Theile and LaValle at John Marshall

    Students in the Project MOST after-school program at the John M. Marshall Elementary School received a visit from State Senator Kenneth P. LaValle and Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele Jr. on Dec. 6.
    The two lawmakers visited the program, which also serves students in Springs and Wainscott, in recognition of a state grant awarded to it. They learned how Project MOST supports students academically and visited students doing various enrichment activities, from storytelling to dance and movement to computer technology and cooperative games.
    The program has received $2 million in state funding since its inception in 2001, and is also supported by East Hampton Town, the school districts, parents, and private foundations.
    Joining Mr. LaValle and Mr. Thiele on the tour were Richard Burns, the district superintendent, East Hampton Town Councilmen Dominick Stanzione and Peter Van Scoyoc, Robert Tymann, the assistant superintendent, Gina Kraus, the John Marshall principal, and Christina DeSanti, a school board member.