by Kaitlin Lyle

PINE PLAINS — Toward the end of January, Pine Plains Memorial Hall (PPMH) announced two significant developments in efforts to renovate the historic building.

The first announcement detailed a matching grant of $10,000 offered by a local resident. Preferring to remain anonymous, the resident has been de-

scribed by PPMH Executive Director Brian Keeler as a “vibrant member of this community” who is interested in challenging others to become involved in the efforts of PPMH. The grant will match contributions from residents of the Northern Dutchess region, dollar for dollar, up to $10,000.