Education

       The Wainscott School District has been criticized in a state audit for amassing a budget surplus of $2.4 million, an amount that is 68 percent of its current budget and 17 times more than allowed by law.
Teen Music Month        Tomorrow night will mark the beginning of Monster Music Month at the Amagansett Library, a series of free concerts and musical events for teens co-sponsored by Crossroads Music.
Get Out of the House        Kids who need to get out of the house after the holiday will find plenty to do at local libraries over the next few days.        At the Hampton Library in...
As of January, partly as a response to cyberbullying and also to the fairly widespread sense that students remain tethered to devices during school hours, East Hampton Middle School will institute a new policy on student-owned electronic devices
Starting in January, high school juniors and seniors will have an opportunity to study creative writing while also obtaining three college credits, as part of the Young Scholars program being offered at Stony Brook  Southampton. The deadline...
Y.M.C.A. Winter Camp        The Y.M.C.A. East Hampton RECenter is offering a full-day winter vacation camp for 5 to 12-year-olds on Monday, next Thursday, and Friday, Dec. 27. The program will run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m....
    Even if you’ve never seen Tchaikovsky’s “The Nutcracker,” you’ve probably had its most iconic song, “Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy,” stuck in your head at some point this holiday season....
       Starting in January, the Ross School in East Hampton will launch a program devoted to the study of marine science. Run through its Innovation Lab, a special academy for students who are enthusiastic about math,...
Caring for Small Animals        Thinking of getting a hamster or gerbil? Maybe a rabbit or a guinea pig? If so, you may want to stop in at the Amagansett Library on Saturday at 3:30 p.m., when Cornell Cooperative...