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Elite Players Foster Hoop Dreams at Camp

It was a hopeful scene at a basketball camp full of wide-eyed youngsters from New York City and the East End, who had paid $350 for a full day of rubbing shoulders with three very tall men who are or were paid lots of money to play professional basketball.

Jun 30, 2022
East Hampton Celebrates Its Class of 2022

The theme running through East Hampton High School's graduation ceremony this year was that of caring for one's mental health, as has been a focus at the school for many years now. More than 200 seniors earned diplomas on Friday in a celebration filled with smiles, laughter, and cheers. Here are some scenes from the joy-filled evening.

Jun 27, 2022
Tradition at the Heart of Pierson Graduation

Seventy-one seniors graduated from Pierson High School on Saturday in a ceremony filled with all the pomp-and-circumstance that a traditional Whaler ceremony entails, including the "alma mater" school song, cap-toss at the top of Pierson Hill, and wise remarks from a speaker prominent in the Sag Harbor community.

Jun 27, 2022
Kids Culture for June 23, 2022

Saturday’s concert at the Arts Center at Duck Creek in Springs will feature the Hannah Marks Quartet leading a journey through jazz history for children and their families.

Jun 23, 2022
Award for a Young Scientist

Elle Reidlinger, a sixth grader at the Montauk School, recently received an honorable mention award — equivalent to second place — at the Brookhaven National Laboratory’s Elementary School Science Fair for a project on Fort Pond's bacteria.

Jun 23, 2022
A Star Is Born: Camps for Young Thespians

Lights up on center stage — summer means showtime for kids and teens who want to immerse themselves in the performing arts. Four regional institutions can help students become a triple or quadruple threat, with acting, dancing, singing, and all sorts of stagecraft.

Jun 23, 2022
Ross Grad Is College Admissions Phenom

Morgan Johnson Quamina, a 2022 Ross School graduate, is headed to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in the fall to study math, but she was also accepted at Harvard, Yale, Brown, Northwestern, Duke, and Boston University — all among the top 30 colleges with the lowest publicized 2022 acceptance rates — and at Princeton, the University of Chicago, the University of Connecticut, University of North Carolina, and the State University at Binghamton.

Jun 23, 2022
East Hampton Teachers to Get Raises

The East Hampton School Board on Tuesday approved a new five-year agreement with the district’s teachers, granting pay raises, dictating their share of health insurance costs, and clarifying components of prior years’ contracts.

Jun 23, 2022
Words of Wisdom for Bridgehampton Graduates

Twelve Bridgehampton High School seniors earned diplomas on Saturday in a ceremony filled with inspirational words and advice along with well-wishes and warm moments of humor.

Jun 21, 2022
Pierson Students Face Consequences After Prank

More than 40 Pierson High School seniors are facing disciplinary action after pulling off a "prank" on Monday night, Sag Harbor School District's chief school administrator confirmed this week.

Jun 17, 2022
Celebrating Tap and Honoring Its Origins

The fact that Our Fabulous Variety Show’s latest tap-dance production happens to coincide almost exactly with Juneteenth is not intentional, but it does, perhaps, make it a good time to talk about the origins of tap dancing.

Jun 15, 2022
On the Upswing at Springs School

Two major transitions at the Springs School this year, a return to a nine-period schedule and the implementation of a “restorative justice” discipline policy, have met or exceeded expectations, school officials reported during a school board meeting on Tuesday.

Jun 15, 2022