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PINE PLAINS — Celebrating its fourth summer in the Pine Plains Central School District, the program Camp Invention was a rousing success again this year, as students were encouraged to think outside the box and get excited about their education.

According to a press release from the National Inventors Hall of Fame, Camp Invention is a nationally recognized, nonprofit enrichment program that promotes creativity, innovation and real-world problem solving through hands-on modules. Inspired by the Inductees of the National Inventors Hall of Fame, the program’s curriculum...

Pine Plains

Businesses come, businesses go: Feed store to replace The Emporium

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PINE PLAINS — With every new venture, there’s always risk. For new businesses, especially, there’s risk of profits not meeting expectations, risk of not being able to properly brand the business, risk of failure. But sometimes, there are unexpected contingencies that alter the status quo.

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Future scientists inspired by ‘Tall Ships & Pirate Tales’

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PINE PLAINS — Underneath the shade of the Pine Plains Lions Club Pavilion, an eager crowd of young scientists in the making sat patiently in their folding chairs in anticipation of the ScienceTellers program, “Tall Ships & Pirate Tales,” on Wednesday, July 19.

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Matching grant to help Pine Plains Memorial Hall

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PINE PLAINS— Early last month, Pine Plains Memorial Hall (PPMH) announced two significant updates about fundraising efforts for its renovation. The project aims to create a performing arts center for the entire Tri-state region.
Firstly, a $10,000 Matching Challenge Grant announced on Jan. 20 was successfully met. According to PPMH Executive Director Brian Keeler, the project received a major boost in contributions at the town’s Community Day this past May.

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Town Grange Gallery & Goods establishes itself on Church Street

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PINE PLAINS — Following the festivities of Memorial Day weekend, local residents welcomed the arrival of Town Grange Gallery & Goods and embraced partners Josh Nathanson and Brett McCormack as new business owners. Ever since, it’s been the gallery that has welcomed visitors through its door.
While Nathanson and McCormack are both familiar with the art world, the venture marks their first time operating a full-time gallery.

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Pine Plains author realizes life-long dream with new book

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PINE PLAINS — After keeping the manuscript tucked away for 30 years, local author George Koch has at last achieved his lifelong ambition in publishing his  novel, “Brass Buttons, Blue Coat.”
A native of Brooklyn, Koch joined the Navy at the age of 17 during World War II and was honorably discharged following the end of his tour. Soon after, he joined the New York  Police Department (NYPD) as a police officer, retiring after 20 years of service. 

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BOE welcomes district officers, appoints committee members

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PINE PLAINS — The Pine Plains Board of Education (BOE)held its 2017–18 school year organizational meeting on Wednesday, July 5.
Following a tour of the new bus maintenance facility, the board met in the high school library. As the meeting’s first order of business, District Clerk Julia Tomaine administered the oath of office to newly elected board member James Griffin for a three-year term that began on Saturday, July 1, and runs through June 30, 2020. 

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Residents visit early roads ‘to and through,’ in historical lecture

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PINE PLAINS — Local residents took a trip down The Early Roads To & Through Pine Plains with the help of the Little Nine Partners Historical Society on Saturday, July 1.
Led by guest speaker and Executive Director of the Dutchess County Historical Society Bill Jeffway, the lecture was held  in the Community Room of the Pine Plains Free Library before a completely packed house.

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Days for Girls: Empowering women on global level

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PINE PLAINS — In the United Methodist Church’s latest mission, members of the Pine Plains community have joined to advocate for the empowerment of women and girls around the world with Days for Girls.
Founded in 2008 by Celeste Morgan, the objective of Days for Girls is to provide sustainable feminine hygiene products to women and girls across the globe that will allocate lasting health education, hygiene solutions and income-generation opportunity. 

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Board of Ed accepts resignations, makes appointment

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PINE PLAINS— In their recent meeting on Wednesday, June 21, the Pine Plains Board of Education bid farewell to board member Karen Orton and Athletic Director Richard Silverstein following their resignations from their current positions in the school district.

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Eighth-graders take next step at Stissing Mountain

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PINE PLAINS — The first day of summer began with excitement, as Stissing Mountain Middle School eighth-graders took part in their moving up ceremony, on Wednesday, June 21.
The lobby outside of the auditorium was flooded with family members taking last minute photos, wishing their children luck. By 6 p.m., students were seated in the auditorium while friends and family made for an excited audience.

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