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An initial analysis of the Amagansett School District’s 2017-18 budget shows a projected increase of $461,000, and voters may be asked to approve another spending plan that is over the state-imposed tax cap, Eleanor Tritt, the district superintendent, told the board of education on Tuesday.
The East Hampton School Board looked at preliminary 2017-18 budgets for the district’s middle and elementary schools at a brief workshop on Tuesday at the high school.
Frans H. and Dalal Preidel, who own a small cottage on a dune at the beach terminus of South Edison Street in Montauk, got a Valentine’s Day gift Tuesday night from the East Hampton Town Zoning Board of Appeals, which informally agreed to allow them to remove an outdoor shower and deck and replace it with a shed.
The dancers of the Dancehampton studio in East Hampton had a successful first competition of the season last week, Kelly Hren, the studio’s director and a choreographer, reported.
Southampton Town detectives are investigating the disappearance of a dozen or more artworks from the studio of a Bridgehampton artist, Elaine Marinoff, who called police to her Ocean Road residence in early January to report the theft.
Kevin Chabla, a 13-year-old eighth grader at the Springs School, was a runner-up at a Long Island Regional Scripps Spelling Bee at Hofstra University on Sunday.
It may have been Valentine’s Day, but Sag Harbor Village officials were showing no love for the Bay Street Theater — at least when it came to Bay Street’s request to change the date of its annual benefit, which is held on the village-owned Long Wharf.
Betty S. Miller, a lifelong member of the Amagansett Presbyterian Church who was proud of her Bonac roots, died at Southampton Hospital on Jan. 27 of congestive heart failure. She was about a month shy of her 87th birthday.
Elspeth Banks Furlaud, an artist and longtime summer resident of Dunemere Lane in East Hampton, died surrounded by her family on Feb. 5 at New York-Presbyterian Hospital. She was 92.
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Gail J. Murphy of Montauk, who worked for John Ecker Inc., a Montauk insurance brokerage from the time she was in high school until her final illness, died at home on Sunday. She was 55 and had had breast cancer for about four years.
A celebration of life for Richard Shumway, a Southampton resident and owner of Atlantic Collaborative Construction Company in Bridgehampton who died on Feb. 8, will be held at the Southampton Inn on Hill Street in Southampton on March 4 at 2 p.m.
David M. King, a former chief and longtime member of the Springs Fire Department and an owner of C.E. King and Sons, an awning and marine canvas company in Springs, died on Saturday morning at Weill Cornell Medical Center in Manhattan. He was 62....