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Douglass Withdraws From Town Supervisor Race. Will seek Reelection as a Counselor

By John T. Ryan Peru – Town Councilman Jim Douglass has withdrawn his name from the race for Peru Town Supervisor. Instead, Councilman Brandy McDonald is seeking the office. Douglass said, “Pete Glushko was going to run, then he wasn’t going to run. It got to a point where I had to make a decision. […]

19+ Successful Years

Colours is #7 in the Peru Gazette photo series featuring people who make Peru a wonderful place to live. Next year Heather Ford Peterson will celebrate the 20th anniversary of her salon. Heather offers a complete range of hair styling and hair coloring services. Proms and weddings are her specialities as is lively, friendly conversation. […]

Legislature casts spotlight on rare medical condition – Sun Community News & Printing

PERU — Christine Wood’s pregnancy was relatively normal. Though doctors told the Peru resident her baby was larger than normal and had a small amount of excess fluid in his head, Wood welcomed her son, Jay, into the world in 2007. But his birth set off a nailbiting saga. “(My son) stayed in the NICU […]

Former CO among 10 busted in alleged heroin ring | News |

Source: Former CO among 10 busted in alleged heroin ring | News |

Institute for Advanced Manufacturing nears completion | Local News |

Source: Institute for Advanced Manufacturing nears completion | Local News |

Peru Dairy Farm Continues Tradition of Producing High Quality Milk

Dimock Farms Has Won Highest Milk Quality Award Every Year since 2004 PERU, NEW YORK: Dimock Farms has been committed to their cows and community by producing wholesome, high quality milk since 1971. Earlier this year, this family farm defended their title for the best overall quality milk for Region 11 in Northeastern NY for […]

Service with a Smile

L-R Jesse Decosse, Heather Giuliano, Manager Diana Padron, Keri Bashaw, Tammy Rawleigh. Missing Wendy Cribb. TD Bank’s extremely friendly staff is #6 in the Peru Gazette photo series featuring people who make Peru a wonderful place to live.  The bank’s interior was recently renovated giving it a whole new look; nevertheless, it’s the staff who […]

Serving Peru For Almost 40 Years

L-R Mark White, Manager Bonnie St. Cyr, Polly Perky, Janice Krinke, Kati Burdick and Melissa Norman Apple Blossom Florist is #5 in our Peru Gazette photo series featuring staff members of local businesses and institutions. They are important people in making Peru a wonderful place to live. Located in Rulfs Orchard and Farm Market’s beautiful new […]

Peru Democrats Announce Nominees for Town Offices

The Democrats caucused last night at the Peru Town Hall.  The Peru Gazette will do its best to profile each of these candidates prior to the November election. Town Supervisor – James Douglass Town Clerk – Incumbent Kathleen Flynn (A Registered Republican) Town Justice – Incumbent James Kirby Supintendent of Highways – Incumbent Michael Farrell […]

A Family Tradition Continues

The Langley Insurance Agency is #4 in our Peru Gazette photo series featuring people who make Peru a wonderful place to live. Located at 5 Davey Drive, it’s celebrating its 85th anniversary as a family-owned business. In 1985, James R. Langley and James R. Langley Jr. (Jimmy) purchased the agency from Barbara Thew. Two years […]

Nick Lawliss Honored by Clarkson University

POTSDAM, NY – Nick Lawliss of Peru, N.Y., a senior at Clarkson University majoring in mechanical engineering, received the Mechanical & Aeronautical Engineering Staff Award as the most promising senior in his major. The recipients are selected by the mechanical & aeronautical engineering faculty based on scholastic performance and other activities. Clarkson University educates the leaders […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

A Fitting Tribute

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

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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  

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 

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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.

