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Town Supervisor Candidate Brandy McDonald Responds to Our Questions

1. Summarize your educational background, primary employment, your past community involvement and a little information about your family. My participation in our community started when I became a volunteer member on the Peru Town Youth Committee which I held for 6 years. I also volunteered for 8 years, as a coach for several of our […]

Town Supervisor Candidate Jim Langley Responds to Our Questions

1. Summarize your educational background, primary employment, your past community involvement and a little information about your family. Mount Assumption Institute (MAI) Graduate, College Canton ATC Degree in Banking, Insurance and Real Estate.  Insurance Agent since 1980, owner of Langley Insurance in Peru since 1990 to present. Former Peru Planning Board Member and Chairman, Clinton County […]

Melvin Irwin Responds to Our Questions

Peru Gazette Questions for Town Board candidates. Three candidates are vying for two open positions.  1 Summarize your educational background, primary employment, your past community involvement and a little information about your family. 2 Why did you decide to run for office? 3 State one or more of your successes in life and how that experience will […]

Jim Douglass Responds to Our Questions

Peru Gazette Questions for Town Board candidates. Three candidates are vying for two open positions.  1 Summarize your educational background, primary employment, your past community involvement and a little information about your family. 2 Why did you decide to run for office? 3 State one or more of your successes in life and how that experience will […]

Marquet Moffett Responds to Our Questions

Peru Gazette Questions for the Town Board candidates.  Three candidates are vying for two open positions.  Summarize your educational background, primary employment, your past community involvement and a little information about your family. I earned a Master’s degree in Biochemistry from UVM and have been teaching chemistry at Saint Michael’s College for nine years. I organize […]

CCC’s Institute for Advanced Manufacturing is open for business | NCPR News

Source: CCC’s Institute for Advanced Manufacturing is open for business | NCPR News

Clinton County GOP sees leadership change – Sun Community News & Printing

Source: Clinton County GOP sees leadership change – Sun Community News & Printing

Assemblyman Billy Jones Wraps Up District Tour

From the Office of Assemblyman Jones Assemblyman Billy Jones (D-Chateaugay) announced the end of his first district tour, which concluded Sept. 27 in Chateaugay. Throughout his tour, Jones was able to meet with local officials, visit small businesses and hold town hall meetings to hear from constituents. “As our region’s voice in Albany, it’s important […]

Primary elections coming up Tuesday | Local News | pressrepublican.com

Source: Primary elections coming up Tuesday | Local News | pressrepublican.com

A Message from the Peru Democratic Party

We hope you can join us. The Peru Democrats are excited to announce we will host a potluck social from 5 – 8 pm on October 14th at the Peru VFW, Post 309. This will be a great time to get together with other members of the community and an opportunity to meet your candidates […]

Stefanik ties knot in Saratoga Springs – Sun Community News & Printing

Source: Stefanik ties knot in Saratoga Springs – Sun Community News & Printing

NY will give some voter data to Trump voter fraud commission – Times Union

Source: NY will give some voter data to Trump voter fraud commission – Times Union

Jones Authored Bill Becomes Law

From the Office of Assemblyman Bill Jones Assemblyman Billy Jones (D-Chateaugay) announced that a bill he authored making it easier for kids to protect themselves from insect bites while at camp has been signed into law (Ch. 163 of 2017). The new law allows children attending overnight camp, summer day camp and traveling summer day […]

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. […]

Republicans Nominate Langley for Town Supervisor

By John T. Ryan Peru – Peru’s Republicans caucused on Thursday, July 13th and emerged with an unexpected candidate for the office of town supervisor. About one week ago current town supervisor Peter Glushko withdrew his letter of intent to seek reelection to the office. At Thursday’s caucus the majority of the 35 Republicans present […]

Assemblyman Jones to Host Blood Drives for Local Hospitals

            Assemblyman Billy Jones (D-Chateaugay) announced he will be hosting three blood drives this month in an effort to ensure local hospitals are not faced with a summer blood shortage.             “Hospitals are always looking for blood donors, but it’s especially vital in the summer when blood supply tends to diminish,” Jones said. “It’s crucial that […]

Jones Offers Summer Reading Challenge 

Source: Jones offers summer reading challenge – Sun Community News & Printing

Peru Republicans to Caucus

The Town of Peru Republican Party will caucus on Thursday, July 13th, in the Peru Town Hall (Downstairs). Doors open at 5:30 and close at 6:30 p.m. No one will be admitted after 6:30 p.m. Registered Republicans can participate in the meeting. People who are not registered Republicans are welcome to attend and observe.

