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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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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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‘Diary of a Wimpy Kid’ author Jeff Kinney entertains and delights

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PINE PLAINS — Oblong Books & Music brought fans of the best-selling “Diary of a Wimpy Kid” book series face to face with author Jeff Kinney to celebrate the series’ 13th book, “The Meltdown,” at Stissing Mountain Junior/Senior High School on Thursday, Nov. 1. 
Oblong Books & Music owner Dick Hermans said they were fortunate to have Kinney as a guest.

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Halloween party and costume contest

PINE PLAINS-— The Pine Plains Hose Company’s Ladies Auxiliary was joined by the FRIENDS of the Pine Plains Free Library at its annual Halloween party and costume contest, held at the firehouse on Wednesday, Oct. 31.  
The two organizations have been partnering with each other since 2013, handing out new books with library card applications inside to trick-or-treaters. And, of course, everyone got bags of goodies. Contest winners were also awarded money. 

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Lecture reveals Eleanor Roosevelt’s battles and betrayals

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PINE PLAINS — Pine Plains residents were surprised to learn that the life of former First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt was laced with betrayals that ultimately motivated her to become a humanitarian powerhouse, at a lecture held on Thursday, Oct. 25.

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Salerno, Guzman vie for town justice, Ball runs for assessor

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PINE PLAINS — Come Monday, Nov. 6, Pine Plains residents will have the opportunity to choose between two candidates for town justice and one candidate for town assessor in this year’s general election.
All positions carry a four-year term. The polls will be open at Pine Plains Town Hall, located at 3284 Route 199, from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Town Assessor
After almost five years of working as the assessor’s clerk, Lynda (Ball) Wisdo is running uncontested for Pine Plains town assessor.

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