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No Risk From Mercury in School Floors Here

South Fork schools have followed up on a 2019 New York State Education Department mandate requiring schools to test for the presence of mercury vapors in certain types of flooring materials, and documentation provided by the Sag Harbor and East Hampton School Districts this week showed none of the rubberlike floors in their buildings were emitting those harmful vapors.

Jan 16, 2020
A Student Art Fest With a Water Theme

The 28th Guild Hall Student Art Festival aims to bring students’ artistic experiences together in a cohesive way.     

Jan 16, 2020
Kids Culture 01.16.20

As Monday is Martin Luther King’s Birthday, the library will take a page from his legacy when it hosts a “diverse book show-and-tell” on Sunday at 1:30 p.m. for all ages.     

Jan 16, 2020
Arsenic Found in Sag Harbor Learning Center Soil

Construction crews working at the Sag Harbor Learning Center last spring removed about 300 tons of soil contaminated with arsenic, which school officials said likely seeped into the ground from wood treated with chromated copper arsenate that was thought to exist on the property at one point in time. 

Jan 16, 2020
Top-Level Shuffle in East Hampton School District

Adam Fine, who has championed school safety, academic growth, and mental and physical health for teens during his 10 years as the East Hampton High School principal, will take over for Richard Burns as superintendent in the 2021-22 school year, the district announced Tuesday.

Jan 9, 2020
Ross School Cheerleading Squad Revived

Raquel Babb has always loved movies. Some of her favorites depict life in high school in America, and almost always feature cheerleaders. The only problem was that the Ross School, where Raquel studies, hadn’t had a cheerleading team since 2012.

Jan 9, 2020
Parenting Workshops Abound

Parents interested in more deeply understanding their children have several upcoming opportunities to learn from experts in the fields of education and child development.

Jan 9, 2020
Bus Depot Land Buy Nears

East Hampton School District officials announced Tuesday they have planned a Monday closing date with East Hampton Town for the purchase of the town’s former scavenger waste site on Springs Fireplace Road, which the school district is buying for $2.3 million to build its own bus barn and auto mechanics classroom.

Jan 9, 2020
Springs School Turns on New Septic System

There was no official “first flush” fanfare, but instead a simple announcement on Twitter last Thursday that the Springs School had turned on its newly completed innovative/alternative septic system while the students were on winter recess.

Jan 9, 2020
Kids Culture 01.09.20

The Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill will run free after-school art workshops for children in kindergarten through fifth grade on Mondays and Thursdays from 3:45 to 4:45 p.m. starting next week. Participants will learn about various artists and use the work of professionals as inspiration for their own artwork. Advance registration is required at parrishart.org.

Jan 9, 2020
East Hampton High Principal on Path to Become District's Superintendent

Adam Fine, who has championed school safety, academic growth, and mental and physical health for teens during his 10 years as the East Hampton High School principal, will take over for Richard Burns as superintendent in the 2021-22 school year, the district announced Tuesday.

Jan 8, 2020
Project Most Joins Forces With Neighborhood House, Expands to Saturdays

Project Most, a nonprofit organization that runs after-school and summer programs for young children, has announced that it will offer Saturday sessions beginning on Jan. 11 at the Neighborhood House in East Hampton. A full nine-week summer camp there is also on the horizon.     

Jan 2, 2020