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Professional Rescuer Instructor Course Offered at SUNY Plattsburgh

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y.  — A CPR/AED for Professional Rescuer Instructor course will be held Nov. 2, 6, 9 and 13 from 6 to 10 p.m. at SUNY Plattsburgh’s Memorial Hall. Participants must be at least 16, possess current American Red Cross CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer certification or the equivalent, and successfully complete the course’s online […]

Admissions Offers Instant Decision Days for Transfer Students

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. – Students at one of the four community colleges in close proximity to SUNY Plattsburgh or its branch campus in Queensbury can find out within 20 minutes if their application is complete for transfer during a new initiative called Instant Decision Days. About 40 percent of all new students who enrolled at SUNY […]

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! 

Luck Bros. litigation calls for halt of airport project | Local News | pressrepublican.com

Source: Luck Bros. litigation calls for halt of airport project | Local News | pressrepublican.com

Some forest rangers call pace of Adirondack emergencies “unsustainable” | NCPR News

Source: Some forest rangers call pace of Adirondack emergencies “unsustainable” | NCPR News

Welcoming People in the Center of Our Community

By John T. Ryan The Peru Community Church’s Pastor Rev. Peggi Eller and Office Manager/Bookkeeper Amanda Corse are #18 in our Peru Gazette series of people who make Peru a wonderful place to live. Each day you’ll find them offering a warm welcome to people at the Fellowship Center. The Peru Community Church is affiliated […]

Champlain Valley BPW to Host “Meet the Candidates” October 17th  

The Champlain Valley Business & Professional Women’s Club will host their annual “Meet the Candidates” Forum on Tuesday, October 17th at the Plattsburgh City Hall Rotunda. Doors will open at 5pm and the program will begin at 5:30pm. Champlain Valley BPW is giving candidates for office at the town and county level as well as […]

Rescuer: Dog-bite Victim is the Real Hero

Click here to read story on the lady who saved Mrs. Timmons when she was attacked. 

Here’s a Great Weekend Family Activity

Harvest Weekend October 7-8, 2017 109am-4pm 250 River Road, Peru, NY   12972   (518)643-8052   Sat. 1pm-4pm Suzanne & Shelby Moore bring their blind pup, Pepper and her book “Pepper Finds Her Way” for story time and book signing.   Sat/Sun – Mary Heald from Brooke Sylvan Spinners will be here to demonstrate flax […]

Peru Central School District Selects New Superintendent

The Peru Central School District Board of Education has selected Mr. Thomas Palmer as its new Superintendent of Schools. Mr. Palmer will start his new position on Jan. 1, 2018. Mr. Palmer is currently the Superintendent of Schools in the Tri-Valley CSD in Grahamsville, NY, and has been in that position since 2008. He is […]

Call to Artisans and the Creative

Strand Center for the Arts Announces that The ARTrageous Entertainment Auction will be held November 11, 2017. Rebranding its long successful Arms and Legs Auction where creative community minded people and regional artist take household items and create works of art from the whimsical to a masterpiece. This year we have an “entertainment” theme, but […]

Area youth coaches to engage in suicide prevention campaign – Sun Community News & Printing

Source: Area youth coaches to engage in suicide prevention campaign – Sun Community News & Printing

The End of One Era and the Beginning of Another

By John T. Ryan Peru – October 14, 2017 will be a day of significant change for Bob, Jim and Melvin Irwin owners of Maplegrand Farm at 139 Jarvis Road. An auctioneer will sell the farm’s 170 cattle. A few days later when all the cattle are gone, the brothers will still be farmers, but […]

Honor Flight Ceremonies Are Always Memorable

Click here for the Hometown Cable Recording of Saturday’s Honor Flight Ceremonies. 

