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Sag Harbor School Board: No More Virtual Comments

Beginning with its Aug. 28 meeting, the Sag Harbor School Board will no longer take comments from online participants during its public-comment sessions. The change was made to align to the return of pre-Covid protocols. The meetings will continue to be live-streamed online.

Aug 10, 2023
Kids Culture for August 10, 2023

The East Hampton Sportsmen's Alliance is hosting a family fishing trip at sunset on Tuesday aboard the Miss Montauk. Children under 17 can join the fun for free. Plus: The East Hampton Library's Children's Fair, stories and crafts, kids' movies, puppet shows, and more.

Aug 10, 2023
Two Teens Hailed for Oyster Reef

Skye Tanzmann, who graduated this year, and Nick Cooper began internships with the not-for-profit South Fork Sea Farmers in the spring of 2022 as part of a research project. On Tuesday, the East Hampton Town Board recognized their efforts to construct an oyster reef in Accabonac Harbor.

Aug 10, 2023
Teens Raise Money to Fight Pediatric Cancer

It's fair to say the Kids Cancel Cancer benefit, coming up on Tuesday, is a sort of positive take on "cancel culture." Four teens and a committee of peers are raising money for cancer research. "Pediatric cancer has affected all of our families in some way," said Mischa Abend, who along with three friends, Hayley Silvers, Ava Litman, and Abey Fuks, is organizing the fund-raiser for the Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation.

Aug 10, 2023
Tutors Make Connections Through Math

Charlie Stern, who started the peer-tutoring program, realized that there are students in need of tutoring who couldn't access or afford it, and that there were also Spanish-speaking students in need of assistance. He looped in several peers recommended by his math teacher, and the eight teens have been making an impact.

Aug 10, 2023
Springs School Principal Off to a ‘Strong Start’

Erik Kelt has a plan. After starting his new position as principal of the Springs School on July 1, he has developed an approach for his first 100 days that focuses on leading by listening and learning.

Aug 3, 2023
Kids Culture for August 3, 2023

Guild Hall's Family Day is back, and there's fun for all ages at the Montauk Lighthouse and local libraries and art centers.

Aug 2, 2023
Security Is at the Forefront in East Hampton Schools

The East Hampton School Board voted Tuesday to hire five more security guards, completing a round of recruitment that will see a total of seven current “paraprofessionals” — who monitor hallways, doorways, and other key areas — transition into more formal public-safety roles.

Aug 2, 2023
Town's Sailing Program on Pause for Second Summer

For years, the East Hampton Town summer sailing program was beloved by many, giving people 12 and older a fun and affordable way to learn to sail on Gardiner’s Bay, but for the second summer in a row the popular program is off the calendar, leaving people to wonder if it will ever return. “The town intended to continue offering the program last summer and this summer, but was unable to fill the program director position," said the recreation superintendent.

Jul 27, 2023
Kids Culture for July 27, 2023

On Saturday, students from the Hampton Ballet Theatre School will perform “Peter and the Wolf,” accompanied by the Hampton Festival Orchestra, and youth dancers from the Shinnecock Indian Nation will perform at Duck Creek Arts Center. Plus: arts and crafts, story time, and birthday parties for Harry Potter.

Jul 26, 2023
Springs Superintendent Retires and Returns

In a move expected to save the Springs School District at least $90,000, the school board has reached an agreement with Debra Winter, school superintendent, to “retire early.” Ms. Winter submitted a retirement letter, took one day off, and was then hired back on a per-diem basis.

Jul 26, 2023
Project Most Adds Swimming Program to Camp Lineup

A new swimming and water safety program has been added to the lineup of activities at the Project Most summer camp, where kids can now take swim lessons five days a week.

Jul 20, 2023