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Stissing Mountain history teacher Neil Murray won the 2020 Eileen Mylod Hayden Award for Excellence in History Education. Here, Murray wore the traditional uniform of the Dutchess County Militia of the American Revolution. Photo submitted

Stissing Mountain history teacher receives honor

PINE PLAINS — The Pine Plains Central School District community extended its congratulations last month to Neil Murray, a longtime history teacher at Stissing Mountain Junior/Senior High School, when Murray’s work in conveying a love and respect of history in his students was honored with the 2020 Eileen Mylod Hayden Award for Excellence in Hist


Featuring dancers from the New York City Ballet and the Martha Graham Dance Company, BalletCollective launched its 2020 season in Pine Plains with the brand new, “Natural History.” Photo submitted

BalletCollective’s 2020 season began in quarantine in Pine Plains

PINE PLAINS — Through the patience, perseverance and creativity of some of the world’s top dancers, choreographers and creative minds, BalletCollective launched its 2020 season this September with a socially distanced, drive-in and tailgate performance all while quarantining in Pine Plains.


Board of Education President Chip Couse and member Joseph Kiernan toured the roof of the Seymour Smith building to get a first-hand to look at the roof conditions earlier this month. For more, go to www.tricornernews.com. Photo submitted

BOE talks snow days, school bus cameras and auditorium redo

PINE PLAINS — From this year’s snow days to the long-awaited school bus cameras, the Pine Plains Central School District Board of Education (BOE) addressed the latest news at its meeting on Wednesday, Nov. 4.

The BOE met via Zoom due to the COVID pandemic; it can be viewed at www.ppcsd.org.


Ginocchio Electric employees took great care installing a banner honoring the late Shannon Kent, a Navy senior chief petty officer from Pine Plains who was killed along with three other Americans in an Isis suicide bombing in the Syrian city of Manbig in January 2019. Photo submitted

Hometown Heroes honored

PINE PLAINS — Just in time for Veterans Day, the town of Pine Plains began installing its Hometown Heroes banners earlier this month in honor of those who have served or are currently serving their country. 


Wife of Pine Plains Vietnam veteran Bob Clinch, Lynne Clinch, center, volunteered with the national Quilts of Valor program this year to provide comfort to local veterans touched by war (see story on this week’s front page). She was at the town’s Veterans Day ceremony on Saturday morning, Nov. 7. Photo by Kaitlin Lyle

Pine Plains pays tribute to veterans past and present

PINE PLAINS — It was with immense pride that the Pine Plains community paid its respect to local heroes as the American Legion Post 426 and the Pine Plains Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) 5519 organized the town’s annual Veterans Day ceremony on Saturday morning, Nov. 7.


Pine Plains Korean War veteran Walden MacPherson received a Quilt of Valor from Lynne Clinch, who made the quilt herself while   isolating at home with her husband, Vietnam veteran and past VFW Post 5519 Cmdr. Bobby Clinch, during the coronavirus pandemic. Photo by Ruth Keeler

Quilts of Valor offer comfort to heroic Pine Plains veterans

PINE PLAINS — No one likes being forgotten. All those brave men and women who served in the U.S.


Featuring five new characters curated from the town’s rich history, the cast and crew of this year’s Evergreen Cemetery Lantern Tours brought the history of Pine Plains to life on Sunday, Nov. 1. Photo submitted

The past rises amid rainfall at cemetery tours

 PINE PLAINS — The Pine Plains Free Library and The Little Nine Partners Historical Society cast a light on the past as they brought community members together for the annual Evergreen Cemetery Lantern Tours.

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