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PINE PLAINS — While it may be too early to start dreaming of a white Christmas or a Thanksgiving turkey, it’s never too early to start thinking about how to reach out and help someone in need. Between its monthly distributions and preparing grocery orders for the coming holiday season, the Pine Plains Food Locker always welcomes volunteers to its team, to lend a helping hand.

Volunteers are still operating the monthly distribution in the basement of the Pine Plains United Methodist Church on the second Saturday of every month. Running from 10 to 11:30 a.m., the Food...

Pine Plains

Cemetery Lantern Tours shed light on local lore

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PINE PLAINS — In the center of a darkened cemetery, the Pine Plains Free Library joined together with the Little Nine Partners Historical Society and the Stissing Theatre Guild to present the history of Pine Plains as part of the 2019 Evergreen Cemetery Lantern Tours on Saturday, Oct. 19, and Sunday, Oct. 20.

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Pine Plains schools to enhance security services

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PINE PLAINS — In keeping proactive about the safety and security of both faculty and students, the Pine Plains Central School District administration recently contracted with Social Sentinel, a security service based in Burlington, Vt., to stay alert about potential threats in the district and maintain security.

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Much ado at the Pine Plains library

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PINE PLAINS — To continue supporting its programming for the local community, the Pine Plains Free Library has been brainstorming ideas for events that appeal to the community and will raise awareness of the library. Because the library currently has one of the smallest budgets in Dutchess County, Pine Plains Free Library Board President Diana Woolis said, “We really want people to understand how much they get for what the library is funded for.” 

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Pine Plains embraces all things ag at fall fest

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PINE PLAINS — Among some of its treasured fall traditions, the local community set out for Stissing Mountain Junior/Senior High School on Friday, Oct. 11, and Saturday, Oct. 12, for the Pine Plains FFA’s annual Fall Agricultural Festival.
After a day of livestock conformation classes, dairy shows and showmanship and student exhibits, the first day of the festival ended with the annual Roast Beef Dinner at 5 p.m. in the Stissing Mountain cafeteria, where 200 pounds of roast beef served 265 attendees.

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FFA fair schedule

PINE PLAINS — The FFA Fall Agricultural Festival will take place on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 11 and 12, at Stissing Mountain Junior/Senior High School. Parking and admission are free. Below is a schedule of events:
Friday, Oct. 11
9 a.m. — All exhibits, booths, livestock in assigned places. Section judging of rabbits, poultry, etc. Judging of all inside exhibits.
11 a.m. — Livestock conformation class(es).

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BOE focuses on safety plan, new teaching tools

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PINE PLAINS — For the first meeting of October, the Pine Plains Board of Education (BOE) invited the public to come forward with any questions or comments on the revised district-wide safety plan at a public hearing on Wednesday, Oct. 2.

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The finest of fine in Millbrook

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MILLBROOK — The Fine Home Source Show on Saturday, Sept. 28, was a day that provided something for everyone on the green of the Millbrook Band Shell. From food and wine to knives and photography, there was so much to see and do under the tents that held 70 vendors. 
This was the 14th year for the event, sponsored by Crisp Architects, and each year there seems to be more to see and do. 

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Dancers to strut their stuff at FFA parade

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PINE PLAINS — Spectators awaiting this year’s Pine Plains FFA Agricultural Fair on Saturday, Oct. 12, are in for a treat as the parade will feature volunteers of all ages and abilities participating in a community dance led by internationally recognized choreographer Mark DeGarmo.

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Students strike up the band with Wynton Marsalis

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PINE PLAINS — Students involved with the Stissing Mountain High School Jazz Band were offered the chance of a lifetime last month when The Stissing Center organized a master class for the students with internationally acclaimed jazz musician, Wynton Marsalis.

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Pine Plains holds public hearing with a view to the future

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PINE PLAINS — In keeping the Pine Plains community informed of the changes being made to the latest version of the town’s Comprehensive Plan, the Comprehensive Plan Review Committee held a public hearing on Wednesday, Sept. 25, gathering additional feedback to aid in revisions.
About 22 local residents attended in the Community Room above the Pine Plains Free Library. Pine Plains town Supervisor Darrah Cloud called the hearing to order at the stroke of 7 p.m. 

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