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PINE PLAINS — When captured under the insightful eye of artist Mary Bridgman, local residents were given a chance to have their stories retold on canvas,  in the Portraits of Pine Plains art installation at Gallery & Goods.

After becoming acquainted with Bridgman during the early days of the gallery, Brett McCormack, one of the owners of Gallery & Goods, recognized her passion for portraiture. Together with his partner and fellow Gallery & Goods owner Josh Nathanson, he said he wanted to showcase Bridgman at their gallery. They even helped seek subjects for...

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Members of the Pine Plains Writers’ Group presented their original work at a reading on Wednesday, May 29, at the Community Center above the library. Pictured, from left, are Rich Diaz, group leader Darrah Cloud, Bob Rabin, Debbie Weisman, LouAnne Mallozzi, Jean Tate, Jennifer Anderson, Dave Owens, Jay Cody, Maria Heng and Diana Rush. Members Bill Abrams and John Perrella are not pictured.

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Group focuses on affordable housing at Pine Plains gathering

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PINE PLAINS — Moving on to the next town in the Tri-Town region, the Northeastern Dutchess Tri-Town Coalition (formerly known as the Regional Housing Leadership Team) met in Pine Plains on Wednesday, June 5, to review its initial priorities for securing an equitable and sustainable future for the region and the steps to making that future possible.

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Fire prevention at Seymour Smith

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PINE PLAINS — Students at Seymour Smith Intermediate Learning Center brushed up on their fire safety awareness during Fire Prevention Day on Wednesday, May 29.

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Pine Plains FFA embraces future leaders, welcomes support

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PINE PLAINS — The Pine Plains FFA ended the month of May celebrating the chapter’s accomplishments at its annual FFA Banquet, on Friday, May 31.
Held in the Stissing Mountain High School gymnasium, the banquet drew local families, farmers, officials and community members happy to show their support for the FFA. 
Silent auction items were displayed on tables outside the gymnasium, inviting guests to submit bids. Dinner was catered by the Stissing Mountain cafeteria staff.

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Author and former NYPD officer George Koch unveils latest book

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PINE PLAINS — With a working pen in hand and a mind kept wide open, there’s no telling where inspiration for a story might strike. 

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Students honor local veterans

PINE PLAINS — With Memorial Day just around the corner, Pine Plains teachers Ryan Orton and Neil Murray, and their students at Stissing Mountain Junior/Senior High School, paid tribute to the lives and legacies of area veterans at the second annual Veterans Recognition Evening on Wednesday, May 22.

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Pine Plains remembers those who gave all

Following the annual Memorial Day parade that marched its way through the town of Pine Plains, residents and visitors, along with a good number of veterans, made their way to Evergreen Cemetery for the laying of the wreaths and gun salute. Afterward, everyone headed back to the American Legion Post Home and the VFW for refreshments and conviviality.

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A look at Pine Plains: Do higher property assessments mean higher taxes?

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PINE PLAINS— It’s a murky issue: how a rise in property assessments may or may not impact taxes. After all, one’s tax bill is based on the assessed value of one’s home. And that’s exactly why Pine Plains residents are trying to decode, after receiving letters in the mail from the Assessors’ Office, the result of their assessments being on the rise.

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Spud Shack serves fresh burgers and 1950s vibe

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PINE PLAINS — Walking down Church Street around lunchtime, residents can satisfy their craving for a lunch hot off the grill at Spud Shack. 

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Architect works with Habitat to create affordable housing in Pine Plains

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PINE PLAINS — The need for affordable housing was at the forefront of a presentation at last week’s Town Board meeting in Pine Plains, on Thursday, May 16. Architect Dennis Wedlick, of Barlis Wedlick in Hudson, spoke, along with Columbia County Habitat for Humanity Executive Director Brenda Adams and Dutchess County Habitat for Humanity Executive Director Maureen Lashlee.

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