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Chad Dashnaw Awarded Siena College Faculty Memorial Scholarship

Chad Dashnaw has been awarded the 2017-2018 Faculty Memorial Scholarship. Dashnaw, a Biochemistry major from Peru, has been involved with undergraduate research and work in the student lab.. The scholarships are being given in memory of Margaret Hannay and Fr. Mathias Doyle, O.F.M. Founded in 1937, Siena College is a private, Catholic Franciscan, residential, liberal […]

Amy Hartman Inducted into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi

Amy Hartman of Peru, New York, was recently initiated into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation’s oldest and most selective all-discipline collegiate honor society. Hartman is pursuing a degree in Nursing at State University of New York College at Plattsburgh. Hartman is among approximately 30,000 students, faculty, professional staff and alumni to […]

Peru Democrats to Caucus Thursday

A Message from the Peru Democratic Party Calling all Peru Democrats! 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 be closed at 7:00 pm, at which time the caucus will begin.  At this time, we are proud to […]

Sewers Versus Sidewalks

By John T. Ryan Peru – A proposed Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the Town of Peru and Buttonwood subdivision developer Donald Swain would exempt Swain from including sidewalks in the next phase of his development. The matter is on the Monday, June 26th Peru Town Board meeting agenda. While the MOU’s details have not […]

Agenda – Peru Town Board Regular Meeting

June 26 @ 7:00 PM at the Peru Town Hall Call Meeting To Order Pledge of Allegiance Roll Call MOTION: Approval of Minutes for the June 12, 2017 Regular Board Meeting. Community Input DISCUSSION: Dog Walk Fund Raising Event. DISCUSSION/RESOLUTION: Proclamation Canada 150. DISCUSSION: Left Over Water Funds and Water Plant Upgrades. DISCUSSION: Grant Updates. […]

A Wave and a Smile

By John T. Ryan Peru – Stephanie Ormsby is #4 in our Peru Gazette photo series featuring people who make Peru a wonderful place to live. For many of the people who bring children to Peru Elementary School’s grade 3-6 entrance, Stephanie Ormsby’s warm greeting is a wonderful way to start the day. Each morning, […]

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 […]

Red, White & Blue

Clinton County fire departments play a key role in every North Country For Flight. The giant flag brings chills down your spine.  

A Fitting Tribute

Peru Firefighter Jim McConnell with “The Beast” honoring the North Country Honor Flight this morning.

Knights Support the Peru Food Shelf

JCEO Peru Outreach Coordinator Betty Ero and St. Augustine’s Knights of Columbus Council 7273 Grand Knight Keith Kemp Peru – St. Augustine’s Knights of Columbus Council 7273 recently assisted the Peru JCEO Food Shelf by conducting a “40 Cans For Lent” program at St. Augustine’s Church. The knights asked parishioners to contribute food during the […]

Six Peru Political Positions Up For Election this Year

Peru – The terms of office for several of Peru’s elected officials come to an end this year. Over the next few weeks the Republican and Democratic parties will meet to either nominate incumbents or introduce new nominees to the political scene. The Democrats have announced that they will caucus on June 29th at 7. […]

A Great Way to Enjoy This Saturday

Date: June 17-18 Event: 10th Annual Museum Days Weekend Time: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Location: Museums Throughout Clinton County, NY Description: Museums in Clinton County open free to visitors all weekend! Part of Path Through History Weekend. More details will be announced as the date nears! Cost: Free Contact: Melissa Peck,

A Welcome Addition to Peru

Eight members of Dunkin Donuts’ 20-person staff. L-R Syed I, Richie, Liz, Manager Deannie LaCroix King, Michelle, Patricia, Checole and Amanda. Continuing our posts of local business and institution staff members who make Peru a wonderful place to live, today the Peru Gazette highlights several Dunkin Donuts staff members. On November 1, 2016 Dunkin Donuts […]

Volunteers Needed in Peru and Chesterfield

DEC is Seeking Volunteers to Help Maintain Trails in Northeastern Adirondacks Do you enjoy recreating outdoors? Do you like working outdoors? If so, DEC is seeking volunteers to maintain trails in the towns of Peru and Black Brook in Clinton County and town of Chesterfield in Essex County. You can be part of a one-day […]

