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PINE PLAINS — At its first meeting of the new year on Wednesday, Jan. 3, the Pine Plains Board of Education (BOE) took the time to evaluate a report on school facilities.

Director of School Facilities Richard McKibben presented the board with the report. Looking over all the buildings in the Pine Plains Central School District, he gave an overview of future improvements to be made in various buildings, the funds it would take to carry out the changes and the source of funding. 

Overall, the yearly totals for facilities during the 2017-18 school year come to $384,...

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Camp Invention sparks excitement

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PINE PLAINS — Celebrating its fourth summer in the Pine Plains Central School District, the program Camp Invention was a rousing success again this year, as students were encouraged to think outside the box and get excited about their education.

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Camp fun for all

The Pine Plains Summer Day camp started a new program this year for children who are too old for the program yet are not old enough the become counselors. The program was made possible through the support of Hammertown Barn and the Pine Plains Central School District, which helped provide funding for transportation. Between 12 to 25 children went on weekly field trips each Monday, Wednesday and Friday. They went to places like the Harlem Valley Rail Trail, Bash Bish Falls, Wooden Wheels and more. Here, the group posed for a photo on Monday, July 31.

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Ice cream and conversation

Just before an afternoon thunderstorm rolled in, Pine Plains seniors enjoyed a cold treat at the Senior Ice Cream Social on Wednesday, Aug. 2,  in the Community Room of the Pine Plains Free Library. The ice cream and toppings were provided by the Pine Plains Adult Recreation program. From left, Celia Bartolomeo, Secretary for the Town Supervisor Kathy Rigano, and Gladys Mazzei took part.

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Body of Bash Bish Falls hiker recovered

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MOUNT WASHINGTON, Mass. — The body of a Ghent, N.Y., man who slipped off a rock and fell to his death while hiking at Bash Bish Falls on Friday, July 28, has been recovered. The accident occurred at the waterfall on the Massachusetts side of the park, which borders the two states.
Aiden Campion-Pratt, 21, was found on Sunday, July 30, by an underwater camera, but because of the treacherous terrain his body could not be recovered. 

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Changing the world with a lesson from animals

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PINE PLAINS — Thanks to a visit from the Animal Embassy, residents of all ages received a lesson on how to make the world a better place, on Wednesday, Aug. 2.

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Retirees honored for their service

PINE PLAINS— The Pine Plains Chapter of Retired Union Employees (PPCRUE), whose members are former Pine Plains Central School District employees, held its annual June new retiree welcome and business dinner on Wednesday, June 7, at The Pond Restaurant in Ancramdale. It was attended by 52 members and guests. 

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Sparking creativity in young storytellers

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Pine Plains — Local children were inspired by the magic of storytelling on Wednesday, July 26, thanks to an interactive StoryPlay adventure with author and entertainer Jason Edwards.
Organized by the Pine Plains Free Library, the program was held in the Pine Plains Lions Club Pavilion. Row by row, the pavilion was occupied by campers from the Pine Plains Summer Day Camp, some of whom were accompanied by their families. The sounds of the children’s laughter could be heard echoing throughout. 

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Pine Plains Board of Education: Faculty appointed, vehicle bids accepted

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pine plains — The Pine Plains Central School District Board of Education (BOE) was quick to settle its business for the coming school  year during its meeting on Wednesday, July 19.

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Fountains residents create birdhouses

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Businesses come, businesses go: Feed store to replace The Emporium

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PINE PLAINS — With every new venture, there’s always risk. For new businesses, especially, there’s risk of profits not meeting expectations, risk of not being able to properly brand the business, risk of failure. But sometimes, there are unexpected contingencies that alter the status quo.

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