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PINE PLAINS — The Pine Plains Board of Education (BOE) has made great strides in getting the auditorium capital project off the ground, starting with the official approval of the special referendum results on Wednesday, Feb. 6.

Last month, the Pine Plains Central School District held a special referendum vote to ask district voters to OK the use of $1.3 million from its capital reserve fund for the renovation of the Stissing Mountain High School auditorium. The money was already available, so using it made no impact on the budget or to taxpayers. 

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Pine Plains

Start Time Committee advises later schedule for Stissing Mountain students

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PINE PLAINS — Following extensive research on the impact that early academic schedules have on student development, Seymour Smith Intermediate Learning Center Principal Julie Roberts presented the Start Time Committee’s findings at the Pine Plains Board of Education (BOE) meeting on Wednesday, Dec. 5.

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Puppy pages

Young readers at the Pine Plains Free Library were delighted to welcome Dutchess County Legislator Gregg Pulver (R-19) and his husky, Ace, as the featured guests of a special story time held on Friday, Dec. 7. Beginning at 5 p.m., eight eager readers and their families gathered in the library to listen to Pulver read aloud from a selection of children’s stories and visit with Ace.

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The Rev. Carol Miller retires after 11 years of ministering to the Harlem Valley

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PINE PLAINS — The First United Presbyterian Church of Pine Plains reached the end of an era last month as its beloved Rev. Carol Miller bid farewell to the community after serving its spiritual needs for 11 years.
From her early childhood to her return to the area in 2007, Miller’s ties to the Pine Plains community and her home church, The First United Presbyterian Church of Pine Plains, have only grown stronger with time and experience. 

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BOE discusses Milan landfill solar project

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PINE PLAINS— The  Pine Plains Board of Education (BOE) continued its conversation about whether to get involved with the town of Milan’s capped landfill solar project on Wednesday, Nov. 14
The meeting was held in the Cold Spring Early Learning Center cafeteria after the BOE’s annual tour of the school building.

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Decorations, lights, floats and lots of holiday revelers

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PINE PLAINS — On Saturday afternoon and evening, Nov. 24, hundreds of residents and many more visitors bedecked the town of Pine Plains with holiday lights, ribbons and acorns — not to mention the more than 80 Christmas trees that brightened every corner. It was all a part of the annual Decorating Day and Holiday of Lights parade that makes its way through town every Thanksgiving Day weekend.
“This is a family tradition,” said Pine Plains resident Mariah Dorn. “We always decorate the archway” at the town park, by the gazebo.

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Santa’s helpers

From left, Emma Henderson, 11, Skylar Lyman, 11, Ren Babcock, 11, and Ava Schultz, 11, said they were glad just to spend time together during Pine Plains Decorating Day and the annual holiday parade. For full story and more photos, see Decorations, lights, floats and lots of holiday revelers.

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Winners of the 2018 Halloween costume contest

PINE PLAINS — The following were winners of the costume judging at the Halloween party held on Wednesday, Oct. 31, at the Pine Plains firehouse.
 
Ages birth to 2
Most Original: Up Grandma, worn by Silver Stoner.
Prettiest: Wonder Woman, worn by Kyarah Moody.
Movie Character: Miguel from Coco, worn by Alonzo Gonzalez.
Funniest: Chicken, worn by Aiden Paraszti.
Unique: Tilo in the Box, worn by Santino Scivolette.
Storybook: Waldo, worn by Maxton Wilber.

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Seniors breakfast with seniors

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PINE PLAINS— Students from the Stissing Mountain High School Class of 2019 forged a connection with local seniors at the annual Senior to Senior Breakfast on Tuesday, Nov. 13.

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Town Board adopts 2019 budget on a cold, snowy night

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PINE PLAINS — Despite a nasty Nor’easter that kept the public away, the Pine Plains Town Board made it to Town Hall to adopt its 2019 municipal budget on Thursday evening, Nov. 15.
“We should not have done it, but we had all these important things to get passed,” said town Supervisor Darrah Cloud about braving the elements. “Nobody was there.”

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Carvel conversations create open dialogue between Durst and Pine Plains

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PINE PLAINS — The Durst Organization continued its pursuit in understanding the community’s outlook toward the Carvel property’s redesign by hosting additional community conversations on Friday, Nov. 16, and Saturday, Nov. 17.

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