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Three School Districts May Pierce Tax Cap

Taxpayers in at least three school districts in East Hampton Town — Amagansett, Springs, and East Hampton — could be faced with approving over-the-tax-cap spending plans in May for the 2024-25 school year.

Mar 13, 2024
Amagansett Principal on Leave, School on Edge

Five months after buying out the remainder of the contract of its former superintendent and hiring an interim, the Amagansett School District has put its principal on paid administrative leave and made the interim superintendent its interim principal as well.

Mar 13, 2024
Springs Notebook: School Clubs a Ray of Hope

On Jan. 25, New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli released his list of schools that are under fiscal stress in the state. There was disturbingly high fiscal stress in Amityville and the New Suffolk Common School District, and Springs School was on the list for being susceptible to fiscal stress. 

Mar 7, 2024
Kids Culture for March 7, 2024

“A vibrant display of student artwork from regional schools and our community” will be on view at the Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill through April 7. Plus: puzzles, grilled cheese sandwiches, St. Patrick's Day fun, youth soccer, a grandparents' play date, and more in store for kids and teens this week.

Mar 7, 2024
Junior Lifeguard Testing Begins

East Hampton Town’s junior lifeguard training, evaluation, and testing in advance of the summer junior lifeguard program for kids 9 to 15 is underway at the Y.M.C.A. East Hampton RECenter on Sundays. All new and returning participants are required to attend.

Mar 7, 2024
Sag Harbor School Budget May Top $50 Million

If the numbers shake out the way they were presented during Monday’s meeting of the Sag Harbor School Board, the district could see its 2024-25 budget top $50 million for the first time — but still stay under the state-mandated cap on tax-levy increases.

Mar 7, 2024
Foundation Levels the College Playing Field

The Level Playing Field Foundation, which first began granting scholarships to East Hampton High School students two years ago to defray the costs of college counseling, college visits, and test-prep tutoring, awarded another round of scholarships on Saturday, valued at roughly $3,800 per student.

Mar 7, 2024
Wainscott School District Is in Better Fiscal Shape

Things are looking up for the Wainscott School District, which at this time last year was confronting a budget deficit of close to $1 million and floating an over-the-tax-cap spending plan for the 2023-24 school year. Board members and administrators said this week they may not need to pierce the cap this year.

Feb 29, 2024
Kids Culture for February 29, 2024

Whisker and Brush, an art school in Amagansett, has a new session of classes for kids starting on Monday. Plus: movies in two languages, origami lessons, science and technology activities, pottery for children, and more.

Feb 29, 2024
At East Hampton High School, a New Trip Into Broadway’s Past

The curtain rises Friday on East Hampton’s production of the classic musical comedy “Anything Goes,” starring some veteran East Hampton theater performers as well as some fresh, new faces.

Feb 29, 2024
A School Program to Draw Volunteer Ambulance Recruits

Separate from all the strife that has surrounded the East Hampton Village Ambulance Association the last year and a half has been a discussion about how best to recruit new members to bolster an aging volunteer pool. One method of recruitment that could prove most successful is an emergency medical services club for students at East Hampton High School.

Feb 29, 2024
Springs Notebook: How Alice Does Her Homework

Have you ever juggled many different activities at one time? At Springs School the cast of the musical “Alice in Wonderland Jr.” has been feeling the pressure of managing play rehearsals, schoolwork, and attending school clubs they like to take part in.

Feb 29, 2024