Stephen L. Marley Jr. didn’t just teach history, he was a keeper of it. Mr. Marley, an East Hampton High School teacher for 32 years, also coached the school’s golf and winning junior varsity basketball teams in the 1960s and he played on and managed a number of men’s slow-pitch softball teams over 30 years, keeping their score books.
Even years later, if anyone had a question about a game’s outcome, they would call him, his wife, Corinne Marro Marley said.
It’s time to get out the backpacks, stock up on supplies, get to know this year’s bus schedule, and enjoy those last few days out of the classroom. School starts on Wednesday in all the local districts but Bridgehampton, where students report for their first day of classes on Sept. 8.
At the Montauk, Springs, and Wainscott Schools, the Child Development Center of the Hamptons charter school, and the East Hampton Middle and High Schools, all students will have a regular schedule on Wednesday.
As if the cause itself wasn’t worthy enough, the fact that the legendary Lou Reed played at the first fund-raiser for the landscape designer Edwina von Gal’s Azuero Earth Project in 2012 definitely made people stand up and take notice of the tiny organization working predominantly in rural Panama.
With the last days of school approaching, the East Hampton Town Parks and Recreation Department is gearing up for a summer full of activities for young people, from sailing and swimming lessons to games and crafts programs and tennis, soccer, volleyball, and basketball clinics. Most begin the week of June 30, and advance sign-up is required, as space is limited.