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Kids Culture 07.01.21

Jester Jim will return to Guild Hall on Wednesday afternoon to kick off KidFest with juggling, comedy, and music. Two shows, one at 3 and one at 5, will be preceded by fun workshops for kids. Tickets are $15 for children, $30 for adults; masks are mandatory for all attendees over the age of 2. Guild Hall has suggested taking beach chairs or blankets to the outdoor performance.

Jun 30, 2021
Kids Culture 06.24.21

Activities at SoFo 

The Friends of the Long Pond Greenbelt and the South Fork Natural History Museum and Nature Center will lead a full-moon hike tonight at 8:30 p.m. to observe the Strawberry Moon, the nickname given to the full lunar phase in June. Free and open to all ages, but registration is required at [email protected].

Jun 24, 2021
New Leadership at the Sagaponack School

John J. Finello has been hired as superintendent and principal of the Sagaponack School, and Christine Schnell has been named its district treasurer. The school board unanimously voted on Tuesday to appoint them.

Jun 23, 2021
No Change to East Hampton Sports Policy

Following a robust discussion during a June 15 meeting of the East Hampton School Board, the decision was made not to change a policy barring seventh-grade athletes from moving up to varsity-level teams in most sports.

Jun 24, 2021
Bridgehampton: 14 Bees Are Leaving 'the Hive'

In a year where nothing was for sure, Bridgehampton High School's 110th graduation on Saturday celebrated the big and small, from the class of 2021's achievements to the very fact that the graduates and their families could gather together under the same tent.

Jun 24, 2021
Springs School Playground in the Balance

Not long after receiving favorable construction proposals for a new playground for children in prekindergarten through the second grade, the Springs School District has found itself unable to complete the project in time for the start of school in the fall.

Jun 24, 2021
A Covid-19 Memorial Garden Will Grow Thanks to Students' Help

The Bridgehampton School's Future Farmers of America Club and its adviser, Judiann Carmack-Fayyaz, have designed a memorial dedicated to transportation workers who died during the pandemic.

Jun 17, 2021
Kids Culture 06.17.21

Open Mike and More

Burn the Stage is a monthly open mike night at Guild Hall for kids ages 13 and up in which they can perform music, comedy, dance, poetry, and other forms of live art. The in-person event, to be held tomorrow at 8 p.m., will be hosted by Naomi, a drag queen whose nickname is "Crown Jewel of the Hamptons."

Jun 17, 2021
Fund-Raiser for the Mashashimuet Grandstand

"Please help save our beautiful Mashashimuet Park!" said Diane Schiavoni, who is leading a fund-raiser to restore the park's grandstand. She announced on Facebook that she will kick off the initiative by offering a donation for a bundle of shingles worth $150; she hopes community members will do the same. Any amount is appreciated, she wrote, with hope for "many more years of watching our great school teams compete at our local park!"

Jun 17, 2021
East Hampton Sixth Graders Hear From the President

After writing earlier this year to President Joseph R. Biden expressing their concerns and hopes for the future of the country, David Cataletto and his sixth-grade students at the East Hampton Middle School were pleasantly surprised when the children got a letter back from the president on June 9.

Jun 16, 2021
Bridgehampton Voters Pass Budget by One Vote on Second Try

After falling just two votes shy of passing its over-the-tax-cap $20.66 million budget plan in May, the Bridgehampton School District found itself with a margin of just one vote that tipped the scale in its favor on Tuesday.

Jun 16, 2021
Bridgehampton School Makes Changes to Tax Levy Ahead of Revote

The Bridgehampton School District’s 2021-2022 budget goes to a revote Tuesday, June 15, after its original 8.93-percent tax-levy increase was knocked down to 6.49 percent — still piercing the tax cap — when $400,000 of unanticipated income was discovered during a re-examination of the original spending plan.

Jun 15, 2021