullivan Park ice rink into a dual use ice rink – basketball court venue. The Peru Town Board accepted a challenge from the New York State Healthy Neighborhoods Program to raise matching funds for the […]

Amish death reminder of buggy hazards on North Country roads | NCPR News

Source: Amish death reminder of buggy hazards on North Country roads | NCPR News

Assemblyman Jones’ Bill Codifying the Rural Health Council is Signed into Law

A message of the office of Assemblyman Bill Jones Assemblyman Billy Jones (D-Chateaugay) announced that legislation he authored to statutorily establish the state Department of Health rural health council was signed into law (Ch. 419 of 2017). The council advises the state health commissioner on the unique challenges facing rural health care in New York. […]

Massena to lose grocery, department stores in 2018 | NCPR News

Source: Massena to lose grocery, department stores in 2018 | NCPR News

Today’s Press Republican Editorial Has an Important Message

VIEWPOINT Local nursing homes need Santa help Staff at area nursing homes will do their best to make the holidays special for residents who live there. But without public help, it will hard to make sure everyone has something to open on Christmas. Some nursing-home residents have family members who will visit, brightening a day […]

An Inspiring Message from Sister Debbie of the North Country Mission of Hope

Good morning everyone, I would like to begin by welcoming a significant number of new readers to these mission news/notes. Just to bring all our readers up to speed, these news and notes are designed to share key weekly news regarding the Mission, giving key dates and events and usually ending with a “Thought for […]

Editorial: Invaluable service for local seniors | Opinion | pressrepublican.com

This editorial is very informative for anyone with Medicare questions.  Source: Editorial: Invaluable service for local seniors | Opinion | pressrepublican.com

Local family shattered by immigration crackdown – Sun Community News & Printing

Source: Local family shattered by immigration crackdown – Sun Community News & Printing

Canadian company expanding in Plattsburgh | Local News | pressrepublican.com

Source: Canadian company expanding in Plattsburgh | Local News | pressrepublican.com

Based on the novel by Lois Lowry, Jonas’ community prides itself on sameness. Yet when he is chosen to become the next Receiver of Memories, his world will be upended forever. What he learns will leave him questioning everything he has ever known. Presented in the Peru Jr/Sr High Auditorium on December 1st and 2nd […]

Canadian Pacific Holiday Train Arrives in Plattsburgh at 7:15 tonight.

Plattsburgh ​​Amtrak Station 2017-11-27 @ 7:15 PM 7:30 PM – 8:00 PM Performers – Jim Cuddy, Devin Cuddy and Kelly Prescott ​

Striving For the Personal Touch

Dr. Anne-Marie B. Spear, Mary Turgeon – Dental Assistant, Jaime Frenyea – Front Desk, Deb Rix – Dental Assistant, Kim Poirier – Hygienist By John T. Ryan The staff at Boule’/Spear Family Dentistry is #24 in our Peru Gazette series featuring people who make Peru a wonderful place to live. Asked to describe her dentistry […]

Devoted to Health and Personal Care

L-R Yolanda Agnew, Betty Furnia, Brooke Vaughn, Christina Vassar, Breanna Vance, Lindsey Ashline (Administrator),  Anita Sachs, Deb Hancock, Tina Parker, Jenny Blake, Pam Courtney, Colt Hicks & Tim Trayah. The Valehaven Home For Adults’ staff is #23 in the Peru Gazette series of people who make Peru a wonderful place to live.  They provide 24-hour, […]

Shop for Christmas Gifts and Enjoy a Hot Lunch

Peru—Fall Into Winter Craft Fair will be held at St. Augustine’s Parish Center, 3030 Main St., on Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017, from 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. Hot lunch, baked goods and basket raffles will also be available.

It’s Time to Register for the Turkey Trot

The Peru Lions Club will host it’s 40th Annual John P. Adams Memorial Turkey Trot on Thursday, November 23, 2017.  5K, 10K, and 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk start time is 8:45 AM at the Peru Elementary School. Online registration and full event details available at https://www.perulionsclubnewyork.org/turkeytrotregister Bib/Chip packet pick-up at Peru Elementary School cafeteria 4-7PM on Wednesday, […]

DEC Announces Summer Camp Registrations Open – – The Adirondack Almanack

Source: DEC Announces Summer Camp Registrations Open – – The Adirondack Almanack

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

PAFB Will Never be Forgotten

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

A Fun Place to Be

L-R Linda Baker (Owner), Crystal O’Jida-Blair and Cheryl Rock The New Impressions staff is #22 in the Peru Gazette’s photo series of people who make Peru a wonderful place to live.  Linda Baker opened her business at 6 Mason St. in Peru’s former post office building in 2003. She describes New Impressions as a family […]

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. 

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

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 […]

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