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Over $64 million in REDC Funding Awarded to North Country Projects

Assemblyman Billy Jones (D-Chateaugay) announced that the North Country will receive $64.9 million through awards provided by the North Country Regional Economic Development Council (REDC). “This state funding will help us continue moving forward as a region by strengthening our burgeoning tourism industry and improving our infrastructure,” said Jones. “The North Country will be able […]

Your Vote is Important

A side-note to our story yesterday on Peru’s low voter turnout in the November 2017 election. In Beekmantown a new town supervisor was elected by one vote. As in Peru, only 35% of Beekmantown’s registered voters cast ballots. One additional voter could have had a significant influence on the outcome.

A Message From the Peru Democratic Party

Join the Conversation Democrats have had good candidates running for our US House seat in the past few elections, but our candidates have fallen short of votes at the polls. We are hoping 2018 will be different. At this time, there are seven Democrats who have officially declared candidacy for next year’s election. At our most […]

Glushko Honored for Longtime Service to the People of Peru

December 11, 2017 – Town Supervisor Peter Glushko, who did not seek reelection, chaired his last town board meeting tonight. On behalf of the board Deputy Town Supervisor Donald McBrayer recalled Glushko’s successes 20 years serving the town, the first 12 years as a counselor then 8 years as town supervisor. Glushko was elected to […]

Only 35% of Peru’s Registered Voters Exercised Their Right to Vote

By John T. Ryan Peru – Compared to the 2015 off-year election, Peru voters turned out in larger, but still disappointing numbers in 2017. Only 35% of Peru’s 4,552 registered voters cast ballots. Of the two major parties, 41% of Peru’s 1,711 registered Republicans cast ballots while 36% of the 1,394 registered Democrats voted. The […]

Mexican consulate visits St. Lawrence County, talks dairy farm workers | NCPR News

Source: Mexican consulate visits St. Lawrence County, talks dairy farm workers | NCPR News

Stefanik votes in favor of concealed-carry reciprocity – Sun Community News & Printing

Source: Stefanik votes in favor of concealed-carry reciprocity – Sun Community News & Printing

GE planning $1 billion in cuts at Schenectady-based unit – Times Union

Source: GE planning $1 billion in cuts at Schenectady-based unit – Times Union

Peru Voters Shoot Down Constitutional Convention 6.5 to 1

Here are the Town of Peru 2017 election results for the proposals on the back of the ballot. Proposal #1 for a Constitutional Convention: 1,319 No, 208 Yes Proposal #2 allowing the complete or partial loss of a public officer’s person if he or she is convicted of a certain type of felony. 1,169 Yes, […]

McDonald, Douglass and Irwin Win

Here are the 2017 Town of Peru Election results for the contested races, not including any absentee ballots. Town Supervisor: Brandy McDonald 819 Votes James Langley 726 Votes Town Council (The top two vote getters win) James Douglass 1053 Votes Melvin Irwin 968 Votes Marque Moffett 768 Votes

Assemblyman D. Billy Jones to host Annual Santa Sprint to benefit the North Country Honor Flight

From the Office of Assemblyman D. Billy Jones Assemblyman D. Billy Jones will host the Annual Santa Sprint 5K on Saturday November 25, 2017 with a race start time at 9am. Pre-registration is $20 and can be done online at www.adirondackcoastevents.com. Same day registration will be held from 7:30am until 8:30am. Race start and end […]

Debunking some myths about New York’s ballot questions | WRVO Public Media

Source: Debunking some myths about New York’s ballot questions | WRVO Public Media

Cuomo signs bill banning use of e-cigarettes indoors – Times Union

Source: Cuomo signs bill banning use of e-cigarettes indoors – Times Union

Cuomo signs bill providing cancer benefits for volunteer firefighters – Capitol Confidential

Source: Cuomo signs bill providing cancer benefits for volunteer firefighters – Capitol Confidential

Former top Assembly ethics official: Position a ‘waste of money’ – Times Union

Source: Former top Assembly ethics official: Position a ‘waste of money’ – Times Union

Watertown Daily Times | Registered domain names suggest future Stefanik Senate, presidential bids

Source: Watertown Daily Times | Registered domain names suggest future Stefanik Senate, presidential bids

Stefanik has strong lead in campaign funds | Local News | pressrepublican.com

Source: Stefanik has strong lead in campaign funds | Local News | pressrepublican.com

In a milestone, SUNY Poly’s first factory is now open

Source: In a milestone, SUNY Poly’s first factory is now open And it’s in Plattsburgh! 

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

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