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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 […]

$10 million coming to city downtown | News | pressrepublican.com

Governor in Plattsburgh to announce winning application. Source: $10 million coming to city downtown | News | pressrepublican.com

State Senate Approves Plan to Improve ‘Mobile Home’ Housing

From the Office of State Senator Betty Little The State Senate today approved legislation (S6954a) sponsored by Senator Betty Little that would establish a mobile and manufactured home replacement program. Little is chair of the Senate Housing, Construction and Community Development Committee. Little said the objective is to improve affordable home options by funding the […]

Democrats select Area 4 candidate | Local News | pressrepublican.com

Retired State Police Investigator George Dyerwill run against Devi Momot for seat vacated by Colin Read. Source: Democrats select Area 4 candidate | Local News | pressrepublican.com

State Senate Approves Measure to Help Campgrounds Recover Costs

From the office of State Senator Betty Little  The State Senate today approved legislation that would allow campground owners to place liens on recreational vehicles (RVs) when guests fail to pay occupancy fees and other charges or abandon their vehicles. Senator Betty Little sponsored the bill (S.1684b) after hearing from the Campground Owners of New […]

Republicans Endorse Little, Stefanik, Favreau and Anderson

The Clinton County Republican Committee held their endorsement meeting for State & County candidates last night (May 19). State Senator Betty Little was present and received a unanimous endorsement. Congresswoman Elise Stefanik was unable to attend but was also endorsed unanimously. Surrogate Judge Candidate, William Favreau & County Court Judge Candidate, Mark Anderson were present […]

Kevin Mulverhill joins Assembly race | News | pressrepublican.com

Franklin County sheriff will run as a Republican; Democrat candidate Billy Jones has been endorsed by Franklin County Democratic Committee. Source: Kevin Mulverhill joins Assembly race | News | pressrepublican.com

State officials rethink plan to tear up Adirondack train track | NCPR News

Source: State officials rethink plan to tear up Adirondack train track | NCPR News

After saying he’s ‘truly sorry,’ Silver gets 12 year prison sentence | POLITICO

Also fined $1.75M, forced to forfeit $5.3M Source: After saying he’s ‘truly sorry,’ Silver gets 12 year prison sentence | POLITICO

Turnout Very High For A Primary

Registered Republicans and Democrats were lined up at noon to vote in the Presidential Primary when polls opened at the St. Augustine’s Parish Center. Voting continues until 9 p.m. The Peru Gazette will be there when the votes are counted. We’ll post the Peru results as soon as possible.

Only Registered Republicans and Democrats Can Vote in Tuesday’s Presidential Primary

See Sample Ballots Below Registered New York State Republican and Democratic Party voters are the only people eligible to vote in the Tuesday, April 19, 2016 Presidential Primary elections.  Registered Independence Party, Working Families, Conservative and other third-party voters are not eligible. The primary is for Republicans and Democrats only. Peru voters will vote in […]

Trump is Coming to Plattsburgh – Here’s Where to Get Tickets

Tickets are available for Donald Trump’s Friday, 3.p.m. appearance at the Crete Civic Center. https://www.donaldjtrump.com/sched…/register/plattsburgh-ny/

Stefanik Raises $330,000 in 1st Quarter; Surpasses $1.1 Million Cash on Hand for Re-election

Glens Falls – Congresswoman Elise Stefanik today announced a 1st Quarter fundraising total of $330,000. Stefanik’s re-election campaign received donations from every one of the 12 counties in New York’s 21st Congressional District, and now has more than $1.1 million cash on hand. “I’m grateful for the outpouring of support across the North Country and […]

NY21: Democrat Mike Derrick says Rep. Stefanik is vulnerable | NCPR News

Source: NY21: Democrat Mike Derrick says Rep. Stefanik is vulnerable | NCPR News

Peru Democrats Meet March 31

The next meeting for the Peru Democratic Party will be on Thursday, March 31st at 7:00PM at the Peru Town Hall ·      During the last meeting it was discussed having the next meeting on the March 24th, due to scheduling conflict the date of March 31st, was selected as the next meeting date. There will be no […]

