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PINE PLAINS — The First United Presbyterian Church of Pine Plains reached the end of an era last month as its beloved Rev. Carol Miller bid farewell to the community after serving its spiritual needs for 11 years.

From her early childhood to her return to the area in 2007, Miller’s ties to the Pine Plains community and her home church, The First United Presbyterian Church of Pine Plains, have only grown stronger with time and experience. 

“She grew up in the community, so she’s quite familiar with it and it’s been a real asset for her to...

Pine Plains

Residents look forward to road repairs

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PINE PLAINS — Motorists driving through the sleepy town of Pine Plains are well aware that the country roads that get one to and fro are in dire need of repair. From State Route 199 to local roads like Johnny Cake Hollow Road and Willow Street, roads have been slowly eroding — leaving large potholes and worn shoulders for drivers to contend with.

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Pine Plains Board of Ed holds annual reorg meeting

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PINE PLAINS — Starting at 7 p.m. sharp, the Pine Plains Central School District Board of Education (BOE) set to work in reviewing the numerous appointments listed on the agenda at the annual organizational meeting on Wednesday, July 11.
All BOE members were present at the meeting, except Joseph Kiernan.

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Designs wanted for Library logo contest

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PINE PLAINS — In its search to find a logo to be used for all materials related to it, the Pine Plains Free Library has invited the community to put its creativity to the test by submitting original logo designs for a logo contest.
The library doesn’t have an official logo. The Pine Plains Free Library Board of Directors originally considered hiring someone to design a logo before deciding to hold a contest and see what the community comes up with.

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Pop-up library heads to The Platter

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PINE PLAINS — Thanks to a grant from the Berkshire Taconic Foundation, the Pine Plains Free Library hit the road to spread the word about its programs through a series of pop-up libraries, starting with The Pine Plains Platter on Saturday, July 7.
With support from the Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation’s Sustaining Education Enrichment and Development (SEED) Fund, the library will host six pop-up libraries at different venues this summer that will have books available to check and activities for families to enjoy. 

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Library promotes its programming at Pop-Up Artisan Market

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PINE PLAINS — In celebration of its 220th anniversary, the Pine Plains Free Library has organized a series of fundraising events for the community, starting with the Pop-Up Artisan Market on Saturday, June 30.
“We’d like to raise $15,000 over this year to increase our programming,” said Diana Woolis, president of the Pine Plains Free Library Board of Directors.

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Board considers new P.A. system and pickleball court

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PINE PLAINS — The Town Board met on Thursday, June 21, to discuss municipal matters. 
The meeting started off with the supervisor’s report. Town Supervisor Darrah Cloud announced that the board will meet one Saturday each month in addition to meeting on the third Thursday of the month, to deal with town business. 

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Access to an author

Following his success last year with his literary debut, “Brass Buttons, Blue Coat,” local author George Koch was at a book signing at the Pine Plains Free Library for his second book, “Visits and Observations,” on Saturday, June 23. A continuation of his first book, Koch’s latest work features 25 short stories that stem from his career with the New York City Police Department. In addition to signing copies of his new book, Koch was available to sign copies of “Brass Buttons, Blue Coat.”

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Memorial Hall hires development director

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PINE PLAINS — Pine Plains Memorial Hall (PPMH) has hired an enthusiastic new development director, Michelle Donner, who began her work with the nonprofit this spring.

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Stissing Mountain High School graduates honor the past, welcome the future

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PINE PLAINS — The Stissing Mountain High School Class of 2018 took the time to reflect on its journey in the Pine Plains Central School District during graduation, on Saturday, June 23.
Beginning at 10 a.m., this year’s graduation was held in the Stissing Mountain Junior/Senior High School auditorium. Savoring their final moments as students in the Pine Plains school district, the graduating class entered the auditorium in two lines to the proud melody of “Ceremonial March.”

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Ronnybrook Farm recognized by NY State Grown & Certified program

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PINE PLAINS — As part of the state’s latest initiative to promote New York’s dairy industry and increase awareness and consumption of local dairy products during Dairy Month, New York State Agriculture Commissioner Richard Ball paid a visit to Pine Plains last week. He took a tour of Ronnybrook Farm Dairy and examined its daily operations on Wednesday, June 13.

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