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State Police Bring Criminal Charges

Peru – New York State Police brought Michael James to Peru Town Court Court in handcuffs this morning to face three criminal charges related to the October 20th dog attack on James’s neighbor Mrs. Loretta Timmons. James’ three dogs attacked Mrs. Timmons who suffered severe injuries. One of the dogs was euthanized the day after […]

Some of the Hardest Working People in Town

L-R Gale Sorrell, Claira Knightton, Lindsay Good, Victoria Mello-Cook, Juli Favreau, Jennifer Akey, Jami Duell, Brad McLaughlin. Peru – The McDonald’s managers are #18 is our Peru Gazette series featuring people who make Peru a wonderful place to live. If you want to see very hard working and courteous people McDonald’s is the place to […]

See Your Local Leaders at Work

AGENDA – TOWN BOARD REGULAR MEETING, October 23 @ 7:00 PM Call Meeting To Order Pledge of Allegiance Roll Call MOTION: Approval of Minutes for the October 10, 2017 Regular Board Meeting. Community Input DISCUSSION: Babbie’s Museum Presentation DISCUSSION: Tobacco Free Facilities. DISCUSSION/RESOLUTION: Fund Transfers. DISCUSSION/RESOLUTION: Close Out H-25 Capital Project Bank Account DISCUSSION: Water/Wastewater Grant Update. […]

Your Chance to Learn More About Alzheimer’s

Peru – Almost every family has been impacted Alzheimers disease and many people have questions about the disease. Beginning on November 6th, James Hardman of the Alzheimer’s Association will present four monthly informational programs at the Peru Community Church Fellowship Center. They will be conducted at 1 p.m. on the first Mondays of the month […]

Discovering His Family’s Deep Roots

By John T. Ryan Peru High School junior Alex Lawliss recently accompanied his grandfather John “Jack” Lawliss to the St. Alexander’s Catholic Cemetery in Morrisonville where he learned about his family’s deep North Country roots. Alex visited the graves of four ancestors: his great-great-great-great grandfather, great-great-great grandfather, great-great grandfather and great grandfather. Alex said, “I […]

Kanoza takes reins at Clinton County Health | Local News | pressrepublican.com

Source: Kanoza takes reins at Clinton County Health | Local News | pressrepublican.com

Town Supervisor Candidate Brandy McDonald Responds to Our Questions

1. Summarize your educational background, primary employment, your past community involvement and a little information about your family. My participation in our community started when I became a volunteer member on the Peru Town Youth Committee which I held for 6 years. I also volunteered for 8 years, as a coach for several of our […]

Town Supervisor Candidate Jim Langley Responds to Our Questions

1. Summarize your educational background, primary employment, your past community involvement and a little information about your family. Mount Assumption Institute (MAI) Graduate, College Canton ATC Degree in Banking, Insurance and Real Estate.  Insurance Agent since 1980, owner of Langley Insurance in Peru since 1990 to present. Former Peru Planning Board Member and Chairman, Clinton County […]

11th Annual Walk of Faith

Opening Ceremonies and the beginning of today’s 11th Annual Walk of Faith. Members of the Peru Community and St. Augustine’s Church communities joined together in a spirt of fellowship to support the North Country Mission of Hope, The Jamaica Project and the Red Bird Mission in Kentucky. It was windy, but the temperature was is […]

Best of Luck Bob, Jim and Melvin

By John T. Ryan It was a day of mixed emotions today at Irwin’s Maplegrand Farms as the farm’s outstanding 170 cattle were auctioned. Trucks and trailers with license plates reading New York, Vermont, Ohio, New Hampshire, Pennsylvania and Quebec parked in the nearby field. Click here for more Peru Gazette auction photos.  Click here for […]

Major Upgrade to a Peru Elementary School Playground

By John T. Ryan Peru – If you’ve driven by the Peru Elementary Schol playground on the sweeping Route 22B curve this week, you’ve undoubtedly noticed the many, many children enjoying the new, very large, playground apparatus. The Peru Parent Teachers Organization (PTO) and the school district are responsible for purchasing the improved equipment. PTO […]