Firefighters Honor Vets

Several of the North Country Firefighters and Ambulance Crews who honored the Honor Flight Veterans this morning. Peru’s Department was present and accounted for as always. Click here for more Peru Gazette Firefighter Photos 

Honor Flight #21 is in Progress

By John T. Ryan Sept. 30th Plattsburgh – A huge crowd was present early this morning at the Plattsburgh Recreation Center to wish 16 North Country Veterans well as they departed on the 21st North Country Honor Fight to Washington D.C. 314 vets have flown on the 21 flights. Today’s veterans in order of introduction: […]

The Strand Center’s Juried Show “Reflections” Opens Friday, October 7

PLATTSBURGH, NY – The Strand Center for the Arts annually hosts a juried show open to artists of all ages and mediums. This year, the theme of the show is “Reflections” and participants were encouraged to submit artwork that captures a reflection or reflections, either in a natural pool of water, the chrome bumper of […]

Peru Woman Suffers Serious Dog Bite Injuries

By John T. Ryan Peru – Lifelong Peru resident Loretta Timmons (80) is a patient at UVM Medical Center in Burlington. She is a victim of a horrific dog-biting incident at 3:45 Friday afternoon outside her 778 Union Road home. Mrs. Timmons was attacked as she checked her mail. Three dogs owned by Michael James […]

“Just DU IT”

Thanks to Joanne Kennedy the Peru Gazette has a few photos of this morning’s Scott Woodward Duathlon. Over 50 people competed in the ‘Coach’s Just Du It!” duathlon created by family and friends of Scott. The run/bike race started and finished at Lamham Mills Recreation Park in Peru. All proceeds support a memorial scholarship fund at […]

Plattsburgh International Airport Secures  $900K in grant funds – Sun Community News & Printing

Source: Plattsburgh International Airport Secures  $900K in grant funds – Sun Community News & Printing

Applefest is Almost Here

Applefest preparations are underway at St. Augustine’s. Given the beautiful weather forecast, it should be a great Applefest. On Saturday, September 16th and Sunday, September 17th St. Augustine’s Parish will host the 40th Annual Applefest at the parish grounds, 3030 Main St. in Peru. Saturday’s parade begins at 11 a.m. at the Peru Elementary School […]

Search for missing man takes rangers into harshest Adirondack terrain | NCPR News

Source: Search for missing man takes rangers into harshest Adirondack terrain | NCPR News

Report: two North Country hospitals lost millions of dollars in recent years | NCPR News

Source: Report: two North Country hospitals lost millions of dollars in recent years | NCPR News

A Bridge Building Professional

By John T. Ryan   Peru – Peru residents can take comfort in the fact that our new Jarvis Road bridge has been constructed under supervision of a seasoned professional. Chad Fancher, the bridge’s construction superintendent, has been building bridges for 30 years, the last 10 years as a superintendent. If Faucher has a question […]

Ash-tree-killing bug found in North Country – LakePlacidNews.com | News and information on the Lake Placid and Essex County region of New York – Lake Placid News

Source: Ash-tree-killing bug found in North Country – LakePlacidNews.com | News and information on the Lake Placid and Essex County region of New York – Lake Placid News

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 […]

Professor Garneau and Student Researchers Examine Contaminants on Lake Champlain | SUNY Plattsburgh

Source: Professor Garneau and Student Researchers Examine Contaminants on Lake Champlain | SUNY Plattsburgh

Chamber Benefits Breakfast Highlights Opportunities For Your Business

The North Country Chamber of Commerce is hosting a free Breakfast on September 12th  from 8:00 – 9:00am at the Chamber office, 7061 Route 9, Plattsburgh. This informational meeting will cover the many benefits and services offered by the Chamber, including cost saving opportunities, ways to meet potential customers, and more. You’ll also get an […]

New Free Fishing Days Announced

Anglers can look forward to four new annual Free Fishing Days in New York State. The new dates are: September 23, 2017 – National Hunting and Fishing Day November 11, 2017 – Veterans Day February 17-18, 2018 – weekend preceding Presidents Day June 23-24, 2018 – last full weekend in June The requirement for a […]

Tom Chapin in Concert

SUNY Plattsburgh is proud to announce that Tom Chapin ’66 will be returning to Plattsburgh for a concert to benefit the ARC Foundation, which funds programs and services that enrich the lives of the developmentally-disabled in Clinton County, N.Y. Tom Chapin in Concert Saturday, September 30 at 7 p.m. Strand Center Theatre 25 Brinkerhoff Street […]

