General News

Carvel Project Conversations October 24, 2018 7:30-9:30am

The Carvel Project Conversations begin 10.24.18 at the New Age Diner at 7:30am. Drop by the table to speak with project leader Lisa Baker, who will be coming to town often now to work and talk with folks about the project. Come meet her from 7:30-9:30am! If you can’t make it, know that she will be setting up at different locations around town in the coming weeks to hold more of these.

Ways to Help Millerhurst

There are many ways you can help the Miller family get back on their feet at Millerhurst. Memorials have been set up at their farm at 3195 Route 82; at the gazebo in town at the corner of Route 82 & 199; and at the high school barns. Children and adults are encouraged to write cards, make drawings and bring flowers in memory of the cows who died in the fire. October 21st there is a line dance fundraiser at Groggers from 12-4pm, 1112 Dutchess Turnpike in Poughkeepsie. November 11th there will be bands and food for a fundraiser at 6pm at The Stissing House. A for the Miller Family has been set up as well as a page. Pine Plains, we are strongest when we come together to help each other.

Pine Plains Free Library

Help us Celebrate! The Pine Plains Free Library has been serving the Pine Plains community for 220 years! Please join us at our birthday events in October. Be sure to check out the Historical Society’s excellent exhibit on the history of the Pine Plains Free Library over the past 220 years, on display now at the library. Learn to “Tuck in Your Garden for Winter” on October 13th from 1:30-3pm at the Town Hall and see a hands on demonstration and tour of the Pine Plains Community Garden. Enjoy a walk through Pine Plains’ past with a night time Cemetery Lantern Tour October 20th from 6-7:30pm starting at The Pines and hosted by the Pine Plains Free Library, Historical Society and Stissing Guild. Local actors and musicians will take you back hundreds of years to relive historical events in Pine Plains by the light of lanterns. Then try to outbid your friends and neighbors on fabulous items at the Silent Auction at the Stissing House on October 27th, from 5-7pm. Enjoy refreshments as you bid on donations from our generous local businesses, artists, restaurants and private individuals. Items include an Apple iPad, a lake front vacation rental on Stissing Lake, French and Violin lessons, tickets to Music Mountain, a gift from Pine Plains Fine Wines and Spirits, a lovely gift basket from Hammertown Bar or add some beautiful works of art to your home for the holidays. We hope to see you there!

Silent Auction flyer


Durst Meeting Update

The Durst Organization returned to town September 17th to give an update on the Carvel Development Project. In brief, they are examining the possibi8lity of no golf course or a smaller one; they are considering a resort as part of the plan; they want to create more public-access trails, to and from town as well as north and south from Lafayetteville to the Roe-Jan Kill; and they want o create an arts community in conjunction with the town, as well as an agricultural community in conjunction with local farmers. More to come as they re-design the original plan and return in the Spring. A film copy of the meeting is on a link on this website as well as on

Bridge to be Replaced on Amenia-Pine Plains Road

The Dutchess County Department of Public Works (DPW) has announced work on bridge PP-12 on Amenia-Pine Plains Road (CR 83) in the Town of Pine Plains is expected to begin on or about September 4th. The bridge, located near the intersection of Righters Corners Road (CR 70), will be replaced due to structural deficiencies that have led to weight and width restrictions over time. Project work will involve replacing the existing bridge with a pre-cast structure and the addition of 4-foot shoulders.

Amenia-Pine Plains Road will be closed starting on or about September 4th with a detour route posted, and is expected to reopen in December 2018. The road closure will be approximately one-tenth of a mile west of the Righters Corners Road (CR 70) intersection. The planned detour will direct traffic along Righters Corners Road, Church Street (NYS 199), and South Main Street (NYS 82). View a map of the closure and detour online. The entire project is anticipated to be complete by early 2019.  Amenia-Pine Plains Road averages approximately 430 vehicles per day.

Motorists are advised to plan for additional time and to exercise extra caution on the detour route, obey the posted speed limits, traffic advisory signs, and the directions from flaggers in the work zone to ensure the safety of workers and other motorists.

For more information, please contact the Dutchess County Department of Public Works’ Engineering Division at (845) 486-2925.


Dursts Return September 17th 10am

There will be a public meeting for the Towns of Milan and Pine Plains regarding important updates to the Carvel Development Project.

The meeting will take place at 10am on Monday, September 17th at the Pine Plains Community Center, 7775 South Main Street, 2nd Floor, Pine Plains.

There will not be any public comment at the meeting, this will be for information only at this time.

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.

Old Library For Sale *update-Bid open until September 1, 2018*

*This bid is now open until September 1, 2018.*

The Town of Pine Plains will receive bids for the sale of the real property located at 7806 South Main Street Tax Parcel Number: 6872-18-412180-0000 until August 1, 2018 at 3:30pm The minimum bid price will be $125,000. Ten (10%) percent of the bid price shall accompany the bid in the form of a certified or bank check made payable to the Town of Pine Plains. Deposits will be returned to unsuccessful bidders after the bid opening. Bid forms are available at the Office of the Pine Plains Town Clerk.

For further stipulations and information about this sale, please come to Town Hall or call us at 518-398-8600. Or go to Town Board General Documents for the RFP.