Peru to Receive $1 million Plus NYS Grant

Governor  Cuomo announced that the Town of Peru has been awarded $1,006,081 for sewage system upgrades. The total project cost has been estimated at just over $4 million.  A new left/pump station to service the Buttonwood development is the highest priority item.  Click here for more grant details. Click here for an August 2016 Peru […]

Welcoming People in the Center of Our Community

By John T. Ryan The Peru Community Church’s Pastor Rev. Peggi Eller and Office Manager/Bookkeeper Amanda Corse are #18 in our Peru Gazette series of people who make Peru a wonderful place to live. Each day you’ll find them offering a warm welcome to people at the Fellowship Center. The Peru Community Church is affiliated […]

Tonight’s Town Board Agenda

AGENDA – TOWN BOARD REGULAR MEETING, October 10, 2017 7:00 PM, Call Meeting To Order Pledge of Allegiance Roll Call. MOTION: Approval of Minutes for the Town Board Regular Meeting of September 25, 2017 MOTION: Approval of Minutes for the Town Board Special Meeting of October 2, 2017 DISCUSSION/MOTION: Reports from all Departments: (Water/Sewer/Valcour; Highway; Town Clerk; Dog […]

Melvin Irwin Responds to Our Questions

Peru Gazette Questions for Town Board candidates. Three candidates are vying for two open positions.  1 Summarize your educational background, primary employment, your past community involvement and a little information about your family. 2 Why did you decide to run for office? 3 State one or more of your successes in life and how that experience will […]

Jim Douglass Responds to Our Questions

Peru Gazette Questions for Town Board candidates. Three candidates are vying for two open positions.  1 Summarize your educational background, primary employment, your past community involvement and a little information about your family. 2 Why did you decide to run for office? 3 State one or more of your successes in life and how that experience will […]

Marquet Moffett Responds to Our Questions

Peru Gazette Questions for the Town Board candidates.  Three candidates are vying for two open positions.  Summarize your educational background, primary employment, your past community involvement and a little information about your family. I earned a Master’s degree in Biochemistry from UVM and have been teaching chemistry at Saint Michael’s College for nine years. I organize […]

Be on Alert!!!

Facebook Post Just Made by Sister Debbie Blow: A post from a friend of ours:Last night in Peru at 8:15pm on the side road next to Sweet Treats, the following occurred…(adults/teens be careful). My friend was driving with her daughter. A man, 35-40 walking a yellow lab, pretended the dog was over powering him and […]

Congratulations to the Latest Hall of Fame Members

Honorees at last night’s PCS Athletic Hall of Fame Banquet. Ft. Row L-R Lynn Ezero Dwinell, Alison Spear, Back Row L-R Harry Duprey, Mike Oertel, Mike Rock. Thanks to Gary Edwards for the photo. Click here to read a previous story on their accomplishments. 

Rescuer: Dog-bite Victim is the Real Hero

Click here to read story on the lady who saved Mrs. Timmons when she was attacked. 

Here’s a Great Weekend Family Activity

Harvest Weekend October 7-8, 2017 109am-4pm 250 River Road, Peru, NY   12972   (518)643-8052   Sat. 1pm-4pm Suzanne & Shelby Moore bring their blind pup, Pepper and her book “Pepper Finds Her Way” for story time and book signing.   Sat/Sun – Mary Heald from Brooke Sylvan Spinners will be here to demonstrate flax […]

Peru School Board Regular Monthly Meeting October 10, 2017

Peru Central’s Board of Education launches its regular monthly meeting on Tuesday, October 10th at 6:15 PM at the school district’s Community Room, adjacent to the main entrance of Peru Jr/Sr High School.  It is anticipated that an executive session will take place immediately following the 6:15 PM start.  The school board is slated to […]

The Jamaican Apple Pickers of Upstate New York – NYTimes.com

Story about the Jamaicans at Forrence Orchards   Source: The Jamaican Apple Pickers of Upstate New York – NYTimes.com

