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Can New York’s rural schools survive growing poverty and population loss? – Times Union

Source: Can New York’s rural schools survive growing poverty and population loss? – Times Union

518 Area Code Overlay to Start August 19 – Story

Source: 518 Area Code Overlay to Start August 19 – Story

DEC Announces State Hunting and Trapping Education Courses are Gearing up

Training in Safe Handling of Firearms and Hunting Required before Purchasing a Hunting License New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Basil Seggos today reminded all new hunters and trappers planning to go afield this season must first complete a mandatory hunter, bowhunter, or trapper education course before obtaining the appropriate sporting license […]

Tuition rates up at Clinton Community College – Sun Community News & Printing

Source: Tuition rates up at Clinton Community College – Sun Community News & Printing

When a Sign Can Save a Loved One’s Life

Peru – If your child or anyone in your home is facing a medical emergency, you undoubtedly expect a rapid response from rescue personnel. Unfortunately, many Peru homeowners do not properly identify their homes, a failure that could result in loss of life. Peru’s fire and ambulance personnel have been delayed in arriving at several […]

Wood Pellet Biomass Boiler Project at Essex County State Office Complex

Renewable Energy System Will Heat Three State Agency Office Buildings in the North Country Project Helps Meet Governor Cuomo’s Goal to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions 40 Percent by 2030 The New York Power Authority (NYPA), Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC), New York State Police, and Adirondack Park Agency (APA) today announced the start of construction […]

A North Country Landmark

L-R Field Manager Richard Howard, Bakery Manager Riley Wilkins, Business Manager Shannon Rulfs, Office Manager Amanda Rulfs Whisher, Founder Bob Rulfs, Retail Manager Linda Hatch, Cashier Abbie Barber, Greenhouse/Produce Manager Jordan Bever Peru – Rulfs Orchard is #11 in our Peru Gazette series featuring the people who make Peru a great place to live. Opened […]

Frontier Town proposal deadline is moved back – Times Union

Source: Frontier Town proposal deadline is moved back – Times Union

Adirondack mountains were “the playground” for new FBI director | NCPR News

Source: Adirondack mountains were “the playground” for new FBI director | NCPR News

Youth Swim Program Begins Sept. 9 in Memorial Hall Pool

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (Aug. 4, 2017) — SUNY Plattsburgh will offer its Saturday morning Youth Learn to Swim program beginning Sept. 9 in Memorial Hall Pool. The eight-week program is structured to improve swimming skills of children to make them safe in and around the water. Each session is 45 minutes. To enroll, children must be […]

City Recreation future debated | Local News | pressrepublican.com

Source: City Recreation future debated | Local News | pressrepublican.com

Plattsburgh Brewfest returns for third year – Sun Community News & Printing

Source: Plattsburgh Brewfest returns for third year – Sun Community News & Printing

DEC Announces Improvements at Meacham Lake Campground in Northern Adirondacks

Improvements Include New ADA Accessible Boat Launch, Parking Area and Green Infrastructure Features The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) today announced improvements to the Meacham Lake Campground in the Adirondack town of Duane, Franklin County, under the State’s Adventure NY initiative to connect more New Yorkers with nature. The improvements, supported by […]

For New York dairy’s undocumented immigrant problem, some band aids but little reform | NCPR News

Source: For New York dairy’s undocumented immigrant problem, some band aids but little reform | NCPR News

How many jobs does $8B in economic development spending actually buy? | NCPR News

Source: How many jobs does $8B in economic development spending actually buy? | NCPR News

Strictly Business – Where good things grow

Feature story on Francisco and Karen Gruendling Bouchard-Braun Source: Strictly Business – Where good things grow

It’s All in a Mind’s Eye

  By John T. Ryan Peru – The sign outside Richard Arnold’s Dashnaw Road shop reads “Peru Welding,” but the business’ compete name is Peru Welding and Machine and for good reason. Beginning in 1978, Arnold has been manufacturing a variety of machines ranging from wood boilers to hydraulic corral gates and bridge components. For […]

