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Bonac Broadcasting Wins Big

In its first year broadcasting to the public on Instagram and YouTube, East Hampton High School's student-run news show took home a second-place award for Best Anchor Duo at the BASH Awards at Hofstra University, out of a field of close to 30 high schools, on May 15.

Jun 1, 2023
What’s Next on Marsden Street?

Now that a slim majority of Sag Harbor School District voters rejected the district’s proposal to buy five wooded lots on Marsden Street for future school expansion, the community has a tall task ahead of it: mending the wounds from the bitter, nine-month battle over the controversial plan.

May 25, 2023
Kids Culture for May 25, 2023

Kites will soar above Main Beach on Saturday in a “fun-raiser” for the Eleanor Whitmore Early Childhood Center from 2 to 5 p.m. Plus: Teen community service opportunities, drum-making for kids, story time, and more.

May 25, 2023
Meet the Hive’s Top Two Bees

Bridgehampton High School has recognized Hugo Kapon as its 2023 valedictorian and Luna Paucar as its salutatorian.

May 18, 2023
Sag Harbor Voters Reject Marsden Street Purchase

After several months of heated debate over the Sag Harbor School District’s controversial plan to buy five wooded lots on Marsden Street, Tuesday’s vote did not end in favor of the district. The tally was 1,081 votes in favor and 1,156 votes against — a difference of 75 as the issue drew a record voter turnout.

May 18, 2023
Education Briefs 05.18.23

Also in the news this week: More administrative changes in Springs, free lunches in East Hampton, student film screenings, and writing contest winners.

May 18, 2023
Two Cap-Busting Budgets Pass, One Fails

From Bridgehampton to Montauk on Tuesday, school district voters supported most ballot propositions and all but one 2023-24 spending plan. The two key exceptions were in Sag Harbor, where the budget passed but the controversial Marsden Street land buy was rejected, and in Wainscott, where a tax-cap-busting budget failed by three votes.

May 18, 2023
Kids Culture for May 18, 2023

Tours and art sessions for kids are back in person at the Pollock-Krasner House and Study Center in Springs starting Saturday, May 27. Plus: Pizza and pajama night at CMEE, STEM activities in Bridgehampton, an an all-ages tea party in Sag Harbor.

May 18, 2023
East Hampton Students Showcase Original Music

"We didn't plan this, but it worked out beautifully," Chris Mandato, East Hampton High School's band teacher and music department coordinator, said of the special distinction Thursday's large-ensemble concert holds: The band, orchestra, and chorus will each perform an original song written by a Long Island musician with a connection to East Hampton.

May 17, 2023
Marsden Street and Wainscott Budget Fail in Tuesday School Votes

The Springs and Montauk Schools successfully passed cap-busting budgets Tuesday night, but in Sag Harbor the Marsden Street purchase went down while everything else there won approval. In Wainscott, voters rejected a contested budget proposal.

May 16, 2023
Two Vie for a Single Seat in Wainscott

Melanie Hayward and David Eagan are facing off for a seat on the Wainscott School Board in the district’s first contested board election in 12 years.

May 11, 2023
A Contested Board Race in East Hampton

Three candidates are running for two seats on the East Hampton School Board this year, making it one of only two contested races on the South Fork. The contenders are Emily Agnello, a first-time candidate who grew up in East Hampton; George Aman, a former board member seeking to return, and John Ryan Sr., an incumbent seeking a 10th term.

May 11, 2023