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It’s Not Too Late!

Many people are dropping off gifts today at the TD Bank in Peru. The bank is assisting the Peru Central School Student Council and National Honor Society in collecting gifts for several families in need. Many monetary donations have also been made. Gifts and donations will be accepted until the close of business (5 p.m.) […]

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

Advent and Christmas at the Peru Community Church

The Peru Community Church invites all to celebrate the coming of Christmas through worship and fellowship.   Our theme this year is “Coming Home”.   Worship and Sunday school for ages pre-school through pre-teen are held in the stone building at the corner of Elm and Pleasant Streets in Peru, at the intersection of Routes 22 and […]

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 […]

It’s Not Too Late to Help

Peru – There still many opportunities to assist 8 families with 20 children all of whom attend the Peru Central School. The TD Bank is assisting the National Honor Society and the Student Council in soliciting gifts. Everyone is invited to stop by the bank and take a gift tag. Gifts and monetary donations must […]

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 […]

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 […]

Only 35% of Peru’s Registered Voters Exercised Their Right to Vote

By John T. Ryan Peru – Compared to the 2015 off-year election, Peru voters turned out in larger, but still disappointing numbers in 2017. Only 35% of Peru’s 4,552 registered voters cast ballots. Of the two major parties, 41% of Peru’s 1,711 registered Republicans cast ballots while 36% of the 1,394 registered Democrats voted. The […]

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 […]

Town Board Meeting Meeting on Monday

AGENDA TOWN BOARD REGULAR MEETING December 11, 2017 7:00 PM Call Meeting To Order Pledge of Allegiance Roll Call. MOTION: Approval of Minutes for the Town Board Regular Meeting of November 27, 2017 DISCUSSION/MOTION: Reports from all Departments: (Water/Sewer/Valcour; Highway; Town Clerk; Dog Control; Youth Department; Code/Zoning; Supervisor’s Report; Court; Website; and Banking Reports) Community […]

Peru School Board Regular Monthly Meeting December 12, 2017

Peru Central’s Board of Education launches its regular monthly meeting on Tuesday, December 12th at 6:00 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 6:00 PM start, and that the school board will […]

Down-Home Food and Service at its Best

Here’s the very friendly Green Acres staff L-R Paul Drake, Danyel Lawrence, Donna Rowley & Cathy Gray The Green Acres Restaurant staff is #25 in our Peru Gazette photo series featuring people who make Peru a wonderful place to live. Green Acres is famous for its down-home cooking, daily specials, hearty breakfasts and lunches. It’s […]

The Christmas Season Begins

Photos – Jessica Lagree and baby Avery, Town Supervisor Peter Glushko and his wife Karen. Pete will complete his term of office on December 31st.  Lighting the tree was one of his last official duties. Thank you to Joanne Kennedy for the photos of tonight’s activities at the Little Ausable River Park Gazebo.  Joanne said […]

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 […]

Peru Fire Department Facebook Message

Tomorrow night (Friday) we will be bring Santa to the Gazebo after the Christmas tree lighting around 6:45-7:00. We will then kick of our Christmas parade! We will be traveling around the Village of Peru for a little bit after dropping off Santa. We will start our routes next week traveling around on Monday, Wednesday […]

Planning Board to Consider Four Applications

AGENDA – Planning Board, WEDNESDAY, December 13, 2017 @ 7:00 PM, TOWN OF PERU CALL MEETING TO ORDER PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE ROLL CALL APPROVAL of October 11, 2017 minutes. OPEN FLOOR to public hearing APPLICATIONS: 1. Merge with SEQR: P-2017-026 Joan Agoney Merge 111 Reservoir Rd. Peru, NY 12972 2. Merge with SEQR: P-2017-027 Paul Irwin Merge 150 […]

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 […]

Zoning Board Leaders to be Elected

AGENDA – ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS, WEDNESDAY, December 20, 2017 @ 7:00 PM TOWN OF PERU CALL MEETING TO ORDER PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE ROLL CALL APPROVAL of September 20, 2017 minutes OPEN FLOOR to public hearing APPLICATION: ANY FURTHER BUSINESS: Election of Board Members Chairperson Vice Chairperson Reappointment of Timothy St. Pierre for another 7 year term. […]

Police seek help in solving Peru cold case murder – Sun Community News & Printing

Source: Police seek help in solving Peru cold case murder – Sun Community News & Printing

Town to Change Software Providers

Highlights of the Peru Town Board meeting of November 27, 2017 The Board voted to enter into an 8-year software contract with Logics Solutions LLC. The Logics’ software will replace the software the town has been using for the past 9-10 years. Deteriorating KVS software support has been the issue. The software is used for […]

2018 Organizational Meeting Scheduled

The Town of Peru, Town Board has scheduled their Organizational Meeting for 2018 for Tuesday, January 2, 2018 at 1:00 PM.  The Meeting will take place at the Peru Town Hall. Kathleen Flynn Town Clerk Town of Peru

Town Christmas Tree Lighting December 1st

Outgoing Town Supervisor Peter Glushko and his wife Karen will have the honor of lighting the Town Christmas Tree at 6:45 p.m. on Friday, December 1, 2017 at the Little Ausable River Park Gazebo. The Peru Fire Department will transport Santa Claus to the Community Church Fellowship Center following the tree lighting.  Everyone is invited […]

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 […]

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 […]

Town Board Agenda

AGENDA – TOWN BOARD REGULAR MEETING, November 27 @ 7:00 PM Call Meeting To Order Pledge of Allegiance Roll Call MOTION: Approval of Minutes for the November 13, 2017 Regular Board Meeting and the November 15, 2017 Special meeting. Community Input DISCUSSION/MOTION: Schedule 2018 Organizational Meeting. DISCUSSION: Town IT Update. DISCUSSION: County Computer Sale. DISCUSSION/RESOLUTION: Road Name […]

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.

