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Self-Defense for Women and Teen Girls

Epic Martial Arts is teaming up with the Retreat to offer a self-defense and safety awareness class on Monday, May 15, for women and girls 14 and older.

May 8, 2023
Support for Bridgie Track Star

Family members, schoolmates, and administrators looked on as Leslie Samuel, a Bridgehampton senior who has had an outstanding track career under East Hampton High’s aegis, signed a letter of intent to attend the University of Hartford, where she will run and study nursing.

May 4, 2023
In Sag Harbor, Marsden Street Mess Comes to a Head

On May 16, voters in the Sag Harbor School District will be asked to say yes or no to the purchase of five wooded properties on Marsden Street for a total of $9.425 million. What's at stake? Short answer: a lot.

May 4, 2023
Kids Culture for May 4, 2023

The Bridgehampton School's drama club performs "Lions in Illyria," there's an all-ages Spring Jubilee at The Church in Sag Harbor, a celebration of Free Comic Book Day at the John Jermain Library, and a family workshop Sunday at the LongHouse Reserve in East Hampton.

May 4, 2023
Wainscott School Budget Explodes

It is fair to say the Wainscott School District’s financial situation has reached crisis level: A budget with a 49.27-percent jump in overall spending — carrying a tax-levy increase of more than 95 percent — is on the table for the 2023-24 school year.

May 4, 2023
Sagaponack School Is Under Cap, Adding Pre-K

The Sagaponack School’s proposed $1.89-million spending plan for the 2023-24 school year “is a pretty straightforward, easy budget,” the district superintendent, Jay Finello, said this week. “It’s very close to this year’s, with a modest increase, without any major changes at all.”

May 4, 2023
Sag Harbor Tax Increase Is Among Lowest

The Sag Harbor School Board voted on April 19 to adopt a $48.06 million budget plan for the 2023-24 school year, though the plan — with a tax-cap-compliant 1.88-percent increase built in — is not expected to be the hottest item on the May 16 ballot.

Apr 27, 2023
Kids Culture for April 27, 2023

Saturday’s Our Fabulous Variety Show performance will be followed at 7 p.m. by Drag Bingo and Game Night, hosted by RaffaShow and friends as a fund-raiser for the O.F.V.S. Crew’s upcoming performance at Walt Disney World in June. Plus: Arbor Day celebration, theatrical performances, movies, and more for kids and teens.

Apr 27, 2023
Montauk Budget Is Over the Tax Cap

In a situation that has been brewing since 2016, this year is the first time the Montauk School District is putting an over-the-tax-cap budget proposal on the ballot: a $22.73 million spending plan that maintains all current programs and services but asks the taxpayers to support a tax-levy increase of 18.56 percent for the 2023-24 school year.

Apr 27, 2023
Bridgehampton Spending Plan Set at $21.7M

The Bridgehampton School District’s proposed budget ensures “the best possible program for our students while being mindful of our responsibility to the taxpayers to be fiscally accountable,” said Mary T. Kelly, the superintendent, in discussing the $21.74 million spending plan that voters will see on the May 16 ballot for the next school year.

Apr 27, 2023
High School Students Take Science to ‘Another Level’

In East Hampton's Methods in Research program, students conduct high-level scientific experiments and analyses that almost universally address — and often propose solutions to — problems the planet is experiencing, such as climate change, sea-level rise, ocean acidification, pollution, and decreasing biodiversity.

Apr 27, 2023
Sag Harbor School District Plans Marsden Street Forum

The Sag Harbor School District has scheduled a public forum "addressing the proposed acquisition" of five wooded properties on Marsden Street for Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. in the Pierson Middle and High School auditorium.

Apr 24, 2023