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PINE PLAINS — When captured under the insightful eye of artist Mary Bridgman, local residents were given a chance to have their stories retold on canvas,  in the Portraits of Pine Plains art installation at Gallery & Goods.

After becoming acquainted with Bridgman during the early days of the gallery, Brett McCormack, one of the owners of Gallery & Goods, recognized her passion for portraiture. Together with his partner and fellow Gallery & Goods owner Josh Nathanson, he said he wanted to showcase Bridgman at their gallery. They even helped seek subjects for...

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Something to write home about…

PINE PLAINS —The Friends of the Pine Plains Free Library applauded the creativity and authorship of the 75 students who submitted their work to this year’s annual Young Writers Contest. Open to students in grades six through twelve, the participating students were honored during a ceremony held in the Pine Plains Community Room above the library this May
A full list of contest winners and honorable mentions can be viewed online at the Pine Plains Central School District website at www.ppcsd.org. 

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Comprehensive Plan Review Committee holds inaugural public hearing, discusses survey

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PINE PLAINS — To get a better idea of the community’s hopes for the future of Pine Plains, the Comprehensive Plan Review Committee talked to the public about its work and answered questions about the new plan at the first public hearing on Monday, June 17.
Originally written in 2004, Pine Plains town Supervisor Darrah Cloud reported days later that the comprehensive plan is ready for another update, having received its last update around 2009.

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Class of 2019 prepares to face the future

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PINE PLAINS — Even as they cherished the moments leading up to graduation day, the Stissing Mountain High School Class of 2019 was ready to embark on the next chapter in their lives on Saturday, June 29.
Walking tall in a long blue line, the graduates entered the Stissing Mountain High School gymnasium to be greeted by their families’ applause and the high school band’s performance of “A Ceremonial March.”

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School district reports two cases of whooping cough

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PINE PLAINS — In between the allergies and the early summer colds, the Pine Plains Central School District recently announced two cases of pertussis, or whooping cough.
The cases were reported in Pine Plains earlier this month with one case at Seymour Smith Intermediate Learning Center and the other at Stissing Mountain Junior/Senior High School. After reporting the cases to the Dutchess County Department of Health, the administration sent a letter to parents and guardians to keep them informed.

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Michetti and Cerul lead Class of 2019

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PINE PLAINS — Come Saturday, June 29, the Stissing Mountain High School Class of 2019 will follow behind Madison Michetti and Lauren Cerul who will lead the graduating class as this year’s valedictorian and salutatorian, respectively.

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Field Day fun

PINE PLAINS — The lawn in front of Seymour Smith Intermediate Learning Center was peppered with children wearing light blue T-shirts during its annual Field Day, held on Wednesday, June 19. Organized by Pine Plains Coach Jeremy Weber as an all-day event, the festivities featured students in second through fifth grade competing against each other. 

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Volunteers provide literary support with Book Buddies

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PINE PLAINS — With a mission focused on providing additional reading practice and support for children who need it, the nonprofit organization Literacy Connections was pleased with the number of volunteers who read with local students through the Book Buddies program this year.
Just one of several programs created by Literacy Connections, Book Buddies matches adult volunteers to read one-on-one with students who have been identified by their teachers as reading below their grade level.

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Local friendships formed at annual Senior Picnic

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PINE PLAINS — The Dutchess County Office for the Aging had the quintessential summer day to host its annual Senior Picnic on Wednesday, June 12.

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Speed limit reductions contemplated by Town Board

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PINE PLAINS — Speeding cars on country roads is basically a given in the Harlem Valley. But that doesn’t mean town leaders are going to take the matter sitting down. In fact, in the town of Pine Plains, the Town Board is doing its best to reduce the speed limit on certain roads. It discussed the issue at its May board meeting.

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Local agriculture advocate Jack Pulver passes away at age 84

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PINE PLAINS — Local farmers and residents alike were saddened to learn that Jack Pulver, a longtime member of the region’s agricultural community, passed away on Friday, May 31, at the age of 84.

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