A Time to Give Thanks

Peru – The Peru Community Church invites everyone to a Community Thanksgiving Service to be held on Tuesday, November 21st at 6:30 p.m. All are welcome!

Ski Club Registration December 10th

The Peru Ski Club will be holding a registration on December 10th from 6pm to 7pm at the Peru Town Hall, downstairs. – Participants must bring a birth certificate. – The child participating must be present – Payment in full is required at registration. – This program is Non-refundable once payment is made. More info […]

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, […]

2018 Town Budget Passes

By John T. Ryan November 15, 2017 – The Peru Town Board unanimously approved the town’s 2018 budget at tonight’s Special meeting. The budget did not include the resolution proposed by Supervisor-elect Brandy McDonald at the board’s November 13th meeting. That resolution would have lowered the supervisor’s salary by $3,690 and raised the deputy supervisor’s […]

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 […]

Supervisor-elect McDonald Proposes Major Changes in Town Hall Coverage

By John T. Ryan Peru – Based on Supervisor-elect Brandy McDonald’s statements at the Monday, November 13, 2017 town board meeting, Peru residents will not find McDonald at his town hall desk until about 4 p.m. most weekdays. McDonald said that he completes his full-time job daily at 3:30 p.m. and will report to the […]

Special Town Board Meeting Wednesday

The Town of Peru will be holding a Special Meeting on Wednesday, November 15, 2017 at 7:00 PM.  The purpose of the Special Meeting will be to accept the final budget for 2018. Kathleen Flynn Town Clerk Town of Peru

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 […]

Agenda Peru Town Board Meeting of November 13, 2017 @ 7:00 PM

Call Meeting To Order Pledge of Allegiance Roll Call. MOTION: Approval of Minutes for the Town Board Special Meeting of October 30, 2017 and the Town Board Regular Meeting of October 23, 2017 DISCUSSION/MOTION: Reports from all Departments: (Water/Sewer/Valcour; Highway; Town Clerk; Dog Control; Youth Department; Code/Zoning; Supervisor’s Report; Court; Website; and Banking Reports) Community […]

Peru School Board Regular Monthly Meeting November 14, 2017

Peru Central’s Board of Education launches its regular monthly meeting on Tuesday, November 14th at 6:45 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 6:45 PM start.  The school board is slated to […]

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

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.  […]

Please Make Time to Cast Your Ballot Tuesday – It’s a Right and a Responsibility

By John T. Ryan On Tuesday, November 7th Peru voters will have the opportunity to chose their town leaders for the next four years. This is a so-called off-year election: nevertheless, it’s a very important election. The voters’ choices may determine the future of Peru.  PERU Sample Ballot The proposals for a Constitutional Convention and […]

A Regional Favorite

L-R Jerry Johnson chef/owner, Joe Hack, Robyn Lewis, Josh Martin front of the house manager, Sonia Passino, Lauren Prue office manager, Penny Defayette, Kyle O’kusky, Julia Lemieux, Shoben Runyan, David Hamilton chef/owner, Cameron Diman.  The staff at Pasquales Restaurant, 2931 Main Street in Peru is #21 in the Peru Gazette’s photo series of people who make […]

Knights Bring Coats to Peru’s Kids 

Photo L-R Peru K-2 School Nurse Kathy Bedard, K-2 Principal Michelle Rawson, St. Augustine’s Knights of Columbus Council 7273 Deputy Grand Knight Robert Manchester. By John T. Ryan Peru – On Thursday, November 2nd, St. Augustine’s Knights of Columbus Council 7273 Deputy Grand Knight Robert Manchester presented twenty-four new children’s winter jackets to K-2 Principal […]

Town Supervisor Candidates Respond to a Follow-Up Question

By John T. Ryan Peru – A few weeks ago the Peru Gazette asked the candidates for town council and town supervisor to respond to several questions. They all responded and we thank them for their willingness to inform voters. In light of Letters to the Editor published in the Press Republican and rumors circulating […]

Babbie Museum – A Hands-On Successful Experience

By John T. Ryan Peru – Babbie Museum Volunteer Carol Rock presented an uplifting museum report to the Peru Town Board at its October 23rd meeting. Over the museum’s 83 days of operation in 2017 it entertained about 2,000 visitors. It enjoys the support from almost 50 local sponsors/donors and visitors give the museum 4.8 […]

Reviewing Computer System Operations

The Town of Peru, Town Board has schedule a workshop to be held on Monday, November 20, 2017 from 6:30 – 8:30.  The purpose of the Workshop is discuss the Town Computer System.

Your Chance to Comment on Peru’s 2018 Budget

The Town Of Peru, Town Board will be holding a Public Hearing on the 2018 Preliminary Budget on Thursday November 9, 2017 at 7:00 PM, at The Peru Town Hall. The proposed schedule of salaries for elected Town Officials are as follows: Supervisor:                              $24,600.00 Town Clerk/Tax Collector      $24,897.00 Highway Superintendent        $57,509.00 Town Board    (4)                    $  […]

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