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Early Adirondack Hunting: More Deer, Less Bear Killed So Far – – The Adirondack Almanack

Source: Early Adirondack Hunting: More Deer, Less Bear Killed So Far – – The Adirondack Almanack

Health Insurance Enrollment Has Been: AHI Offers Free Enrollment Assistance

[Glens Falls, NY] – Adirondack Health Institute is offering free enrollment assistance services to individuals, families and small business owners in seven North Country counties – Clinton, Essex, Franklin, Hamilton, Saratoga, Warren, and Washington. Open Enrollment for health insurance coverage through the NY State of Health Marketplace is underway and runs through January 31, 2018.  […]

Playing a Vital Role in the Apple Industry

By John T. Ryan The Forrence Orchards packing and distribution staff is #26 in our Peru Gazette series featuring people who make Peru a wonderful place to live. These are the people who inspect, pack, sell and ship approximately 500,000 bushels of Forrence’s beautiful apples each year. At 40 pounds a bushel, that’s 20 million […]

DEC Announces Plans For ‘Gateway To The Adirondacks’ Frontier Town Campground, Equestrian And Day Use Area

Public Information Meetings Planned for Dec. 11; Adirondack Park Agency Deems Permit Application Complete New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Basil Seggos today announced the release of plans for the Frontier Town Campground, Equestrian, and Day Use Area, a new, accessible, public campground proposed at the site of the former Frontier Town […]

Upcoming Lake Placid Winter Sports Events – – The Adirondack Almanack

Source: Upcoming Lake Placid Winter Sports Events – – The Adirondack Almanack

Republic Steel mines in Mineville in the 1940s |

Amazing Photos Source: Republic Steel mines in Mineville in the 1940s |

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

Plattsburgh detective credited with breaking case of missing Florida teen found with soccer coach

Source: Plattsburgh detective credited with breaking case of missing Florida teen found with soccer coach

New “Mobile Crisis Team” helps people through mental health emergencies | NCPR News

Source: New “Mobile Crisis Team” helps people through mental health emergencies | NCPR News

Plattsburgh hospital remains in lockdown; employees are still to come in for shifts | News | pressrepublican.com

Source: Plattsburgh hospital remains in lockdown; employees are still to come in for shifts | News | pressrepublican.com

An Inspiring Message from Sister Debbie of the North Country Mission of Hope

Good morning everyone, I would like to begin by welcoming a significant number of new readers to these mission news/notes. Just to bring all our readers up to speed, these news and notes are designed to share key weekly news regarding the Mission, giving key dates and events and usually ending with a “Thought for […]

Editorial: Invaluable service for local seniors | Opinion | pressrepublican.com

This editorial is very informative for anyone with Medicare questions.  Source: Editorial: Invaluable service for local seniors | Opinion | pressrepublican.com

Local family shattered by immigration crackdown – Sun Community News & Printing

Source: Local family shattered by immigration crackdown – Sun Community News & Printing

Canadian company expanding in Plattsburgh | Local News | pressrepublican.com

Source: Canadian company expanding in Plattsburgh | Local News | pressrepublican.com

Illegal Possession of Landlocked Atlantic Salmon – Essex County

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Environmental Conservation Police Officers (ECOs) enforce the 71 Chapters of NY Environmental Conservation Law, protecting fish and wildlife and preserving environmental quality across New York. On Oct. 27, ECOs Jeremy Fadden and Jeff Hovey were on patrol near the Port Douglas boat launch on Lake Champlain in […]

Plattsburgh Housing Authority hopes to rehab, reuse dilapidated properties | NCPR News

Source: Plattsburgh Housing Authority hopes to rehab, reuse dilapidated properties | NCPR News

Tri-County ARTSMAP Preview Party at Strand Center for the Arts November 18th, 2017

The Strand Center for the Arts is holding a Preview Party for the Tri-County ARTSMAP – a web-based interactive map of the region’s artists, individuals and cultural organizations.  The ARTSMAP Preview Party will be held on the Strand Center for the Arts’ lawn from 1 – 4, Saturday, November 18, 2017. The ARTSMAP will be […]

