High Sag turnout spells win for budget, building buy
Christine Sampson

After-school sessions with Inda Eaton open kids' ears to magic of composing
With Inda Eaton at the guitar, kids worked on lyrics during an Ideas to Inspire songwriting session led by Ms. Eaton at the Project Most after-school program. Doug Kuntz
Kids lined up to sing their parts in a song composed and recorded during an Ideas to Inspire songwriting session led by Inda Eaton at the Springs and East Hampton Project Most after-school programs recently. Doug Kuntz
In Springs, where there is a school drumming circle, the kids and musicians pulled out the conga drums.Joanne Pilgrim
Students brainstormed song ideas with Inda Eaton.Doug Kuntz
Ms. Eaton at the guitarDoug Kuntz
B. Rehm-Gerdes, a member of Ms. Eaton's band, addressed the musical elements of songwriting,Joanne Pilgrim

Access points irk as Army Corps exits downtown
Stairways that have replaced sand paths to the downtown Montauk beach could cause difficulty not only to the disabled but to beachgoers laden with gear or carrying children, a Montauk hotel owner has said. Joanne Pilgrim
Sand was washed off concrete pavers laid by the Army Corps of Engineers at the foot of South Edison Street in Montauk during recent rains; town officials are asking for them to be replaced with surfacing that is safer to traverse. Thomas Bradley Muse

Gansett, Bridgehampton okayed to pierce tax cap; some new faces on boards
Sixty-three percent of the voters in the Amagansett School District were in favor of the $10.47 million budget proposal, despite the fact that it pierced the state-imposed limit on tax levy increases. Morgan McGivern

Students in East Hampton High School’s BuildOn club traveled to Nicaragua during their spring break to help build a school in the remote village of Cabecera del Cano.
The seniors and juniors worked on foundations and footings, and left behind construction materials. East Hampton High School Photos

Doug Kuntz

Every boat owner knows it’s not about the bucks
Boating is expensive, but a day on the water is priceless. David Kuperschmid

On Friday morning I heard my first Baltimore orioles
Baltimore orioles have arrived. Durell Godfrey