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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...

Pine Plains

EPIC leader delivers first-hand report of U.S.-Mexico border conditions

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PINE PLAINS — Following her return from Tijuana, Abby Nathanson, founder and director of Engaging People in Change (EPIC) in Millbrook, spoke to the Pine Plains community about conditions at the border between the United States and Mexico, sharing her insights and experiences in a discussion on Wednesday, May 15, in the Community Room above the Pine Plains Free Library. 

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Help with heart

PINE PLAINS — Students involved with the Key Club at Stissing Mountain Junior/Senior High School recently partnered with the New York Blood Center to hold a blood drive on Monday, May 13. Running from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., the blood drive was organized in the high school gymnasium. Recognized as a community service group at Stissing Mountain, the Key Club strives to host a local blood drive on an annual basis.

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BOE presents adopted 2019-20 budget at public hearing

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PINE PLAINS — The Pine Plains Board of Education (BOE) fulfilled its obligation to the public by presenting the 2019-20 school budget at a public hearing on Wednesday, May 8.

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Two incumbents, one newcomer campaign for BOE

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PINE PLAINS — Come Tuesday, May 21, eligible voters residing in the Pine Plains Central School District will choose from among three candidates for two open seats on the Pine Plains Board of Education (BOE).
The two available seats each have a three-year term from Monday, July 1, through June 30, 2022. Running as incumbent candidates are current BOE President Chip Couse and BOE member Amie Fredericks. Meanwhile, Pine Plains resident Scott Peters will be running as a new candidate for the board.
Chip Couse

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Personal Safety Program empowers students to protect themselves

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PINE PLAINS — Through an annual Personal Safety Program, students at Cold Spring Early Learning Center and Seymour Smith Intermediate Learning Center were told to trust their instincts, protect themselves and speak up when faced with an uncomfortable situation.

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Test now done with paper and pencil

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PINE PLAINS — Given the amount of stress placed on its students, the Pine Plains Central School District Board of Education (BOE) announced its decision to switch from computer-based testing to pencil and paper tests for students in third through eighth grade taking the annual English Language Arts (ELA) and mathematics assessments this spring.

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Making a difference: Student raises cancer awareness

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PINE PLAINS — Every so often, a student enrolled at Stissing Mountain Junior/Senior High School will exhibit a genuine desire to inspire positive change in the world around her. Driven by her desire to “give children and young adults a fighting chance against leukemia and lymphoma,” Stissing Mountain High School junior Patience Tindall, 17, began her campaign for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s (LLS) Students of the Year program.

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Pine Plains school monitor saves student from choking

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PINE PLAINS — Both the Pine Plains Board of Education (BOE) and Stissing Mountain Junior/Senior Principal Tara Grieb took great pride in recognizing Anne Krasinski for her actions in preventing a Pine Plains student from choking last month.

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Highway super updates board on department news

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PINE PLAINS— Highway Superintendent Heather Emerich appeared before the Town Board on Thursday, April 18, to present her monthly report.
Among the items discussed, Emerich said she received the first check from the auction of surplus equipment. The amount was for $10,000.
She then updated the board about funding from the state, in the form of Consolidated Highway Improvements Projects (CHIPs) funding, PaveNY funding and extreme conditions  funding.

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A time for thanks

Janet Fitzgerald, FRIENDS president, presented senior Library Clerk Mary Bowen thank you cards and gift certificates for the Pine Plains library staff in recognition of National Library Workers Week.

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