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

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

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 […]

Can New York’s rural schools survive growing poverty and population loss? – Times Union

Source: Can New York’s rural schools survive growing poverty and population loss? – Times Union

Frontier Town proposal deadline is moved back – Times Union

Source: Frontier Town proposal deadline is moved back – Times Union

Adirondack mountains were “the playground” for new FBI director | NCPR News

Source: Adirondack mountains were “the playground” for new FBI director | NCPR News

Bridge Construction Progressing

Jarvis Road Bridge at about noon today. Bridge decking is being installed. Concrete should be poured on August 16th; it cures for 14 days. Depending on the weather, the bridge should be complete by September 15th.

City Recreation future debated | Local News | pressrepublican.com

Source: City Recreation future debated | Local News | pressrepublican.com

CPR/AED First Aid Classes Scheduled For Fall Semester at SUNY Plattsburgh

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (Aug. 4, 2017) — An American Red Cross series of non-credit classes in CPR/AED-first aid for adults, children and infants will be held at SUNY Plattsburgh beginning with the first session Sunday, Sept. 10 from 1:30 to 5 p.m. in Memorial Hall. Two other sessions will be held Sunday, Oct. 15 and Sunday, […]

For New York dairy’s undocumented immigrant problem, some band aids but little reform | NCPR News

Source: For New York dairy’s undocumented immigrant problem, some band aids but little reform | NCPR News

How many jobs does $8B in economic development spending actually buy? | NCPR News

Source: How many jobs does $8B in economic development spending actually buy? | NCPR News

City eyes makeover for train station – Sun Community News & Printing

Source: City eyes makeover for train station – Sun Community News & Printing

City Council abolishes 4 departments | Local News | pressrepublican.com

Source: City Council abolishes 4 departments | Local News | pressrepublican.com

Former CO among 10 busted in alleged heroin ring | News | pressrepublican.com

Source: Former CO among 10 busted in alleged heroin ring | News | pressrepublican.com

Morrisonville bridge named for Gordie Little | Local News | pressrepublican.com

Source: Morrisonville bridge named for Gordie Little | Local News | pressrepublican.com

A Great Time To Raft at Ausable chasm

We’ve had too much rain, but one good aspect is that it make the raft ride through Ausable Chasm very exciting. John Stafford was kind enough to share this video taken yesterday. Click here to view   

McCarthy Named United Way Campaign Chair

Editor’s Note: Please appreciate these wonderful people who find time to serve our community. Let them you know you appreciate them when you have an opportunity. Officials at United Way of the Adirondack Region, Inc. have named Todd McCarthy the 2018 campaign chair. Mr. McCarthy is the owner of Lenny’s Shoe & Apparel. Todd is […]

Exhibit Features Rare Adirondack Artifacts and “Blue Line” Maps of Adirondack and Catskills Parks

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Basil Seggos today unveiled a new exhibit featuring rare Adirondack and Catskills artifacts, including historic maps, antique survey equipment, field notebooks, and photographs that tell the story of creation of the Adirondack and Catskill parks. The Birth of the “Blue Line” exhibit illustrates the vision, foresight, […]

An Opportunity for the Right Person

VISTA OPPORTUNITY – AmeriCorps VISTA Member (Volunteers in Service to America) United Way of the Adirondack Region, Inc. is seeking a dynamic individual with excellent communication skills, problem solving skills and ability to work effectively as part of a team and manage multiple projects. Preferred skills and qualifications: Education: Associate’s degree or higher Skills: Excellent […]

Tri-County ARTSMAP project is underway in Clinton, Essex, and Franklin Counties

The Strand Center for the Arts, in partnership with SUNY Plattsburgh, is conducting an Arts and Cultural Asset Mapping Project to create a web-based interactive map of the region’s artists, artisans and cultural organization. Information surveys are available at ARTSMAP.net. All individuals and organizations with arts and cultural activities in Clinton, Essex and Franklin Counties […]

