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A Contest for Teens During National Poetry Month

High school students are invited to enter the East Hampton Library's poetry contest in celebration of National Poetry Month in April.

Poetry submissions can be emailed to [email protected] with the subject line "YA Poetry Contest" and the student's name, school, grade, and phone number.

The competition will culminate on April 25 with a reading session led by Shay Siegel, a local poet and author who writes for young adult audiences.

Apr 6, 2021
John Marshall Fourth Graders Recreate Historical Figures

Fourth graders at John M. Marshall Elementary School celebrated both Black History Month and Women’s History Month by studying nonfiction writing and recreating in person some of the most famous characters from world history, from Amelia Earhart to Muhammed Ali and Galileo to Anne Frank.

"As teachers we encourage students to research individuals who they have not heard of before, or individuals who lived during a time period of interest," the fourth grade teachers wrote in an email. "We also tried to steer the students towards individuals who impacted the world in some way."

Apr 2, 2021
Girls Teams Are Persisting

East Hampton's girls cross country team could well win another county title later this month. Results were mixed for the girls field hockey, volleyball, and tennis teams.

Apr 2, 2021
Students Take on Anti-Asian Rhetoric

Around the same time the news broke that eight people, including six women of Asian descent, had been killed on March 16 at two spas and a massage parlor near Atlanta, Chihana Kashiwabara was learning in her 11th grade history class at the Ross School about racism toward Asian and Asian-American people -- starting with xenophobic propaganda toward immigrants in the late 19th century, the internment of Japanese-Americans during World War II, and onward.

Apr 1, 2021
For Now, State Tests Are Still On

As New York State officials press the federal government for a waiver that would allow schools to skip standardized tests for the second year in a row, administrators here are busy preparing to give the tests, just in case the waiver doesn’t come through.

Apr 1, 2021
Kids Culture 04.01.21

"A Sky Full of Poems" with Guild Hall, reading a rainbow with Bay Street, and other fun stuff for kids and teens.

Mar 31, 2021
Nimble Boys Soccer Squad Presses Ahead

East Hampton High School's boys soccer team improved its record to 6-1-1 here Monday morning by way of a 3-0 win over Islip -- its seventh shutout of the season -- thus setting up a big game with league-leading Amityville that was to have been contested here yesterday.

Mar 31, 2021
Wins, Loss, and Quarantine

East Hampton High's golf team began the season Friday with two wins. Its football team fell short on Friday, and its boys vollebyall team, as of Monday had yet to get its starting lineup on the floor, due to quarantines in its own ranks and among the teams it was supposed to play.

Apr 2, 2021
Child Care Center Receives Grant from Arts Council

The Huntington Arts Council has awarded Bridgehampton Child Care and Recreational Center a grant for the center’s Color of Freedom art show, which will take place starting Oct. 7 at the Julie Keyes Gallery in Sag Harbor after being postponed because of the pandemic last spring

Mar 30, 2021
Boys Soccer Bagels Three Foes

Since playing to a 1-1 tie with Hampton Bays on March 12, Don McGovern's team defeated Wyandanch 4-0 on the 15th, shut out Shoreham-Wading River 4-0 on the 17th, and blanked Bayport-Blue Point 2-0 here Friday.

Mar 25, 2021
East Hampton's Girls Teams Are at the Fore

The March-April season has thus far gone swimmingly, at least as far as most of East Hampton High's teams are concerned, for the girls teams especially.

Mar 25, 2021
Springs School Board Digs Deep Into Budget

Monday's Springs School budget workshop was the first time board members and the community at large got an up-close look at the preliminary budget number the district is wrangling with for its 2020-21 budget: $32.12 million. Nearly every time a school administrator pitched a budget increase in a particular area, board members raised some form of the question "Why?"

Mar 25, 2021