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Schools Feel the Sting of Interest Rate Hikes

A seemingly routine aspect of public-school finance is tripping up local school districts that find themselves having to borrow money during the months before tax revenue starts to flow in. “The interest rates have gone through the roof and are continuing to increase,” Jennifer Buscemi, business administrator for the Sag Harbor School District, told the Sag school board on Monday.

Jan 26, 2023
OLA Gets Major Grant to Combat Opioid Addiction

Organizacion Latino-Americana of Eastern Long Island will receive $600,000 from Suffolk County over the next three years for opioid abuse prevention work among young people, the group announced Friday.

Jan 26, 2023
Springs Opera Is Thursday Night

The curtain rises tonight on the annual Springs School opera, this year titled “The Magical Doors,” an original show written and performed by the 67 Time Traveler Opera Company — also known as the entire fourth grade.

Jan 25, 2023
Getting Ready for School With The Wonderers

With a goal of helping young students get set up for success in school, Chelsea Petrozzo-Wilson recently launched The Wonderers, a tutoring and small-group educational program.

Jan 25, 2023
Sag History on the School Board Agenda

The Sag Harbor Historical Museum has approached the Sag Harbor School Board with a proposal that would see the museum benefit from a public tax levy that the school district would collect on its behalf, similar to the way the school collects tax money for the John Jermain Memorial Library.

Jan 25, 2023
Kids Culture for January 26, 2023

On Saturday, the Guild Hall Teen Arts Council will hold another open mike night and dance party, this time at the Clubhouse on Daniel’s Hole Road, for artists and performers of all ages to share their talents with the community. Plus: sensory jars, lacrosse sign-up, family-friendly movies, and lots more for kids and teens.

Jan 25, 2023
Two Family Cooking Nights

Project Most, the East Hampton nonprofit organization dedicated to providing after-school, weekend, and vacation programs for children, will hold two healthy-cooking gatherings at the Bridgehampton School for children and families in that district.

Jan 19, 2023
More Chances to Talk About Marsden Street

The Sag Harbor School District announced this week that it has scheduled another Marsden Street community forum. It will take place on Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. in the Pierson library and virtually via Zoom.

Jan 19, 2023
Kids Culture for January 19, 2023

The South Fork Natural History Museum in Bridgehampton has several programs coming up to capture the attention of children who love all things nature. Plus: art workshops, chess lessons, movies, and more for kids and teens.

Jan 19, 2023
Progressive Education Expert to Speak in Bridgehampton on Friday

What happens if you do away with homework and grades in schools? Is the traditional "raise your hand" mentality a best practice in classrooms? What happens if you do away with competition and instead encourage collaboration? These are the kinds of questions on the minds of progressive educators and writers like Alfie Kohn, who will be the speaker at Friday's "Child-Centered Conversation" cosponsored by the Bridgehampton Child Care and Recreational Center, the Hayground School, and the Bridgehampton School District.

Jan 17, 2023
Partnering to Prevent Substance Abuse

When clients of Phoenix House visit East Hampton High School, it’s usually on invitation from Jim Stewart, the school’s longtime health teacher, who wants his students to understand how substance abuse, treatment, and recovery look and feel.

“I have been told by students it’s one of the best classes of the semester,” Mr. Stewart said this week.

Jan 12, 2023
Kids Culture for January 12, 2022

On these winter days, there's a lot to keep kids and teens busy.

Jan 12, 2023