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Ahead of Predicted Snow, Schools Announce Delayed Opening

With significant snowfall in the forecast, local school districts on Monday night began announcing delayed opening times for Tuesday.

Feb 28, 2023
Bonackers’ Top Two Students Named

Excelling both inside and outside the classroom, Nicole Velez and Aryan Chugh have been named valedictorian and salutatorian of East Hampton High School’s class of 2023.

Feb 23, 2023
Preventing Dating Violence Among Teens

According to the federal Centers for Disease Control, which compiled the extensive Youth Risk Behavior Survey in 2019, one in 12 teens experiences some form of physical dating violence. That's one reason why the Retreat's Teen Leadership Council has spent the month of February spreading awareness of the topic of teen dating violence.

Feb 23, 2023
Kids Culture for February 23, 2023

The New York International Children’s Film Festival will host a matinee short-film program titled “Celebrating Black Stories” for kids 9 and up this weekend at the Sag Harbor Cinema.

Feb 23, 2023
To Tap Reserves for Renovations

The East Hampton School District is planning to put a proposition on the May 16 budget ballot enabling it to withdraw $3,925,000 from its capital reserve account for several big-ticket projects, with one important asterisk.

Feb 16, 2023
On Marsden Street Field, One Step Forward, One Setback

On Friday, a group of neighbors whose properties border the proposed Marsden Street athletic field filed a lawsuit against the Sag Harbor School District, alleging it failed to adequately complete a state-mandated environmental review.

Feb 16, 2023
Thiele Says Stony Brook Is Neglecting Southampton Campus

Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele Jr. has put Stony Brook University’s administration on notice for what he alleges is years of neglect of its Southampton campus. Last week, he called for Stony Brook to commit to renovating the crumbling Southampton Hall, develop a five-year plan for the rest of the campus, and appoint a senior administrator dedicated to overseeing it all.

Feb 16, 2023
Kids Culture for February 16, 2023

The Goat on a Boat Puppet Truck will pull into Project Most’s temporary headquarters at the Most Holy Trinity school building in East Hampton on Saturday at 11 a.m. to perform its take on “The Three Little Pigs.”

Feb 16, 2023
So No Kid Goes Hungry at School

In the East Hampton School District, anonymous donors have stepped up to start wiping out about $7,000 in school-lunch debt that the district has incurred over the last few years.

Feb 16, 2023
Kids Culture for February 9, 2023

Catch Pierson High School students' photos on display through the end of February. Plus: Valentine's Day crafts galore, STEM activities, art workshops, and more for kids and teens.

Feb 9, 2023
For Jack Perna, 50 Years Went by in a Flash

Jack Perna doesn’t have any children of his own, but at the Montauk School, where he has worked since February 1973 and been superintendent and principal since 1995, he has helped guide thousands of students through their formative years.

Feb 9, 2023
Sag Harbor School District Won’t Tax to the Max

The 2023-24 school budget cycle is in full swing, and at least one local school district — Sag Harbor — has proposed a preliminary budget with a tax-levy increase that doesn’t rise to the maximum allowed by New York State. This is unusual because most school districts tend to go right up to their allowable increases, but it’s not unusual for Sag Harbor, which has been a few percentage points under the maximum almost every year since the tax-cap legislation took effect in 2012.

Feb 9, 2023