Derrick to Attend Peru Democrats Meeting

A Message from Democratic Party Town of Peru Chairman- Brandy McDonald  The next meeting for the Peru Democratic Party will be on Thursday, February 25, at 7:00PM. Location will be the Peru Town Hall I am very happy to announce that the schedule of our candidate for Congress, Mike Derrick, is such that he will be able […]

Democratic Party Town of Peru Meeting on Thursday

The next meeting for the Peru Democratic Party will be on Thursday, February 25, at 7:00PM Location will be the Peru Town Hall To those who have been selling the April Raffle tickets, please make arrangements to turn the money collected over to Jean Schiffler. 643-8575 or schiffler-j@charter.net Officers; Chairman- Brandy McDonald Vice Chairman – […]

Stefanik discusses her first year in Congress and future | Local News | pressrepublican.com

Freshman congresswoman outlines issues she will be tending to in the year to come and what she hopes will be her second term. Source: Stefanik discusses her first year in Congress and future | Local News | pressrepublican.com

Democratic hopeful touts experience | Local News | pressrepublican.com

Mike Derrick says his three decades in the military would serve him well in Congress should he defeat incumbent Republican Elise Stefanik. Source: Democratic hopeful touts experience | Local News | pressrepublican.com

After recession, social service agencies still feel the squeeze | NCPR News

Source: After recession, social service agencies still feel the squeeze | NCPR News

January Peru Democratic Party Meeting Cancelled

Democratic Party Town of Peru Officers; Chairman- Brandy McDonald Vice Chairman – Kregg Bruno Treasurer- Jean Schiffler  ·       Due to conflict in my schedule the meeting that had been scheduled for January 28th has been cancelled. ·       The next meeting will be held on February 25th, 2016 at 7;00 pm, the location will Peru Town […]

Stefanik moves confidently in first year, but questions linger | NCPR News

Source: Stefanik moves confidently in first year, but questions linger | NCPR News

Stefanik Applauds North Country Wins in Year End Omnibus, Tax Package

From the Office of Congresswoman Elise Stefanik Washington, D.C.–Today, Congresswoman Elise Stefanik (R-NY-21) announced that the final government spending and tax package that passed the House with her support include several provisions she has fought hard for on behalf of the North Country. Among these provisions are a suspension of the medical device tax, an […]

Keenan Area Five Winner

Absentee ballots and affidavits were counted this morning at the Clinton County Board of Elections.  In the contest for Area Five Clinton County Legislator Democrat Peter Keenan received 629 total votes to Republican Rhonda Barber’s 587.  On Election Day, Keenan had a 32 vote lead.  After today’s count he won by 42 votes. Rhonda Barber […]

Keenan Appears to be the Winner in Area 5

Peter Keenan leads by Rhonda Barber 42 votes in Clinton County Legislature Area Five. These totals do not include any absentee ballots: Peru Keenan 260 Barber 119 Schuyler Falls Keenan 326 Barber 425 Keenan received total 586 votes vs. Barber’s 544.

Brandy McDonald and James Langley Unofficial Winners

Vote totals for the two Peru Town Board positions not counting absentee ballots: Brandy McDonald 659 Kregg Bruno 454 Dwane Bast 306 James Langley 635 Langley and McDonald are the unofficial winners. Vote result are not in yet for the Peter Keenan vs. Rhonda Barber race. Only 1,075 voters cast ballots out of 4,146 registered […]

Carol Blakeslee – Candidate for Clinton County Legislator in Area Seven

The Peru Gazette posed six questions to each of the four candidates for the Peru Town Board. Ms. Blakelee’s responses were received four days after our October 14th deadline. Summarize your educational background, primary employment, a little about your family and past community involvement. I grew up in a large family in Windham, NY in […]

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