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Kids Culture for July 20, 2023

In the lineup for kids and teens this week: unicorn art, virtual reality games, movie screenings, homemade ice cream, and more.

Jul 20, 2023
Pierson Tackles Cellphones in the Classrooms

Pierson Middle and High School will be a "phone-free space" in the 2023-24 school year, with the school district adopting technology often used at concerts and comedy shows to stash away cellphones.

Jul 20, 2023
CMEE Family Fair Is Saturday

"Flower Power" is the theme of Saturday's family fair at the Children's Museum of the East End in Bridgehampton.

Jul 19, 2023
Teen Honored for Environmental Efforts

The East Hampton Town Board issued a proclamation last Thursday that recognized Cooper Ceva, a new East Hampton High School graduate who lives in Montauk, for achieving the rank of Eagle Scout and thanked him “for his continued efforts to preserve the natural beauty of our community.”

Jul 13, 2023
Kids Culture for July 13, 2023

Reptiles from the Quogue Wildlife Refuge’s educational rescue program will visit the Montauk Lighthouse grounds next Thursday at noon and 1:30 p.m. Plus: movies, music, trivia night, role-playing games, and more South Fork fun for kids and teens.

Jul 13, 2023
Affordable Housing on East Hampton School Property?

An East Hampton High School alumnus and local business owner has proposed building 20 townhouse-style residential units on the north end of the school’s campus, as part of a larger plan to address the critical shortage of affordable housing in town.

Jul 13, 2023
Cute Help for a Cute Bird

A new strategy has been deployed to get people to respect plover nesting areas. No, it’s not more enforcement or weaponized trail cameras — it’s cute drawings by children, and a simple pledge.

Jul 13, 2023
Big Cuts in Wainscott School Budget

No specials, pre-K, or field trips: barebones budget means “we’re going to have to get creative” in the classrooms, said Deborah Haab, Wainscott’s part-time superintendent.

Jul 13, 2023
Kids Culture for July 6, 2023

A special celebration of all things shark will begin on Tuesday at the South Fork Natural History Museum in Bridgehampton. Plus: music and art lessons, teen gaming sessions, movies, story time, and more for kids and teens.

Jul 6, 2023
Wainscott Must Make Some Very Tough Choices

From cutting extracurricular activities to limiting busing to removing prekindergarten and kindergarten programs — all ideas tossed around at a school board meeting last week — the Wainscott School District is figuring out how it will reopen in September with essentially the same budget that it had last year but with more students to accommodate.

Jul 6, 2023
Big Moves on the Horizon in Sag Harbor Schools

A Sag Harbor School District committee tasked with monitoring the conditions of the school facilities has recommended that the school board embark on three major capital projects: building a wet lab to enhance science programs in all grades, overhauling the Pierson High School gym, and making key security upgrades, all to be funded via a bond referendum on the May 2024 school budget ballot.

Jul 6, 2023
Bus Tickets Are Windfall for Schools

Just over two years after its official launch, Suffolk County’s Stop-Arm Camera Program has been racking up tickets across the county, and sending the money from the fines into school district coffers, including those on the South Fork.

Jul 6, 2023