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Singer Chelsea Fingal DeSouza channeled the words of author Toni Morrison in her performance of the song, “The Town is Lit,” for The Stissing Center’s new “Video of the Week” series. Photo submitted

Stissing Center’s new video series entertains during the pandemic

PINE PLAINS — For the latest installment in the nonprofit’s “Video of the Week” series, The Stissing Center shined the spotlight on a performance by singer Chelsea Fingal DeSouza, with music by Sophia Zhou, on Monday, Nov. 16. 


Author David Levine spoke about his book, “The Hudson Valley: The First 250 Million Years: A Mostly Chronological and Occasionally Personal History,” via Zoom on Thursday, Dec. 3. Photo submitted

A glance through 250 million years of Hudson Valley history

PINE PLAINS — For all the lectures the Pine Plains Free Library has held to teach its patrons about the Hudson Valley, never before have they been taken on a tour of 250 million years’ worth of history.

School district to welcome high schoolers back to hybrid model, Jan. 14

PINE PLAINS — Staying up-to-date about the school its hybrid instruction model, the Pine Plains Central School District Board of Education (BOE) analyzed its status with its hybrid model as well as its plan to have students in grades ninth through 12th start the hybrid model, during its board meeting on Wednesday, Dec. 2.

Parade of Lights has spectators do the driving to keep COVID at bay

PINE PLAINS — With COVID-19 cases on the rise, leaders in Pine Plains had to think outside the box this holiday season when adapting the town’s cherished holiday traditions to suit the pandemic’s safety guidelines, resulting in a safe, smart and socially distant Parade of Lights that welcomed an impressive turnout on Saturday evening, Nov.


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.

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