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Schools Carry on as Closures Continue

With school closures extended through the end of the academic year, educators are beginning to consider what the opening of next year might look like.

May 7, 2020
New Principal Chosen for East Hampton High School

James Crenshaw, the principal at Eastern Suffolk Board of Cooperative Education's Westhampton Beach Learning Center, is set to be appointed the new principal of East Hampton High School on Tuesday.

May 4, 2020
Closures Extended Through End of School Year

State officials do not think it’s possible to reopen schools this year "in a way that would keep our students and educators safe.”

May 1, 2020
Schools Closed, Money Saved

While schools statewide are closed because of Covid-19, their employees are still being paid, but many are saving money in other areas.

Apr 30, 2020
Montauk School Will Replace Old Classrooms

The Montauk School is the next on the South Fork to explore a construction project. According to Jack Perna, the superintendent, the district has reached an agreement with an architect, John Tanzi, to replace the school’s three portable classrooms and storage room (which has doubled as a classroom), which date from September 1973. The plans are to install modular rooms that would be more permanent than their predecessors.

Apr 30, 2020
Bridgehampton School Construction Resumes

The extensive renovation and expansion at the Bridgehampton School, which was halted for a time because of the pandemic, has been deemed an essential construction project.

Apr 30, 2020
Rites of Passage Upended for High School Seniors

Almost universally, high school seniors are lamenting the loss of a special year. "The world changed right when we were born,” said Heidi Bucking, a Pierson High School senior, “and now it’s going to change again right when we’re going to be adults.”

Apr 30, 2020
Schools Wait for Date of Budget Votes

Local school boards are still waiting to hear from Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo about when school budget votes and the election of board members can take place.

Apr 30, 2020
I-Tri Turns on Zoom for Day of Mentoring

The world’s top-ranked female triathlete, Katie Zaferes, an Olympic silver-medalist cyclist, Mari Holden, and Ally Friedman, a Ross School senior who in February was cited by the United States Tennis Association as its junior volunteer of the year, mentored Theresa Roden’s I-Tri girls on Saturday.

Apr 23, 2020
Class of 2020 Nurses Headed Straight to Work

Covid-19 has cast a long shadow over the health care industry, and there’s a sense of trepidation and anxiety among the 65 practical nurses who are graduating Thursday from their Eastern Suffolk Board of Cooperative Educational Services program. But there’s also a sense of hope and purpose among the graduates.

Apr 23, 2020
High School Spring Sports Season Canceled

Nassau and Suffolk Counties’ Athletic Councils pulled the plug on high school springs sports, a “heartbreaking decision,” in the words of Section VIII’s executive director, Pat Pizzarelli, but one that was not surprising given the coronavirus pandemic.

Apr 23, 2020
Distance Makes the Learning Harder

Chef Jill Hamill has quite the following on YouTube lately. In just a few days, a handful of her cooking videos have racked up hundreds of views and subscribers.

Apr 16, 2020