A look at the impact of GE’s new vision on Schenectady, region – Times Union

Source: A look at the impact of GE’s new vision on Schenectady, region – Times Union

Peru Senior Wins Handler Award

L-R Judith C. Kelsey, AKC Judge, Maggie Pyne with her dog Am/Can Champion Cimmaron Northern Lights aka “Mario” Maggie Pyne, a senior at Peru High School, won “Best Junior Handler” at the annual Central New York Shetland Sheep Dog Club Show held this past weekend in Syracuse, NY. As a seasoned Jr. Dog Handler, Maggie […]

PAFB Will Never be Forgotten

Click here to view a Mountain Lake ETV Program on the history of Plattsburgh Air Force Base

Peru Gazette’s First Community Video

Click here to view a 31 minute video of today’s VFW Post 309 Veteran’s Day Service. 

Legal Marijuana Marketing To Adults Presents New Perils For Kids : Shots – Health News : NPR

Source: Legal Marijuana Marketing To Adults Presents New Perils For Kids : Shots – Health News : NPR

Town Taxes to Increase Only Slightly

Front Row – Town Atty. Matt Favro, Supervisor Peter Glushko, Dep. Supervisor Donald McBrayer. Back Row – Jim Langley, Brandy McDonald, Jim Douglass, Kathy Flynn By John T. Ryan Peru -Youth Director John Flynn, Town Clerk Kathleen Flynn, Secretary to the Board Pam Barber, this reporter and the town board were the only people who […]

How The Adirondack Land Bank Will Work – Adirondack Explorer – Adirondack Explorer

Source: How The Adirondack Land Bank Will Work – Adirondack Explorer – Adirondack Explorer

Authorities investigating inmate OD death | Local News | pressrepublican.com

Source: Authorities investigating inmate OD death | Local News | pressrepublican.com

Police: Thieves hit Peru laundromat for quarters

Source: Police: Thieves hit Peru laundromat for quarters

Peru Central School Announces Prekindergarten Grant Award

In an effort to support early learning within the community, Peru Central School District has been awarded a grant from the New York State Education Department to support a prekindergarten program. The Peru Central School District was recently awarded a grant that will allow our district to create a program for forty (40) Prekindergarten students.  […]

Babbie Museum – A Hands-On Successful Experience

By John T. Ryan Peru – Babbie Museum Volunteer Carol Rock presented an uplifting museum report to the Peru Town Board at its October 23rd meeting. Over the museum’s 83 days of operation in 2017 it entertained about 2,000 visitors. It enjoys the support from almost 50 local sponsors/donors and visitors give the museum 4.8 […]

27 current and former SUNY Plattsburgh students accused of hazing | NCPR News

Source: 27 current and former SUNY Plattsburgh students accused of hazing | NCPR News

Lake Champlain International Film Festival Returns to Plattsburgh Nov. 1-5

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. Films made as part of a cell-phone film contest are among those featured at the fourth annual Lake Champlain International Film Festival, taking place Nov. 1 to 5 at the Strand Center for the Arts, 25 Brinkerhoff St., in downtown Plattsburgh. In addition to films submitted from around the world that include topics […]

Adirondack Life Article – From Jamaica to Peru – Adirondack Life

Source: Adirondack Life Article – From Jamaica to Peru – Adirondack Life Absolutely wonderful Adirondack Life story about the Jamaican apple pickers at Forrence Orchards. Another story appeared a few weeks ago in the New York Times. This story has additional information. It’s enjoyable to read.

Enjoy a Local Brew and a Great Meal

L-R Troy Ouelette, Ron Forget, Nick Furnia, Jaime Thwaits, Marc Daly, Talia Lynch, Matt Ray, Gary Morette, Jody Renaudette, Brandon Way, Stephanie Lawrence, Joey Ormsby The Livingoods staff is #19 in our Peru Gazette series featuring people who make Peru a wonderful place to live. Livingoods had been popular in downtown Plattsburgh since 2005, but […]

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

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