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PINE PLAINS — Beginning Monday, Sept. 11, the sidewalk area from 2977 to 2987 Church Street will be worked on as part of a two-week restoration project.

Totaling 198 feet, the sidewalk area on Church Street has been in need of repair for some time; bricks have shifted and grass is growing in between the gaps. Through the efforts of Stanfordville contractor Dave Douglass, the restoration project will include removing the old sidewalk, constructing new 9’ sidewalks, stamping the concrete and sealing it.

According to Kathy Rigano, assistant to the town supervisor,...

Pine Plains

Board of Ed accepts resignations, makes appointment

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PINE PLAINS— In their recent meeting on Wednesday, June 21, the Pine Plains Board of Education bid farewell to board member Karen Orton and Athletic Director Richard Silverstein following their resignations from their current positions in the school district.

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Eighth-graders take next step at Stissing Mountain

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PINE PLAINS — The first day of summer began with excitement, as Stissing Mountain Middle School eighth-graders took part in their moving up ceremony, on Wednesday, June 21.
The lobby outside of the auditorium was flooded with family members taking last minute photos, wishing their children luck. By 6 p.m., students were seated in the auditorium while friends and family made for an excited audience.

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BOE member needed

PINE PLAINS— The Pine Plains Central School District has a vacant position on its Board of Education (BOE). Anyone interested in serving on the board is invited to send a letter of interest to Julia W. Tomaine, district clerk, Pine Plains Central School District, 2829 Church St., Pine Plains, NY 12567
Board of Education member qualifications are as follows:
• Must be able to read and write.
• Must be a qualified voter of the district: a citizen of the United States, at least 18 years of age or older and not adjudged to be incompetent.

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Stissing Mountain Class of 2017 bids farewell

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PINE PLAINS — On Saturday, June 24, the Stissing Mountain High School Class of 2017 celebrated graduation with its fair share of reflection and insight.
Commencement exercises began promptly at 10 a.m. in the Stissing Mountain Middle/High School auditorium. The entire auditorium was brimming with the smiles of friends and family. Up on the stage, the graduating Class of 2017 sat proudly in their blue caps and gowns.

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Thompson and Saunders lead Stissing Mountain Class of 2017

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PINE PLAINS — Come Saturday, June 24, seniors Mari Thompson and Steve Saunders will lead the Stissing Mountain High School graduating Class of 2017 as valedictorian and salutatorian, respectively.
Mari Thompson
Since eighth grade, Mari has set her sights on valedictorian. From the start of her high school career at Stissing Mountain High School, Thompson took advantage of all the opportunities presented to her. She has a wide array of interests, from athletics to academics. 

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County hosts annual summertime picnic

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PINE PLAINS — The Dutchess County Office for the Aging was at its best last Wednesday, June 14, while hosting the third Senior Citizen Picnic of the summer.
The free picnic was held at the Pine Plains Lions Club Pavilion and welcomed seniors from the towns of Pine Plains, North East, Stanford and Washington. 

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We all scream for digital literacy

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Carvel Property Development: Durst updates Pine Plains board

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PINE PLAINS — The reason why the Durst Organization has scarcely been seen in Pine Plains during the last five years has nothing to do with the state of the real estate market. So said Durst Organization Chief Development Officer (CDO) Alexander Durst, who attended a Town Board meeting on Thursday, June 15, to talk about the Carvel Property Development.
Getting up to speed on the Durst Organization

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Aspiring astronomers learn how to choose and use telescopes

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PINE PLAINS — Tucked away in a corner of the Pine Plains Free Library, astronomer Jack Chastain of the Mid Hudson Astronomical Association recently delivered an informative talk on how to choose and use telescopes.  
“What we’re essentially going to do is talk about getting a scope and what to do when you get it,” he said.

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Historic Graham-Brush House dated

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PINE PLAINS — As part of its latest project, the Little Nine Partners Historical Society (LNPHS) has been working to officially date the Graham-Brush House. The group spoke about its efforts on Saturday, June 3, at the newly opened Town Grange.
Prior to the presentation, members of the Little Nine Partners Historical Society opened the Graham-Brush House for tours. As they walked across the wooden floorboards of the log house, visitors learned its history, thanks to LNPHS board member Bill Hedges.

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