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Peru Athletic Hall of Fame to Add Five New Members

  The Peru Athletic Hall of Fame newest members are: Mike Rock Class of 67, Harry Duprey 71, Alison Spear 83, Lynn “Ezero” Dwinell 86 and Mike Oertel 2003. The 2017 Hall of Fame banquet will be held on Saturday, October 7th at the Plattsburgh Moose Lodge, 90 Sharron Avenue. 6:00 social, and 7:00 dinner @ […]

A Growing & Successful Peru Business

L-R Jenna LaFountain, Michael Abair, Tim Sengenberger, Jonathon Kraus, Zachary Fleury, Kevin Compeau, Mike Contessa, Shawn Wallace, Eric Bever By John T. Ryan The staff at Champlain Valley Agronomics (CVA) is #16 in our Peru Gazette series featuring people who make Peru a wonderful place to live. They differ from almost all the other people […]

Coach Scott Woodward’s Memorial Duathlon Scheduled for September 23rd

It’s not too late to register for Coach Scott Woodward’s “Just DU It” Memorial Duathlon scheduled for Saturday, September 23rd at 9:00 am at the Lapham Mills Recreation Park in Peru, NY. The duathlon will begin with a 2.5 mile run, followed by a 12 mile bike ride, and concludes with an additional 2.5 mile […]

A Welcoming Faith Community

L-R Religious Education Director Janice Morse, Parish Secretary Rebecca Watkins, Pastor Rev. Alan Shnob, Bookkeeper Jackie Black. The St. Augustine’s & St. Patrick’s Parish staff is #15 in the Peru Gazette photo series featuring people who make Peru a wonderful place to live. Guided by Rev. Alan Shnob they do their best to assist parishioners […]

Serving Us All

Peru’s U.S. Postal Service staff is #14 in the Peru Gazette photo series featuring people who make Peru a wonderful place to live. Along with providing extremely courteous window service, Peru’s personnel deliver approximately 3,000 letters and 300 packages to our 2,700 households and businesses daily. Our post office has been located at 1042 Bear […]

Vets Get Huge Send-off

  Plattsburgh – A very large number of well-wishers turned out at Veterans Park at the Old Base Oval this morning to honor the members of the 20th North Country Honor Flight. Since its founding in 2013, the Honor Flight has transported 298 veterans to Washington D.C. to visit our nation’s war memorials and to […]

Honor Flight #20 Saturday

Here are the veterans being honored at the Saturday, September 2, 2017 Honor Flight # 20. Two men have Peru addresses: Michael McKeon and Eugene Provencher. Why not attend the departure ceremony at 7 a.m. at the Old Base Oval. These vets deserve our support. You will never regret attending. Ronald B. Brault Korean US […]

Strictly Business – See how they grow

Feature Story on Rulfs Orchard Source: Strictly Business – See how they grow

A Very Important Part of Our Community

The Peru Free Library is #13 in the Peru Gazette photo series featuring people who make Peru a wonderful place to live. Library Director Becky Pace and Assistant Librarian Stacey Bousquet work very hard to provide meaningful programs and to graciously assist every library user. The library has been serving us since 1915. The current […]

A Great Afternoon of Family Fun for a Great Cause

Peru – A wonderful family event was held this afternoon at Forrence Orchards in Peru – the 27th Annual Run For Jon. All profits will be used to assist local families facing medical crisis. The Peru Gazette hopes our photos capture the fun and dedication associated with this event. There was a huge turnout from […]

A Great Family Charity Activity

The 2017 Run for Jon will be held on Saturday, August 26, 2017. Registration from 3:30 to 4:45 p.m. Events start at 5 p.m. at Forrence Orchards on the Mannix Road in Peru. Go to to register. Call Don or Shirley Evans at 515-643-2414 for more information. Events include a .5 mile Kids Fun […]

Councilman McBrayer Will Not Seek Reelection

By John T. Ryan Peru – Peru’s political scene has been relatively quiet for the past few years; however, an announcement this morning by incumbent Republican Town Councilman Donald McBrayer will undoubtedly enliven the November election. Citing his plan to eventually move to Phoenix, Arizona, McBrayer notified fellow town board members that he is withdrawing […]

Applefest Memories

The 40th Annual St. Augustine’s/Peru Applefest is only 25 days away. The Peru Gazette will periodically share a few historical Applefest photos with you as September 16 and 17 approach. Hopefully, they bring back great memories.

Proven Small Town Success

(L-R Wendy Boutin and Sally Gibson) Yarborough Square is #12 in the Peru Gazette photo series featuring people who make Peru a wonderful place to live. Owner Sally Gibson opened her business at 672 Bear Swamp Rd. 25 years ago. Customers travel from near and far for her professional, unique artisan wares from USA and […]

Peru Lions Replacing Welcome Signs

By John T. Ryan Peru Lions Club members (L-R) Dave Dalton, Ralph Hensel and Lincoln Sunderland installed a new “Peru Welcomes You” sign on the Bear Swamp Rd. today. A few days ago they installed one at the Route 22B entrance to the hamlet. Two Route 22 signs will follow. Ralph Hensel constructed the signs […]

A North Country Landmark

L-R Field Manager Richard Howard, Bakery Manager Riley Wilkins, Business Manager Shannon Rulfs, Office Manager Amanda Rulfs Whisher, Founder Bob Rulfs, Retail Manager Linda Hatch, Cashier Abbie Barber, Greenhouse/Produce Manager Jordan Bever Peru – Rulfs Orchard is #11 in our Peru Gazette series featuring the people who make Peru a great place to live. Opened […]

Vacation Bible School Starts Next Week – There’s Still Room for Your Child

  Peru Community Church and St. Augustine’s Catholic Church Invite children ages 3 years to 6th grade to: Passport to Peru: Discovering God’s Good Gifts A summer bible event called Passport to Peru: Discovering God’s Good Gifts will be hosted at Peru Community Church Fellowship Center, 13 Elm Street, Peru from Monday, August 7th to […]

It’s All in a Mind’s Eye

  By John T. Ryan Peru – The sign outside Richard Arnold’s Dashnaw Road shop reads “Peru Welding,” but the business’ compete name is Peru Welding and Machine and for good reason. Beginning in 1978, Arnold has been manufacturing a variety of machines ranging from wood boilers to hydraulic corral gates and bridge components. For […]

Striving to Serve a Wide Range of Needs

L-R CFA President Clark Forster, Property and Casualty Manager Gloria Henaghan, Chief Operating Officer Alex Forster, Administrative Executive Assistant Dominique Dragon and Administrative Assistant Rebecca Banker-Godfrey Peru – The CFA Insurance Agency Inc. is #10 in our Peru Gazette series featuring the people who make Peru a great place to live. CFA has been doing […]

Coach Scott Woodward’s Memorial Duathlon Scheduled for September 23rd

Coach Woodward’s “Just DU It” Memorial Duathlon has been scheduled for Saturday, September 23rd at 9:00 am at the Lapham Mills Recreation Park in Peru, NY. The duathlon will begin with a 2.5 mile run, followed by a 12 mile bike ride, and concludes with an additional 2.5 mile run. There is both an individual […]

Mission of Hope needs helpers for building project | Local News |

Source: Mission of Hope needs helpers for building project | Local News |

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.

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