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Montauk Students Reflect on Covid

"The Year Coronavirus Came to Town" was the assignment for Montauk School students in this year's Montauk Historical Society Essay and Original Artwork Competition, and the society's director said she "was so touched by the way the kids opened their hearts" in their submissions.

Jul 14, 2021
Puppet Power to the People

Goat on a Boat Puppet Theatre plans to take the puppetry to the people -- here and all over Long Island -- this fall as it develops and raises money for a new puppet truck and mobile stage. According to Liz Joyce, founder of the company, the truck's conception sprang from one question: "How can we bring puppets to people that don't get them?"

Jul 14, 2021
Teeny Awards Are Big Deal for Two South Fork Students

After Sunday's ceremony for the 2021 Teeny Awards, given by East End Arts to artistically talented high schoolers, two South Fork students walked out of the Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center with awards for dramatic performances of note. 

Jul 14, 2021
Kids Culture 07.15.21

From an outdoor concert to puppet shows, live reptiles, story times, and crafts, there's a lot for kids of all ages to do this week.

Jul 14, 2021
Kids Culture 07.08.21

Amber Waves Farm and the Amagansett Library are joining up for story time at the farm on Saturdays at 10 a.m. this month.

Jul 8, 2021
Covid and Housing on the School Board Agenda

Adam Fine, the East Hampton School District superintendent, announced that the district plans to return to pre-Covid norms when school reopens in September. Though New York State has not released new guidance, Mr. Fine said the Plexiglas barriers have been placed into storage at all three school buildings.

Jul 8, 2021
East Hampton High School Principal Resigns

James Crenshaw, who spent one school year as principal of East Hampton High School, resigned from his post Tuesday to take an assistant superintendent's position in another district.

Jul 5, 2021
For Pierson Seniors, Commencement Caps Year of Resilience

Pierson High School's senior class graduated on Saturday in a ceremony that recognized their intellect, accomplishments, and resilience in the face of adversity over the past year-plus, and that celebrated Sag Harbor's history and place in their lives.

Jul 1, 2021
Bridgehampton School Hiring Questioned

During a June 23 meeting of the Bridgehampton School Board, Lawrence Street, president of the N.A.A.C.P.'s Eastern Long Island branch, and Denise Merchant, who is the chapter's third vice president and education committee chairwoman, demanded that the school board reverse its decision to hire Dr. Kelly, who was to officially start in the new job today.

Jul 1, 2021
East Hampton Seniors Graduate 'With Grace Beyond Their Years'

For many of East Hampton High School's 231 graduates, one obstacle that defined the last two years of school was merely a postscript to the graduation festivities. Instead of the masks, social distancing, and other limitations that were for many months necessary because of Covid-19, there were high-fives, hugs, and smiles in abundance.

Jul 1, 2021
And Now, the Teeny Award Nominees Are. . .

East Hampton, Bridgehampton, and Pierson High School were all well represented among the nominees for 2021's Teeny Awards, given by East End Arts to high schoolers who have distinguished themselves in the performing arts. The awards ceremony, on July 11, will be held at the Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center and streamed on Facebook. Nominees will be there in person, not only for the celebrations, but also for live performances.

Jun 30, 2021
A Grant for Wealth Equity

The Long Island Community Foundation's Long Island Racial Equity Donor Collaborative has awarded a $100,000 grant to the Bridgehampton Child Care and Recreational Center. The center plans to use the grant to support the Teach Me How to Fish program, an initiative that aims to tackle the wealth equity gap by supporting Black communities on the East End.

Jun 30, 2021