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

State Senate Approves Measure to Raise ‘PANS’ Awareness

From the Office of State Senator Betty Little Would help combat neuropsychiatric syndrome affecting children The State Senate today gave final legislative approval of legislation (S5750) sponsored by Senator Betty Little to raise awareness of pediatric acute-onset neuropsychiatric syndrome, known as PANS. “PANS attacks the brain. It comes on quickly and can be challenging to […]

Proposals Requested to Redevelop Former Frontier Town Theme Park in Essex County

Redevelopment Proposals Are Due On Friday, July 28  Request for Proposals Available Here Empire State Development (ESD) this week issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) to redevelop a nearly 300 acre, former outdoor recreation facility in North Hudson, Essex County. The RFP follows Governor Andrew M. Cuomo’s Master Plan to establish a “Gateway to the […]

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. […]

Assemblyman Jones’ Bill Passes Assembly

Assemblyman Billy Jones (D-Chateaugay) announced a bill he introduced that would increase awareness about a syndrome affecting children has passed the Assembly. The measure would add pediatric acute-onset neuropsychiatric syndrome (PANS) to the state’s health care and wellness education and outreach program (A.7614). “As a parent, few things are more heart-wrenching than seeing our children […]

Little Says Budget Funds Issues Important to the North Country

From the Office of State Senator Betty Little State Senator Betty Little today said the newly approved 2017-18 state budget provides funding for many programs and services identified as North Country priorities for the upcoming fiscal year.  Little said the new budget makes the largest investment in clean water infrastructure in state history, enacts workers’ compensation reform to reduce […]

All Welcome as Peru Democrats’ Potluck Social

Democratic Party Town of Peru Officers Chairman- Brandy McDonald Vice/Chairman- Jim Douglass Treasurer- Jean Schiffler Secretary – Ed Schiffler Date and Time: Friday, April 7th, from 5:30 – 7:30 pm, Location: St. Augustine’s Parish Center, Peru Come one, come all! Please bring a dish to share and join the Peru Democrats at St. Augustine’s Parish […]

Democrats to Meet this Week

The Peru Democratic Party meeting will be held on Thursday March 30th, 2017 at 7 00PM. The location will be the Peru Town Hall. · Discussion and plans for the upcoming election in November 2017. · Discussion and planning for the Peru Dems “American Heritage Potluck Social” which will be held on April 7th,. More […]

From the Office State Senator Betty Little

LITTLE, SENATE COLLEAGUES ADVANCE BUDGET PROCESS Propose tax relief, increased school aid and clean water funds Senator Betty Little today voted in favor of a budget resolution that outlines the State Senate’s response to Governor Andrew Cuomo’s executive budget and keeps the Legislature on course for adoption of an on-time budget. The Senate proposal calls […]

Meet 1st Announced Democrat Candidate for Our Congressional Seat

Meet and Greet Candidate 21st Congressional District  Patrick Nelson A Message from the Peru Democratic Party On Sunday March 5th from 5-7pm there will be a Meet and Greet for Democratic Congressional 21st District, Candidate “Patrick Nelson”. Location will be at Cheryl Lussier’s home located at 19 Lakeside Court in Plattsburgh. All are invited to […]

43 Companies Commit to Creating 640 New Jobs

Empire State Development today announced that 43 businesses will expand in or locate to New York State, partnering with colleges and universities to spur economic growth across the state. These 43 businesses have committed to create more than 640 new jobs and invest more than $15 million statewide. “From life sciences to advanced manufacturing, industrial […]

Assemblyman Jones is Coming to a Town Near You

From the Office of Assemblyman Billy Jones Assemblyman Billy Jones (D-Chateaugay) announced the launch of his districtwide tour to hear the concerns of residents and let them know how his office can help them. The tour will kick off on Feb. 20 in the town of Champlain. “As your voice in Albany, it’s my job […]

Peru Democrats Schedule Meeting

The Peru Democratic Party meeting will be held on Thursday February 23rd, 2017 at 7 00PM. The location will be the Peru Town Hall.

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, […]

Kayleigh Mae’s Law Would Protect Infants and Toddlers from Drug Exposure

From the Office of State Senator Betty Little Named in honor of 13-month-old who died of drug overdose The New York State Senate today approved legislation that would require drug testing of children less than three-years-old if they are in the vicinity of a parent or legal guardian arrested on a drug charge. The bill […]

From the Office of Assemblyman Billy Jones

Assemblyman Jones announces committee appointments Assemblyman Billy Jones (D-Chateaugay) announced he has been appointed to five Assembly standing committees including Aging, Agriculture, Economic Development, Small Business and Tourism. “I am honored to be entrusted to serve on these distinguished committees as a newly elected member,” said Jones. “Serving on these vital committees will aid in […]

A message from Peru Democratic Party Chairman Brandy McDonald

The Peru Democratic Party meeting will be held on Thursday January 26th, 2017 at 7:00PM. The location will be the Peru Town Hall. This will be our first meeting for the year 2017. Some of the items that will up for discussion; · Progress on ticket sales for the April raffle. People who have sold […]

How much funding is Gov. Cuomo proposing for your school district? – Capitol Confidential

Packaged with Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s executive budget proposal released on Tuesday night are school aid runs, which detail how much funding the executive proposes for each of the state’s s… Source: How much funding is Gov. Cuomo proposing for your school district? – Capitol Confidential

A Statement from Assemblyman Billy Jones

Budget should include middle-class tax cuts and increased education aid. “As the budget process goes underway, I’ll fight for a budget that will help North Country families succeed right here at home. We must ensure a fair budget that includes tax relief for middle-class families, an increase in education aid for North Country schools, a […]

