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Dutchess County Offices in the City of Poughkeepsie to Close for Sheriff Adrian Butch Anderson’s Funeral

Dutchess County Offices in the City of Poughkeepsie
to Close for Sheriff Adrian “Butch” Anderson’s Funeral

Molinaro to issue Executive Order to close offices from
1pm Tuesday, Oct. 5th through 5pm Wednesday, Oct. 6th

Poughkeepsie… With several thousand attendees anticipated to participate in the funeral services for the late Dutchess County Sheriff Adrian “Butch” Anderson this week, at the request of and in coordination with the City of Poughkeepsie Police, Dutchess County Sheriff’s Office and the Department of Emergency Response, County Executive Marc Molinaro will issue an Executive Order to close County offices within the City of Poughkeepsie from 1pm on Tuesday, October 5th through 5pm on Wednesday, October 6th to accommodate road closures, traffic patterns and parking limitations.

County offices at the following facilities within the City of Poughkeepsie will be closed with extremely limited or no parking access:

  • 85 Civic Center Plaza
  • 112 Delafield Street
  • 114 Delafield Street
  • 10 Market Street (Dutchess County Courthouse)
  • 22 Market Street
  • 45 Market Street
  • 50 Market Street (Dutchess County Family Court and Probation)
  • 60 Market Street
  • 228 Main Street
  • 236 Main Street
  • 29 North Hamilton Street
  • 150 North Hamilton Street
  • 100 Parker Avenue
  • 108 Parker Avenue
  • 168 Washington Street
  • 170 Washington Street

Several roadways will also be closed or have extremely limited access for non-event traffic on Tuesday and Wednesday. Motorists are advised to seek alternate routes in and around the City of Poughkeepsie and should note that road closures and traffic patterns may change throughout the event timeframe as needs change.

The following roads are anticipated to be impacted:

  • Market Street from Church Street (eastbound Arterial) to Main Street
  • Civic Center Plaza from Main Street to Mill Street (westbound Arterial)
  • Main Street from Academy Street to Columbus Street
  • Clove Road (CR-9) in the vicinity of Clove Cemetery in the Town of Union Vale

Additional impacts include:

Dutchess County Public Transit: Riders should expect delays on all routes on Tuesday and Wednesday, except Routes F and G. All buses will load inside the Poughkeepsie Transit Hub. Routes A, B and K northbound will travel from Market Street to the eastbound Arterial, turn left onto Academy Street and use Main Street to access the Hub. Check for updates at, on the DCPT mobile app, or call 845-473-8424, TDD/TTY: 711.

Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV): The Poughkeepsie DMV will be impacted by this closure. For those with an appointment in Poughkeepsie on Tuesday, October 5th between 12:30pm and 4:45pm, appointments will be honored at the Wappinger DMV at the same time. For those with an appointment in Poughkeepsie on Wednesday, October 6 between 9am and 4:45pm, appointments are rescheduled for Thursday, October 7 at the same time and location. DMV offices in Millbrook, Wappinger, and Beacon will be open by appointment as previously scheduled. For questions, call the Wappinger DMV at 845-298-4620.

Public Hearing on Preliminary Budget 2022, on October 21st at 7:05, Town Hall #3284 Rt 199, Pine Plains

Legal Notice

Please take notice that the Pine Plains Town Board will hold a Public Hearing on October 21st 2021 at 7:05pm on Preliminary Budget 2022.

All persons desiring to be heard on said Preliminary Budget shall be given an opportunity to do so at said public hearing.

Said hearing will be held at the Pine Plains Town Hall, 3284, Rt.199 Pine Plains N.Y. 12567.

By Order of the Town Board


Madelin Dafoe

Town  Clerk


Pine Plains Fire District Notice of Public Hearing on Budget 10/19/2021 at 7:15 p.m. at the Pine Plains Fire House, 7 Lake Road, Pine Plains, New York 12567




NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Proposed Budget of the Pine Plains Fire District of the Town of Pine Plains, State of New York, will be presented to the Board of Fire Commissioners of the Pine Plains Fire District.

