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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
Young Musicians To Shine

The Hampton Music Educators Association’s annual high school music concert will be held Saturday night, bringing together hundreds of talented students at the Eastport-South Manor High School. More information is online at hamptonmea.org.

Jan 30, 2020
Project Most Open House

Project Most, the nonprofit that has partnered with the East Hampton Neighborhood House to expand its after-school activities for children, will have open house hours at the Neighborhood House today and Sunday to familiarize parents and kids with its programs.

Project Most runs after-school programs at the Springs School and John M. Marshall Elementary School and this month began offering Saturday programming at the Neighborhood House for children in prekindergarten through fifth grade.

Jan 30, 2020
Hoping for a ‘Hen Hive’ at Bridgehampton School

It’s been two years since the Bridgehampton School established a career and technical diploma track in agriculture, and students in the program now hope to hatch a new animal science program to go along with it.

With a plan they have dubbed “the Hen Hive,” the students want to build a coop and raise chickens.

Jan 30, 2020
Bridgehampton Budget Is $700K Over Cap

A first draft of the Bridgehampton School District’s proposed 2020-21 budget is about $700,000 over what New York State’s cap on tax levy increases would allow, according to information released during a Jan. 22 school board meeting.

Jan 30, 2020
Graves Gets New Top Post

Katy Graves, whose last official day as the Sag Harbor School District superintendent was Jan. 6, has been named as the new executive director of the Eleanor Whitmore Early Childhood Center in East Hampton.

Jan 30, 2020
Former Sag Superintendent Named Eleanor Whitmore Center Director

Katy Graves, whose last official day as the Sag Harbor School District superintendent was Jan. 6, was named as the new executive director of the Eleanor Whitmore Early Childhood Center in East Hampton.

Jan 27, 2020
Call to Action, Plea for Mercy

“Let’s get together as one, support each other, and create action plans so we can move forward and have an impact on our community,” Bonnie Michelle Cannon, the executive director of the Bridgehampton Child Care and Recreational Center, told a crowd of more than 200 people before a screening of “Just Mercy” on Saturday at the Regal Cinema in East Hampton.     

Jan 23, 2020
Sag Harbor School Board Divided Over HPV Vaccine

The Sag Harbor School Board on Jan. 13 declined to take a formal stance on proposed state legislation that would mandate the human papillomavirus vaccine for students — but not without a discussion of whether or not it is even in the board’s purview to take on such matters.     

Jan 23, 2020
Tax Levy Cap Drops to 1.81%

New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli has announced that the cap on tax levy increases for the 2020-21 budget cycle is 1.81 percent, down from 2 percent in the last two years.     

Jan 23, 2020
Health Teacher of the Year

Lea Bryant, a health teacher at the East Hampton Middle School, has been named Suffolk County health teacher of the year by the New York State Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance.

Jan 23, 2020