Memorial Hall will break ground May 20


PINE PLAINS — Pine Plains Memorial Hall (PPMH) will hold a ground-breaking ceremony and Community Day celebration on Saturday, May 20. Plans are to turn the building into a performing arts center.

The building was constructed in 1915, a gift to the town by Mary Ellen Lapham Saunders in memory of her grandfather, John McIntyre, his wife, Elizabeth Hauver, and their children. 

Bill Bartolomeo has a personal connection with Memorial Hall that began when he was 8 and the building housed a movie theater. Tickets then cost 25 cents.

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