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East Hampton Plans Outdoor Graduation

The announcement on Tuesday of East Hampton High School's valedictorian and salutatorian also signaled that the school district is in the thick of plans for end-of-year commencement ceremonies.

May 6, 2021
Kids Culture 05.06.21

Art for Kids and Teens

The next installment of the children's story-and-art collaboration between Guild Hall and the East Hampton Library is Monday at 3:30 p.m. The free program is ideal for kids ages 3 and up. Monday's story is "Swirl by Swirl: Spirals in Nature" by Joyce Sidman, followed by watercolor painting.

On Tuesday, teens are invited to a drop-in upcycled fashion workshop at Guild Hall, in person, with Jade Ford-Jathan. The free workshop is from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Sign-up for both programs is online at

May 6, 2021
Bridgehampton Budget Hearing Is Wednesday

With a $20.66 million budget proposal for the 2021-22 school year, the Bridgehampton School District is seeking voter approval to override the state-imposed cap on tax-levy increases for the third time since the tax cap law was established 10 years ago. For it to pass on May 18, the district will need at least 60 percent of voters to say "yes" to the budget plan.

May 4, 2021
Springs School's New Assistant Principal Is Familiar Face

Josh Odom, currently the English department coordinator at East Hampton High School, has been hired as the assistant principal of the Springs School, effective July 1. He succeeds Maria Mondini, herself a former East Hampton High School assistant principal, who came out of retirement to help out at Springs during the pandemic.

May 3, 2021
It's 'Pandemonium' on the Stage in East Hampton

The curtain rises Saturday on East Hampton High School's annual musical theater production, which is likely to be memorable for more reasons than one.

Apr 29, 2021
Springs Pre-K to Return to Campus

After receiving word from its construction manager and architect that the expansion and renovation project are proceeding well, the Springs School Board decided to capitalize on what will be newly freed-up space at the Springs Youth Association building behind the school next year to re-establish a prekindergarten program on campus.

Apr 29, 2021
East Hampton Budget, With Eye on Covid, Targets Summer School

The East Hampton School District's proposed 2021-22 budget reflects "normal fluctuations" in spending along with planning for the future, a senior school official said yesterday. East Hampton district voters will see a $75.16 million spending plan on the May 18 ballot that also considers the possible continuation of Covid-related needs.

Apr 28, 2021
Sag Harbor Is Under Cap, Even With Full-Day Pre-K

The Sag Harbor School District adopted its $44.87 million budget for 2021-22 in a quick virtual meeting last week that did not require the board's further discussion of the spending plan, which is under the tax cap for the 10th year in a row.

Apr 28, 2021
Kids Culture 04.29.21

Next up in Bay Street Theater's weekly online story times is Linsey Davis, author of the children's book "Stay This Way Forever," on Saturday at 10:30 a.m. Filled with playful rhymes, the book is aimed at helping children discover their own unique qualities. The cost is $15 and tickets can be bought online at

Apr 28, 2021
Springs Adopts $30.8M Budget

"It seems like we're in a very good place right now," Barbara Dayton, the Springs School Board president, said on Monday just before she and her colleagues voted to put a $30.8 million budget proposal on the May 18 school ballot for the 2021-22 academic year.

Apr 28, 2021
This Time, Wainscott Meets the Tax Cap

On the May 18 ballot for the Wainscott School District, voters will see a $3,829,017 spending plan that stays within the state-mandated limit on tax-levy increases. The district's tax-cap compliance comes on the heels of two prior years of over-the-cap budgets.

Apr 28, 2021
Stop for Buses, You're on Camera

Saturday marks the launch of Suffolk's Stop-Arm Camera Program, which will outfit fleets of school buses across the county with technology to enforce a law commonly violated by drivers: that they stop for stopped school buses with flashing lights.

Apr 28, 2021