Striving to Serve a Wide Range of Needs

L-R CFA President Clark Forster, Property and Casualty Manager Gloria Henaghan, Chief Operating Officer Alex Forster, Administrative Executive Assistant Dominique Dragon and Administrative Assistant Rebecca Banker-Godfrey Peru – The CFA Insurance Agency Inc. is #10 in our Peru Gazette series featuring the people who make Peru a great place to live. CFA has been doing […]

City eyes makeover for train station – Sun Community News & Printing

Source: City eyes makeover for train station – Sun Community News & Printing

County considering PLA for airport work | Local News | pressrepublican.com

Source: County considering PLA for airport work | Local News | pressrepublican.com

Coach Scott Woodward’s Memorial Duathlon Scheduled for September 23rd

Coach Woodward’s “Just DU It” Memorial Duathlon has been scheduled for Saturday, September 23rd at 9:00 am at the Lapham Mills Recreation Park in Peru, NY. The duathlon will begin with a 2.5 mile run, followed by a 12 mile bike ride, and concludes with an additional 2.5 mile run. There is both an individual […]

City Council abolishes 4 departments | Local News | pressrepublican.com

Source: City Council abolishes 4 departments | Local News | pressrepublican.com

Mission of Hope needs helpers for building project | Local News | pressrepublican.com

Source: Mission of Hope needs helpers for building project | Local News | pressrepublican.com

Jones Authored Bill Becomes Law

From the Office of Assemblyman Bill Jones Assemblyman Billy Jones (D-Chateaugay) announced that a bill he authored making it easier for kids to protect themselves from insect bites while at camp has been signed into law (Ch. 163 of 2017). The new law allows children attending overnight camp, summer day camp and traveling summer day […]

Bridge Progress Continues

Jarvis Road Bridge’s prestressed concrete beams are being installed today. The four 70 ft. beams each weigh 74,000 pounds. The cement encloses several steel rods. Thanks to the Peru Gazette reader who let us know about the presence of the huge crane.

Learning and Fun for People of All Ages

  2017 Hay & Grain Harvest/Antique Tractor Weekend at Babbie Rural & Farm Learning Museum August 19-20, 2017 from 10:00am to 4:00pm at 250 River Road, Peru, NY   12972. (518) 643-8052   www.babbiemuseum.org Ongoing demonstrations include harvesting of hay and grain with antique farming equipment; the blacksmith shop and granary; soap making; spinning of flax into linen. Have the […]

Peru Agriculture Industry Continues to Grow

By John T. Ryan Peru -Motorists heading north on I-87 over the past several days may have noticed the large barn under construction at the Remillard Farm; it is large at 252 ft x110 ft.. The clear span pole barn is an extension of a barn constructed in 2006 giving the Remillards much more for […]

Mohawk Ironworkers Celebrated

Au Sable Forks – Tahawus Center in association with the Hollywood Theater, proudly present episodes 
from the new “Mohawk Ironworkers” documentary. This remarkable film celebrates the steely determination of the Mohawk ironworkers of Kahnawake, Akwesasne and Six Nations, who are said to be “the best ironworkers on the planet.” “Mohawk Ironworkers” was produced by Paul […]

DEC Seeks Participants for Summer Wild Turkey Survey

Citizen Scientists Help DEC Gauge Turkey Population New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Basil Seggos today encouraged New Yorkers to participate in a survey for wild turkeys and help state biologists better understand this iconic bird. “Citizen science efforts like the Summer Turkey Sighting Survey provide our wildlife managers with invaluable data […]

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. […]

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

Republicans Nominate Langley for Town Supervisor

By John T. Ryan Peru – Peru’s Republicans caucused on Thursday, July 13th and emerged with an unexpected candidate for the office of town supervisor. About one week ago current town supervisor Peter Glushko withdrew his letter of intent to seek reelection to the office. At Thursday’s caucus the majority of the 35 Republicans present […]

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

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

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

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

Jones Offers Summer Reading Challenge 

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

The Strand Center for the Arts Framing Studio Grand Opening and Open House

The Strand Center for the Arts is excited to announce the opening of our Professional Framing Studio on July 19, 2017, located on the Second Floor of the Main Building at 23 Brinkerhoff Street in downtown Plattsburgh, NY. Simply take the elevator to the left of the main entrance up to the Second Floor and […]

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 […]

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

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. […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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, […]

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

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