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PINEP PLAINS — Dressed in their best concert attire, the fourth- and fifth-grade students at Seymour Smith Intermediate Learning Center (ILC) rang in the holiday season with their annual winter concert on Thursday, Dec. 5. 

Long before the concert began at 7 p.m., the Seymour Smith ILC gymnasium was filled with families eager to see their little songbirds perform. 

From “I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas” to “We Wish You a Merry Christmas,” the Elementary Chorus sang a medley of holiday favorites while the Advanced Band played a...

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Pine Plains embraces all things ag at fall fest

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PINE PLAINS — Among some of its treasured fall traditions, the local community set out for Stissing Mountain Junior/Senior High School on Friday, Oct. 11, and Saturday, Oct. 12, for the Pine Plains FFA’s annual Fall Agricultural Festival.
After a day of livestock conformation classes, dairy shows and showmanship and student exhibits, the first day of the festival ended with the annual Roast Beef Dinner at 5 p.m. in the Stissing Mountain cafeteria, where 200 pounds of roast beef served 265 attendees.

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FFA fair schedule

PINE PLAINS — The FFA Fall Agricultural Festival will take place on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 11 and 12, at Stissing Mountain Junior/Senior High School. Parking and admission are free. Below is a schedule of events:
Friday, Oct. 11
9 a.m. — All exhibits, booths, livestock in assigned places. Section judging of rabbits, poultry, etc. Judging of all inside exhibits.
11 a.m. — Livestock conformation class(es).

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BOE focuses on safety plan, new teaching tools

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PINE PLAINS — For the first meeting of October, the Pine Plains Board of Education (BOE) invited the public to come forward with any questions or comments on the revised district-wide safety plan at a public hearing on Wednesday, Oct. 2.

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The finest of fine in Millbrook

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MILLBROOK — The Fine Home Source Show on Saturday, Sept. 28, was a day that provided something for everyone on the green of the Millbrook Band Shell. From food and wine to knives and photography, there was so much to see and do under the tents that held 70 vendors. 
This was the 14th year for the event, sponsored by Crisp Architects, and each year there seems to be more to see and do. 

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Dancers to strut their stuff at FFA parade

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PINE PLAINS — Spectators awaiting this year’s Pine Plains FFA Agricultural Fair on Saturday, Oct. 12, are in for a treat as the parade will feature volunteers of all ages and abilities participating in a community dance led by internationally recognized choreographer Mark DeGarmo.

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Students strike up the band with Wynton Marsalis

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PINE PLAINS — Students involved with the Stissing Mountain High School Jazz Band were offered the chance of a lifetime last month when The Stissing Center organized a master class for the students with internationally acclaimed jazz musician, Wynton Marsalis.

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Pine Plains holds public hearing with a view to the future

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PINE PLAINS — In keeping the Pine Plains community informed of the changes being made to the latest version of the town’s Comprehensive Plan, the Comprehensive Plan Review Committee held a public hearing on Wednesday, Sept. 25, gathering additional feedback to aid in revisions.
About 22 local residents attended in the Community Room above the Pine Plains Free Library. Pine Plains town Supervisor Darrah Cloud called the hearing to order at the stroke of 7 p.m. 

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Pine Plains BOE appraises projects

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PINE PLAINES — In what turned out to be a straightforward meeting, the Pine Plains Board of Education took the time to review the progress being made on current projects and programs in the Pine Plains school district at its meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 18.

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Third annual Rare Affair raises awareness and funding for rare disorders research

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PINE PLAINS — For the third year in a row, Erik and Michelle Hutchinson of Colton’s XXXtraordinarY Cause were thrilled by the outpouring of community support that their family and nonprofit received at the third annual A Rare Affair on Saturday, Sept. 21.

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BOE toasts first day, evaluates district projects

PINE PLAINS — Following a smooth start to the 2019-20 school year, the Pine Plains Board of Education (BOE) set to work, appraising several projects, programs and actions to benefit the Pine Plains Central School District at its meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 4.

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