Login

Pine Plains

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. 

For...

Pine Plains

Church holds first community pig roast

stefanieg@millertonnews.com

PINE PLAINS — The Pine Plains Episcopal Church of the Regeneration held its first community pig roast on Saturday, Aug. 13.
Parishioner Amy Baden said that the purpose of the cookout is “to let the community know we’re here and that our doors are always open.”
“Every charitable organization should have a day to say hello to the community,” said the Rev. Mike Shafer, priest at the church. He went on to say that he hoped the event helps people feel included in the community and lets everyone know there is a group that cares about them.

Full text available to premium subscribers only. Log in or Create an account.

Once you've created an account, you will be given a free 30-day subscription to the site where you can view all content unrestricted. After 30 days, you can extend your account by purchasing a subscription.

If you are already a print subscriber, click here to give us your contact information, and we will confirm your active subscription and give you a password to access the website.

School prepares for new evaluation system

stefanieg@millertonnews.com

PINE PLAINS — During the Board of Education meeting on Wednesday, Aug. 3, Pine Plains Central School District Superintendent of Schools Linda Kaumeyer explained the new Annual Professional Performance Review (APPR) regulations and standards that New York state will be using to evaluate principals and teachers.

Full text available to premium subscribers only. Log in or Create an account.

Once you've created an account, you will be given a free 30-day subscription to the site where you can view all content unrestricted. After 30 days, you can extend your account by purchasing a subscription.

If you are already a print subscriber, click here to give us your contact information, and we will confirm your active subscription and give you a password to access the website.

Eastern NY Holstein Club show awards

HARLEM VALLEY — The Eastern New York Holstein Club held its Black & White Show on Saturday and Sunday, July 30 and 31, at the Dutchess County Fairgrounds in Rhinebeck. There were a total of 154 cows that entered the show ring, 91 of them shown by 66 junior members. The show was judged by Adam Liddle of Liddleholm Holsteins in Argyle, N.Y.
Results of the Junior Show are as follows:
Junior Master Clipper: Hunter Finley, Amenia.
Senior Master Clipper: Keith Hoffman, Ancramdale.
Master Showman: Colleen Smith, Pine Plains.

Full text available to premium subscribers only. Log in or Create an account.

Once you've created an account, you will be given a free 30-day subscription to the site where you can view all content unrestricted. After 30 days, you can extend your account by purchasing a subscription.

If you are already a print subscriber, click here to give us your contact information, and we will confirm your active subscription and give you a password to access the website.

Pine Plains remembers prominent local figure

stefanieg@millertonnews.com

PINE PLAINS — Pine Plains said goodbye to one of its prominent residents during a service held on Saturday, Aug. 13.
Clyde Ralston Chase died on Saturday, Aug. 6, after a decade-long battle with Parkinson’s disease.
Friends, family and community members spoke about Chase’s life, emphasizing his love of and dedication to Pine Plains.
Chase served on several boards and held government positions at both town and county levels.

Full text available to premium subscribers only. Log in or Create an account.

Once you've created an account, you will be given a free 30-day subscription to the site where you can view all content unrestricted. After 30 days, you can extend your account by purchasing a subscription.

If you are already a print subscriber, click here to give us your contact information, and we will confirm your active subscription and give you a password to access the website.

Taconic State Park dedicates gatehouse visitors’ center

COPAKE FALLS, N.Y. — Taconic State Park has its first true visitors’ center since the property was acquired by the state in 1927. The campground check in and ranger station were at the superintendent’s house (formerly the Copake Iron Works’ ironmaster’s house) until 10 years ago, when they shifted to a small trailer.

Full text available to premium subscribers only. Log in or Create an account.

Once you've created an account, you will be given a free 30-day subscription to the site where you can view all content unrestricted. After 30 days, you can extend your account by purchasing a subscription.

If you are already a print subscriber, click here to give us your contact information, and we will confirm your active subscription and give you a password to access the website.

