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PINE PLAINS — Beginning Monday, Sept. 11, the sidewalk area from 2977 to 2987 Church Street will be worked on as part of a two-week restoration project.

Totaling 198 feet, the sidewalk area on Church Street has been in need of repair for some time; bricks have shifted and grass is growing in between the gaps. Through the efforts of Stanfordville contractor Dave Douglass, the restoration project will include removing the old sidewalk, constructing new 9’ sidewalks, stamping the concrete and sealing it.

According to Kathy Rigano, assistant to the town supervisor,...

Pine Plains

School budgets and athletics on BOE’s plate

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PINE PLAINS — The Pine Plains Board of Education (BOE) reviewed instructional and athletic budgets during its meeting on Wednesday, Feb. 1.

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Stissing Mountain celebrates Chinese New Year

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PINE PLAINS — In celebration of cultural diversity, students from the Pine Plains Central School District gathered with their families and friends to observe the 2017 Chinese New Year on Friday, Feb. 3. 
The district offers a Mandarin Chinese program for students in grades seven through 12. In its second year, the Chinese New Year celebration in the middle/high school cafeteria was aimed to further inform students about the Asian culture.

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Food for thought

A lecture was presented by Remedy Farm and Nutrition Founder Jordan Schmidt in the Pine Plains Community Room, above the library. The lecture, sponsored by the FRIENDS  of the Pine Plains Free Library, was entitled “The Digestive System: A Journey Through Our Inside Track,” and addressed what can go wrong and what people can do to make it right.

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Wendy Remsburger wins Athletic Secretary of the Year

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PINE PLAINS— After eight years of dedicated service to the Pine Plains Central School District (PPCSD) Athletics Department, Wendy Remsburger was presented with the Athletic Secretary of the Year award earlier this month.  
Throughout her life, Remsburger has been an involved member of the school district community, having played softball during her academic career at PPCSD. Prior to her position  in the Athletics Department, Remsburger worked as a secretary at the Pine Plains Elementary School for seven years. 

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Town Board addresses recreation details, and more

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PINE PLAINS— The Town Board addressed a number of municipal matters at its January board meeting, ranging from police coverage to recreation to zoning.
After a swift call to order and recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance, the board got down to business.
It tied up loose ends from the reorganization meeting held at the beginning of them month, including confirmation of the board’s meeting schedule. Meetings will continue to be held on the third Thursday of the month at 6 p.m. at Town Hall.

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Tangled up

The FRIENDS of Pine Plains Free Library held its third successful Zentangle Workshop at the library on Sunday, Jan. 22, with instructor Andrea Porrazzo-Nangle of Creative Meditations. The artistic group showed off their tangles, with instructor Porrazzo-Nangle standing third from the right. 

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Board of Education discusses future budget planning

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PINE PLAINS — With the second half of the 2016-17 school year already in session, the Pine Plains Board of Education utilized its meeting on Wednesday, Jan. 18, to discuss future budget planning for 2017-18.
The meeting began at 7 p.m. in the Stissing Mountain Middle/High School Library. All members of the Board of Education (BOE) were present for the meeting.

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Proceeds from Millbrook Horse Trials benefit Food Locker

PINE PLAINS  — The Millbrook Horse Trials, a nonprofit organization that runs the largest equestrian event of its kind in the Northeast, and Coole Park Farm have donated $2,500 to the Pine Plains Community Food Locker (PPCFL) to support area families in need.

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The end of an era …

 The retirement of Pine Plains Free Library Director Marguerite Hill, right, was celebrated at a party in her honor on Sunday, Jan. 15, at Lia’s Mountain View. Presenting Hill with a plaque for her 41 years of service was Diana Woolis, left, the new president of the Pine Plains Free Library Board of Directors. Woolis gave a speech in Hill’s honor. “Everyone that I know values Marguerite,” said Woolis, “and I am very excited to go forward and build on Marguerite’s legacy.” 

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Student group works to fight prejudice

PINE PLAINS  — Stissing Mountain High School held its annual winter concert in the week leading up to Christmas, but the music wasn’t the only source of attraction. Outside the theater, a student and teacher group known as STOP, which stands for “Students and Teachers Opposed to Prejudice,” had set up a table with the theme New Year New Beginnings. 

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