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News Release

July 21, 2011      

For Further Information Contact:
Dr. Michael C. Caldwell, Commissioner of Health
(845) 486-2080

Heart of Pine Plains Community Center Open Today
to Help Residents Beat the Heat

Poughkeepsie... The Heart of Pine Plains (HoPP) Community Center will be open today from 11am to 8pm to allow residents an opportunity to get out of the heat.     Games will be available and movies will be shown.    The HoPP Community Center is located at 7775 South Main Street in Pine Plains.   For more information, contact Jennifer Mosher at (518) 929-1392.

Spending time in an air-conditioned environment is an important way to prevent heat-related illness.    Residents are advised to take extra precautions over the next few days during the prolonged period of excessive heat and humidity.  

The Dutchess County Department of Health and Department of Emergency Response has a complete guide to summer heat safety.    Find out more about how to protect yourself and your family at


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