Credit Union Has Served Peru Since 1963

L-R Sarah Sherman, Nicole Prentiss, Manager Maggie Pope, Morgan Kowalowski, Dianne King. Over the next few weeks the Peru Gazette will be posting photos of people we encounter almost daily – the people who staff our local businesses and institutions. Their gracious smiles, courtesy and professionalism are very important in making Peru a great place […]

Next Monday’s Town Board Agenda

AGENDA – TOWN BOARD REGULAR MEETING, June 12, 2017,7:00 PM   MOTION: Approval of Minutes for the Town Board Regular Meeting of May 22, 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: Acceptance of Auctions International Contract. DISCUSSION/RESOLUTION: Approval of […]

Bridge Construction to Begin on Monday

By John T. Ryan Peru – On Monday, June 12, 2017, motorists will find the Jarvis Road closed to thru-traffic as construction crews begin replacement of the bridge adjacent to the Irwin’s Maple Grand Farm. Clinton County Highway Superintendent Al Rascoe said the project is expected to take approximately 90 days. New Century Construction of […]

Zoning Office Issues Third June Meeting Agenda Revision

AGENDA – ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS – WEDNESDAY, June 21, 2017 @ 7:00 PM TOWN OF PERU CALL MEETING TO ORDER PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE ROLL CALL APPROVAL of April 19, 2017 and May 17, 2017 minutes. OPEN FLOOR to public hearing APPLICATION: Area Variance: Z-2017-020 Shawn Agoney Area Variance – Modular 1060 Fuller Rd. Peru, NY 12972 […]

The Peru Free Library is a Busy Place

Email just received from the Peru Free Library Dear Friends and Patrons, Summer is fast approaching and the library is preparing for our busiest time of the year, family programs, children’s art classes and lots and lots of summer reading! Build a Better World is our summer reading theme this year and will also play […]

It’s Fun Run Time

The Peru Youth Commission Fun Runs for children 3 -13 13 will be held at the Peru Central School track on Mondays, June 12, 19 and 26 and July 3 and 10. Registration at 4:45 p.m with 1/4 mile race to start immediately following stretching followed by a 1/2 mile and a 1 mile race. […]

Revised June 21st Zoning Board Agenda

AGENDA – ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS WEDNESDAY, June 21, 2017 @ 7:00 PM TOWN OF PERU CALL MEETING TO ORDER PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE ROLL CALL APPROVAL of April 19, 2017 and May 17, 2017 minutes. OPEN FLOOR to public hearing APPLICATION: Area Variance: Z-2017-020 Shawn Agoney Area Variance – Modular 1060 Fuller Rd. Peru, NY 12972 […]

PERU, NY – A Great Place to Live

Back Row Standing L-R Jenn Laporte, Damie Durgan, Kayla Spear, Shelby Bourgeois, Louise Seymour, Shannen Glover, Caroline Duprey (Manager) Front Row: Jake Montefusco, Alex Wilson. Pamela Crowningshield. By John T. Ryan Peru – When interviewed for a January 2015 Peru Gazette lifetime achievement story, longtime Peru resident Jack Lawliss answered the question: What is the […]

Batter up!

By John T. Ryan Clouds and light rain didn’t keep a huge group of parents, grandparents and others from attending this morning’s Peru Youth Commission and Clinton County Opening Day Ceremonies at Laphams Mills Park. Clinton County Youth Bureau Recreation Director Molly Flynn and teams from neighboring communities are participating in today’s activities. Peru Youth […]




Water from Peru Water District from the South Side of Peru Bridge, including Top’s Market Plaza, Pasquale’s, McDonald’s, Dunkin Donuts, Maplefields, Subway, Living Goods, Sweet Treat, and all homes in the area (PWS #NY0900219) MUST BE BOILED TO ENSURE SAFETY. This directive to remain in effect until the Health Depaertment has satisfactory evidence of delivery […]

Source: National.Weather.Service 10:08am EDT, Wed May 31


Some Peru Water Users Will Not Have Water for Approximately Four Hours on Wednesday

The Town of Peru Water Dept will be performing an emergency water line repair. The water will be shut down on Wednesday, May 31, 2017 at 7:30 am and will be down approximately 4 hours. The areas that will be affected are 2945 Route 22 & Liberty’s Garage the areas that may be affected are: […]

Keenan Honors Fallen Heros

Legislator Peter Keenan represented the Clinton County Legislature at the Peru Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 309 Memorial Day Service. Click here to see and hear Mr. Keenan’s remarks. 