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 […]

Fishing Champs Going to National Finals

Nicholas Uliva Named to Dean’s List at Ithaca College

ITHACA, NY (02/23/2017)– Nicholas Uliva, a resident of Peru and Business Administration major, was named to the Dean’s List in Ithaca College’s School of Business for the fall 2016 semester. From day one, Ithaca College prepares students for success through hands-on experience with internships, research and study abroad. Its integrative curriculum builds bridges across disciplines […]

A Message From the Peru Free Library

Local photographer Tom Semeraro will be exhibiting here at the library March 3 – April 15. Opening reception Friday March 3 from 5-7. All welcome.

Henry D. McCormick of Peru Named to St. Lawrence University Dean’s List

CANTON, NY (02/16/2017)– Henry D. McCormick of Peru has been selected for inclusion on St. Lawrence University’s Dean’s List for academic achievement during the Fall 2016 semester. McCormick is a member of the Class of 2017 and is majoring in Geology. McCormick attended Ausable Valley Central School. To be eligible for the Dean’s List, a […]

A Lifetime Caring for People

By John T. Ryan Peru – Dr. Merritt Spear’s longtime friend Nancy Fegan expressed the sentiments of many people when she said, “He’s there when you need him.”  His friends, family and associates agree that those words can be applied to his practice of medicine, pubic service, military service, politics and most importantly family. This […]

Maria Remillard Named to SUNY Geneseo’s Dean’s List for Fall Semester 2016

GENESEO, NY (02/09/2017)– Maria Remillard from Peru, NY (12972), has been named to SUNY Geneseo’s Dean’s List for the fall semester 2016. To be on the list, a student must have achieved at least a 3.5 grade point average while taking a minimum of 12 credit hours. SUNY Geneseo is a premiere public liberal arts […]

Nick Lawliss of Peru, N.Y., Named Presidential Scholar at Clarkson University

POTSDAM, NY (02/07/2017)– Nick Lawliss of Peru, N.Y., a senior majoring in mechanical engineering, was named a Presidential Scholar for the fall 2016 semester at Clarkson University. Presidential Scholars must achieve a minimum 3.80 grade-point average and carry at least 14 credit hours. Clarkson University educates the leaders of the global economy. One in five […]

Mission of Hope Loading Day – Video by Calvin Castine

Interviews with Sister Debbie Blow, Sally Kokes and Paul Green.

Matthew James and Thomas Matthews on UNH Dean’s List

DURHAM, NH (02/02/2017)– The following students have been named to the Dean’s List at the University of New Hampshire for the fall 2016 semester. Matthew James of Peru earned High Honors Thomas Matthews of Peru earned Honors Students named to the Dean’s List at the University of New Hampshire are students who have earned recognition […]

Joseph Barshow, Grace Mayhew and Caitlyn Verderber on Paul Smith’s Dean’s List

PAUL SMITHS, NY (01/30/2017)– The following students were named to the Dean’s List at Paul Smith’s College during the fall 2016 semester. Each earned a semester average of 3.3 or higher to receive this distinction. Joseph Barshow of Peru, N.Y.. Barshow, who is majoring in forestry, earned a semester average of 3.3 or higher to […]

Work Hard and Be Honest

By John T. Ryan Peru’s younger and new residents probably don’t know 92 year-old Joe Kelley. Best known for being Clinton Country’s first full-time and third longest serving district attorney (1975-87), Kelley is also a World War II Veteran. Over the course of his career he was attorney for the towns of Au Sable and Peru, […]

Michael Mills and Alyssa Murphy on Siena College President’s List

Since College News Release LOUDONVILLE, NY (01/25/2017)– Siena College names students to the President’s List for the Fall 2016 semester. The President’s List requires a 3.9 grade point average or higher. Michael Mills of Peru (12972), History major. Alyssa Murphy of Peru (12972), English major. Founded in 1937, Siena College is a private, Catholic Franciscan, […]

Grace Mayhew graduates from Paul Smith’s College

PAUL SMITHS, NY (01/18/2017)– Grace Mayhew of Peru, N.Y., graduated from Paul Smith’s College in December 2016. Mayhew earned a degree in environmental sciences from Paul Smith’s, which is located in the Adirondack Park in upstate New York. About Paul Smith’s College At Paul Smith’s College, it’s about the experience. We are the only four-year […]

