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PINE PLAINS — With clear skies overhead and warm weather to boot, Pine Plains hosted its second annual Bob Couse Town Clean Up Day at the town’s Highway Department on Saturday, Sept. 7.

Open to Pine Plains residents only, this past Saturday there was a steady stream of cars dropping off items at the Highway Department. Along with nominal fees charged for certain items, mattresses, sofas, appliances with freon, tires, car batteries, sleeper sofas and even a piano were deposited. Electronics, full paint cans and flammable items were prohibited.

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Field Day fun

PINE PLAINS — The lawn in front of Seymour Smith Intermediate Learning Center was peppered with children wearing light blue T-shirts during its annual Field Day, held on Wednesday, June 19. Organized by Pine Plains Coach Jeremy Weber as an all-day event, the festivities featured students in second through fifth grade competing against each other. 

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Volunteers provide literary support with Book Buddies

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PINE PLAINS — With a mission focused on providing additional reading practice and support for children who need it, the nonprofit organization Literacy Connections was pleased with the number of volunteers who read with local students through the Book Buddies program this year.
Just one of several programs created by Literacy Connections, Book Buddies matches adult volunteers to read one-on-one with students who have been identified by their teachers as reading below their grade level.

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Local friendships formed at annual Senior Picnic

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PINE PLAINS — The Dutchess County Office for the Aging had the quintessential summer day to host its annual Senior Picnic on Wednesday, June 12.

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Speed limit reductions contemplated by Town Board

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PINE PLAINS — Speeding cars on country roads is basically a given in the Harlem Valley. But that doesn’t mean town leaders are going to take the matter sitting down. In fact, in the town of Pine Plains, the Town Board is doing its best to reduce the speed limit on certain roads. It discussed the issue at its May board meeting.

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Local agriculture advocate Jack Pulver passes away at age 84

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PINE PLAINS — Local farmers and residents alike were saddened to learn that Jack Pulver, a longtime member of the region’s agricultural community, passed away on Friday, May 31, at the age of 84.

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Block no more…

Members of the Pine Plains Writers’ Group presented their original work at a reading on Wednesday, May 29, at the Community Center above the library. Pictured, from left, are Rich Diaz, group leader Darrah Cloud, Bob Rabin, Debbie Weisman, LouAnne Mallozzi, Jean Tate, Jennifer Anderson, Dave Owens, Jay Cody, Maria Heng and Diana Rush. Members Bill Abrams and John Perrella are not pictured.

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Group focuses on affordable housing at Pine Plains gathering

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PINE PLAINS — Moving on to the next town in the Tri-Town region, the Northeastern Dutchess Tri-Town Coalition (formerly known as the Regional Housing Leadership Team) met in Pine Plains on Wednesday, June 5, to review its initial priorities for securing an equitable and sustainable future for the region and the steps to making that future possible.

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Fire prevention at Seymour Smith

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PINE PLAINS — Students at Seymour Smith Intermediate Learning Center brushed up on their fire safety awareness during Fire Prevention Day on Wednesday, May 29.

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Pine Plains FFA embraces future leaders, welcomes support

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PINE PLAINS — The Pine Plains FFA ended the month of May celebrating the chapter’s accomplishments at its annual FFA Banquet, on Friday, May 31.
Held in the Stissing Mountain High School gymnasium, the banquet drew local families, farmers, officials and community members happy to show their support for the FFA. 
Silent auction items were displayed on tables outside the gymnasium, inviting guests to submit bids. Dinner was catered by the Stissing Mountain cafeteria staff.

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Author and former NYPD officer George Koch unveils latest book

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PINE PLAINS — With a working pen in hand and a mind kept wide open, there’s no telling where inspiration for a story might strike. 

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