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2017 Peru Summer Concert Series Announced


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 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 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 […]


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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

Happy April Fools Day 2017

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 […]

DEC Seeks Volunteers to Monitor Streams and Rivers

‘WAVE’ Project Connects New Yorkers with Health of Rivers and Streams and Hands-on Training WAVE Volunteer Training Starts in May at Multiple Locations Including Plattsburgh & Willsboro  The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) announced today that DEC is actively recruiting volunteers for the 2017 summer sampling season to conduct water quality assessments […]

Former Town Court Office Transformed

Peru – A Town Hall room once occupied by Peru’s two town justices, two secretaries and court records has been transformed into a room suitable for board executive sessions, conferences and employee breaks. Executive sessions had been held in the small town supervisor’s office. Supervisor Peter Glushko said the work was done by Water/Sewer/Parks Department […]

Environmental Health Recognition

From the Office of the Superintendent of Peru Central School Peru Central School District recently received Recognition for Excellence in Environmental Health through The ChildSafe School NYS Certificate Program. ChildSafe Schools in New York State address health and safety needs, with school policies and practices that ensure reduced exposures and will lead to improved environmental […]

Workshop, Poetry Reading and Book Signing Friday

Celebrate St. Patrick’s this Saturday

From the Office State Senator Betty Little

LITTLE, SENATE COLLEAGUES ADVANCE BUDGET PROCESS Propose tax relief, increased school aid and clean water funds Senator Betty Little today voted in favor of a budget resolution that outlines the State Senate’s response to Governor Andrew Cuomo’s executive budget and keeps the Legislature on course for adoption of an on-time budget. The Senate proposal calls […]

PCS Closed Wednesday

A message from the Peru Central School District Office: Peru Central School District will be CLOSED on Wednesday, March 15th. Thank you.

At the United Way of the Adirondack Region, Inc. Annual Meeting and Recognition Dinner on Saturday, March 4th, 2017, Bruce & Marge Garcia, were the recipients of the 33rd Annual Dorothy & Alan Booth Distinguished Citizen Award. John Bernardi, CEO of United Way of the Adirondack Region, Inc. said, “Bruce and Marge are outstanding people. […]

Your Chance to Help a Neighbor

Peru – On Saturday, March 11th Peru and North Country residents will have the opportunity to assist former Peru Fire Chief Bill Downs who is battling Non Hodgkin lymphoma. Bill’s cancer was in remission until January when an aggressive lymphoma was discovered. He is currently undergoing chemotherapy and when that’s complete he will undergo stem […]

A message from the Adirondack Anglers

Next Wednesday 3/15/17 we will have our Cast-Off Meeting for 2017. All interested youth anglers within the Adirondack Region are welcome to attend. The meeting is at the Peru Town Hall, basement level, 5:30-700pm. Administrative opportunities are available within the club for area youth interested in learning more about Marketing, Advertising, Sponsorship, and Fund Raising. […]

Projects and Volunteers Needed

DEC Statewide Forest Ranger Highlights

Forest Ranger Actions for 2/26 – 3/5/17 Recent missions carried out by DEC Forest Rangers include: Town of Coxsackie Greene County Recovery: On Feb. 26 at 6:33 p.m., Lt. Kevin Beiter was alerted that a human skull was found in the Vosburgh Swamp Wildlife Management Area in Coxsackie, just off of Four Mile Point Road. […]

DEC Announces 2016 is Safest Year for New York Hunters

Despite Four Fatalities, DEC Records Lowest Number of Hunting-Related Shooting Incidents on Record The State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) announced today that the 2016 hunting season in New York had only 13 hunting-related shooting incidents, the lowest number on record since DEC began compiling hunting-related shooting statistics in 1958. “Hunting is a proud tradition […]

The Strand Center for the Arts Call for Student Artists for High School/Middle School Exhibition in April

The Strand Center for the Arts is excited to host its Annual High School & Middle School Exhibition this April and is looking for student artists. This year’s exhibition will be held at The Strand Center Main Gallery at 23 Brinkerhoff Street in Plattsburgh. The exhibition will open on April 7 and run through April […]

Former Peru Resident’s War Service Featured in Florida Newspaper

Click here for story on Duane Waterman’s Life and Military Service  Thank you to Maureen McMurty for making The Peru Gazette aware of this story.

Several Issues Addressed at Monday’s Town Board Meeting

By John T. Ryan Monday, February 27, 2017 Peru Town Board meeting highlights included: a highway exchange agreement, equipment purchases and potential background checks for youth commission coaches. The meeting began with a moment of silence as a sign of respect for former town tax assessor Alan Brault who passed away on February 26th. The […]

Register Now for the United Way Olympian Celebrity Golf Tournament!

United Way of the Adirondack Region, Inc. is planning our 17th Annual Olympian Celebrity Golf Classic and we would like you to be a part of the day-long festivities. The event will be held on Thursday, June 8, 2017. This year the tournament will be at the Lake Placid Club, 88 Morningside Drive in Lake […]

High Pressure Energy Sales in Progress In Peru

BEWARE Peru and possibly regional electric and gas users. A VERY high pressure representative of Just Energy, an Energy Service Company (ESCO), is in town trying to sign people up to very high fixed green energy electric and gas rates. Personal opinion: DO NOT sign-up without extensive research. I called the NYS Public Service Commission. They […]

Assemblyman Jones Co-Sponsored Legislation to Fix STAR Program Passes Assembly

Assemblyman Billy Jones (D-Chateaugay) announced that legislation he co-sponsored, to reform the state’s School Tax Relief (STAR) program to fix changes made in last years’ budget and remove barriers to prompt tax relief (A.5969) has passed the assembly. “The changes made last year hurt middle-class families the most,” said Jones. “Homeowners in the North Country […]

Chazy River Near Champlain on Sunday

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Fishing Champs Going to National Finals

Close-up View of Ausable Chasm on Sunday, Feb. 26th

Coyotes In and Around Peru

By John T. Ryan Peru – Oftentimes the most interesting part of a Peru Town Board meeting comes up under “Other Business” when Counselor Brandy McDonald reports on what’s going on in and about town. At the Monday, February 13th meeting his subject was coyotes. McDonald reported that about seventy coyotes have been shot in […]

DiNapoli Report Highlights Regional Education Trends

New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli issued a report today detailing regional trends in education funding, enrollment and conditions across the state. The report analyzes school district financial and demographic information from nine separate regions outside of New York City. “Investments in New York’s public schools are vital at both the state and local […]

Meet 1st Announced Democrat Candidate for Our Congressional Seat

Meet and Greet Candidate 21st Congressional District  Patrick Nelson A Message from the Peru Democratic Party On Sunday March 5th from 5-7pm there will be a Meet and Greet for Democratic Congressional 21st District, Candidate “Patrick Nelson”. Location will be at Cheryl Lussier’s home located at 19 Lakeside Court in Plattsburgh. All are invited to […]

43 Companies Commit to Creating 640 New Jobs

Empire State Development today announced that 43 businesses will expand in or locate to New York State, partnering with colleges and universities to spur economic growth across the state. These 43 businesses have committed to create more than 640 new jobs and invest more than $15 million statewide. “From life sciences to advanced manufacturing, industrial […]

Eric Reinemann’s “Phases 2009-2016” Exhibit in the Main Gallery at The Strand Center for the Arts

PLATTSBURGH, NY – The Strand Center for the Arts is delighted to host artist Eric Reinemann in the Main Gallery in March, 2017. This upcoming exhibit, “Phases 2009-2016,” will open in The Strand Center Main Gallery on Friday, March 3; an opening reception that is free and open to the public will be held from […]

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