Peru Central School District Selects New Superintendent

The Peru Central School District Board of Education has selected Mr. Thomas Palmer as its new Superintendent of Schools. Mr. Palmer will start his new position on Jan. 1, 2018. Mr. Palmer is currently the Superintendent of Schools in the Tri-Valley CSD in Grahamsville, NY, and has been in that position since 2008. He is […]

Sullivan Co. man tapped as new Peru School super | Local News | pressrepublican.com

Source: Sullivan Co. man tapped as new Peru School super | Local News | pressrepublican.com

Peru Woman Arrested for Inappropriate Contact with Inmate

Click here for a TV 5 News Story 

Mission of Hope Opens Peru Warehouse

Click here for a TV5 News Report 

Superintendent Appointment on Special Meeting Agenda

Peru Central School District’s Board of Education will hold a special meeting on Thursday, October 5th at 7:15 AM in the District’s Community Room, located in the Jr/Sr High School at 17 School Street. The anticipated topic is discussion of the appointment of a Superintendent of Schools. No other school board or school district business […]

2018 Town of Peru Budget Being Developed

The Town of Peru, has scheduled the following Budget Workshops for the 2018 Budget. The workshops are open to all. October 4, 2017 6:30 PM Water/Sewer/Valcour October 11, 2017 6:30 PM Highway October 26, 2017 6:30 PM General and Salaries October 30, 2017 6:30 PM If Necessary

The End of One Era and the Beginning of Another

By John T. Ryan Peru – October 14, 2017 will be a day of significant change for Bob, Jim and Melvin Irwin owners of Maplegrand Farm at 139 Jarvis Road. An auctioneer will sell the farm’s 170 cattle. A few days later when all the cattle are gone, the brothers will still be farmers, but […]

Seven Applications Before Planning Board

AGENDA – Planning Board, WEDNESDAY, October 11, 2017 @ 7:00 PM, TOWN OF PERU CALL MEETING TO ORDER PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE ROLL CALL APPROVAL of September 13, 2017 minutes. OPEN FLOOR to public hearing APPLICATIONS: 1. Site Plan Review with SEQR: P-2017-019 Robert Baggs Site Plan Review – Outside Wood Boiler 3003 State Rte. 9 Peru, NY 12972 […]

Timeline Photos of the Jarvis Rd. Bridge Construction From June 12 and September 12

Firefighters Honor Vets

Several of the North Country Firefighters and Ambulance Crews who honored the Honor Flight Veterans this morning. Peru’s Department was present and accounted for as always. Click here for more Peru Gazette Firefighter Photos 

Very Caring People Bring Joy to a Deserving Peru, NY Veteran

By John T. Ryan   Peru – Tears are shed at every U.S. Oval Honor Flight Ceremony, but tears were also shed on Bruce Drive in Peru today. Health challenges prevented Retired U.S. Air Force Master Sergeant Jack Harrsch from participating in today’s Honor Flight, but the Honor Flight came to him. Jack’s stepchildren Lloyd […]

Clinton County GOP sees leadership change – Sun Community News & Printing

Source: Clinton County GOP sees leadership change – Sun Community News & Printing

Highlights of the September 25, 2017 Peru Town Board Meeting

By John T. Ryan After a brief discussion the board decided to look into implementing a complete smoking ban on town property. Supervisor Glushko commented, “I think it’s a good idea especially with all the kids in our community. They need a good example.” Councilman Brandy McDonald commented, “Vaping is getting worse.” A Champlain Valley […]

Tentative Budget to be Presented

The Town of Peru,  Town Board has scheduled a Special Meeting for Monday, October 2, 2017 at 6:30 PM.  The purpose of the Special Meeting is for the Supervisor to receive the 2018 Tentative Budget from the Town Clerk.  The meeting will take place at the Town Hall. Kathleen Flynn Town of Peru Town Clerk

