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Kids Culture 06.02.22

This weekend it's house lights down, stage lights up for the students of South Fork Performing Arts, who will present the plays "Shuddersome: Tales of Poe" and "Peter and the Starcatcher" at LTV Studios in Wainscott.

Jun 1, 2022
East Hampton Students Walk Out in Wake of Texas School Shooting

At noon on Thursday, students across the nation, including at East Hampton High School, walked out of their schools to send a message on gun control to elected officials: "Enough is enough."

May 26, 2022
Kids Culture 05.26.22

Drip-painting workshops are back in person for kids at the Pollock-Krasner House, plus trivia games, gardening, chess, and more in store for kids and teens.

May 25, 2022
History Regents Is Canceled

In the aftermath of the racially motivated mass shooting in Buffalo on May 14, the New York State Education Department announced this week that it is canceling this year's Regents exam in United States history because of concerns that some of the test's content "has the potential to compound student trauma caused by the violence in Buffalo, which created an unexpected and unintended context for the planned assessment."

May 25, 2022
Students Honored for Talent and Character

It’s the time of year when recognition pours in for students, giving standout kids credit where credit is due in the arts, academics, sports, and other areas in which they excel. Here’s the latest round of honors for South Fork kids — and stay tuned, more is sure to come.

May 25, 2022
Police, School Officials React to Mass Shootings

Another mass shooting has claimed the lives of school children, with at least 19 students and two teachers dead in Uvalde, Tex., after an 18-year-old gunman opened fire at Robb Elementary School on Tuesday. The deadly attack has police and schools on the South Fork on high alert, though no specific threats have been identified.

May 25, 2022
This Basketball League Is All Heart

Monday's basketball game between East Hampton High School and Patchogue-Medford — the first home contest for Bonac's unified basketball program — had all the thrill of a varsity playoff game and all the heart a community could muster, showcasing the meaningful moments that can happen when players with developmental disabilities are given the same opportunity to do what many of their non-disabled peers do.

May 19, 2022
Ross Students Stage Walkout

The changes have been subtle, but nevertheless troubling, Marrina Jacka and Morgan Johnson Quamina alleged this week, ever since the Ross School brought in Charlie Abelmann as its interim head-of-school. In response to the change in administrators, Marrina and Morgan, co-presidents of the school's student body, led a walkout on Monday, during which 50 or so students streamed out of classroom buildings and walked around the campus, holding signs and chanting: "Hey hey, ho ho, this head of school has got to go!"

May 19, 2022
Kids Culture 05.19.22

Kids will be very busy this week, if the lineup of fun, local activities for teens and younger children is any indication.

May 19, 2022
For Teenagers, by Teenagers

Gabe Jaffe has launched Teen Hampton, an online community of young adults who want to work as babysitters and sports coaches this summer on the East End.

May 19, 2022
School Budgets Win Solid Approval Here

Voters across the South Fork approved their districts' 2022-23 budgets in Tuesday's vote. In the only districts with contested school board races, Springs and Sag Harbor, Emma Field and Erik Fredrickson were elected to the Springs board and Grainne Coen and Ronald Reed won seats in Sag Harbor.

May 18, 2022
Bridgehampton School Wins $2.5 Million State Grant

The New York State Education Department has deemed the Bridgehampton School District a 21st Century Community Learning Center, awarding it a grant of approximately $2.5 million spanning the next five years.

May 12, 2022