Economic Development

Growth that sustains both the cultural values of a small rural town as well as its environment.

Where Every Car Has a Story

Wheels of Time, the shop of dreams and fond memories. Whether you prefer stories about people over cars or cars over people, you can't go wrong here! See for yourself! A Pine Plains treasure.

Love Where You Live: The Story of Hammertown

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Because it sets itself apart from the ordinary by striving to do things better and living up to its motto: Love Where You Live, it was able to invite its customers in the community to celebrate its 25th anniversary.

Nanjing on the Hudson

Once the world was flat then it became round. Now it is flat again... The high school cafeteria was filled with the sounds and sights of Chinese in a welcome to the delegation from High School #29 in Nanjing (China).

The Porsches Have Landed!

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Right here in Pine Plains! A fleet (what do you call a flock of Porsches, anyway?) of all vintages of Porsches as the Hudson Valley Chapter of the Porsche Club of America landed on our own John Corson's lawn to visit his garage.

Roll Your Own — Chinese Dumplings!

For those of us in Pine Plains who crave good Chinese food it means hitting the road. But we are fortunate that just up the road is a chef and caterer who will not only bring the food but can show us how to make it. This is an entertaining series about making Chinese dumplings. Another thing you can do in Pine Plains!

It Takes a Community to Run a Race

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The first triathalon of Pine Plains. The race itself was the shortest part of the story. It took months of planning, organizing, recruiting and training local residents to be part of something they had never even seen before.

“Those Gangsters Were No Dummies”

If this looks as if a man is trying to disappear into that hole in the brush, well, that was the whole idea. It leads to where a huge moonshine operation had been hidden since The Prohibition in a warren of underground rooms and tunnels. I've heard about this for years and was finally able to take a tour. Come on along.

Hard Wear

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It's sad to see any business close, but in a small rural town the only hardware store is a vital necessity.