Lions barbecue is a roaring success

stefanieg@millertonnews.com

The Pine Plains Lions Club held its 40th Annual Beef Barbecue at the Lions Pavilion on Saturday, Aug. 6, to raise money for the many local groups and projects the Lions support.
Every year, between 500 and 600 community members come out for the event, making the barbecue one of the biggest in the area.  The event raises a few thousand dollars, which the Lions Club uses to support several important community causes.

Full text available to premium subscribers only. Log in or Create an account.

Once you've created an account, you will be given a free 30-day subscription to the site where you can view all content unrestricted. After 30 days, you can extend your account by purchasing a subscription.

If you are already a print subscriber, click here to give us your contact information, and we will confirm your active subscription and give you a password to access the website.

School board makes fiscal decisions

stefanieg@millertonnews.com

PINE PLAINS — Michael Goldbeck, the assistant superintendent of business and finance for the Pine Plains Central School District, gave a presentation during the Board of Education meeting on Wednesday, Aug. 3, regarding the school district’s financial standings and plans for the future.

Full text available to premium subscribers only. Log in or Create an account.

Once you've created an account, you will be given a free 30-day subscription to the site where you can view all content unrestricted. After 30 days, you can extend your account by purchasing a subscription.

If you are already a print subscriber, click here to give us your contact information, and we will confirm your active subscription and give you a password to access the website.

Affordable housing remains high on Pine Plains’ list

editor@millertonnews.com

PINE PLAINS — The Affordable Housing Task Force has been hard at work since it formed nearly a year ago, trying to decide what the town’s needs are and how exactly to meet those needs. Currently it’s reviewing the results from the recent U.S. census, along with numbers from a survey the task force sent out following a Feb. 17 Town Board meeting.
Fifteen hundred questionnaires were sent out townwide; town Supervisor Gregg Pulver initially said he was hoping for a 20 percent return rate, but only about 8 percent of survey recipients sent them back, which amounts to just 136.

Full text available to premium subscribers only. Log in or Create an account.

Once you've created an account, you will be given a free 30-day subscription to the site where you can view all content unrestricted. After 30 days, you can extend your account by purchasing a subscription.

If you are already a print subscriber, click here to give us your contact information, and we will confirm your active subscription and give you a password to access the website.

Bank employee arrested for embezzlement

arvolynh@millertonnews.com

PINE PLAINS — A teller at the Bank of Millbrook discovered a discrepency after counting the vault Monday, July 25, at 9 a.m.
Christa Hieronymi, 45, of Red Hook was arrested by Rhinebeck New York State Police for grand larceny in the second degree and falsifying business records in the first degree, said Investigator Robert Torre.
Hieronymi had been working at the Bank of Millbrook for five years as head teller. Torre said over the past two years, Hieronymi had falsified bank documents to cover up her embezzlement of $460,000.

Full text available to premium subscribers only. Log in or Create an account.

Once you've created an account, you will be given a free 30-day subscription to the site where you can view all content unrestricted. After 30 days, you can extend your account by purchasing a subscription.

If you are already a print subscriber, click here to give us your contact information, and we will confirm your active subscription and give you a password to access the website.

Sports Wall of Fame fundraiser draws a crowd

stefanieg@millertonnews.com

PINE PLAINS — On Sunday, July 31, the Backyard Garden restaurant hosted a fundraiser barbecue to benefit the Pine Plains Sports Wall of Fame.
The wall, which is located in the halls of Stissing Mountain High School, was first started in 2004 and honors great athletes in the community. Honorees must have graduated from Stissing Mountain High School a minimum of five years before to be eligible.

Full text available to premium subscribers only. Log in or Create an account.

Once you've created an account, you will be given a free 30-day subscription to the site where you can view all content unrestricted. After 30 days, you can extend your account by purchasing a subscription.

If you are already a print subscriber, click here to give us your contact information, and we will confirm your active subscription and give you a password to access the website.