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PINE PLAINS — The Pine Plains Central School District’s Board of Education (BOE) meeting on Wednesday, March 1, went into detail discussing upcoming resolutions for a proposed reconstruction project at the school.

To begin the meeting, President Fred “Chip” Couse introduced Michael Fanning from Mosaic Associates to discuss the auditorium project. Fanning explained the two components of the project: the replacement of the gymnasium flooring at Stissing Mountain Middle School, and several necessary renovations for the high school auditorium.  

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Halloween costume winners announced

PINE PLAINS  — The following are winners of the costume contest held by the Ladies Auxiliary at the Pine Plains Hose Company firehouse  on Monday, Oct. 31, at the annual Halloween party.

Newborn to 2 years old

Most original: Braydon Rose as a kissing booth.

Prettiest: Gabriella Deanda as a princess.

Most original: Maxton Wilber as Dr. Seuss.

Funniest: Arianna Williams as a Cabbage Patch Kid.

Unique: Mia Moore as a peacock.

Storybook: Xavier Ulfik as a wolf.

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Seymour Smith celebrates new playground

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PINE PLAINS — Seymour Smith Intermediate Learning Center recently replaced its old, outdated playground with a newer, more modern one — just in time before it gets too cold for children to play outdoors.
A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held in the early hours of Thursday, Nov. 3, to christen the new play set. The event took place at 8:30 a.m., just before school went into session.

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Dutch’s Spirits gets into Halloween groove

In celebration of Halloween, area residents gathered at Dutch’s Spirits, in the historic Dutch Schulz prohibition bunker in Pine Plains, for a talk about bootlegging in the Hudson Valley. There was dancing, drinking and general conviviality. The staff at Dutch’s Spirits welcomed those in costumes to the event. From left are Anthony Gallazzo, Samantha Currier, Will Rivera, Corene Conception-Rivera, Lydia Higginson, CEO, Dutch’s Spirits; Ariel Schlein, founder, Dutch’s Spirits; Teri Wamsley.

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Chills and thrills at the library

The Pine Plains Free Library held an open house on Sunday, Oct. 30, from 3 to 5 p.m. There was a Halloween theme for the children to enjoy, with a storyteller, crafts and cupcakes. It was also an opportunity for the Library Strategic Planning Committee to roll out its long-term strategic plan. Everyone enjoyed local apple cider, doughnuts and seeing the children have some Halloween fun.  Ren Babcock, above, enjoyed some holiday cupcakes.

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Town works on budget for 2017

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PINE PLAINS  — Fall is the time of year when town governments put pen to paper and start their budgeting process. The Pine Plains Town Board has done exactly that; it reviewed the tentative 2017 budget at its monthly meeting on Thursday, Oct. 20. That night the board opened a public hearing on the budget.

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Food services and bus facility updates presented to BOE

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PINE PLAINS — The Pine Plains Central School District Board of Education (BOE) at itsregular meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 19, heard a presentation from the director of food services  on how the program is doing. 
Superintendent of Schools Martin Handler provided updates on the bus maintenance facility and an upcoming presentation from Siemens Group about the Energy Performance Project for the district.
Food services

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Stissing Mountain High School shows support for Danny Hegarty

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PINE PLAINS  — The Stissing Mountain High School community is tight-knit. When one person suffers, they all suffer, which is why High School Principal Tara Grieb said faculty and students decided to hold a benefit fundraiser for Danny Hegarty, a 10th-grader being treated for leukemia.
Danny Rocks is more than a talent show, it’s a collaboration among those who know and care about the young man and the greater Pine Plains community.

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Pine Plains teacher of middle-school science to be recognized for innovative teaching approach

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PINE PLAINS — Kathleen Fenn — a middle school science teacher at Stissing Mountain Middle/High School — has made a name for herself in the Pine Plains Central School District.
Earlier in the year, Fenn was nominated for the New York State English Council (NYSEC) Educator of Excellence Award.
Although this award is typically reserved for educators in the English Language Arts (ELA), it is not unusual for teachers in other disciplines to be nominated for it, according to middle school Principal James DiDonna.

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FFA Fall Ag Fair 2016

PINE PLAINS — Stissing Mountain Middle/High School held the annual FFA Fall Agricultural Fair on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 7 and 8. Always a crowd favorite, attendance was strong. The fair is an opportunity for members of the school district’s FFA organization to show their knowledge and their expertise for all things agricultural.

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Crop Hunger Walk benefits Food Locker and wider need

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PINE PLAINS— Eight community-oriented residents braved the chilly, rainy weather and took a lap around Stissing Lake to increase awareness and fundraise to end hunger in their community on Sunday, Oct. 9. The annual Crop Hunger Walk (CHW) was organized by the Pine Plains Council of Churches.
CHWs are community  events aimed at raising money and awareness to help eradicate hunger globally. The walks are sponsored by the Church World Service organization and locally organized by congregations and other groups. 

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