Education

Michael Semkus, an athlete seen here running in a Katy's Courage race in 2011 and who helped coach the Pierson boys soccer team, died on Monday. Durell Godfrey



Tim Ferriss, who grew up in Springs, is funding school projects across Long Island as part of a philanthropic effort dubbed #BestSchoolDay. Courtesey Tim Ferriss

Claire Kunzeman is one of the youngest students to have enrolled in the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre, a comedy school in New York City. Christine Sampson


East Hampton Village police are conducting a search of the John M. Marshall Elementary School in East Hampton after the school received a bomb threat on Wednesday morning. Morgan McGivern
Students huddled with their class outside of the John M. Marshall Elementary School after a bomb threat was received.Morgan McGivern

Concern over ‘hazardous waste’ being recycled into Pierson playing field
East Hampton High School’s football field, pictured here, is artificial turf. Plans to install a similar turf playing field at the Pierson Middle and High School have come under scrutiny by some parents. Christine Sampson


Teachers from the Montauk School wore black T-shirts to a school board meeting Tuesday to call attention to the fact that they’ve been working without a contract since July. Janis Hewitt