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PINE PLAINS — With the 2018-19 school year still a few weeks away, local students got a head start on their academics at Camp Invention, held at Stissing Mountain Junior/Senior High School during the last week of July and first week of August.

Returning to the school district for its fifth year, Camp Invention is a nonprofit summer enrichment program designed to promote science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) learning through hands-on activities. The program also encourages resourcefulness, collaboration, invention and entrepreneurship while motivating...

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Pine Plains Free Library kicks off summer with Bee Bee the Clown

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PINE PLAINS — The Pine Plains Free Library kicked off its summer activities with a touch of magic, hosting Bee Bee the Clown and her “Best and Brightest Magic and Puppet Show” on Wednesday, July 11.
At 10 a.m., at the Pine Plains Lions Club Pavilion, children from the Pine Plains Recreation Summer Camp program arrived dressed in bright summer clothing. While mostly campers attended, the event was free and open to all.

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Residents look forward to road repairs

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PINE PLAINS — Motorists driving through the sleepy town of Pine Plains are well aware that the country roads that get one to and fro are in dire need of repair. From State Route 199 to local roads like Johnny Cake Hollow Road and Willow Street, roads have been slowly eroding — leaving large potholes and worn shoulders for drivers to contend with.

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Pine Plains Board of Ed holds annual reorg meeting

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PINE PLAINS — Starting at 7 p.m. sharp, the Pine Plains Central School District Board of Education (BOE) set to work in reviewing the numerous appointments listed on the agenda at the annual organizational meeting on Wednesday, July 11.
All BOE members were present at the meeting, except Joseph Kiernan.

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Designs wanted for Library logo contest

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PINE PLAINS — In its search to find a logo to be used for all materials related to it, the Pine Plains Free Library has invited the community to put its creativity to the test by submitting original logo designs for a logo contest.
The library doesn’t have an official logo. The Pine Plains Free Library Board of Directors originally considered hiring someone to design a logo before deciding to hold a contest and see what the community comes up with.

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Pop-up library heads to The Platter

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PINE PLAINS — Thanks to a grant from the Berkshire Taconic Foundation, the Pine Plains Free Library hit the road to spread the word about its programs through a series of pop-up libraries, starting with The Pine Plains Platter on Saturday, July 7.
With support from the Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation’s Sustaining Education Enrichment and Development (SEED) Fund, the library will host six pop-up libraries at different venues this summer that will have books available to check and activities for families to enjoy. 

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Library promotes its programming at Pop-Up Artisan Market

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PINE PLAINS — In celebration of its 220th anniversary, the Pine Plains Free Library has organized a series of fundraising events for the community, starting with the Pop-Up Artisan Market on Saturday, June 30.
“We’d like to raise $15,000 over this year to increase our programming,” said Diana Woolis, president of the Pine Plains Free Library Board of Directors.

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Board considers new P.A. system and pickleball court

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PINE PLAINS — The Town Board met on Thursday, June 21, to discuss municipal matters. 
The meeting started off with the supervisor’s report. Town Supervisor Darrah Cloud announced that the board will meet one Saturday each month in addition to meeting on the third Thursday of the month, to deal with town business. 

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Access to an author

Following his success last year with his literary debut, “Brass Buttons, Blue Coat,” local author George Koch was at a book signing at the Pine Plains Free Library for his second book, “Visits and Observations,” on Saturday, June 23. A continuation of his first book, Koch’s latest work features 25 short stories that stem from his career with the New York City Police Department. In addition to signing copies of his new book, Koch was available to sign copies of “Brass Buttons, Blue Coat.”

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Memorial Hall hires development director

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PINE PLAINS — Pine Plains Memorial Hall (PPMH) has hired an enthusiastic new development director, Michelle Donner, who began her work with the nonprofit this spring.

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Stissing Mountain High School graduates honor the past, welcome the future

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PINE PLAINS — The Stissing Mountain High School Class of 2018 took the time to reflect on its journey in the Pine Plains Central School District during graduation, on Saturday, June 23.
Beginning at 10 a.m., this year’s graduation was held in the Stissing Mountain Junior/Senior High School auditorium. Savoring their final moments as students in the Pine Plains school district, the graduating class entered the auditorium in two lines to the proud melody of “Ceremonial March.”

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