General News

Pine Plains Wins 2 MIG Grants from Dutchess County!

2 grants to Pine Plains were announced this week by Dutchess County Executive Marcus Molinaro: one for CIT Training, which trains our police to respond to people in drug distress and with mental illnesses, and one for a Central Sewer/Septic feasibility Study for our downtown. We are thrilled and grateful.

Town Clean-Up Day September 7th!

Town Clean-Up Day will be Saturday September 7th from 8-3pm. Fees will apply to large items like mattresses, furniture, and tires. Bring your metal to the metal bin and your household and yard garbage to the dumpsters, all at the Highway Department. Volunteers needed to help those without a pick-up to transport items! Call 518-398-8600 ex1 for more info.

Appliances with FREON — $10/$20

Fluorescent bulbs — FREE

Tires — $5/$15

Mattresses — Single: $10, Double $15, King $20 per piece

Car batteries — $5

Couches & Chairs — FREE

Sleeper sofas — $20

NO Electronics, full paint cans, or flammables


Stissing Firetower Lighting 8.31.19 9pm!

On Saturday August 31 the Friends of Stissing Landmarks (FOSL) will light the Stissing Mountain Firetower from 9-9:30 PM in observance of the 6th Annual Lighting of the Fire Tower Event Statewide.

Observers may view the Stissing Firetower throughout Pine Plains and the surrounding area and be reminded that towers such as this one existed to keep our community and our neighbors safe from forest fires.

FOSL was formed in 1986 by local residents to take ownership of the Stissing Firetower after New York State announced plans to demolish the tower. In 1994, the Tower was turned over to FOSL, which has maintained the structure to this day. Hikers are welcome to climb the Tower, at their own risk, free of charge from dawn to dusk.

More information on the Stissing Fire Tower is available For all media inquiries, please contact John Hoffman at or call 845 594 4234.


100F Lodge 903 Casino Trip

The Resorts Work Catskills Casino

Thursday, July 18th

Cost $20
(ticket includes $15 food voucher and $15 slots voucher)

The bus will leave the Lions Club Pavilion at 8 am

The bus will return to the pavilion at 6 pm.

Tickets on sale at the Back Yard Garden and the Pine Plains Town Hall



Stissing Theatre Guild Flea Market 7.20.19 8am-2pm

Because one person’s junk really is another person’s treasure we are going to be hosting a flea market sale to benefit the Stissing Theatre Guild!  The sale will be held (rain or shine) on Saturday, July 20th from 8:00am – 2:00pm at Deuel’s at 7723 South Main Street in Pine Plains.  Make plans to stop by….you never know what you might find!   If you have items that you’d like to donate to support the Guild you may drop them off at Deuel’s on Friday, July 19th between 4:00pm and 7:00pm.