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PINE PLAINS — With school already a couple of weeks in session, the Pine Plains Board of Education (BOE) has been researching methods for improving students’ academic success by changing the start times for the school day.

After its research, the BOE has determined that by having younger students come into school at an earlier time and older students arrive at a later time, they’ll be more on task with their school activities, resulting in a dramatic improvement in their academic performance. 

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Pine Plains

School highlights drastic scenario if tax cap passes

corya@millertonnews.com

PINE PLAINS — The Pine Plains Board of Education formally started its public budget process on Feb. 9. While it’s normal for concrete proposed numbers to still be at least a month away from the public light, the most interesting points to come out of that budget workshop were the drastic cuts anticipated in 2012-13 if the 2 percent property tax cap bill, currently before the state Assembly, passes.

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Lots of room for young readers at new library

corya@millertonnews.com

HILLSDALE — With a bigger space comes endless possibilities, and there’s a lot of new room at the Roeliff Jansen Community Library, which opened last fall off Route 22. The library’s youth services coordinator, Emily Bennison, is wasting no time in taking advantage of the new digs.

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Lots of room for young readers at new library

corya@millertonnews.com

HILLSDALE — With a bigger space comes endless possibilities, and there’s a lot of new room at the Roeliff Jansen Community Library, which opened last fall off Route 22. The library’s youth services coordinator, Emily Bennison, is wasting no time in taking advantage of the new digs.

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Task force sets its sights on affordable housing

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PINE PLAINS — A number of things resulted from the town’s adoption of new zoning laws last year — an Affordable Housing Task Force among them. The group formed during the summer as phase one in the town’s move toward creating affordable housing for those who live and work in the town of Pine Plains.

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