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PINE PLAINS — In the wake of a devastating structure fire that destroyed two dairy barns and killed 46 cows at Ancramdale’s Millerhurst Farm in October, the Miller family was surrounded by love and support at a benefit held at The Stissing House on Sunday, Nov. 11.

Tickets were sold out. There was a silent auction, with many donations from area businesses, including a tour and tasting at Millbrook Winery, a two-night stay at The Inn at Pine Plains, two botanical watercolors by artist Mita Consini Bland, dinner for four at Mashomack Preserve and more. 

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Former Pine Plains resident killed in crash

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ANCRAM — Ancram resident Michael Wilmarth Mallozzi was killed on Friday, July 1, in a motorcycle accident on Route 82 in Ancram.
Deputy sheriffs determined that Mallozzi had been traveling northbound on Route 82 when he lost control, slid on the road and struck a guardrail. Rescue personnel tried to resuscitate him on the scene, but they were unsuccessful.
Mallozzi was pronounced dead on the scene.
Mallozzi was 29 years old at the time of his death. He attended school in the Pine Plains School District and earned his GED at Dutchess County BOCES.

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Lighting store moves toward a brighter future

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PINE PLAINS — Shandell’s, a custom lampshade and vintage lighting studio, will move from its current home in Millerton to a new space in Pine Plains.
Shandell’s, which is owned and operated by Susan Schneider, has been located in Millerton for seven years.
Schneider said that the main reason for the move is space. Her business has outgrown its current home and needs more room to continue to flourish. The new space in Pine Plains is double the size of the current Route 22 location.

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Town Board gets down to business

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PINE PLAINS — The Town Board took care of a plethora of issues at its monthly meeting on Thursday, June 16, at the Town Hall. Due to a public hearing on the proposed expansion of the Critical Environmental Area (CEA) of the Stissing Mountain area there was a filled-to-capacity crowd.
Working through the agenda

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A watershed moment

Those who visit Bash Bish Falls on the border of Copake, N.Y., and Massachusetts often leave claiming they gained clarity from the experience. The waterfall attracts hikers to its trails, but no swimmers, as they are not allowed in the dangerous waters.

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Stissing Mountain holds graduation

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PINE PLAINS — Stissing Mountain High School’s class of 2011 celebrated graduation on Saturday, June 25.
Eighty-seven Pine Plains students received their high school diplomas. At the beginning of the ceremony, a special diploma was also awarded to a U.S. Marine Corps veteran.
Daniel Fett was supposed to graduate high school in 1969. He was able to receive a high school diploma on Saturday through a law that grants diplomas based on knowledge gained while in the military. When he was handed his diploma, the audience honored him with loud applause and a standing ovation.

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Pine Plains holds 23rd annual bass fishing tourney

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PINE PLAINS — The Pine Plains Lions Club held its 23rd annual Catch & Release Bass Tournament on Saturday, June 18.
Some 60 two-person teams fished in four local ponds beginning at 6 a.m.
The fishing holes were Stissing Lake in Pine Plains, Twin Lakes in Pine Plains, Hunns Lake in Stanford and Tamarack Preserve in Amenia.
Each two-person team was allowed to have five fish per person or 10 fish per boat to weigh in and record toward the competition.
The groups reconvened at noon for lunch and to award prizes.

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Pine Plains School District budget defeated

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PINE PLAINS — The Pine Plains School District budget vote held on Tuesday, June 21, resulted in a second defeat of the budget.
The first proposed budget was defeated during the original vote on Tuesday, May 17. The district then decided to hold a second vote on a revised, lower budget instead of going straight to the contingency budget.
Contingency budgets do not afford the Board of Education (BOE) as much flexibility in determining where to make cuts as they would have under normal, noncontingency circumstances.

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Stissing Mountain students learn the meaning of community service

PINE PLAINS — Every high school student in New York state must complete a course called Participation in Government to satisfy their graduation requirements. The class has had a community service component for many years. John Schoonmaker, the teacher of this course at Stissing Mountain High School, makes community service an important part of the students’ list of responsibilities, and it’s something they must complete during the academic year.

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School district achieves many of its goals

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PINE PLAINS — During its last meeting of the school year, the Pine Plains Central School District’s Board of Education outlined its accomplishments during 2010-2011.
The goals outlined by the BOE at the beginning of the school year included:
­• Keep pace with technology, taking into account the needs of the district
• Increase students’ engagement with their school lives
• Promote parent/guardian engagement in students’ education
• Encourage professional development

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New hours at Roe Jan Library

COPAKE — In response to requests from patrons, the Roeliff Jansen Community Library is now open on Sundays from 1 to 4 p.m.
“Sunday hours are helpful for students and anyone who works weekdays,” said library Director Carol Briggs, “plus since we started construction we’ve had many requests from weekenders for Sunday hours so they can more easily can take advantage of our great new facility.”

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