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Peru Fire Department Open House & Recruitment Day

Do you want to give back to your community? Do you live in the Peru Fire district? Come to our Open house-recruitment day April 29th from 10-2pm! See what we do, ask any questions you may have, fill out an application. Meet Herman from The Moose 97.9. We will have a Bouncy House for the […]

Public Hearing Scheduled for Procedural Changes in Dog Law

The Town of Peru, Town Board has scheduled a Public Hearing at 6:45 PM on Monday May 8, 2017.  The purpose of the Public Hearing will be to hear the Public Concerns on the newly revised Local Law on Dog Control.  The regular meeting will follow at 7:00 PM.  The meeting is open to all. […]

Several Applications Before Planning Board

AGENDA – Town of Peru Planning Board, WEDNESDAY, May 10, 2017 @ 7:00 p.m APPLICATIONS: 1. Site Plan Review: P-2017-004 Peru Sand & Gravel LLC Site Plan Review – Operate an Excavation Business Rod & Gun Club Rd. Peru, NY 12972 2. Merge with SEQR: P-2017-005 Robert Kaschak Merge 3086 Main St. Peru, NY 12972 3. Site […]

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, […]

Spring Must Be Here

The Peru Highway Department is busy sweeping hamlet streets this morning (Monday). They work quickly, so if you have sand to rake off your lawn, now is the time to do it.

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 […]

DRAFT AGENDA TOWN BOARD REGULAR MEETING April 24 @ 7:00 PM

Call Meeting To Order Pledge of Allegiance Roll Call MOTION: Approval of Minutes for the April 10, 2017 Regular Board Meeting. Community Input DISCUSSION/MOTION: Second Seasonal Hire for Water/Sewer/Parks. DISCUSSION: Maiden Lane Lift Station Update. DISCUSSION/RESOLUTION: AES 2017-18 Term Renewal Agreement Approval. DISCUSSION: Water/Sewer Surplus Equipment. DISCUSSION: Pickleball Court Update. DISCUSSION: Murphy’s Water Bill. DISCUSSION/MOTION: […]

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   www.babbiemuseum.org 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 […]

New IT Specialist Hired at Emergency Meeting

By John T. Ryan Peru – The Peru Town Board conducted an emergency meeting on Wednesday, March 29th. According to the minutes the purpose was to hire and introduce the town’s new IT provider, Patrick Garsow, and to learn his top three priorities. Garsow told the board that over the next 30 days he would implement […]

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. 

Special Board Meeting Time Change– April 20, 2017

Peru Central School District’s Board of Education will have a brief, special meeting on the morning of Thursday, April 20th at 6:00 PM in the Jr/Sr High School Community Room. Thursday morning’s brief special meeting will focus on consideration of the BOCES administrative budget for the 2017‐2018 school year and consideration of candidates running for seats […]

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 […]

St. Augustine’s Church Easter Vigil

April 15th – A Beautiful Day to Experience Peru’s Walking Trail

 

Fire Damages Reservoir Road Home

By John T. Ryan Peru – The Peru Volunteer Fire Department extinguished a dangerous brush and shed fire at 39 Reservoir Road this afternoon. The flames damaged the rear wall and deck of the large manufactured home. Property owner Joelynn Stickney used a fire extinguisher to douse most of the deck flames prior to the […]

St. Augustine’s Church Services

Holy Thursday – 7:30 p.m. Good Friday Passion of Our Lord 3 p.m. Holy Saturday Easter Vigil 8 p.m. Easter Sunday Mass 9:30 a.m. All are Welcome!