Councilman McBrayer Honors the Fallen on Behalf of Our Town

Peru Town Councilman Donald McBrayer represented the Town Board at today’s VFW Post 309 Memorial Day Service. Click here to view his speech. 

Peru Honors Those Who Died Defending Our Freedom

Peru – Several residents participated in today’s Memorial Day Service at Peru VFW Memorial Post 309. Post Commander Rick Cornish led the ceremonies. Members of the James P. O’Connor Composite Squad, Civil Air Patrol, posted Colors. Guest speakers included Clinton County Legislator Peter Keenan and Peru Town Councilman Donald McBrayer. Post Chaplain David Gordon led […]

A Special Guest

World War II and Korean War Veteran Curtis Banker was a special guest at the Memorial Day Service at Peru VFW Post 309. Today is his 93rd birthday. Brought up on a Peasleeville farm, Banker joined the U.S. Army at age 18 in 1942. He served until his retirement in 1963. An infantryman in WWII, […]

Don’t Forget to Celebrate Memorial Day

Please attend the Peru Memorial Day Services at 11 a.m. at Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 309, 710 Pleasant St. The ceremonies include a Memorial Roll Call, lighting of POW, MIA and Armed Forces Memorial Candles and playing of Taps. Guests include County Legislator Peter Keenan, Town Councilman Donald McBrayer and Rev. Alan Shnob. Lunch […]

June Planning Board Agenda

WEDNESDAY, June 14, 2017 @ 7:00 PM, TOWN OF PERU CALL MEETING TO ORDER PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE ROLL CALL APPROVAL of May 10, 2017 minutes. OPEN FLOOR to public hearing APPLICATIONS: 1. Site Plan Review: P-2017-009 D.A.V. – PFC Robert A. LaFountain Site Plan Review – Free Standing Sign 3647 Route 22 Peru, NY 12972 2. […]

News for PCS Class of 67

Class of 1967 Peru Central School’s Class of 2017 would like to cordially invite the Peru Class of 1967 to their Graduation Ceremony on June 24th, 10am, at the SUNY Plattsburgh Field House.  Please RSVP by June 17th to senior advisor, Janelle LaValley, at or by calling the High School Office at 643-6400.

Variance Request Involving Mission of Hope Warehouse Scheduled for June 21st

AGENDA – Peru ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS, WEDNESDAY, June 21, 2017 @ 7:00 PM CALL MEETING TO ORDER PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE ROLL CALL APPROVAL of April 19, 2017 and May 17, 2017 minutes. OPEN FLOOR to public hearing APPLICATION: Use Variance: Z-2017-020 Shawn Agoney Use Variance – Modular 1060 Fuller Rd. Peru, NY 12972 Use Variance: Z-2017-021 […]

Special School Board Meeting – May 30, 2017

Peru Central School District’s Board of Education will hold a special meeting on Tuesday, May 30th at 4:30 PM at the Champlain Valley Educational Services (CVES) District Office, located at 518 Rugar St in Plattsburgh. An executive session associated with the employment history of particular persons and/or matters leading to the appointment or employment of […]

Adirondack Farms Supporting Peru’s Youth

  By John T. Ryan Peru – Jake Swyers of Adirondack Farms was at the controls of a small loader this morning at Laphams Mills Park as Field #3 infield was being transformed from a grass to a clay surface. Peru Youth Commission Vice-Chair Jennifer Madore explained, “In May 2015, Adirondack Farms volunteered the men […]

