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New Look for Education Foundation

It’s got a new name and a new look, but its goals have not changed.

The East Hampton Education Foundation has officially dropped “Greater” from its name, hoping that the community will more easily recognize it and connect to its mission, which is to “enrich the lives of students in East Hampton public schools by supporting superior educational and wellness programs.”

Dec 16, 2021
‘The Nutcracker’ Returns to the Stage

The Hampton Ballet Theatre School will present a magical rendition of “The Nutcracker,” a traditional harbinger of holiday cheer, on Friday, Dec. 17, Dec. 18, and Dec. 19. The studio’s 12th production of the beloved ballet is in person, marking a return to live theater after a long hiatus caused by Covid-19.

Dec 9, 2021
Kids Culture 12.9.21

A family day at the Parrish Art Museum, decorating a tree for the birds at the South Fork Natural History Museum, and lots of winter and holiday-themed crafts are on tap for kids this week.

Dec 9, 2021
A Long-Distance Friend’s Long Road to Recovery

Fond memories of Bella Adlah, who lived and attended school here up until a few years ago, have led to a swell of support for her family following her diagnosis in June with functional neurological disorder, which causes daily seizures, loss of vision and ability to eat, and left her unable to talk above a whisper or use her limbs and torso from her shoulders down.

Dec 9, 2021
Light Show for Scholarships

With Covid-19 again putting off the East Hampton Masonic Lodge’s community pot roast dinner, which raises money for scholarships, sports teams, and other activities for kids here, Brian Lester recently wondered to himself what could possibly be done to replace it, for now at least.

Then a proverbial light went off in his brain, inspired by the holiday light shows he took his family to see in Riverhead and at Smith Point County Park in Shirley last year. Why not do something similar in East Hampton?

Dec 9, 2021
For Housing, East Hampton District Looks to Wainscott

The East Hampton School Board, which has been conducting an assiduous search for “affordable and attainable” housing options for school teachers and other employees, urged the town on Tuesday to bring back a past plan for such a development on a 40-acre property off Stephen Hand’s Path in the Wainscott School District.

Dec 9, 2021
Ideas Abound at School’s Housing Forum

East Hampton School District officials wanted their affordable housing forum on Tuesday to be a brainstorming session focused on solutions and proposals, and from innovative financing and land use ideas to promises of partnership from elected officials to participation by community members, that’s just what they got.

Dec 2, 2021
Graduation Rates Show Students Rose Above Pandemic Challenges

What had been an anticipated dip in high school graduation rates brought on by the Covid-19 pandemic across the United States largely did not come to pass in school districts on the eastern end of the South Fork, data from the last two school years show.

Dec 2, 2021
Serious Matters and Lighthearted Fun for Teens

For teens this week through local libraries, there are community service opportunities, a chance to unwind with art, and a suicide awareness training session to help students recognize when someone is in distress and offer support.

Dec 2, 2021
Kids Culture 12.02.21

Programs for kids this week offer a big dose of holiday fun and a chance to move, create, and connect.

Dec 2, 2021
Field Trip Fund-Raiser for Springs Kids

The Springs School's eighth-grade class will benefit from a pancake breakfast fund-raiser at the Springs Fire Department headquarters on Dec. 5 from 7 to 11 a.m. Menu items include eggs, French toast, pancakes, sausage, bacon, toast, hash browns, and juice, coffee, and tea.

Nov 24, 2021
Bridgehampton's Auditorium, Fitness Center Not Open Yet

The Bridgehampton School's auditorium, which was to be completed by late November or early December, may not be fully finished until after then, the district's superintendent, Mary Kelly, told the school board on Nov. 17.

Nov 24, 2021