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Safety in Question at Amagansett School

A private child-custody dispute at the Amagansett School last month escalated into a public confrontation, as was learned at a meeting of the school board Tuesday night, with police involvement on the school’s front lawn during its 2:50 p.m. dismissal time. The incident has rocked the community and raised questions about safety and communication protocols at the school.

Jun 15, 2023
Kids Culture for June 15, 2023

Ramblin’ Dan’s Freewheelin’ Band returns to the Southampton Arts Center on Tuesday for 10 weeks of energetic outdoor music classes for young children. Plus: story time, STEM activities, video games, fingerprinting, and more for kids and teens.

Jun 15, 2023
Wainscott Budget Gets a Second Vote

On Tuesday, voters in the Wainscott School District will have a chance to weigh in, once again, on the district’s proposed 2023-24 operating budget, which failed by three votes last month.

Jun 15, 2023
Tanzmann Wins Trails Society Scholarship

The East Hampton Trails Preservation Society has awarded its inaugural $1,000 scholarship to Skye Tanzmann of Wainscott, who is graduating from East Hampton High School.

Jun 13, 2023
Photos: Teeny Awards Celebrate Student Achievements Onstage

They're actors, singers, dancers, stage managers, makeup artists, poster designers, musicians, lighting and sound technicians, and choreographers: More than 1,000 students were recognized on Sunday for excellence in the theater arts at the annual Teeny Awards, a program of the organization East End Arts that was established 21 years ago.

Jun 12, 2023
Facilities Are Still Hot Topic in Sag Harbor

The Sag Harbor School Board on Monday approved end-of-year deposits into five of its reserve accounts, setting aside money for future expenses in the areas of technology and security, insurance, retirement benefits for teachers and other employees, and for facilities needs. Residents can expect a presentation on the school district’s potential plans for using the facilities money — nearly $5 million — during a June 26 school board meeting.

Jun 8, 2023
Trustees Award Scholarship

The East Hampton Town Trustees have awarded their annual scholarship to Skye Tanzmann, an East Hampton High School senior who will attend Harvard University in the fall, at the high school’s awards night last Thursday.

Jun 8, 2023
Kids Culture for June 8, 2023

Camp season is almost here! Plus: 'Grandpa Magic,' fun with sidewalk chalk, a Goat on a Boat puppetry performance, and more coming up for kids and teens.

Jun 8, 2023
Sports Under Lights in East Hampton

Over the objections of Ed Collum, Kate Collum Gibbons, and other members of their family, which has lived next to East Hampton High School since before it was built in 1970, the East Hampton School Board on Tuesday resolved that lights will be installed at the turf athletic field. According to the board’s resolution, Musco LED towers would be installed at the edges of the field, allowing athletes to play games into the evening hours.

Jun 8, 2023
What Now, Wainscott?

With the hope that voters will see it as a good-faith gesture that turns some no votes into yeses, Wainscott School District officials have slightly trimmed their proposed 2023-24 budget ahead of a June 20 revote. The new plan, totaling $6,144,331, “is effectively the contingency budget,” said David Eagan, president of the school board.

Jun 1, 2023
Kids Culture for June 1, 2023

The Guild Hall Teen Arts Council will model its line of original upcycled fashion designs on Saturday at the Leiber Collection in Springs. Plus: teen community service opportunities, STEM and art activities, feeding time at the SoFo museum, and more.

Jun 1, 2023
A Tribute to a Shinnecock Elder

In honor of the late Elizabeth (Chee Chee) Thunderbird Haile, a Shinnecock Indian Nation elder who was one of the “founding grandmothers” of the Hayground School in Bridgehampton, a bench was dedicated last week at the school. “This was a tangible way to always remember what Chee Chee gave us and is still giving us,” said Tinka Topping, Hayground's other founding grandmother.

Jun 1, 2023