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PINE PLAINS — Fifteen students from the Pine Plains Central School District and one from the Career and Technical Institute (CTI) of the Dutchess County Board of Cooperative Educational Services (BOCES) were acknowledged for their musical and academic achievements at the Board of Education (BOE) meeting on Wednesday, April 5.

BOCES has implemented a new initiative called the BOCES Distinguished Student Award. To qualify for this honor, a student must demonstrate the BOCES GO PRO standard, which incorporates the values of guidance, optimism, professionalism, responsibility and...

Pine Plains

Residents swap seeds and stories

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PINE PLAINS — Residents of Pine Plains got a head start on their gardening plans for the coming spring as they visited the Pine Plains Free Library’s fifth annual Seed Swap.
Attendees learned about sustainable agriculture and the importance of saving seeds at the March 26 event. Child-friendly activities included flower pot painting. 
Arranged to the side of the room was a long table with a variety of seeds. Seeds could not be older than last season and had to be open-pollinated or heirloom seeds. 

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Students take a trip to Kuana Read Beach for Family Literacy Night

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PINE PLAINS — As a unique way to foster a love of reading between students and their families, the Pine Plains Elementary PTA invited students to Kuana Read Beach for the second annual Family Literacy Night on Thursday, March 23.
Open to students in pre-k through sixth grade and their parents, the event ran from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Cold Spring Early Learning Center. As families began to arrive, they were greeted by members of the school faculty and were given festive leis to wear. 

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Culvert projects top Town Board’s list

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WASHINGTON — The monthly meeting of the Town Board was held on Thursday, March 9. Town Supervisor Gary Ciferri opened the meeting at 7:05 p.m. with the Pledge of Allegiance, and then invited George Cronk, of the engineering firm Chazen Companies, to speak about the two town projects that have been on the table since early last year: the Stanford Road culvert and the Oak Summit Road culvert projects.

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When Irish eyes are smiling …

From left, Jim Donnelly, Michael Kemp and Laura Dennis performed in a St. Patrick’s Day concert at the First United Presbyterian Church in Pine Plains on Saturday, March 18. Also performing were Lois Wheeler, Marti Tuminaro, Ryan Orton, Jan Brooks and Steven Fabio.

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Tractors and toys at FFA’s 26th Annual Farm Toy Show and Auction

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PINE PLAINS — The Pine Plains FFA was in good spirits as its members hosted a Farm Toy Show and Auction on Saturday, March 18.
From 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., residents from Dutchess County and beyond met in the gymnasium of Stissing Mountain Middle/High School to see what the FFA’s 26th Annual Farm Toy Show and Auction had to offer. General admission was priced at $3 per person while children under five were free of charge. Prizes were offered at the door and lunch was made available later on in the day.

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Pine Plains Board of Education: Consolidation targeted for July 1

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PINE PLAINS— In spite of the inclement weather that took the district by storm, the Pine Plains Board of Education (BOE) met on Wednesday, March 15.

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Board reviews reconstruction project proposal for school facilities

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PINE PLAINS — The Pine Plains Central School District’s Board of Education (BOE) meeting on Wednesday, March 1, went into detail discussing upcoming resolutions for a proposed reconstruction project at the school.
To begin the meeting, President Fred “Chip” Couse introduced Michael Fanning from Mosaic Associates to discuss the auditorium project. Fanning explained the two components of the project: the replacement of the gymnasium flooring at Stissing Mountain Middle School, and several necessary renovations for the high school auditorium.  

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Town mourns loss of Gary Keeler

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PINE PLAINS — The community of Pine Plains is mourning the loss of Gary Keeler, the water company superintendent, who passed away at home at the age of 66 on Sunday, March 5.
“I was very surprised,” said Town Clerk Judy Harpp, who had known Keeler since high school. “He was behind me in school, but I always knew who he was, being from a Pine Plains family.”
Years later, the two worked together as bus drivers for the Pine Plains Central School District. 

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Town Board clarifies police shift requirements in update to manual

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PINE PLAINS— Unlike some towns in the region, the town of Pine Plains has its own police force. The village of Millerton, to the east, and the village of Millbrook, to the south, also have their own departments.

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