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Catherine Gagliotti, a retired East Hampton schoolteacher, died at home on Pantigo Road in East Hampton on Tuesday at the age of 79.
A new majority replaces Republican clerk and longtime attorney.
While pledging its meals will still be healthy and tasty, the Sag Harbor School District has dropped out of federal programs that reimburse schools for the breakfast foods and lunches they serve when the meals meet rigid nutritional requirements.
An anonymous donor has made an offer to pay for a new pool and associated improvements at the Y.M.C.A. East Hampton RECenter. A deal would be complicated by the facility's complex ownership and management structure.
The new year began, for some, with Polar Bear Plunges.
The East Hampton High School boys basketball team, which won the Eastern Long Island Approved Basketball Officials' Holiday Classic tournament are "ready for the league season," the Bonackers' coach, Bill McKee, said on the eve of the new year.
Daisy C. Bowe, who had a positive impact on hundreds of students at the Bridgehampton School over her 30-year career, died on Tuesday.
The East Hampton Town Board will hold its annual organizational meeting at Town Hall on Tuesday at 10 a.m. and move ahead at a meeting next Thursday at 6:30 p.m., also at Town Hall, with hearings on matters including community preservation fund land and development-rights purchases.
As East Hampton Town’s re-elected supervisor and town board members prepare to be sworn in next week for new terms, the book is mostly closed on the 2015 election season here — the most expensive one in the town’s history.
Despite the objections of the East Hampton and Southampton Town Trustees, the East Hampton Town Board, many South Fork residents, and one very determined activist, the Suffolk County Legislature voted on Dec. 1 to approve the use of methoprene, a mosquito larvicide, in the Department of Public Works 2016 vector control effort.
The Bridgehampton School’s thriving educational garden may itself grow soon, thanks to a free three-year lease of a small piece of land from the Hampton Classic.
The new year, it is often hoped, will bring many new things. As 2016 begins, one of them is medical marijuana, which research has shown can provide respite from pain, seizures, and anxiety for those struggling with debilitating diseases.
Medical marijuana is a cure, maybe not of cancer, but of its dehumanizing effects. For cancer patients, marijuana is hot on the trail in the pursuit of happiness. New York State has done the right thing by bringing our pursuit within reach.