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In a vote of 736 to 595, voters approved a referendum to buy the former Stella Maris school building and renovate it with a price tag of $10.23 million.
Voters turned out in higher-than-usual numbers on Tuesday in Bridgehampton to approve the school district's $13.78 million budget by 161 to 78, or 67.4 percent, making it one of two schools on the South Fork to pierce the tax levy cap.
Amagansett voters passed the school district's $10.47 million budget proposal on Tuesday night, with 63 percent saying yes to the over-the-tax-cap spending plan.
Results from school budget votes and board elections have begun rolling in, with voters approving budgets in East Hampton, Montauk, and Wainscott so far.
Citing financial constraints and continued declining enrollment, the Child Development Center of the Hamptons, the South Fork’s only charter school, formally announced on Tuesday that it will close at the end of the school year.
There's a race in Montauk, but in Amagansett, Bridgehampton, Sagapon­ack, and Wainscott are running unopposed.
Residents of local school districts will head to the polls on Tuesday to decide the fate of eight school budgets, including two that are over the state-imposed limit on tax levy increases.
Amagansett School Board meetings are typically quiet and quick affairs, but on Tuesday at the district’s budget hearing a handful of residents grilled the school superintendent and school board on its tax-cap-busting budget proposal.
A Festival of the Arts at Ashawagh Hall in Springs on Saturday will feature free art workshops, student performances, raffles of art supplies and musical instruments, a tree planting ceremony, and a miniature version of the Mystery Art Sale, which had been held in the last two years and is being replaced by the festival.