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PINE PLAINS — The following were winners of the costume judging at the Halloween party held on Wednesday, Oct. 31, at the Pine Plains firehouse.

 

Ages birth to 2

Most Original: Up Grandma, worn by Silver Stoner.

Prettiest: Wonder Woman, worn by Kyarah Moody.

Movie Character: Miguel from Coco, worn by Alonzo Gonzalez.

Funniest: Chicken, worn by Aiden Paraszti.

Unique: Tilo in the Box, worn by Santino Scivolette.

Storybook: Waldo, worn by Maxton Wilber.

Scariest: Dragon, worn by Keegan Carey...

Pine Plains

Cleanups discussed at board meeting

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PINE PLAINS— Town Supervisor Darrah Cloud presented her monthly report at the Town Board meeting on Thursday, May 17. It lasted nearly an hour, rather than the 10 minutes it usually takes.
Cloud reported on the town’s disability and investment policies and on possible grants to fund local projects, which were covered last week. She also spoke about planned future cleanups to take place in town.
Cleanup day

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Writers’ Group reads

The Pine Plains Writers’ Group shared new creative work in the Community Room above the library on Wednesday, June 6, including fiction, nonfiction and poetry.  The group leader/coordinator is town Supervisor Darrah Cloud. Pictured from left are Rich Diaz, Bill Abrams, Jennifer Anderson, Mary Plover-Smith, Diana Rush, Bob Rabin, John Perella, Jay Cody  and Cloud. George Koch, who attended the reading and whose work was read by Cloud, is not pictured.

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Families learn how to help students deal with stress at Stissing Mountain lecture

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PINE PLAINS — In light of the number of threats made toward schools and other public venues this year, the Pine Plains Central School District decided to reach out to local families and provide them with information on how to help their children deal with stressful situations. A lecture was held on the subject on Tuesday, June 5, in the Stissing Mountain Junior/Senior High School library.

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Grant dollars needed for sewer study and more

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PINE PLAINS — The Town Board met in May to discuss municipal matters, including the pursuit of important grant dollars. 
Greenway Grant
Town Supervisor Darrah Cloud said she’s applied for a Greenway Compact Communities Grant for the town’s comprehensive plan update.

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Lengthy report addresses disability and investment policies

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PINE PLAINS— The Town Board meeting on Thursday, May 17, was detailed from the get-go. Town Supervisor Darrah Cloud started off with her monthly report. Rather than taking the 10 minutes it usually does, it took nearly an hour.
Cloud reported to the board, and to the public, the work she’s been doing for the past month.
Disability policy

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Pine Plains FFA toasts another triumphant year at banquet

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PINE PLAINS — The Pine Plains FFA kicked off the month of June by inviting the community to its annual FFA Banquet on Friday, June 1.

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Pine Plains explores cell tower lease options

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PINE PLAINS — The town of Pine Plains is in the midst of examining the terms of its cell tower lease with American Tower, as was discussed by town Supervisor Darrah Cloud at a Thursday, May 17, Town Board meeting. 
Cloud raised the issue of the American Tower lease agreement after saying she received communications from the company about revamping its contract. American Tower sent a letter to the town asking if it would agree to a lump sum payment.

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Pine Plains Free Library offers museum passes to patrons

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PINE PLAINS — Along with its wide selection of books and community programs, the Pine Plains Free Library currently carries museum passes for its patrons to check out, thanks to the FRIENDS of the Pine Plains Free Library.
Once a year, the FRIENDS takes a look at which museum passes the library might want for its patrons and purchases them to be used throughout the year. At this point in time, the library currently offers passes to The Berkshire Museum in Pittsfield, Mass., and to the Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge, Mass.

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Pine Plains honors soldiers now gone, on Memorial Day

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PINE PLAINS — The town of Pine Plains honored the veterans who fought and died to defend their country with a Memorial Day parade and ceremony on Monday, May 28.
Beginning at 10:30 a.m., the parade lined up at the Pine Plains firehouse before making its way toward the town clock tower for opening remarks by American Legion Post 426 member Marie Stewart.
The Rev. Carol Miller delivered a heartfelt invocation, and guest speaker Neil Murray referenced several soldier names to emphasize the personal side of the battles fought and the lives lost.

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Pine Plains students honor veterans before Memorial Day

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PINE PLAINS — Just in time for Memorial Day, students at Stissing Mountain Junior/Senior High School  honored veterans who fought for their country at a Veterans Recognition Evening on Wednesday, May 23.
A long line of Pine Plains students wore traditional garb to reflect different periods of war.

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