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Five Other Budgets Also Pass

In South Fork districts not attempting to override the state-imposed tax-levy cap, there was good news on Tuesday. Voters in Montauk, Sag Harbor, Wainscott, Sagaponack, and Bridgehampton overwhelmingly supported their respective budgets.

May 23, 2024
Voters Support Over-the-Cap Spending Plans

In the East Hampton, Springs, and Amagansett school districts, tax-cap-busting budgets needed a supermajority of at least 60 percent voter approval to pass, and their respective communities responded by turning out in strong numbers to vote on Tuesday.

May 23, 2024
Teens Launch a Newspaper for Montauk

Eight hundred copies of the new Ditch Weekly, chronicling all that’s happening in Montauk from a youth perspective, drops today in shops and restaurants across the hamlet. Its founders are three East Hampton Middle School students.

May 23, 2024
Kids Culture for May 23, 2024

Kites for Kids returns to Main Beach in East Hampton on Saturday afternoon, once again serving as a fund-raiser for the Eleanor Whitmore Early Childhood Center. Plus: a CMEE block party, arts and crafts, guitar lessons in Bridgehampton, a teen clothing swap in Montauk, and more.

May 23, 2024
Students ‘Carry the Load’ for the Fallen

The local chapter of Whiskey Bravo, a nationwide youth organization that raises awareness of the kinds of support needed by veterans and active military personnel, took on the somber task this year of placing flags at the gravesites of East Hampton soldiers, and also walked a symbolic lap around the field at the American Legion to show their support.

May 23, 2024
School Vote Results Roll In; Over-the-Cap Budgets Approved in East Hampton Town

Months of strategic planning and detailed debate culminated in Tuesday's budget votes and school board elections on the South Fork, with positive results for the three districts piercing the tax cap, East Hampton, Springs, and Amagansett.

May 22, 2024
Project Most at Stake, Too

There’s a lot at stake in Tuesday’s school budget vote, not only for school districts, but also for Project Most, the nonprofit organization that offers after-school programs at the Springs School and the John M. Marshall Elementary School in East Hampton.

May 16, 2024
A Look at the ‘True Needs’ in Amagansett

How much money does it take to run a nationally recognized Blue Ribbon school? At the Amagansett School, for next year, the answer is $13.44 million, according to administrators. Now it's up to the voters to decide the fate of that spending plan, which carries a tax-cap-busting 7.77-percent increase to the tax levy.

May 16, 2024
Kids Culture for May 16, 2024

The Ross School’s middle and high school performers will bring the musical classic “Mary Poppins” to the stage of the school’s Court Theater tonight and tomorrow night at 7 and on Saturday at 2 p.m. Plus: Aromatherapy workshop, story time, art exhibits, guitar basics, and more coming up for kids and teens.

May 16, 2024
Four Candidates Vying for Three Seats in Bridgehampton

This year’s Bridgehampton school ballot features two incumbent school board members and two new challengers vying for three seats on the board. The candidates are Merritt Thomas and Nicole DeCastri Zabala, who are both seeking an elected office for the first time, along with Jo Ann Comfort and Angela Chmielewski, who are seeking their third and second terms on the board, respectively.

May 16, 2024
Springs Notebook: Big Special Olympics Victories

Springs students report the news of the school.

May 16, 2024
In Springs School Board Race, a New Perspective vs. an Experienced Hand

The Springs School District is the only district in East Hampton Town with a contested school board race this year, with two candidates vying for one seat: Barbara Dayton, the incumbent, and Dermot Quinn, a newcomer.

May 16, 2024