A PUBLIC HEARING will be held at 7:15 p.m. at the Pine Plains Fire House, 7 Lake Road, Pine Plains, New York 12567, in the Town of Pine Plains, State of New York on the 19th day of October 2021.

Pursuant to Town Law §105, the Board of Fire Commissioners must hold a public hearing on the budget, make the proposed budget available to the public prior to the public hearing, allow the public to comment on the budget at the public hearing. This public hearing must be held to allow maximum public participation in the hearing.

The purpose of the public hearing is to allow any person to be heard in favor of or against the proposed budget as it is submitted, or for or against any item or items contained in the proposed budget, and hearing all persons interested in the subject concerning same.

That a copy of the proposed budget is available at the Office of the Town Clerk of the Town of Pine Plains at 3284 State Route 199 where it may be inspected by any interested person during office hours.


Dated: September 21, 2021


Board of Fire Commissioners

Pine Plains Fire District

P.O. Box 860

Pine Plains, NY 12567


Heather Lamont Secretary


Covid-19 Testing at Pine Plains Pharmacy

Title:  Covid-19 testing at Pine Plains Pharmacy.


Covid-19 Testing is available at the Pine Plains Pharmacy!


The Pharmacy offers 3 testing options:

1) Abbott BinaxNOW Ag Rapid Test
-Results are available in 15 minutes!

2) Abbott ID Now Test (Molecular/NAAT)
-Results are available in 1-2 hours!

3) COVID-19 RT-PCR Test (Molecular/NAAT)
-Results are available in 24-48 hours!

Testing is available curb-side  Monday through Saturday.
Make sure you are making an appointment for the correct test as required.

Please follow CLICK HERE TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT and fill out the necessary intake form.

If you have any questions, the Pharmacy can be reached at (518)398-5588.

Dear Pine Plains 9.24.21


Dear Pine Plains,

The week after a Town Board Meeting is always made up of carrying out the instructions of the Board on various decisions we have made at the meeting. I thought I might depict a typical Monday after Board Meeting to give you an idea of what the job of Town Supervisor entails.

First, keep in mind that a Town Supervisor is a government position that is not like a mayor. Mayors are installed in Villages and Cities. Supervisors are installed in Towns. They have different jobs. My job is essentially to create the agenda for each meeting, to run the meetings via Roberts Rule of Order, to write and mind the Budget, to write grants for additions to the Town for which taxes cannot pay, and to be at Town Hall to answer citizens’ questions and help them with their problems. A Town Supervisor in Dutchess County has the ability to declare a State of Emergency, but that is the only power a Supervisor has. My vote is 1 of 5.

6am: Read and answer email

11am: Host meeting with County Office of Emergency Response Commissioner Dana Smith and Eoin Wrafter, Head of County Planning. They brought a team of consultants up to Pine Plains to meet with our Broadband Committee on the work we’ve done to map and identify where the holes are in our service. We also invited the Towns of Milan, Stanford, and Northeast/Millerton to the meeting, and all attended. Bottom line: they want to survey people all over again on the subject and this will take more time. We pushed back on this, asking them to seriously read our Report as published on our website, and to use our data to make recommendations as to building out the service in northeast Dutchess County. We hope they listen to us. All seemed to be good people trying to do their jobs well. They all know that internet should be considered a utility by now.

12:30pm: Spoke with the father of a veteran whose Hometown Heroes flag is in; flags hopefully going up this week.

1pm on: Re-read contents of last week’s Board Meeting, sent new laws to State divisions, corrected copy as passed, placed all the materials from the meeting in binder.

Answered more email:

Referred displaced tenants at Town Center to help from Hudson River Housing

Connected property owner to lawyer/engineer on easement situation

Received request from State granting authority to make a video about Pine Plains and why we                  need downtown revitalization; began reaching out to people who know how to make videos for                  help. Began formulating ideas.

Spoke with 2 citizens about the Bicentennial project to film and interview our elders on their own history in Pine Plains. Got some great stories. They promised to help me get the farmer they had in mind together with his mentee for the interview. John Boadle has consented to be interviewed by Ben Prentice. I hope more people will step up and agree to do this for the archives of our Town historical society.