Monday’s Town Board Agenda

AGENDA – TOWN BOARD REGULAR MEETING, April 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 March 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 Input DISCUSSION/MOTION: […]

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 […]

All Welcome as Peru Democrats’ Potluck Social

Democratic Party Town of Peru Officers Chairman- Brandy McDonald Vice/Chairman- Jim Douglass Treasurer- Jean Schiffler Secretary – Ed Schiffler Date and Time: Friday, April 7th, from 5:30 – 7:30 pm, Location: St. Augustine’s Parish Center, Peru Come one, come all! Please bring a dish to share and join the Peru Democrats at St. Augustine’s Parish […]

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. […]

AGENDA (Corrected) – ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS

April 19, 2017 @ 7:00 PM, TOWN OF PERU CALL MEETING TO ORDER PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE ROLL CALL APPROVAL of March 15, 2017 minutes. OPEN FLOOR to public hearing APPLICATION: Continuation of a Nonconforming Use: Z-2017-0019 North Country Mission of Hope Continuation of a Nonconforming Use- 3452 Route 22B Peru, NY 12972 ANY FURTHER BUSINESS CEO […]

Budget Workshop #5

The Peru Central School Board of Education will gather Thursday, April 6th at 5:30 PM in the Community Room, adjacent to the main entrance of Peru Jr/Sr High School, for their fifth budget workshop. An executive session associated with particular personnel matters will take place immediately following the 5:30 PM start. The school board is […]

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 […]

Agenda for the March 27th Town Board Meeting

AGENDA – TOWN BOARD REGULAR MEETING, March 27@ 7:00 PM Call Meeting To Order Pledge of Allegiance Roll Call MOTION: Approval of Minutes for the March 13, 2017 Regular Board Meeting. Community Input DISCUSSION/MOTION: Acceptance of Peru Youth Program Report. DISCUSSION/MOTION: Set Peru Dog Law Public Hearing. DISCUSSION/RESOLUTION: Approve Wastewater Pressed Sludge Contract. DISCUSSION/MOTION: Town IT Contract. […]

Democrats to Meet this Week

The Peru Democratic Party meeting will be held on Thursday March 30th, 2017 at 7 00PM. The location will be the Peru Town Hall. · Discussion and plans for the upcoming election in November 2017. · Discussion and planning for the Peru Dems “American Heritage Potluck Social” which will be held on April 7th,. More […]

Planning Board April Agenda

WEDNESDAY, April 12, 2017 @ 7:00 PM TOWN OF PERU CALL MEETING TO ORDER PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE ROLL CALL APPROVAL of March 8, 2017 minutes. OPEN FLOOR to public hearing APPLICATIONS: 1. Site Plan Review: P-2017-002 R.L. Vallee Inc. – Maplefields Site Plan Review 654 Bear Swamp Rd. Peru, NY 12972 2. Merge: P-2017-003 R.L. […]

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 […]

Springtime in Peru, NY – March 25, 2017

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

Budget Workshop #4 & Community Budget Forum Encore

The Peru Central School Board of Education will gather Tuesday, March 21st at 6:00 PM in the Jr/Sr High School Community Room for their fourth public session budget workshop. At its budget workshop, the School Board is expected to: · Review Budget Timeline · Host an Encore of the Community Budget Forum · Receive Overview […]

Celebrate St. Patrick’s this Saturday

Soup Kitchen Cancelled for Today

Peru – March 15, 2017 – Today’s Soup Kitchen at Si. Augustine’s Parish Center is cancelled because of the storm.

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.

Early School Dismissal Tuesday

Due to inclement weather, Peru Central School District will have an Early Dismissal on Tuesday, March 14th as follows: 10:30 dismissal for Jr/Sr High grades 7-12 11:30 dismissal for Elementary grades K-6

Please Share!!!

The car wash is underway at the Peru Fire Station this morning (Saturday, March 11) to assist former Chief Bill Downs with cancer related expenses. The fire fighters and Bill’s family are working. It’s going on until noon. Please join as a community to help this very worthy cause. Bill gave to us. Let’s give […]

AGENDA TOWN BOARD REGULAR MEETING – March 13, 2017, 7:00 PM

Call Meeting To Order Pledge of Allegiance Roll Call MOTION: Approval of Minutes for the Public Hearing for Zoning Board Manning and Town Board Regular Meeting of February 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 Input DISCUSSION/RESOLUTION: Accept […]

Please be advised that the car wash to assist Bill Downs is Saturday, March 11th, not Sunday, March 12th. It’s from 8 till noon at the Peru Fire Station.

