While many people who work in the schools were enjoying their final days of summer vacation, Daniel Hartnett, a bilingual social worker at the East Hampton Middle School, spent the first days of September helping immigrant women and children detained at the United States-Mexico border.
Tenzin Yignyen, a Tibetan Buddhist monk who has taught in the United States for 20 years, returned to the Ross School in East Hampton last week, where he constructed and later dismantled a sand mandala.
The Springs School facilities committee on Monday stopped short of recommending a bond referendum to finance a capital project, as it previously appeared poised to do, and instead introduced suggestions that will cost the school district money without proposing a way to pay for them.
Even as storm-force winds blew across Montauk last week, sending waves high up onto the downtown beach where a line of sandbags covered with excavated sand is slated for construction by the Army Corps of Engineers, project contractors set up shop with a trailer at Montauk’s Kirk Park parking lot.
A contingent hoping to see increased opportunities for affordable housing in East Hampton Town rallied at Town Hall on Tuesday to express support for a proposed project in Wainscott that has been decried by the Wainscott School Board.
A panel including Southampton Town Supervisor Anna Throne-Holst, East Hampton Town Supervisor Larry Cantwell, and Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone addressed environmental issues at a standing-room-only forum sponsored by Concerned Citizens of Montauk at the Montauk Firehouse on Sunday.
Foster Maer, the senior litigation counsel of LatinoJustice, a New York City civil rights organization, has written East Hampton Town Supervisor Larry Cantwell asking for an investigation into Town Police handling of the death of 21-year-old Gabriela Armijos in September of last year.
The commisssioners of the Springs Fire District came under a barrage of fire at a hearing before the East Hampton Town Zoning Board of Appeals Tuesday, concerning a cellphone tower erected behind the Springs Firehouse on Fort Pond Boulevard in April.