A Great Way to Enjoy This Saturday

Date: June 17-18 Event: 10th Annual Museum Days Weekend Time: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Location: Museums Throughout Clinton County, NY Description: Museums in Clinton County open free to visitors all weekend! Part of Path Through History Weekend. More details will be announced as the date nears! Cost: Free Contact: Melissa Peck, coordinator@adkcoastcultural.org

Plattsburgh is Moving Ahead

Tom Hallack interview with Mayor Colin Read on Plattsburgh’s downtown development plans. Extremely interesting and informative. Plattsburgh’s development is important to us all. Hopefully, someday the town and city will be one entity. https://mountainlake.org/interview-edit/

Downtown Rising Announces 2017 Season and New Location

PLATTSBURGH, NY – The Strand Center for the Arts (SCA) is proud to announce that we will be combing forces with Fledging Crow and the Wagar Brothers to present the Downtown Rising Series 2017 season at a new location at the Strand Center for the Arts. Downtown Rising is a food/music/art community event series taking […]

Thanks to All the Volunteers and to Those Who Donated

May 30, 2017 Dear Editor, The Board of Directors and Staff of United Way of the Adirondack Region, Inc., SUNY Plattsburgh Project H.E.L.P and the Adirondack Coast Visitors Bureau would like to take this opportunity to say thank you to the 619 volunteers and all those who donated over 500 food items on the Day […]

Mission of Hope Zoning Application in Limbo

By John T. Ryan Peru – The North Country Mission of Hope’s non-conforming use application for the former K of C Hall/Fitness Center at 3452 Route 22 was not approved by the Peru Zoning Board of Appeals at its Wednesday, April 19th meeting. Mission of Hope Board President Sally Kokes told the Peru Gazette, “It […]

April Stools’ Day Clean-up

Will you get a little dirty for clean water? Please join the Lake Champlain Committee, the League of Women Voters of the North Country and the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation this Sunday, April 23 at an April Stools’ Day clean-up at Point Au Roche State Park from 1 PM – 3 PM. Enjoy […]

Evening of Healing: Stories of Strength

The Foundation of CVPH is proud to be a co-sponsor of the 4th Annual Evening of Healing: Stories of Strength.  This year’s event is set for Monday, April 24 at 6 p.m. at the Newman Center and we hope you can join us for a powerful and inspiring evening.  The goal of An Evening of Healing […]

Issuing Office: Burlington Source: National.Weather.Service 4:40am EDT, Wed Apr 19 THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BURLINGTON HAS ISSUED A * FLOOD WARNING FOR THE LAKE CHAMPLAIN AT ROUSES POINT. * UNTIL THURSDAY MORNING… OR UNTIL THE WARNING IS CANCELED. * AT 4:00 AM WEDNESDAY THE STAGE WAS 99.9 FEET. * FLOOD STAGE IS 100.0 FEET. […]

Maplefields Plans Major Expansion

Peru – Once all approvals are acquired, the Maplefields Convenience Store/Gas Station at 654 Bear Swamp will be ungoing a tear-down and major expansion. Plans have been filed with the Peru Code Enforcement Office and a site-plan will be reviewed by the Planning Board at its Wednesday, April 12th meeting. Plans detail a 5,280 sq. […]

Your Chance to Assist Veterans

Drivers for the DAV van are still needed to bring Veterans to their appointments at the Stratton VA hospital in Albany. The process to qualify drivers has been streamlined. Anyone interested please call Greg Lee at 518-570-7253 or email him at greglee423@aol.com. It’s only once a month or whatever you can fit into your schedule.

DEC Seeks Volunteers to Monitor Streams and Rivers

‘WAVE’ Project Connects New Yorkers with Health of Rivers and Streams and Hands-on Training WAVE Volunteer Training Starts in May at Multiple Locations Including Plattsburgh & Willsboro  The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) announced today that DEC is actively recruiting volunteers for the 2017 summer sampling season to conduct water quality assessments […]

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