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PINE PLAINS — Driven by the national FFA motto, “Learning to Do, Doing to Learn, Earning to Live, Living to Serve,” members of the Pine Plains FFA have made every effort to show their support for the local community while building essential leadership skills.

There are currently 35 active student members involved in the Pine Plains chapter of the FFA. The fall is one of the best seasons to witness students in action at the annual Ag Fair, though students consistently work to raise awareness of the organization throughout the year. 

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Pine Plains

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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Millerhurst Farm finds support following fire

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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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Guzman, Wisdo declared winners

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PINE PLAINS— Pine Plains residents fulfilled their civic responsibilities by voting on Election Day on Tuesday, Nov. 6.
The polls were open at Pine Plains Town Hall from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. For this year’s election, voters cast their ballots for town justice and town assessor.
Out of a total of 969 votes, Republican candidate Ibis Guzman earned the majority vote for Pine Plains town justice with 514 votes, followed by Democratic incumbent candidate Peter Salerno with 455 votes.

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Veterans honored in outdoor ceremony

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PINE PLAINS — The town of Pine Plains was in luck as this year’s Veterans Day ceremony welcomed a large crowd and flawless weather on Monday, Nov. 12.
Bundled up against the breeze, area residents attended the ceremony at the Pine Plains clock tower on South Main Street. Along the streets, American flags were flown in honor of those who fought to secure freedom here and abroad. 
Beginning at 11 a.m., American Legion Post 426 member Marie Stewart led residents in the Pledge of Allegiance.

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Guzman, Ball victors in Pine Plains

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Pine Plains residents fulfilled their civic responsibilities by voting for their town officials on Tuesday, Nov. 6.

Voters cast their ballots for Pine Plains town justice and Pine Plains town assessor. Both positions carry a four-year term.

Out of a total of 969 votes, Republican candidate Ibis Guzman won the majority vote for Pine Plains town justice with 514 votes. Democratic incumbent candidate Peter Salerno received 455 votes.

Town Board holds 2019 preliminary budget hearing

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PINE PLAINS — The Town Board held a public hearing on the 2019 preliminary budget Monday, Oct. 29.
Total appropriations for the 2019 preliminary budget have been calculated at $2,099,679 and total revenues have been calculated at $523,179. The tax increase from 2018 to 2019 has been calculated at 1.66 percent while the tax levy has increased from $1,389,469 in 2018 to 1,412,495 in 2019.

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Durst hosts Carvel conversations

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PINE PLAINS — With the Carvel Property Development project in the early stages of its conceptual phase, Durst Project Manager Lisa Baker has been getting acquainted with the town of Pine Plains and giving residents a chance to come forward with their thoughts and questions.

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