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  • The East Hampton School Board voted unanimously Tuesday night to fund a full-day prekindergarten program at the Eleanor Whitmore Early Childhood Center for the 2015-16 school year.
  • More than 50 students, ages 9 to 19, worked with the Tony Award-winning lyricist Jack Feldman, the dancer Tommy Bracco, and actress Nadia Dajani at East Hampton High School on Saturday in the first workshop sponsored by the East End Young Arts Initiative.
  • On Saturday, Will Stoecker, an East Hampton High School junior who plays center on the varsity basketball team, was fresh off a loss the night before in the county Class A semifinals but already looking forward to one of his next endeavors — a film series that the East Hampton Film Society, which he founded, is hosting at Guild Hall this month and next.

  • After her mother died last April, London Rosiere spent the summer in Montauk, challenging herself athletically, spiritually, and creatively. The experience was so nourishing that she decided to model a series of programs for children on the kinds of activities that had inspired and rejuvenated her.



  • While much grander houses have sprung up around it in the 53 years since Tinka and the late Bud Topping transformed an 1811 barn in Sagaponack into a family home, none of them speak as much to place and history.

    Mr. Topping’s family roots in Sagaponack stretch back to the 17th century, and the house is on family land where he grew up farming potatoes with his father.

  • The Rev. Walter Silva Thompson Jr., pastor-elect of Calvary Baptist Church in East Hampton and the keynote speaker at the church's Martin Luther King Jr. celebration Monday, evoked King's message and urged others to follow his example.
  • "Bound for Gardiner's Island" is not your average school musical. With guidance from teachers and professionals, fourth-graders in the 76 Pick Up Sticks Opera Company wrote the story and songs, composed the music, designed and created the costumes, sets, and makeup.
  • Ken Dodge retired this week after 41 years as a physician assistant, wrapping up a career during which he cared for more than a generation’s worth of East Hampton residents and visitors.
  • Stefanie Sacks of Montauk, a chef and nutritionist who has dished far and wide about how the food we eat affects our health — she has a weekly WPPB radio show, “Stirring the Pot,” does a weekly blog, “What the Fork,” and has contributed to three books on the subject, not to mention appearing recently on “The Dr. Oz Show” — has now put her sage advice and considerable knowledge into a new book, “What the Fork Are You Eating?” to be published next month by Tarcher/Penguin.

  • Student ballerina will be Sugar Plum Fairy in East Hampton ‘Nutcracker’

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  • Anyone noticed that suddenly, this week, the rabbits seem to have returned? Could be they’ve turned up to help the Easter Bunny, who will make several appearances nearby between now and Easter Sunday.

  • Representative Lee Zeldin was among the officials who visited the Project Most after-school program at the John M. Marshall Elementary School in East Hampton on Feb. 23 to help celebrate the nonprofit’s receipt of a $31,000 grant to open Google Chrome labs at John Marshall and the Springs School.

  • It may be hard to imagine donning anything more fashionable than snow boots and ski pants with this winter’s weather, but Elements Fitness in East Hampton is betting that there’s some pent up demand for the days when function doesn’t have to trump fashion.

  • The East End Disabilities Group will host a mental health conference in Amagansett tonight at 7 as a first step toward identifying unmet mental health needs in East Hampton Town.

    The discussion will focus on "what are we not doing in East Hampton" to help people facing depression and other mental illnesses, said Glenn Hall, the Disability Group's chairman. "This is a community that does not speak up," he said, so his group is trying to speak up for it.

  • A noise analysis report on the East Hampton Airport is to be the subject of a special town board meeting on Thursday at 10 a.m. at East Hampton Village’s Emergency Services Building on Cedar Street.

    Peter Kirsch, an aviation attorney hired by the town, will be on hand to address the interim report and potential next steps for the town. Peter Wadsworth of the town’s airport finances subcommittee will review an analysis of 2014 airplane noise. A public comment period will follow the presentations.

  • Ghosts and goblins, not to mention princesses and Spider-Men, have plenty of places to go in the coming week. With All Hallows’ Eve falling on a Friday this year.
  • If the weekend is all about being with the kids, but you’d like to see something beyond the playground, head out to the LongHouse Reserve in East Hampton on Saturday.