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The Hive’s Top Two Bees

Here’s the buzz out of Bridgehampton High School this week: Ayanna El has been named its 2022 valedictorian and Grace Turza its salutatorian.

By this year’s graduation ceremony, Ayanna will have completed nine Advanced Placement, honors, and college-level courses. She is a consistent member of the high honor roll and the recipient of a perfect attendance award. A skilled volleyball player, she received a Suffolk Zone Award for achievement in physical education and a Thomas Cutinella Memorial Foundation Service Award, which goes to athletes showing high character.

Apr 14, 2022
Addiction on Agenda at East Hampton High School Forum

East Hampton High School has a track record of taking proactive steps to protect the health of its students, addressing topics such as vaping and mental wellbeing in recent years. Now, with administrators reporting more and more students struggling with substance abuse and addiction to electronic devices, they are again tackling difficult thorny issues with openness and the help of experts.

Apr 14, 2022
Good News, Bad News for Bonac Teams

Shortly before the school board voted to hire Kathy Masterson as its new athletic director, Joe Vas, East Hampton’s current athletic director, handed her a maroon-and-gray Bonac baseball cap — a symbolic passing of the torch.

Apr 14, 2022
Sag Harbor Adopts $45.99 Million Budget for 2022-23

The Sag Harbor School Board on Monday adopted a $45.99-million spending plan that will be put up for a community vote on May 17. The proposal is unchanged from the last time it was discussed, on March 21, with one notable exception: New York State’s governor and Legislature have reached an agreement on their own budget, which will lead to more state money for Sag Harbor.

Apr 14, 2022
East Hampton's School Makeup Dates Are Announced

Having used two of its three inclement-weather days so far this year, the East Hampton School District announced this week that school will be in session for students and staff on Friday, May 27, and Tuesday, May 31.

Apr 8, 2022
Springs Snips and Clips the Budget

Springs School District officials have reached their goal of trimming enough money from their 2022-23 budget proposal that it complies with New York State rules on tax-levy increases and will need only a majority vote to pass.

Apr 7, 2022
Kids Culture for April 7, 2022

Easter is right around the corner and Mind Offline, a children's boutique and activity studio in Sag Harbor, will welcome the eponymous bunny and friends for a day of whimsical fun on Saturday, April 16. There will also be an egg hunt at the Ladies Village Improvement Society on Saturday.

Apr 7, 2022
The Country School Grows

The Country School in Wainscott, which has offered pre-nursery and prekindergarten programs for children since its founding in 1990, has announced its expansion to a second campus for students up to second grade.

Apr 7, 2022
Love and Spelling Onstage at Pierson

Students at Pierson High School in Sag Harbor will perform "The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee" at the Pierson auditorium this weekend. The four show times are Thursday and Friday night at 7, and Saturday at 2 and 7 p.m.

Apr 7, 2022
Kids Culture for March 31, 2022

Whether new to yoga or already familiar with the practice, teens can breathe in all of its benefits on Saturday at 1 p.m. at Mandala Yoga in Amagansett. And there's so much else for kids and teens to do this week.

Mar 31, 2022
Evan Masi and Anika Petruccelli are the valedictorian and salutatorian of East Hampton’s class of 2022. East Hampton's Top Students Are Announced

High school graduations are about three months away, giving the valedictorians and salutatorians plenty of time to work on their speeches. At East Hampton High School, those speeches will be given by Evan Masi, the valedictorian, and Anika Petruccelli, the salutatorian.

Mar 31, 2022
Bridgehampton Budget Plan Under Tax Cap

Coming off a year that saw its over-the-tax-cap budget pass on the second try by a single vote, the Bridgehampton School District’s proposed spending plan for 2022-23 adheres to the state limit on tax-levy increases.

Mar 31, 2022