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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.

Beginning at 7 p.m., the meeting opened up for a presentation by Dutchess Board of Cooperative Educational Services (BOCES) Superintendent Richard Hooley, who delivered an overview of the status of the BOCES capital project that Dutchess County voters approved last spring. Pine Plains BOE President Chip Couse reported on...

Pine Plains

BOE discusses Milan landfill solar project

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PINE PLAINS— The  Pine Plains Board of Education (BOE) continued its conversation about whether to get involved with the town of Milan’s capped landfill solar project on Wednesday, Nov. 14
The meeting was held in the Cold Spring Early Learning Center cafeteria after the BOE’s annual tour of the school building.

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Decorations, lights, floats and lots of holiday revelers

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PINE PLAINS — On Saturday afternoon and evening, Nov. 24, hundreds of residents and many more visitors bedecked the town of Pine Plains with holiday lights, ribbons and acorns — not to mention the more than 80 Christmas trees that brightened every corner. It was all a part of the annual Decorating Day and Holiday of Lights parade that makes its way through town every Thanksgiving Day weekend.
“This is a family tradition,” said Pine Plains resident Mariah Dorn. “We always decorate the archway” at the town park, by the gazebo.

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Santa’s helpers

From left, Emma Henderson, 11, Skylar Lyman, 11, Ren Babcock, 11, and Ava Schultz, 11, said they were glad just to spend time together during Pine Plains Decorating Day and the annual holiday parade. For full story and more photos, see Decorations, lights, floats and lots of holiday revelers.

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Winners of the 2018 Halloween costume contest

PINE PLAINS — The following were winners of the costume judging at the Halloween party held on Wednesday, Oct. 31, at the Pine Plains firehouse.
 
Ages birth to 2
Most Original: Up Grandma, worn by Silver Stoner.
Prettiest: Wonder Woman, worn by Kyarah Moody.
Movie Character: Miguel from Coco, worn by Alonzo Gonzalez.
Funniest: Chicken, worn by Aiden Paraszti.
Unique: Tilo in the Box, worn by Santino Scivolette.
Storybook: Waldo, worn by Maxton Wilber.

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Seniors breakfast with seniors

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PINE PLAINS— Students from the Stissing Mountain High School Class of 2019 forged a connection with local seniors at the annual Senior to Senior Breakfast on Tuesday, Nov. 13.

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Town Board adopts 2019 budget on a cold, snowy night

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PINE PLAINS — Despite a nasty Nor’easter that kept the public away, the Pine Plains Town Board made it to Town Hall to adopt its 2019 municipal budget on Thursday evening, Nov. 15.
“We should not have done it, but we had all these important things to get passed,” said town Supervisor Darrah Cloud about braving the elements. “Nobody was there.”

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Carvel conversations create open dialogue between Durst and Pine Plains

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PINE PLAINS — The Durst Organization continued its pursuit in understanding the community’s outlook toward the Carvel property’s redesign by hosting additional community conversations on Friday, Nov. 16, and Saturday, Nov. 17.

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Millerhurst Farm finds support following fire

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PINE PLAINS — In the wake of a devastating structure fire that destroyed two dairy barns and killed 46 cows at Ancramdale’s Millerhurst Farm in October, the Miller family was surrounded by love and support at a benefit held at The Stissing House on Sunday, Nov. 11.
Tickets were sold out. There was a silent auction, with many donations from area businesses, including a tour and tasting at Millbrook Winery, a two-night stay at The Inn at Pine Plains, two botanical watercolors by artist Mita Consini Bland, dinner for four at Mashomack Preserve and more. 

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Guzman, Wisdo declared winners

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PINE PLAINS— Pine Plains residents fulfilled their civic responsibilities by voting on Election Day on Tuesday, Nov. 6.
The polls were open at Pine Plains Town Hall from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. For this year’s election, voters cast their ballots for town justice and town assessor.
Out of a total of 969 votes, Republican candidate Ibis Guzman earned the majority vote for Pine Plains town justice with 514 votes, followed by Democratic incumbent candidate Peter Salerno with 455 votes.

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Veterans honored in outdoor ceremony

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PINE PLAINS — The town of Pine Plains was in luck as this year’s Veterans Day ceremony welcomed a large crowd and flawless weather on Monday, Nov. 12.
Bundled up against the breeze, area residents attended the ceremony at the Pine Plains clock tower on South Main Street. Along the streets, American flags were flown in honor of those who fought to secure freedom here and abroad. 
Beginning at 11 a.m., American Legion Post 426 member Marie Stewart led residents in the Pledge of Allegiance.

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