There was an officer posted at the Y.M.C.A. East Hampton RECenter Wednesday afternoon. Christine Sampson

Hamra Ozzsu, a reading teacher at the Bridgehampton School, dressed as a disco bunny and helped lead kids in kindergarten through fifth grade on a costume parade down Bridgehampton's Main Street. Christine Sampson
Four girls, dressed as princesses and a cat, rocked their Halloween costumes and posed for pictures during Friday's Halloween parade.Christine Sampson
The parade featured all sorts of characters, like a prehistoric costume, a garden gnome, and of course a hot dog, a Halloween classic.Christine Sampson
Bridgehampton's costume parade featured costumes ranging from sweet to downright scary.Christine Sampson
Hundreds of kids in costumes marched from the elementary school to the Eleanor Whitmore Early Childhood Center and back.Carissa Katz
Costumes in the John M. Marshall Elementary School parade ranged from the classic to the quirky.Carissa Katz
A soccer star and a brave knight ran to catch up with their classmates during the John M. Marshall Elementary School costume parade.Christine Sampson
Plenty of teachers got into the Halloween spirit too, leading their students on the annual Halloween parade route.Carissa Katz
A patriotic young soldier waved an American flag during the John M. Marshall Elementary School costume parade.Christine Sampson
With sparkling ruby slippers, two young girls dressed as Dorothy from "The Wizard of Oz" stood out among the characters in the John M. Marshall Elementary School costume parade.Christine Sampson

Bursting at seams, but state approval takes 42 weeks
John J. Finello, left, the Springs School superintendent, and Carl Fraser, right, the district's interim business administrator, broke down the Springs School District's next steps on its facilities plan during the Oct. 19 school board meeting. Christine Sampson

The district announced yesterday that it will hold a special school board meeting, to include a public forum, on Nov. 10, related to the transportation proposal. Durell Godfrey

Seven trees have been removed from the hill at Pierson Middle and High Schools after being deemed hazardous. Two school officials said there is a plan to replace them. Christine Sampson

Dillon Kab’s first project was Ties for a Cure to benefit the Max Cure Foundation, which supports pediatric cancer patients and their families at the Stony Brook University Cancer Center. Dillon Kab
Dillon Kab, center, is pictured with Dr. Laura Hogan, a specialist in hematology, oncology, and pediatrics, and Richard Plotkin, founder of the Max Cure Foundation, at Stony Brook University Hospital.

Christine Sampson