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Panel Appointed by Cuomo Says Corruption Is Commonplace in Albany – NYTimes.com.
Capitol Confidential » Cuomo pours cold water on taxpayer-funded elections.
From the Office of Representative Bill Owens WASHINGTON—Today, Representative Bill Owens announced the formation of a Women’s Advisory Committee. The committee comprises nearly 80 women from communities across New York’s 16,000 square-mile 21st Congressional District. Members will advise Representative Owens on legislation before Congress and women’s issues in New York. The committee launched earlier this month […]
By John T. Ryan The absentee votes have been counted and according to the unofficial vote count Donald McBrayer will become a member of the Peru Town Council on January 1, 2014. On Election Day McBrayer led Lana Knight by 12 votes. After counting absentee ballots, he led by 15 votes. Two Town Council seats […]
Posted: November 20th, 2013 under Business News, General News, Northern NY News, Peru News, Peru resident news/accomplishments, Peru/Regional History, Political News, Town Board News, Zoning Board News.
From the Office fo State Senator Betty Little In advance of the 2014 Legislative Session set to begin in January, State Senator Betty Little and her Republican colleagues today announced a report outlining numerous proposals to simplify New York’s tax code and reduce taxes. The report was developed based on testimony collected through a series of statewide hearings this […]
This was the scene at the Clinton County Board of Elections at 3:45 this afternoon as officials counted absentee ballots. The Peru Town Council seat sought by Republican Donald McBrayer and Democrat Lana Knight is undecided with McBrayer leading by only twelve votes on Election Day. Absentee voters will decide the election.
From the Office of Congressman Bill Owens WASHINGTON—Representative Bill Owens will hold a telephone town hall on Tuesday, November 12, 2013, in a continued effort to hear from constituents across the more than 16,000 square miles of New York’s 21st Congressional District. Representative Owens will give a quick update on the economy and his recent […]
Story Updated and Corrected 11/8/13 12:00 PM (Our original story did not differentiate between the civilian and military ballot receipt dates) By John T. Ryan The name of Peru’s new Town Councilperson will not be known until at least November 18th. That’s the date when non-military and military absentee ballots will be counted. As of […]
Peru voters agreed with their fellow New Yorkers on Tuesday, November 5th voting “YES” on five of the six propositions to amend the State Constitution. As might be expected local voters overwhelming favored the land exchange proposed by NYCO in Willsboro. Prop. 1 Most forms of gambling are illegal in New York — except the […]
Posted: November 6th, 2013 under Adirondack Region News, Business News, Environmental News, General News, Northern NY News, Peru News, Peru/Regional History, Political News, State Government News.
By John T. Ryan These are the Peru 2013 candidate vote totals, not including absentee ballots. It was a very low voter turnout, even for an off-year election, with only 1,366 (33%) voters casting ballots. Absentee votes will increase that total slightly. The winner of the second open Town Council will be announced after absentee […]
James Douglass easily won reelection to the Peru Town Council with 987 votes, however, the race for the second open seat is too close to call. With absentee votes still to be counted, Donald McBrayer tallied 729 votes, twelve votes more than Lana Knight who garnered 717 votes. The Peru Gazette will update with the […]
Peru – Election Day, November 5, 2013 – As of 1:25 PM 662 voters had cast ballots in Peru, 16% of the community’s registered voters. Voters have until 9 PM to cast ballots at the St. Augustine’s Parish Center, 3030 Main Street. Voting is traditionally heaviest in late afternoon and early evening. In 2010, also a […]
The Peru Town Board will conduct a Public Hearing on the Town’s 2014 Preliminary Budget on Wednesday, November 6, 2013 at 6:30 PM. The Board will accept comments on the budget. The Peru Gazette hopes to provide more information on the budget prior to the Pubic Hearing if time permits. Click Here to Review Preliminary […]
Town of Peru 2013 Sample Ballot Election Day is Tuesday, November 5, 2013. There are also six NYS Constitution Amendments to be voted on. Please review them carefully. They are very important to several communities and New York residents. Six Amendments to the NYS Constitution Note that although his name appears on the ballot Democrat […]
On Tuesday, November 5th, Peru voters will have the opportunity to either reelect incumbent Town Clerk/Tax Collector Kathleen Flynn or to elect her challenger John Facteau. The Peru Gazette posed five questions to each candidate and they were kind enough to respond. 1. Summarize your educational background, primary employment history, a little about your family […]
Next Tuesday, November 5, 2013 voters will go to the polls to cast their ballots for their preferred candidates for office. There are two open seats on the Peru Town Council and three candidates are seeking election to office. The Peru Gazette contacted James Douglass, Lana Knight and Donald McBrayer and asked each person to […]
Area shaken by the core – Times Union.
Cuomo says state can afford tax cuts | News from North Country Public Radio.
DiNapoli: Financial Challenges Remain for State Despite Progress, 10/15/13.
New York stacks the deck – The Observation Deck.
