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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,...

Pine Plains

Stissing Mountain Class of 2017 bids farewell

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PINE PLAINS — On Saturday, June 24, the Stissing Mountain High School Class of 2017 celebrated graduation with its fair share of reflection and insight.
Commencement exercises began promptly at 10 a.m. in the Stissing Mountain Middle/High School auditorium. The entire auditorium was brimming with the smiles of friends and family. Up on the stage, the graduating Class of 2017 sat proudly in their blue caps and gowns.

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Thompson and Saunders lead Stissing Mountain Class of 2017

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PINE PLAINS — Come Saturday, June 24, seniors Mari Thompson and Steve Saunders will lead the Stissing Mountain High School graduating Class of 2017 as valedictorian and salutatorian, respectively.
Mari Thompson
Since eighth grade, Mari has set her sights on valedictorian. From the start of her high school career at Stissing Mountain High School, Thompson took advantage of all the opportunities presented to her. She has a wide array of interests, from athletics to academics. 

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County hosts annual summertime picnic

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PINE PLAINS — The Dutchess County Office for the Aging was at its best last Wednesday, June 14, while hosting the third Senior Citizen Picnic of the summer.
The free picnic was held at the Pine Plains Lions Club Pavilion and welcomed seniors from the towns of Pine Plains, North East, Stanford and Washington. 

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We all scream for digital literacy

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Carvel Property Development: Durst updates Pine Plains board

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PINE PLAINS — The reason why the Durst Organization has scarcely been seen in Pine Plains during the last five years has nothing to do with the state of the real estate market. So said Durst Organization Chief Development Officer (CDO) Alexander Durst, who attended a Town Board meeting on Thursday, June 15, to talk about the Carvel Property Development.
Getting up to speed on the Durst Organization

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Aspiring astronomers learn how to choose and use telescopes

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PINE PLAINS — Tucked away in a corner of the Pine Plains Free Library, astronomer Jack Chastain of the Mid Hudson Astronomical Association recently delivered an informative talk on how to choose and use telescopes.  
“What we’re essentially going to do is talk about getting a scope and what to do when you get it,” he said.

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Historic Graham-Brush House dated

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PINE PLAINS — As part of its latest project, the Little Nine Partners Historical Society (LNPHS) has been working to officially date the Graham-Brush House. The group spoke about its efforts on Saturday, June 3, at the newly opened Town Grange.
Prior to the presentation, members of the Little Nine Partners Historical Society opened the Graham-Brush House for tours. As they walked across the wooden floorboards of the log house, visitors learned its history, thanks to LNPHS board member Bill Hedges.

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Winners of Young Writers Contest recognized with awards ceremony

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PINE PLAINS — Young writers of the community were recently honored for their entries in this year’s FRIENDS of the Pine Plains Library Young Writers Contest during an afternoon ceremony on Sunday, May 21.
The awards ceremony was held in the Community Room of the Pine Plains Free Library and hosted a packed house of young writers and their family members. A long table held an assortment of cold beverages, desserts and fruit salad for attendees to enjoy after the ceremony.

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Cemetery cleanup

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Stewart’s Shops donates to food pantry and library

PINE PLAINS — The 2016 Stewart’s Shops Holiday Match program awarded grants to the Pine Plains Community Food Locker and the Pine Plains Free Library.  John DiPalma, the Pine Plains store manager, issued a presentation check to representatives of both organizations on Saturday, April 15.  

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