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Keeping Busy Over the Break

Schools may be closed next week, but that doesn’t mean parents get the week off. With that in mind, East Hampton Town, the Y.M.C.A. East Hampton RECenter, Project Most, and Bay Street Theater each have school break offerings to keep kids busy for at least part of the workday.     

Feb 13, 2020
Dual Language Program Gets an A+

In East Hampton, educators are getting ready to expand a pilot kindergarten program in which half the school day is taught in English and half in Spanish, citing success better than they could have projected.

Feb 6, 2020
East Hampton High Names Valedictorian, Salutatorian

Samantha Prince has been named the East Hampton High School class of 2020 valedictorian, and Wells Woolcott has been named the class salutatorian.

Feb 6, 2020
Seeking Whitmore Center History

The Eleanor Whitmore Early Childhood Center in East Hampton is about to celebrate a milestone, and to help tell its story the center is searching for people who were involved in its very early days.

Feb 6, 2020
Springs Budget Outlook Challenging

Too many financial factors were up in the air for the Springs School District to be able to present a draft during a 2020-21 budget workshop on Monday, school officials said.

Feb 6, 2020
Arsenic Levels in Sag Learning Center Soil ‘Low Risk’

Brandon Broderick, a geologist and the president of a company that tested soil at the Sag Harbor Learning Center, put to rest school board members’ worries over arsenic contamination during a Jan. 27 meeting of the board.

Feb 6, 2020
Lessons for Today’s Parents

Milton Creagh, a motivational speaker and the author of the book “Nobody Wants Your Child,” has some life lessons to share.

Feb 6, 2020
Amagansett School Gets Ready for New Arrivals

The Amagansett School is building its 2020-2021 budget around the possibility that 30 new students will arrive — 15 in the school itself and 15 older children in the East Hampton School District — once the Gansett Meadow affordable housing complex just down the road is completed.     

Feb 5, 2020
Kids Culture 02.06.20

The South Fork Natural History Museum in Bridgehampton will introduce children to some of their interesting insect neighbors during an arts and crafts program on Sunday at 10:30 a.m.

Feb 6, 2020
Parents Push for Later Cellphone Use

The Wait Until 8th effort is banking on parents signing on and spreading the word. “By banding together, this will decrease the pressure felt by kids and parents alike over the kids having a smartphone,” it says.

Jan 30, 2020
Message at Science Fair: Kids, ‘the Earth Needs You’

From curious third graders taking their first steps into science to seasoned seventh and eighth graders winning ribbons with sophisticated experiments, the Montauk School’s annual science fair on Friday was a journey into the minds of children.

Jan 30, 2020
A Waste-Free Lunch Week

Monday through Friday, Feb. 7, has been designated the first Waste-Free Lunch Week at the East Hampton Middle School. Students in the school’s Surfrider chapter and student government club are encouraging their peers to trade single-use plastics and packaging for reusable versions when they take their lunches to school.

The goal, according to Charlie Soriano, the principal, is to experiment with “making small changes over the long term.” He called it “an excellent idea on their part.”

Jan 30, 2020