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Following a New York State mandate that schools test for lead contamination in the water they use, Richard Burns, the East Hampton School District superintendent, has announced in a letter that “the district is pleased to report that all drinking fountains were found to be within the guidelines” set by the Environmental Protection Agency.
Visiting hours for Barbara Marasco, who died on Saturday in Florida, will be tomorrow from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Yardley and Pino Funeral Home in East Hampton.
Barbara Tobin Reid, who taught children with learning disabilities at New York’s St. Luke’s Hospital as well as privately until her retirement in 2000, died at her Amagansett house on Wednesday morning, just before her 81st birthday, with her family by her side.
James Rosenquist, a progenitor of Pop Art who expanded its scale and developed a painterly language marked by the juxtaposition of fragmented and disjunctive images, died at home in New York City on Friday after a long illness.
Gregory Luke Armstrong, known by his friends as Greg, died unexpectedly on Saturday at his house on Oakview Highway in East Hampton.
A swan went for a walk on Main Street Friday afternoon. An officer, who escorted it back to Town Pond, noted that “it did not appear to be injured.”
David Patrick O’Shea of Kingston, N.Y., a former resident of East Hampton, died on March 22 of an opiate overdose
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. 
Democrats to Hold Elections Forum
Cathy Matus, who grew up walking to the beach in Port Jefferson and rediscovered her love of the beach and nature in Amagansett died at home in Amagansett on March 21.
The Southampton Town Board has agreed to purchase enhanced development rights on a property that is under an acre, but next to two larger farm fields, for $958,000 from the community preservation fund.

The setting for this tale of multiple mysteries is a prosaic but familiar one: Suffolk County.
Although Mario Cuomo famously said, “Campaign in poetry, govern in prose,” the reverse is more often true, especially in times of political upheaval, when stark divisions are exposed and disquieting questions about a nation’s character are raised. Throughout history, calamitous times often have us seeking solace — and wisdom — in verse.