Guatemalan workers on North Country farm tell Trump, “look into your heart” | NCPR News

Source: Guatemalan workers on North Country farm tell Trump, “look into your heart” | NCPR News

Plattsburgh International Airport awarded $38M for expansion plan

​Funds announced during New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s State of the State address Wednesday in Albany Source: Plattsburgh International Airport awarded $38M for expansion plan

Cuomo looks to counties to solve high property tax rates | NCPR News

Source: Cuomo looks to counties to solve high property tax rates | NCPR News

Chip firms walking away from landmark SUNY Poly program – Times Union

Source: Chip firms walking away from landmark SUNY Poly program – Times Union

Plattsburgh council struggles with deficit and taxes as budget deadline nears | NCPR News

Source: Plattsburgh council struggles with deficit and taxes as budget deadline nears | NCPR News

Officials voice concern about Obamacare repeal | Local News | pressrepublican.com

State says more than 16,500 would be affected in Clinton, Essex, Franklin counties. Source: Officials voice concern about Obamacare repeal | Local News | pressrepublican.com

Gov. Cuomo calls for free tuition at New York public colleges

​Gov. Andrew Cuomo is proposing to offer free tuition at New York public colleges to eligible residents. Source: Gov. Cuomo calls for free tuition at New York public colleges

2016 Final Election Results and Other Interesting Statistics

Clinton County 46,203 registered voters 24,188 women 22,015 men 35,340 Clinton County voters are affiliated with a political party. 10,863 Clinton County voters are not affiliated with a political party. 17,006 (26%) are Registered Democrats. 14,270 (30%) are Registered Republicans. 10,863 (24%) are Non-Affiliated Voters. 3,243 (7%) are Registered Independence Party Voters. 3% are registered […]

Cuomo vetoes more than 70 bills, signs roughly 60 – Capitol Confidential

Gov. Andrew Cuomo approved roughly 60 bills late Monday and vetoed more than 70, clearing off his desk 133 bills that were handed up almost two weeks ago. With Cuomo’s actions, only 25 bills … Source: Cuomo vetoes more than 70 bills, signs roughly 60 – Capitol Confidential

Stefanik sweeps every North Country county | NCPR News

Source: Stefanik sweeps every North Country county | NCPR News

For Woolf, life after politics includes filmmaking and a historic Adirondack tavern | NCPR News

Source: For Woolf, life after politics includes filmmaking and a historic Adirondack tavern | NCPR News

Peru Voting is Steady

Peru – As of 3:50 p.m. 1,883 or 42.8% of Peru’s 4,306 registered voters had cast ballots at St. Augustine’s Parish Center. In 2012, the last Presidential Election year, almost 63% of Peru’s voters cast ballots either at the polls or by absentee ballot. The polls close at 9 p.m.

2016 Elections Are Underway

As of 8:15 this morning Peru’s voting was proceeding normally at the St. Augustine’s Parish Center, 3030 Main St. The polls will close at 9 p.m. The Peru Gazette will post Peru’s results as soon as possible after the polls close.

Report: Almost a quarter of New Yorkers are immigrants – Times Union

Numbering 4.4 million, these newcomers make up 22 percent of the state’s population, placing the Empire State well above the national average of 13 percent and making it the nation’s second-largest destination behind California for new arrivals, according to a report released Wednesday by state Comptroller Tom DiNapoli. […] while New York City has long […]

Sample Ballot for the November 8th Election

Voting in Peru for the 2016 General election will take place on Tuesday, November 8th from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. at the St. Augustine’s Parish Center, 3030 Main St. Click below to see a sample ballot. Click here to see a sample ballot.  For more information on voting go to the Clinton County Board […]

NY-21 debate moderator donated to Stefanik campaign – Capitol Confidential

The moderator of a Monday 21st Congressional District debate has donated $650 to Republican Rep. Elise Stefanik over the past two election cycles, campaign cash which drew a rebuke from Democrat Mi… Source: NY-21 debate moderator donated to Stefanik campaign – Capitol Confidential

Peru Primary Results

County Court Judge: Keith Bruno 21, Mark Anderson 10. Surrogate Court Judge: Catherine Paul 20, William Favreau 12.      

Allegations of stolen campaign signs surface in Area 4 race – Sun Community News & Printing

PLATTSBURGH — Ahead of primary, hundreds of political campaigns for Devi Momot have been reported stolen, reported the candidate on Tuesday Source: Allegations of stolen campaign signs surface in Area 4 race – Sun Community News & Printing

Trump cancels Plattsburgh visit | News | pressrepublican.com

Scheduling conflict cited. Source: Trump cancels Plattsburgh visit | News | pressrepublican.com

A Voter Registration Drive is Coming to Peru

Dates and times changed 7/14/16.  By John T. Ryan Have you or someone you know not registered to vote in the important Presidential election scheduled for November 8, 2016? October 14th at 5 p.m. is the last day to register at the Clinton County Board of Elections at the Government Center in Plattsburgh; however, thanks […]

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