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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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Incumbents vie for open BOE seats

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PINE PLAINS — With the annual public vote just around the corner, local voters will have an opportunity to elect candidates to fill in the four available seats on the Pine Plains Board of Education (BOE).
The candidates that receive the top three votes will each be appointed to a three-year term on the BOE, starting Sunday, July 1 through June 30, 2021; the remaining candidate will be appointed to an unexpired term starting Tuesday, May 15 through June 30, 2020. This year all candidates are incumbents.
Anne Arent

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Calling all seniors…

The Pine Plains Adult Recreation group invited local senior citizens to the Community Room over the library for Bingo and pizza on Wednesday, May 2. A crowd of 10 attended. With Bingo chips in hand and a card placed in front of him, David McGill got ready for a final round.

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Stissing Mountain seniors build citizenship at Criminal Justice Day

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PINE PLAINS — Seniors at Stissing Mountain Junior/Senior High School broadened their knowledge of the criminal justice system during Criminal Justice Day on Tuesday, May 1.

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Delgado, Ryan and Collier present congressional campaigns at library

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PINE PLAINS — The Pine Plains Democratic Committee wrapped up its local congressional campaign by presenting candidates Antonio Delgado, Pat Ryan and Erin Collier at the Pine Plains Free Library on Saturday, April 28.
Along with presenting their platforms for Congress, the candidates answered audience questions and concerns.
“Fundamentally, what motivated me is my story and where I come from,” Delgado said in reflection of his campaign.

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A bird’s eye view

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Library rewards

The FRIENDS of the Pine Plains Free Library presented a gift certificate to library staff on Monday, April 9, from area businesses. FRIENDS member Vivian Sukenik, right, and library staffer Mary  Bowen, left, posed for a photo after the certificate was presented in honor of National Library Week.
 

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Pine Plains mock trial team takes on Lourdes in county finals

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PINE PLAINS — The Stissing Mountain High School mock trial team recently concluded its season in court with a loss against Our Lady of Lourdes High School in the county finals.

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Pine Plains Memorial Hall seeks development director

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PINE PLAINS — After spending a great deal of time focusing on future programming, Pine Plains Memorial Hall (PPMH) recently announced its decision to hire a development director to assist the project’s transition from a capital project into operations and programming.

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Public shares mail-order medication concerns with Pine Plains BOE

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PINE PLAINS — On Wednesday, April 18, the Pine Plains Board of Education (BOE) listened to public concerns about the change in the school district’s insurance that will require its insured to purchase their maintenance medications through the mail–order pharmacy Xpress Scripts.
“Before we begin the public comment, I know a number of you are here specifically for the maintenance prescriptions,” Pine Plains Superintendent of Schools Martin Handler said at the meeting.

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Bus driver Kim Russell commended for actions during bus collision

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PINE PLAINS— The Pine Plains Board of Education (BOE) expressed gratitude recently to Kim Russell, a bus driver for the Pine Plains Central School District, for her response to a school bus collision on Route 199.
Superintendent of Schools Martin Handler kicked off a meeting in February by recognizing Russell’s exemplary work. 

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