General News

Durst Meeting Update

Please contact Pine Plains Town Hall for a copy of the September 17, 2018 presentation.

(Lori at 518-3698-8600×202)

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.


Free Mulch at Highway Department

Grab your buckets and head on over to pick up free mulch. As a Climate Smart Community, we decided not to burn this year but to grind the brush pile into mulch everyone can use. Perfect for gardens. When the gates are open, so is the Highway yard. M-F 8-4, Sat: 10-1

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.

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.
518.398.7588 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 Notable were numerous welcome changes to the presentation from the February version.