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PINE PLAINS — The Pine Plains Free Library kicked off its summer activities with a touch of magic, hosting Bee Bee the Clown and her “Best and Brightest Magic and Puppet Show” on Wednesday, July 11.

At 10 a.m., at the Pine Plains Lions Club Pavilion, children from the Pine Plains Recreation Summer Camp program arrived dressed in bright summer clothing. While mostly campers attended, the event was free and open to all.

Bee Bee the Clown was eager to showcase her popular routine of magic tricks, juggling, balloons and puppets. In between her tricks and...

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Delgado, Ryan and Collier present congressional campaigns at library

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PINE PLAINS — The Pine Plains Democratic Committee wrapped up its local congressional campaign by presenting candidates Antonio Delgado, Pat Ryan and Erin Collier at the Pine Plains Free Library on Saturday, April 28.
Along with presenting their platforms for Congress, the candidates answered audience questions and concerns.
“Fundamentally, what motivated me is my story and where I come from,” Delgado said in reflection of his campaign.

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A bird’s eye view

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Library rewards

The FRIENDS of the Pine Plains Free Library presented a gift certificate to library staff on Monday, April 9, from area businesses. FRIENDS member Vivian Sukenik, right, and library staffer Mary  Bowen, left, posed for a photo after the certificate was presented in honor of National Library Week.
 

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Pine Plains mock trial team takes on Lourdes in county finals

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PINE PLAINS — The Stissing Mountain High School mock trial team recently concluded its season in court with a loss against Our Lady of Lourdes High School in the county finals.

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Pine Plains Memorial Hall seeks development director

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PINE PLAINS — After spending a great deal of time focusing on future programming, Pine Plains Memorial Hall (PPMH) recently announced its decision to hire a development director to assist the project’s transition from a capital project into operations and programming.

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Public shares mail-order medication concerns with Pine Plains BOE

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PINE PLAINS — On Wednesday, April 18, the Pine Plains Board of Education (BOE) listened to public concerns about the change in the school district’s insurance that will require its insured to purchase their maintenance medications through the mail–order pharmacy Xpress Scripts.
“Before we begin the public comment, I know a number of you are here specifically for the maintenance prescriptions,” Pine Plains Superintendent of Schools Martin Handler said at the meeting.

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Bus driver Kim Russell commended for actions during bus collision

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PINE PLAINS— The Pine Plains Board of Education (BOE) expressed gratitude recently to Kim Russell, a bus driver for the Pine Plains Central School District, for her response to a school bus collision on Route 199.
Superintendent of Schools Martin Handler kicked off a meeting in February by recognizing Russell’s exemplary work. 

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Library lecture examines Roosevelt family’s role in segregated America

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PINE PLAINS— A pair of local residents learned of the Roosevelt family’s stance on racial discrimination and segregation at a lecture at the Community Center above the Pine Plains Free Library on Monday, March 12. Despite the small turnout, the information was interesting and informative.
Jeff Urbin, an education specialist from the FDR Presidential Library, referred to the topic as a “mixed record.”  Urbin tried to provide some context.

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Pine Plains BOE questioned on district’s handling of bullying case

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PINE PLAINS — In the midst of today’s social climate, school districts and families across Dutchess County are more vigilant about school violence and bullying. Yet there has been a small handful of cases that have parents concerned. At the start of its meeting on Wednesday, April 4, the Pine Plains Central School District Board of Education (BOE) listened attentively as parents shared their concerns about bullying and how the district is handling it.

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