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Along with modeling an officer’s fatigue blouse with decorative scrollwork and a belt to hold the issued revolver, history teacher  and military historian Neil Murray demonstrated how to load and unload a revolver used by a soldier in the year 1872. Photo by Kaitlin Lyle

Military historian outfits talk of material culture of militia with samples

PINE PLAINS — Donning the wardrobes of soldiers past, local military historian and Pine Plains educator Neil Murray guided residents through the history of the nation’s conflicts in a presentation on the material culture of New York Militia and Regimental soldiers hosted by the Little Nine Partners Historical Society (LNPHS) of Pine Plains on Fr

Members of the Dutchess County Sheriff’s Office, the New York State Police and the Millerton Police Department helped teach drivers how to correctly install their children’s car safety seats at the Child Safety Seat Check event held on Saturday, May 22, at the Pine Plains firehouse. Photo by Kaitlin Lyle

Drivers check child safety seats at firehouse

PINE PLAINS— Area residents were reminded just how important it is to make sure their children are safe while in the car at the Child Safety Seat Check event held at the Pine Plains firehouse at 7 Lake Road on Saturday, May 22.

From left, local seniors Laura Dennis, Ellen White and Ruth Keeler enjoyed the spring sunshine by taking part in the first Walkaround for Seniors on Tuesday, May 11, with Pine Plains Assistant to the Supervisor Alice Hanback-Nuccio leading the way. Photo by Kaitlin Lyle

Pounding the pavement in Pine Plains

PINE PLAINS — Stepping into the spring sunshine, Alice Hanback-Nuccio, assistant to Pine Plains town Supervisor Darrah Cloud, couldn’t have asked for a more delightful morning to lead the town’s first Walkaround for Seniors on Tuesday, May 11. 

This bull moose is already growing antlers, according to Laura Holmes, whose brother, Kyle Sundberg, snapped photos of the magnificent animal outside his home on Hoffman Road in Pine Plains when he saw the moose on Tuesday, May 18. Photo by Kyle Sundberg 

There’s a moose on the loose in Pine Plains

PINE PLAINS — Hoffman Road resident Kyle Sundberg got a surprise message on Tuesday, May 18, when a friend sent a photo of a young bull moose sauntering around the marshy grounds of his backyard in the morning hours. When Sundberg peered out the window to take a look for himself, he was out of luck.

Smith Intermediate Learning Center fifth-graders John Courrege, Iyan Reilly, Alfred Blackburn and Kayla French worked together to dig up the skeleton buried in front of their school as part of their enrichment class taught by Nelson Zayas. Photo by Kaitlin Lyle

Digging in the dirt teaches Seymour Smith students life lessons

PINE PLAINS — Searching the soil for tokens of the past, a group of fifth-grade students at Seymour Smith Intermediate Learning Center took a hands-on approach to learning history earlier by taking part in an archaeological dig in front of their school.

Rita Lucille Rundall

PINE PLAINS — Rita Lucille Rundall, 82, a longtime resident of Pine Plains, passed away on May 12, 2021. 

Born on Oct. 20, 1938, she was the daughter of Charlotte (Wagner) and Webster Wilbur.

Rita worked for many years as a cook at the Maplebrook School in Amenia. 


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