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School budget votes and board elections results have begun rolling in, with voters approving budgets in East Hampton, Amagansett, Montauk, Bridgehampton, and Sagaponack, and Wainscott, whose polls all closed 8 p.m.
Both the Springs and Sag Harbor School Districts, where the budgets passed easily, will have new school board members come July.
Two last-minute candidates have entered the Amagansett School Board race, turning the district’s seemingly uneventful election into a highly contested one.
Voters will head to the polls on Tuesday to cast their ballots for the 2017-18 school district budgets and to elect school board members in races that are largely uncontested on the South Fork.
On Tuesday, during the school’s annual public hearing on the proposed budget, one Amagansett resident launched into a long and heated sparring match with the district superintendent, Eleanor Tritt.
A letter written by Paige Morehead, the Springs School’s speech therapist, asking the school board to reconsider the abrupt resignation of the school’s assistant principal, Christine Cleary, prompted an outcry Monday night at the school’s annual budget hearing.
Charlie Goldsmith of Amagansett, a student at the East Hampton Middle School, performed on the viola on Saturday in a concert at Lincoln Center in Manhattan with the Metropolitan Youth Orchestra.
Wondering what to do with the kids this weekend or how to keep them busy after school? From puppet shows to story times, art workshops to science explorations there's always something going on. 
Citing a lack of agreement on the terms of a new lease and a lack of rent payments, the East Hampton Town Board voted last Thursday to evict the Country School, a private preschool, from the land in Wainscott it has leased from the town since 1998.
It was standing room only on Tuesday at the East Hampton School District’s budget hearing. The public is scheduled to vote on the budget on May 16.
The Springs School Mystery Art Sale will return to Ashawagh Hall after a hiatus in 2016. The sale raises money for the school’s Visiting Artists Program.
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For the first time in 16 years, Debra Winter, the new superintendent of the Springs School District, will turn left on Route 27 to get to work.