Ribbon Cutting Today – Open House Tomorrow

By John T. Ryan There was an excellent turnout of local government and law enforcement dignitaries for the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony today at Peru’s new Town Court Building. Judge Jim Kirby and Judge Larry Cabana joined Town Supervisor Peter Glushko, Deputy Supervisor Jim Douglass and Counselor Jim Langley in the ceremony. 4th Judicial District representative […]

Miranda Smith of Peru Made the SUNY Canton President’s List

CANTON, NY (01/06/2017)– Miranda Smith of Peru, NY, 12972, made the SUNY Canton President’s List during the Fall 2016 semester. “Congratulations Miranda,” said SUNY Canton President Zvi Szafran. “You have demonstrated a great commitment to your academic studies and should be proud of your accomplishments. In recognition of your success, I am pleased to include […]

Peru Has a New Business Woman

By John T. Ryan Peru – Peru has a new small business. On November 15, 2016 Kerri Bedard opened KB Styles at her 860 Fuller Road residence. Bedard has eight years of cosmetology experience including the last six years at Colours in Peru. An Ausable Forks native and Ausable Valley Central graduate, Kerri Bedard and […]

Students Receive Scholarships at Clarkson University

POTSDAM, NY (12/13/2016)– Clarkson University has announced recipients of endowed, sponsored, and Share Clarkson scholarships for the 2016-2017 academic year. Samantha Crosby of Peru, N.Y., a senior majoring in communication, received the A. Douglas Burrow ’31 Endowed Scholarship. Nick Lawliss of Peru, N.Y., a senior majoring in mechanical engineering, received the Doug ’71 and Jane […]

A Very Special Christmas

The Peru Gazette couldn’t resist separately posting our photo of Courtney Tetrault, Kaitlin Tetrault and their 22 day old baby Keira Lee Tetrault. They were patiently waiting for Santa at the Fellowship Center last night. We wish we were present when they finally reached him. Courtney’s Water and Sewer Department staff decorated the Gazebo and […]

Sirens Blared as Santa Arrived

Peru – Dec. 2, 2016 Click here to see the Peru Fire Department escort Santa to the Little Ausable River Park Gazebo. 

Caroling in the Gazebo, Tree Lighting and Santa and Mrs. Claus in the Fellowship Center

Assemblywoman Janet Duprey was the guest of honor at last night’s tree lighting.  After the tree lighting, a huge number of children were greeted by Santa and Mrs. Claus in the Peru Community Church Fellowship Center. Click here to view our Peru Gazette photos.  

‘Truly a Champion’: Retiring Assemblywoman Duprey honored at gathering | Local News |

Colleagues, officials, constituents recalled Janet Duprey’s help, achievements during career in politics Source: ‘Truly a Champion’: Retiring Assemblywoman Duprey honored at gathering | Local News |

Peru Knights Help Ensure That Peru’s Children Will Be Warm

L-R Peru K-2 Principal Michelle Rawson, St. Augustine’s Knights of Columbus Council 7273 Grand Knight Keith Kemp and School Nurse Kathy Bedard Peru – This morning St. Augustine’s Knights of Columbus Council 7273 Grand Knight Keith Kemp presented twenty-four new children’s winter jackets to K-2 Principal Michelle Rawson and School Nurse Kathy Bedard. The school […]

Stefanik sweeps every North Country county | NCPR News

Source: Stefanik sweeps every North Country county | NCPR News

Dog Park Dedicated to Ann and Lynn

By John T. Ryan November 5, 2016 – Peru’s new dog park adjacent to Heyworh/Mason Park was officially dedicated this morning. Town Supervisor Peter Glushko read a Town Board Resolution officially dedicating the park to Ann and Lynn Wilke. Glushko also thanked Peru residents, the Town Board, town employees and everyone who has supported establishing […]

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