General News

LED Lighting Comes to Pine Plains

At our most recent Workshop Meeting, the Town Board voted to install LED lighting in all street lights. This will save the town approximately $6000/year in electricity bills, thereby paying for the installation after 3 years. It also helps us further qualify to be a Climate Smart Community.

New Town Signs Made by Anthony Silvia

The new signs you see around town were hand-made by Anthony Silvia.  He made these at cost, in honor of the town and its people. We are so grateful to be represented by such beautiful work.

Stakeout! A Pine Plains Mystery

The swimming lane ropes at the Town Beach were being cut every few nights. Beach personnel were distraught. Rec Director Catherine Prentice grew more frustrated day by day. Town secretary Lori Patricola watched hours of camera footage hoping to catch the culprits, to no avail. Catherine replaced the ropes with heavy-duty nylon. The next night, they were cut again. Town police were called to the scene numerous times, but after careful patrolling of the area, could find no evidence of the perps. Finally, they decided to use infra-red hunting equipment to surveil the site: a stakeout ensued! But that night, no one cut the ropes. A few days went by and then they were cut again. Again, an officer spent the night with his infra-red camera. That night, he caught the vandals red-handed! Or red-pawed, as it were. A family of beavers were arrested on scene and taken in. All can now rest easy in the town of Pine Plains.

Ronnybrook Dairy is Grown and Certified in New York State!

The Department of Agriculture and Markets visited Ronnybrook Farm on June 13th to celebrate their certification as a grown in New York business! And did you know… that after all the hubbub about eating dairy, the real fat-maker isn’t milk–it’s junk food and sugar. And no almond ever produced milk! Ask these ladies…

Pine Plains Pharmacy Goes Express!

We are pleased  to announce that Pine Plains Pharmacy has signed the mail order network contract with Express Script which means employees and retirees of PPCSD no longer need to mail away their prescription and they can get their medication needs locally at the pharmacy, with quality and safe medication and the service they deserve. We are requesting that if they have already registered with Express script, to cancel their registration by calling them at 1-888-613-6091 so there is no confusion. They can get their medications for 30-90 days supply of their choice at the same co-pay rate as mail order.

Thank you for your patience and co-operation and looking forward to provide the traditional services to our beloved community

Dr.Rehan Mahmood, PharmD

Nasir Mahmood, RPhI, MBA, CCP

Member New York State Board of Pharmacy

President Emeritus
Pharmacists Society of the State of New York
Pine Plains Pharmacy, Inc.
518.398.5588
518.398.7588 fax

Town Receives Greenway Grant

Supervisor Cloud received a $7,200 Greenway Grant for a Comprehensive Plan Review for the town. This will allow us to conduct a number of meetings with townspeople to review the old plan and come up with ideas for revising and updating it. Zoning revision for economic development is a by-product of this work. Watch for information on how to participate!

Durst Presentation in Milan

The Durst Corporation visited Milan on Saturday June, 2nd and gave an updated presentation on the Carvel Development Project. The meeting was filmed by Stan Hirson and can be found on www.pineplainsviews.com Notable were numerous welcome changes to the presentation from the February version.