Peru woman in ICU after dog attack – Sun Community News & Printing

Yesterday Peru Town Justice James Kirby adjourned court action against Michael James until October 5, 2017 at 2 p.m. Citing the fact that people had shared information with him Judge Kirby said Judge Larry Cabana would be hearing the case. Source: Peru woman in ICU after dog attack – Sun Community News & Printing

Three Generations of Service

By John T. Ryan Wendy Brown Silverman and her husband Bob, co-owners of Peru Hardware, are #17 in our Peru Gazette series of people who make Peru a wonderful place to live. Their business is a Peru landmark dating to 1946. You never know what you’re going to find in its vast inventory. Wendy’s grandfather […]

Apple Country Cabinets Coming to Peru

By John T. Ryan Peru – Early next year a new business should be operating at the intersection of the Bear Swamp Road and Main Street. Well-known general contractor Leon Blair and his sons Casey and Andrew plan to open Apple Country Cabinets in the former Wilson Farms building. Leon Blair explained, “We’ll have a […]

A Letter of Thanks

September 24, 2017 Letter to Editor Dear Editor: Many sponsors and area businesses, organizations and friends of Scott supported the inaugural Coach Scott Woodward Memorial Duathlon on September 23rd in the Town of Peru. More than $3,000 was raised for Scott’s memorial scholarship at Peru Central School where annually three seniors who participate in track, cross-country […]

Peru Woman Suffers Serious Dog Bite Injuries

By John T. Ryan Peru – Lifelong Peru resident Loretta Timmons (80) is a patient at UVM Medical Center in Burlington. She is a victim of a horrific dog-biting incident at 3:45 Friday afternoon outside her 778 Union Road home. Mrs. Timmons was attacked as she checked her mail. Three dogs owned by Michael James […]

Singers Wanted

A message from John Stafford, a member of the Keeseville-Peru Ecumenical Choir. Yes, it is almost that time of year. Anyone thinking about joining the Peru / Keeseville Ecumenical Choir, the first rehearsal starts tomorrow Sunday Sept 24th 6:30pm at the United Methodist Church on Front St in Keeseville. It’d be great to have some […]

Highlights of the September 11, 2017 Peru Town Board Meeting:

L-R Back Row – Counselors James Langley, Brandy McDonald, James Douglass, Town Clerk/Tax Collector Kathy Flynn. L-R Front Row – Town Atty. Matt Favro, Supervisor Peter Glushko, Counselor/Deputy Supervisor Donald McBrayer Editor’s Correction: The gentleman speaking about the Jenkins Street drainage issue who was initially identified as Adam Sullivan was not Adam Sullivan. I am […]

Brief Agenda for Monday’s TB Meeting

AGENDA – TOWN BOARD REGULAR MEETING, September 25 @ 7:00 PM Call Meeting To Order Pledge of Allegiance Roll Call MOTION: Approval of Minutes for the September 11, 2017 Regular Board Meeting. Community Input DISCUSSION: Tobacco Free Facilities. DISCUSSION/RESOLUTION: Clinton County Assessment Services Contract. DISCUSSION/MOTION: Adjourn to Executive Session. DISCUSSION/MOTION: Return to Regular Session. DISCUSSION: Reducing ZBA […]

Town Considering Important Software Change

The Town of Peru, will be holding a workshop on Monday, September 25, 2017 at 6:00 PM.  The purpose of the workshop will be to view a new software system from Logics, LLC.  The workshop will take place at the Town Hall, with the regular meeting to follow. Kathleen Flynn Town of Peru Town Clerk […]

Peru Athletic Hall of Fame to Add Five New Members

  The Peru Athletic Hall of Fame newest members are: Mike Rock Class of 67, Harry Duprey 71, Alison Spear 83, Lynn “Ezero” Dwinell 86 and Mike Oertel 2003. The 2017 Hall of Fame banquet will be held on Saturday, October 7th at the Plattsburgh Moose Lodge, 90 Sharron Avenue. 6:00 social, and 7:00 dinner @ […]

Tremendous Turnout for Applefest Parade

Thanks to the participation of local schools, institutions, groups and many individuals the 2017 Applefest Parade was a great success. Click here to view more Peru Gazette parade photos.

