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PINE PLAINS — The Dutchess County Sheriff’s Office recently reported the arrest of Poughkeepsie resident Gerald J. Moore, 31, in connection to a violent burglary and robbery at a Pine Plains residence.

At approximately 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 21, the sheriff’s patrol deputies and detectives responded to a report of a disturbance taking place at a residence on Woodward Hill Road in Pine Plains. 

Upon their arrival at the scene, they learned that a relative of the victim had allegedly forced entry into the home. According to police, in addition to...

Pine Plains

After the storms, dealing with the lines of communication

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PINE PLAINS — The Town Board discussed a number of items at its business meeting on March 17.
One issue was raised during public comment by resident Sarah Jones. She said that following the early March rain and ice storms she started thinking about how the town responds to emergencies.
“I think it’s troubling how we communicate,” she said. “I just want to raise it [as an issue].”

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No change to BOE election location

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PINE PLAINS — Even on the Pine Plains Central School District Board of Education (BOE) there were strong opinions about changing the district’s voting location in Stanfordville from Town Hall to the Cold Spring Early Learning Center, but the question was never voted on.

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Hearing set on expansion of Stissing Mountain’s critical environmental area

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PINE PLAINS — The public hearing on the expansion of Stissing Mountain’s critical environmental area was set at the Thursday, March 17, Town Board meeting after a lengthy discussion among the board, Attorney to the Town Warren Replansky and Carvel attorney Jennifer Van Tuyl.
The expansion is being closely watched by those behind the Carvel Property Development, which was proposed a number of years ago by real estate tycoon and Manhattan developer Douglas Durst.

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With tax cap, school district wonders about ripple effects

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PINE PLAINS — More multi-year projections were given at the Wednesday, March 16, Pine Plains Central School District Board of Education (BOE) meeting, as administrators looked to hammer home the idea that, especially while a property tax cap bill looms in the state Assembly, the proposed budget the board adopts next month will have significant consequences for the years to come.

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What to do with storm debris

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PINE PLAINS — The town is still dealing with the aftermath of early March storms, namely the downed trees and brush that have littered yards and roadways. Town Supervisor Gregg Pulver raised the issue at the Thursday, March 17, Town Board meeting.
“We received a letter regarding the continued efforts of leaf and brush disposal,” he said, adding there was an increased demand following the rain and ice storms that hit the region. “We are taking in both, and because of the storm [Highway Superintendent] Barry Hay mentioned he would collect [more].”

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Toy Show a long-standing tradition

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PINE PLAINS — The Pine Plains FFA Annual Farm Toy Show and Auction has throughout the years highlighted the longevity of the school district’s FFA program; it celebrated its 20th year on Saturday, March 19, in the Stissing Mountain High School gymnasium.
The typical toy show event covers a lot of territory, from the large number of vendor tables (filling most of the gym and even spilling out into the hallways) selling everything from antique toy tractors to bumper stickers, to the children’s toy tractor pull and several auctions.

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Questions raised about Pine Plains’ affordable housing survey

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PINE PLAINS — The Town Board had questions of its own after concerns were raised regarding the recent Affordable Housing Survey that was sent out to all Pine Plains residents.
The subject was raised at the Thursday, March 17, Town Board meeting by Carvel Project Development attorney Jennifer Van Tuyl of Cuddy & Feder, LLP. She said her client, Carvel developer Alexander Durst, had expressed doubts the survey was conducted and distributed in an even-handed manner.

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Week of town and village meetings

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MILLBROOK — The week of March 7 started with an ice storm and ended with floods, but municipal meetings took place as scheduled even though 32 Millbrook village and 659 town of Washington residents still did not have power Tuesday evening and were bracing themselves for rain at the end of the week.
Comprehensive Plan Committee

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Library focuses on former first lady

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PINE PLAINS — Friends of the Pine Plains Free Library hosted a free speaking engagement on the life of First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt as part of its 2011 programming schedule.
The talk was given by Charlotte Scholl, a National Park ranger who works at Val-Kill Cottage, Roosevelt’s former home in Hyde Park. The speaker was chosen as part of Women’s History Month. It is the second themed speaking event the local organization has sponsored; last year attendees learned about Rosie the Riveter, the cultural icon representing American women working in factories during World War II.

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Stissing Mountain receives high marks from state police

PINE PLAINS — State Police Captain Scott Brown gave high marks to the Pine Plains Central School District in a report summarizing a safety and security audit of the Stissing Mountain Middle/High School.
The safety audit followed a highly publicized incident in November 2009 in which a man entered the school building with a shotgun and held the middle school principal at gunpoint for several hours. Members from both the New York State Police as well as the Dutchess County Sheriff’s Office conducted a security assessment of the building at the school district’s request.

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