Moreland co-chair received donations from intel-gathering contractor | Capital New York.
WASHINGTON—Today, Representative Bill Owens joined 51 of his Democratic and Republican colleagues and called on Washington’s leaders to stop fighting and start fixing the problems that led to the government shutdown and currently threaten to cause the U.S. to default on its bond payments. The event participants were members of No Labels, a group of Republicans […]
Cuomo’s Office Is Said to Rein In Ethics Board He Created – NYTimes.com.
PERU DEMOCRATIC PARTY Peru, NY 12972 Peru Democratic Party Meeting Thursday, September 26TH, 2013 at 7:00 PM Location: Peru Town Hall Mark your calendar and plan on attending. Bring a Democratic friend.
SUNY, Cuomo back tougher standards for teaching programs | Democrat and Chronicle
Income sources request refused; NYS Assembly, Senate cite separation of powers over Moreland panel letter, but pursuit hasn’t ended
Income sources request refused – Times Union.
Quebec’s controversial “charter of values” « The In Box.
Kim Davis pulls out Independence win in treasurer race » Local News » Press-Republican.
Schumer, Gillibrand, Owens Announce Adirondack Regional Airport to Receive More Than $967,000 for Terminal and Safety Improvements
WASHINGTON—Today, U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kristen Gillibrand and U.S. Congressman Bill Owens announced that the Adirondack Regional Airport will receive a $967,110 U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) grant for improvements to the airport’s terminal that will help it meet Transportation Security Administration (TSA) safety standards. The grant will also fund renovations to the […]
By John T. Ryan Following the Monday, July 9, 2013 Town Board meeting The Peru Gazette asked Town Counselor Kregg Bruno if he was going to run for the office of Peru Town Supervisor in the November elections. Bruno responded, ”I am not running for the office of Peru Town Supervisor. The current supervisor is doing […]
1 Clinton County primary race Tuesday » Local News » Press-Republican.
Story Corrected 7:35 AM – Monday 9, 2013. Neither Kimberly Davis nor Susan Polhemus have the Conservative Party endorsement. By John T. Ryan Peru’s registered Independence and Conservative Party voters will have a chance to express their preferences for candidates on Tuesday, September 10, 2013 in Clinton County’s primary elections. Balloting will take place at […]
Court supports couple in sign display clash – Times Union.
Cuomo sees ‘death penalty’ to deal with failing schools – City & Region – The Buffalo News.
President Obama will highlight ‘Say Yes to Education’ in Syracuse | syracuse.com.
Nonprofits Are Balking at Law on Disclosing Political Donors – NYTimes.com.
The dollar migration – Times Union.
PLATTSBURGH, NY –Congressman Bill Owens will be holding a town hall meeting this evening, Tuesday, August 20th, at Clinton Community College. After brief opening remarks, the congressman will answer questions from the audience. “I am pleased to have the chance to hear from New Yorkers about the issues that matter most to them and answer […]
Capitol Confidential » Common Cause’s ‘Moreland Monday’ brings an update. Speaking of the influence of “Soft Money” in NY politics Common Cause concludes: “It’s obvious to Common Cause/NY that housekeeping accounts are a back door for big dollar special interests to give unlimited sums of cash for campaign purposes: a direct violation of the campaign […]
NYS Fair Director Tom Ryan: an unfamiliar face at fairgrounds with less power | syracuse.com.
EXCLUSIVE: Sheldon Silver takes indirect flights from NYC to Albany to horde frequent-flier miles – NYPOST.com
EXCLUSIVE: Sheldon Silver takes indirect flights from NYC to Albany to horde frequent-flier miles – NYPOST.com.
Reform advocate spends big money – Times Union.
Cuomo’s office reveals cost of START-UP NY | Star-Gazette | stargazette.com.
The Town of Peru Republicans caucused on Thursday, August 1, 2013 and nominated five people for town offices. Pete Glushko for Supervisor Kathy Flynn for Town Clerk/Tax Collector Donald McBrayer for Town Council Michael Farrell for Highway Superintendent John “Jack” Lawliss for Town Justice Donald McBrayer, Democrat James Douglass and Democrat Lana Knight will vie […]
Owens to hold Telephone Town Hall tomorrow – All questions are welcome; sequestration, jobs and economy likely topics
WASHINGTON—Tomorrow night Congressman Bill Owens will speak with constituents during a live telephone town hall. The call is part of the congressman’s ongoing effort to connect with constituents across the more than 16,000 square miles of New York’s 21st Congressional District. Congressman Owens will give a short update on events in Washington as they relate to the […]
Legislators mull terminal-expansion options » Local News » Press-Republican.
Owens Statement on Passage of H.R. 2397, the Department of Defense Appropriations Act of 2014 Bill Increases Active Duty Pay and Supports Quality of Life Programs Last night, Congressman Bill Owens voted in favor of H.R. 2397, the Fiscal Year 2014 Department of Defense Appropriations Act, which the House passed by a vote of 315 […]