A Growing & Successful Peru Business

L-R Jenna LaFountain, Michael Abair, Tim Sengenberger, Jonathon Kraus, Zachary Fleury, Kevin Compeau, Mike Contessa, Shawn Wallace, Eric Bever By John T. Ryan The staff at Champlain Valley Agronomics (CVA) is #16 in our Peru Gazette series featuring people who make Peru a wonderful place to live. They differ from almost all the other people […]

Applefest is Almost Here

Applefest preparations are underway at St. Augustine’s. Given the beautiful weather forecast, it should be a great Applefest. On Saturday, September 16th and Sunday, September 17th St. Augustine’s Parish will host the 40th Annual Applefest at the parish grounds, 3030 Main St. in Peru. Saturday’s parade begins at 11 a.m. at the Peru Elementary School […]

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

It’s not too late to register for Coach Scott Woodward’s “Just DU It” Memorial Duathlon 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 […]

Jarvis Road is Open for Traffic

By John T. Ryan Peru – Construction of a new Jarvis Road Bridge began on June 12th. Today, following an inspection by Clinton County Highway Superintendent Al Rascoe, the bridge was opened for traffic. A John Deer tractor driven by Tyler Irwin was the first vehicle to cross the bridge. New Century Construction of Watervliet […]

Primary elections coming up Tuesday | Local News | pressrepublican.com

Source: Primary elections coming up Tuesday | Local News | pressrepublican.com

Bridge Almost Complete

Personnel from subcontractor EMI Guide Rail of Schenectady, NY are installing the guide rails leading to the new Jarvis Road Bridge today. Listen to the vibrating pounder that drives the 7 ft. long galvanized steel posts about 4 feet into the earth. Yes, the operator does wear earplugs! New Century Construction of Watervliet is the […]

A Welcoming Faith Community

L-R Religious Education Director Janice Morse, Parish Secretary Rebecca Watkins, Pastor Rev. Alan Shnob, Bookkeeper Jackie Black. The St. Augustine’s & St. Patrick’s Parish staff is #15 in the Peru Gazette photo series featuring people who make Peru a wonderful place to live. Guided by Rev. Alan Shnob they do their best to assist parishioners […]

Monday’s Town Board Agenda

AGENDA – TOWN BOARD REGULAR MEETING September 11, 2017 7:00 PM Call Meeting To Order Pledge of Allegiance Roll Call Moment of Silence for 9/11 Remembrance. MOTION: Approval of Minutes for the Town Board Regular Meeting of August 28, 2017 DISCUSSION/MOTION: Reports from all Departments: (Water/Sewer/Valcour; Highway; Town Clerk; Dog Control; Youth Department; Code/Zoning; Supervisor’s Report; […]

A Bridge Building Professional

By John T. Ryan   Peru – Peru residents can take comfort in the fact that our new Jarvis Road bridge has been constructed under supervision of a seasoned professional. Chad Fancher, the bridge’s construction superintendent, has been building bridges for 30 years, the last 10 years as a superintendent. If Faucher has a question […]

TOPS Hosts Hurricane Relief Donation Drive

TOPS FRIENDLY MARKETS HOSTS HURRICANE RELIEF DONATION DRIVE What: Tops Markets will be hosting a Hurricane Relief Donation Drive across its four state footprint on Friday, September 8 and Saturday, September 9, 2017 to assist those affected by Hurricane Harvey, Hurricane Irma, and anticipated impact of Hurricane Jose. Cash donations will be accepted at all […]

Bridge On Target to Meet Goal

By John T. Ryan Bridge Construction Superintendent Chad Fancher had a broad smile today as he watched Noel J. Brunell personnel pave the approaches to the Jarvis Road Bridge. Obviously very proud of the structure, Fancher looked at the bridge and remarked, “It looks pretty good doesn’t it.” Fancher has good reason to be smiling. […]

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