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School Tax Credit Coming in Montauk

“I’ve definitely had to answer questions” about the 2024-25 school budget proposal, Joshua Odom, Montauk’s superintendent, said in explaining the strange situation the district came up against this year — the discovery, by a school board member, that taxpayers were accidentally overcharged last year by approximately $56 per thousand dollars of assessed value. The solution? A tax credit for Montauk homeowners.

May 1, 2024
Kids Culture for May 2, 2024

The Montauk Library will cut the ribbon Saturday on its new tween room, a space devoted to the needs of students in fifth through eighth grades. Plus: coding for kids, community service events, book clubs, crafts, movies, and more for kids and teens.

May 1, 2024
Springs Notebook: Teacher Wins Poetry Contest

Taking risks can be scary and overwhelming, but Emily O’Reilly, the eighth-grade English teacher at Springs School, showed students that taking risks can be worth it. Recently, she “walked the walk,” so to speak, when she entered a poetry contest she saw posted in a local newspaper.

May 1, 2024
School Budget Hearings

Public hearings have been scheduled in each school district ahead of the May 21 budget vote. See when your district's hearing is.

May 1, 2024
Amagansett Board Member Resigns, Race Now Uncontested

The unexpected resignation of Kevin Warren, who was appointed to fill a board vacancy in October 2019 and was elected to a full term last year, means that a school board race that would have been contested is now technically uncontested in Amagansett.

Apr 25, 2024
Kids Culture for April 25, 2024

Since last fall, students from the Amagansett School, the John M. Marshall Elementary School, and the Ross School, as well as those in Project Most and the Marine Explorers Program at the East Hampton Town Marine Museum, have been learning about Indigenous cultures and applying what they discovered to hands-on projects that are now on display at the Clinton Academy. Plus: kids' movies, butterflies, poetry, tea time, and more coming up for kids and teens.

Apr 25, 2024
Spending Plan, School Board Set for Sag Harbor Ballot

With last week's adoption of the Sag Harbor School District's 2024-25 budget and associated propositions, and the filing of school board candidate petitions on Monday, the official ballot for the district's May vote is now set in stone.

Apr 25, 2024
Every Little Bit Helps: State Money Restored to School Budgets

For the Springs and East Hampton School Districts, the good word came from Albany on Tuesday morning, just in time. The State Legislature is poised to adopt a new budget that preserves school funding to at least as much as what districts received this year. The news allowed both districts to make last-minute adjustments to lower their respective tax levies for the May 21 vote, though both are still over the cap.

Apr 18, 2024
Springs Notebook: An Intense but Necessary Message

A representative from the Suffolk County District Attorney’s office met with Springs Middle School students recently to tell us how dangerous drugs are, including cocaine, oxycodone, and marijuana, and especially fentanyl, which is so dangerous that even the tiniest amount can be lethal.

Apr 18, 2024
Amagansett Superintendent Confirms Four Layoffs

The elimination of four special-education teaching positions is still on the table at the Amagansett School, despite the school board pulling the official resolution off Tuesday's meeting agenda.

Apr 18, 2024
Kids Culture for April 18, 2024

Tomorrow and Saturday, the student actors and singers of South Fork Performing Arts will take on a beloved musical tale that needs little in the way of introduction — “The Wizard of Oz.” Plus: puzzles and chess, custom mug making, snacks and stories, and more coming up for kids and teens.

Apr 18, 2024
Kids Culture for April 11, 2024

For kids and teens this week: art and community service projects, teddy bear tea time, dance, STEAM activities, and more.

Apr 11, 2024