Spoke with County regarding procurement requirements for the new playground. We need to bid this out. They have recommendations for help on this and companies to ask, as well as opportunity for piggybacking on a New York State bid. Many opportunities here to save money and get what we need.

Contacted Rec Dept to ask for help doing this. Met with Rec Director by phone.

Spoke with Town Clerk, Building Inspector, police department regarding various issues.

Spoke with County on grants received, how to process and administer.

Worked further on the 2022 Budget and Salaries.

Answered more email.

Signed checks, signed vouchers, contacted bank about SWEEP account. “Swept” money into General Fund.

Answered more email. Tracked down and sent town attorney account documents for new building.

A typical Monday.

This weekend is the Roast Beef Dinner at the Presbyterian Church 3039 Church Street. Please call ahead to order your dinners. They are $17 each and pickup time is from 4:30 to 5:30. Call Carol Hart at 518-398-7056 for yours. All proceeds go to purchasing wreaths for veterans at the Evergreen Cemetery as a part of National Wreaths Across America Day, which will occur December 18th at 12pm.

There is a blues concert Saturday night the 25th at 8pm at The Stissing Center.

Make plans to attend the Ag Fair which is going ahead on Columbus Weekend. You cannot miss Crazy Creatures.

This week I was invited to Bard College to take part in a class on Democracy and how to preserve it. The Town Supervisor of Red Hook was also invited, and we spoke with students about how we work, and what challenges we are facing. In return, we got to sit through the lecture on “citizen assemblies”, which was extraordinary. Basically it is a way to tackle an issue via a series of meetings of randomly selected townspeople from all walks of life. Many such assemblies can take place over a period of many months. In a way, we do this already with our Standing Committees. Our police Stakeholders Committee was highly representative of the town. But seeing the way this is set up was enormously eye-opening. The students may come to Pine Plains to help with our community meeting on the wastewater system. I have been invited to be a speaker at the Hannah Arendt Conference in October as part of this.

Supervisor McKeon commented that most of the celebratory events held in towns are not for the citizens themselves but for attracting visitors and money. I was reminded of our Ag Fair, our Town Decoration Day, and our Memorial Day, events designed FOR our own citizens, with the idea that you do not have to have money in order to participate. I know that is the mission of these traditions, and frankly, find it a huge relief. Visitors are always welcome, but these things are designed by and for the betterment of the town. And primarily for our children.

Which is not to say that any of it can be done without businesses here stepping up and sponsoring things.

So buy local, Pine Plains!
Darrah Cloud

Free Rabies Vaccination Clinic September 25, 2021 Pleasant Valley Town Hall 8:00 am to 12 pm

Dutchess County Department of Behavioral & Community Health in partnership with the Dutchess County SPCA

Free Rabies Vaccination Clinic

Saturday, September 25, 2021

8:00 am to 12:00 pm

Pleasant Valley Town Hall

1554 Main St., Pleasant Valley, NY

Free Rabies Vaccination for Cats, Dogs, and Ferrets of Dutchess County Residents

Proof of Residency Required-$10 per pet for non-residents

(Proof of Previous Rabies Vaccination Required for 3 year Certificate)

**Dogs MUST be on a leash.  Cats and Ferrets MUST be in carriers.**

Register online at: or call (845) 452-7722 X425

“Bob Couse” Town Clean Up Day September 18,2021 from 8:00 am to 2:00 pm


“Bob Couse’

Town Clean Up Day

September 18, 2021

8:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Pine Plains Residents ONLY (Please bring proof with you)

YES to:

Furniture, Rugs, Couches, Chairs

Sleeper Sofa-$20

Mattress/Box Spring-$10-$25


Car-$5.00 each

Pick-up-$5.00 each

Tractor/Trailer-$15.00 each

Metal for recycling bin

Including appliances with Freon–$10-$20

Car Batteries-$5.00 each

Fluorescent bulbs $4.00 and ballasts $12.00

NO to:

Chemical, paints, hazardous materials of any kind

Medical waste


Lithium Batteries

If in doubt don’t throw it out!!

People will be on hand to monitor disposals