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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 […]

Dog Park to be Dedicated to Lynn and Ann Wilke

The new dog park in Peru will be officially opened with a ceremony on Saturday, November 5th at 10AM. During the ceremony, the Town Board of Peru will be dedicating the Dog Park to Lynn & Ann Wilke. Ann Wilke formed a volunteer group a few years back to raise funds for a dog park […]

Dog Park Fencing Installed

Peru’s Dog Park adjacent to Heyworth/Mason Park is almost ready to open. The Freedom Fence Company installed 450 linear feet of fencing and a 4′ gate early this week at a cost of $9,305. A dog waste bag dispenser is on order and two maple trees will be planted in the next few days. Signs […]

A New Christmas Tree for Peru

By John T. Ryan Peru – The Town of Peru Christmas Tree has a special meaning to Darin Perrotte. He was about 9 years old when his grandfather, Lee Perrotte, asked if he would like to help plant a Christmas Tree at Little Ausable River Park. Lee Perrotte, a well-known local contractor, owned a powered […]

A Historial Moment in Peru’s History

This afternoon is a historical moment in Peru’s history as the Rulfs’ Farmstand staff is moving merchandise and equipment into a beautiful new building. Yesterday afternoon and this morning the Peru Gazette photographed the old farmstead. Since its opening in 1953 hundreds of Peru’s young people and adults have worked in this building and thousands […]

Serve Him With A Joyful Heart

By John T. Ryan Len Jozwiak is a friend and brother Knight of Columbus here in Peru. We never talked much about his youth until a few weeks ago when he told me about attending the 80th Jubilee of Sister Mary Augustine, his high school teacher in Pittsburgh, PA. Len said, “Sister Mary Augustine encouraged […]

Peru Athletic Hall of Fame Banquet on Saturday

The Peru Athletic Hall of Fame Banquet will be on September 24, 2016 at the Elks Lodge in Plattsburgh. The social hour is from 6 to 7 and dinner at 7. If anyone would like to attend they can make their reservations with Cathy Phillips at Home: 963-7963 or her cell Phone: 572-1235. This year’s […]

A new face at Westport school: Mr. Osborne – Sun Community News & Printing

WESTPORT — One of the new faces at school here this year is the school superintendent. Source: A new face at Westport school: Mr. Osborne – Sun Community News & Printing

Peru woman wins $100,000 – Sun Community News & Printing

MORRISONVILLE — When the Trudeaus entered the American Legion to put their names into the mix for the highly anticipated Queen of Hearts raffle, an annual contest sponsored by the American Legion, the family didn’t think much of their odds of winning Source: Peru woman wins $100,000 – Sun Community News & Printing

Happy Birthday Dorothy

  Peru – The Peru Knights of Columbus helped Dorothy LeClair celebrate her 95th birthday tonight at the council’s Tuesday night bingo. Dorothy and all the other bingo players were presented with cupcakes celebrating Dorothy’s special occasion. Dorothy is a North Country Honor Flight World War II veteran who served as a U.S. Army nurse.

Run For Jon is a Great Community and Family Event

Peru – The North Country Community united on August 27th to make the 26th Annual Run For Jon a great success. $6,600 was raised to assist families with a child facing medical crisis. Participants came from many communities and schools including Saranac Central, Peru Central, Chazy Rural School, Saranac Lake Central, Beekmantown Central, Seton Catholic […]

By John T. Ryan The 26th Annual Run For Jon was held this afternoon. There was huge turnout with 253 participants in the 2.5 mile run, plus a great turnout for the 3/4 mile Kids Fun Run. Two of Peru’s legendary runners won the 2.5 race. Dan Lennon won the men’s race with a time […]

2016 Run For Jon Dedicated to Scott Woodard

The  26th Annual Run For Jon is this coming Saturday, August 27th, at Forrence Orchards on Mannix Road in Peru.  Registration is from 3:30 – 4:45. Forms and more information can be found at Start times have changed. This year the Kids’ Fun Run will start at 5:00PM.  The 2.5 mile runners and the […]

Home Town Cable Visits the Babbie Museum

Click to see Calvin Castine’s August 20th interview and tour 

Twin brothers from Peru become Eagle Scouts

PERU — A pair of twin brothers have earned their wings. Source: Twin brothers from Peru become Eagle Scouts

Great Turnout for Plattsburgh Parade

Enjoy just a few of Dave Brown’s photos of the Plattsburgh 4th of July parade. The slideshow is accompanied by sound on a PC. Click Here. 

Peru proud – Sun Community News & Printing

PERU — “Midst the mountains and the lake, in the fragrant orchard’s wake, lies our alma mater true, hail to thee the white and blue.” Source: Peru proud – Sun Community News & Printing

Peru Central senior graduates with perfect attendance – Sun Community News & Printing

PERU — Sleeping in has never sounded so good for one local grad. Source: Peru Central senior graduates with perfect attendance – Sun Community News & Printing

Lawliss announces candidacy for NYS Supreme Court – Sun Community News & Printing

PLATTSBURGH — Clinton County Family Court Judge Timothy Lawliss is running for New York State Supreme Court Justice, Fourth Judicial District. Source: Lawliss announces candidacy for NYS Supreme Court – Sun Community News & Printing

Apple Damage is Being Assessed

Here’s a sampling of the apples in the Forrence Orchard off the Mannix Road where the Run For Jon is held. Seth Forrence picked them. He still has a smile, but it must be difficult. Living adjacent to his Old Town Road orchard I know the thousands of dollars invested in a crop and the […]

Moriah churches celebrate Parker’s 50 years of ministry – Sun Community News & Printing

PORT HENRY — A pair of local churches came together June 12 to celebrate 50 years of service by Rev. Dr. Kenneth N. Parker, who has served the Moriah community for the last three of those. Source: Moriah churches celebrate Parker’s 50 years of ministry – Sun Community News & Printing

Peru Loses One of Its Most Respected Residents

Peru – Ethel Dashnaw Stewart, 94, of 6 Holden Avenue, Peru, passed away peacefully in her sleep on Saturday, June 11, 2016, at the UVM Health Network, CVPH, Plattsburgh. She was born in Peru, on September 15, 1921, the daughter of Albert and Emma (Soulia) Dashnaw. Ethel began formal education in a one-room school house, […]

Honored for Service to Us All

Three of Saturday’s Honor Flight Participants Are Well-Known Peru Residents

By John T. Ryan Three men well known to Peru residents, all Korean War Era Veterans, were members of the June 4th North County Honor Flight to Washington D.C. Dave Brown of Peru was kind enough to provide the Peru Gazette with photos of their send-off at the U.S. Oval and their departure and arrival […]

Dedicated to Family, Parish and Community

The 2016 St. Augustine’s Knights of Columbus Council 7273 Family of the Year – Dwane and Krissie Bast. Award presented by Grand Knight Bill Allan (center)

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