Peru CSD Regular Meeting & Budget Workshop #3/Community Forum, March 14, 2017

Peru Central’s Board of Education launches its regular monthly meeting on Tuesday, March 14, 2017 at 4:15 PM at the school district’s Community Room, adjacent to the main entrance of Peru Jr/Sr High School. An executive session associated with particular personnel matters will take place immediately following the 4:15 PM start. The school board is […]

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 […]

Register Online For Peru Youth Commission’s Summer & Fall Programs

2017 TOWN OF PERU YOUTH COMMISSION **NEW ONLINE REGISTRATION** (TOWN OF PERU RESIDENTS ONLY) TOWNOFPERU.RECDESK.COM March 15th to April 15th You must create an account using parent’s information, then you must add your children as members of the same household. You will receive an email confirmation once your account has been approved. Once approved you […]

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. […]

Colin Pope Named to Morrisville State College Dean’s List

MORRISVILLE, NY (03/08/2017)– Morrisville State College recently announced that Colin Pope of Peru, NY was named to the Dean’s List for the Fall 2016 semester. To be named to the Dean’s List, a student must achieve an average of 3.0 to 3.99 for the semester and complete 12 credit hours. Morrisville State College’s curricula are […]

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 […]

Peru Community Church Announces Lenten Series

The Peru Community Church invites all to worship, pray and study during this holy season of Lent, which began on Ash Wednesday on March 1 and concludes Easter Sunday on April 16. The Reverend Peggi Eller, Pastor, will be preaching each Sunday in Lent about the churches in the Book of Revelation, and how Jesus’ […]

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 […]

PCS Class of 77 Planning Reunion

October 6th, 7th, 8th of 2017 this Fall! The Peru Central School graduating Class of 1977 will be reunited in the North Country! Look Out locals! Friday afternoon/evening meet @ The Valcour Brewing Company at The Old Stone Barracks formally known as the old base. 49 Ohio Street Plattsburgh , NY

Benjamin Morgan and Avery Torrance Named to RIT Dean’s List for Fall Semester

  ROCHESTER, NY (03/01/2017)– The following local residents made the Dean’s List at Rochester Institute of Technology for fall semester 2016-2017: Benjamin Morgan of Peru (12972), who is studying in the game design and development program. Avery Torrance of Peru (12972), who is studying in the applied mathematics program. Degree-seeking undergraduate students are eligible for […]

School Board Special Meeting

Peru Central’s Board of Education will be holding a special meeting on Tuesday, March 7, 2017 at 6:00 PM in the Jr/Sr High School Community Room. The Board is expected to immediately proceed into Executive Session for the purpose of discussing employment history of particular individuals. No other school board or school district business is […]

Fishing Champs Going to National Finals

Variance Request and Public Hearing on Zoning Board Agenda

AGENDA – ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS, WEDNESDAY, March 15, 2017 @ 7:00 PM TOWN OF PERU CALL MEETING TO ORDER PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE ROLL CALL APPROVAL of January 18, 2017 minutes. OPEN FLOOR to public hearing APPLICATION: Use Variance & Area Variance: Z-2017-018 Nicholas Zagrodzki Use Variance & Area Variance- 8 Oakdale Dr. Peru, NY 12972 Continuation […]

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

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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 […]

Monday, Feb. 27 Town Board Agenda

AGENDA – TOWN BOARD REGULAR MEETING, February 27@ 7:00 PM Call Meeting To Order Pledge of Allegiance Roll Call MOTION: Approval of Minutes for the February 13, 2017 Regular Board Meeting. Community Input DISCUSSION/RESOLUTION: Water/Sewer Truck Purchase DISCUSSION/RESOLUTION: Sewer Bond Resolution Clarification. DISCUSSION/RESOLUTION: Hwy. Dept. Mower Purchase. DISCUSSION: Alarm System Inspection. DISCUSSION: Sewer System Repair Update. DISCUSSION: […]

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