What’s Happening at Peru Community Church

The Peru Community Church announces their summer worship schedule of Sunday worship service in the sanctuary beginning at 9am, starting May 28th.    Following each Sunday service, a coffee and conversation hour immediately follows in the church’s Fellowship Center across the street at 13 Elm Street.  This schedule is in effect from Memorial Day through Labor […]

Agenda – Zoning Board of Appeals May Meeting

WEDNESDAY, May 17, 2017 @ 7:00 Peru Town Hall CALL MEETING TO ORDER PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE ROLL CALL APPROVAL of April 19, 2017 minutes. OPEN FLOOR to public hearing APPLICATION: Continue and Expand a Nonconforming Use: Z-2017-020 Shawn Agoney Continue and Expand a Nonconforming Use – Modular 1060 Fuller Rd. Peru, NY 12972 ANY FURTHER […]

Put on Your “Red Nose”

L-R Town of Peru staff members (L-R) Darene Grigoire, Pam Barber, Kathy Flynn and Judy Akey are celebrating “Red Nose Day” at the Town Hall. Walgreens Pharmacy sponsors the Red Nose Program which is dedicated to alleviating child poverty.

Story on Courage of David Comfort of Peru/Schuyler Falls  

Peru Democrats to Meet Thursday

To: All Peru Dems  The Peru Democratic Party meeting will be held on Thursday May 25th, 2017 at 7 00PM. The location will be the Peru Town Hall.  There will be a discussion on the handling of petitions for the upcoming fall election. The upcoming caucus for the November election will be discussed and planned. […]

2017 Peru Summer Concert Series Announced


Town Board Agenda for May 22

Agenda – Town Board Regular Meeting, May 22, 2017 @ 7:00 PM 1. Call Meeting To Order 2. Pledge of Allegiance 3. Roll Call 4. MOTION:​Approval of Minutes for the May 8, 2017 Public Hearing and the May 8, 2017 Regular Board Meeting. 5. Community Input 6. DISCUSSION/MOTION: Schedule Maiden Lane Lift Station Workshop. 7. DISCUSSION: […]

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 […]

The Votes Have Been Counted

Peru CSD Annual Meeting & Election Results Budget Proposition #1 Yes – 392 No – 175 Bus Proposition #2 Yes – 416 No – 151 Library #3 Yes – 389 No – 177 Board Member Elected Linda Morgan, 446 votes Total Ballots Cast 569

Enjoy a Great Michigan

Warmer temperatures are returning, and in the North Country that means it’s Michigan Season! What better way to welcome back Spring than with a $5 Michigan meal at the Harkness United Methodist Church? Mark your calendar for Sunday May 21st and plan to bring your family and join your friends at Michigans For Mission at […]

News From the Peru Free Library Board

PERU FREE LIBRARY PROPOSITION FOR FUNDING INCREASE Proposition #3 on the ballot at the time of the Peru Central School District budget vote will be a request from the Peru Free Library to increase funding from the community. Since 2005, the Library has received $5000 each year with approval from the voters at that time. […]

Friends Aid a Friend; More Help is needed (Please Share)

Peru – People driving down Pleasant Street this morning could hardly help but notice several vehicles parked in front of a 54 Pleasant Street home. Members of the Mountain Rider Motorcycle Club of Wilmington were installing a hydraulic lift ramp at Harley Eaton’s house. Eaton suffered a broken  femur, shattered pelvis, and vertebrae in an […]

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 

Agenda – Town Board Meeting of May 8 at 7:00 PM

Call Meeting To Order Pledge of Allegiance Roll Call MOTION: Approval of Minutes for the Town Board Regular Meeting of April 24, 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: Authorization of Designated Representative, Local Share Expenditure and […]

Peru School Board Regular Meeting and Annual Budget Hearing May 9, 2017

Peru Central’s Board of Education launches its regular monthly meeting and annual budget hearing on Tuesday, May 9, 2017 at 6:30 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 6:30 PM start.  […]

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.

Order Up Until May 21st

Spring should be arriving soon, and many people will be thinking about their flower gardens! Why not purchase your plants from the Peru Community Church Ladies Guild who will be selling geraniums, petunias and marigolds, by order only, in May. There will be three colors of geraniums (red, white and pink), and the cost will […]

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 […]

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