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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

HoPP offers heat haven

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PINE PLAINS — The Heart of Pine Plains (HoPP) Community Center opened “The Cooling Zone,” a temporary haven from the heat, on Thursday, July 21, and Friday, July 22, to provide a safe place for locals to escape the extreme summer temperatures.
The temperature on both days reached well into the mid- and upper-90s, with the heat index — or the “feels like” temperature — on Friday reaching over 105 degrees Fahrenheit in some local towns.

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Stissing Mountain CEA expansion talks continue

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PINE PLAINS — Discussion about the proposed expansion of the Stissing Mountain Critical Environmental Area (CEA) continued at the Thursday, July 14, Town Board meeting; it began at a public hearing on the matter that opened at last month’s board meeting. That meeting, like last week’s, brought a large number of residents to the Town Hall to hear what was being said.
Absence regretted

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Pig roast benefits historical Pine Plains residence

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PINE PLAINS — Backyard Garden, a local restaurant and bar, hosted a pig roast fundraiser for the Little Nine Partners Historical Society to benefit the restoration project for the Graham-Brush House on Saturday, July 16.

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Lions honor their own

PINE PLAINS — President of the Pine Plains Lions Club Bruce Kimball honored Lion Don Spohr at the Lions Pavilion recently for 22 years of leadership running the annual Pine Plains Lions Bass Tournament. This year’s tournament was held on Saturday, June 18.

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Pine Plains Regents results announced

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PINE PLAINS — Stissing Mountain Middle/High School has released the results of the 2011 New York State Regents Exams.
The school offered 12 Regents exams in a variety of subjects.
The number of students taking the exams ranged from 104 for the global history and geography exam to seven students for the French exam.
Pine Plains Superintendent Linda Kaumeyer said that she was happy to see the large numbers of students taking the Regents exams. She was also pleased with the number of students who decided to retake exams that they had previously scored poorly on instead of giving up.

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Pine Plains BOE affirms appointments

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PINE PLAINS — The Pine Plains Board of Education (BOE) held its annual reorganization meeting on Wednesday, July 6.
During the meeting, Bruce Kimball was re-elected board president and Brian Croghan was re-elected vice president.
“I’m looking forward to another year,” said Kimball. This will be his ninth year on the board and his second as board president. Kimball also taught for 33 years, 32 of which were spent teaching in Pine Plains.
Kimball said that this will likely be his last year on the board. “I want to see certain things through to fruition before I step down.”

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Former Pine Plains resident killed in crash

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ANCRAM — Ancram resident Michael Wilmarth Mallozzi was killed on Friday, July 1, in a motorcycle accident on Route 82 in Ancram.
Deputy sheriffs determined that Mallozzi had been traveling northbound on Route 82 when he lost control, slid on the road and struck a guardrail. Rescue personnel tried to resuscitate him on the scene, but they were unsuccessful.
Mallozzi was pronounced dead on the scene.
Mallozzi was 29 years old at the time of his death. He attended school in the Pine Plains School District and earned his GED at Dutchess County BOCES.

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Lighting store moves toward a brighter future

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PINE PLAINS — Shandell’s, a custom lampshade and vintage lighting studio, will move from its current home in Millerton to a new space in Pine Plains.
Shandell’s, which is owned and operated by Susan Schneider, has been located in Millerton for seven years.
Schneider said that the main reason for the move is space. Her business has outgrown its current home and needs more room to continue to flourish. The new space in Pine Plains is double the size of the current Route 22 location.

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Town Board gets down to business

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PINE PLAINS — The Town Board took care of a plethora of issues at its monthly meeting on Thursday, June 16, at the Town Hall. Due to a public hearing on the proposed expansion of the Critical Environmental Area (CEA) of the Stissing Mountain area there was a filled-to-capacity crowd.
Working through the agenda

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A watershed moment

Those who visit Bash Bish Falls on the border of Copake, N.Y., and Massachusetts often leave claiming they gained clarity from the experience. The waterfall attracts hikers to its trails, but no swimmers, as they are not allowed in the dangerous waters.

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