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  • All across the South Fork, snow days have resulted in school officials scrambling to make up for lost time, with many districts shortening upcoming vacations as a solution.
  •        The East Hampton School District will begin offering continuing education courses in a range of subjects from Pilates, to drawing, to technology, bridge, and even sewing in early March.

  •        During Tuesday night’s three-hour budget workshop, the East Hampton School Board announced the appointment of a new assistant principal at the John M. Marshall Elementary School.

  • The projects are an annual tradition at Ross, where students often start brainstorming potential topics shortly after arriving on campus.
  •        As local school districts begin weighing annual budgets, the Springs School announced on Monday night that it will stay under the 1.46-percent tax-levy cap for the 2014-15 academic year.

  • The Amagansett School now enrolls 110 students from pre-K to sixth grade. The small class sizes, the dedication and experience of its teaching staff, and the full-day early childhood programs are among advantages commonly cited by families with children at the school.
  • Hours before freezing rain resulted in yet another day of school cancellations across the South Fork, members of the East Hampton School Board heard that the weather was likely to impact this year’s spring break.
  •     If legislation jointly introduced in Albany this week by Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele Jr. and Senator Kenneth P. LaValle passes and becomes part of the state budget on April 1, several local school districts stand to benefit substantially.

        The legislation would put an end to the so-called “gap elimination adjustment,” which was enacted a few years ago at the height of the recession to counteract cuts in state aid to schools, as part of a $10 billion budget deficit.

  • During the off-season, it’s a quandary faced by many local shopkeepers — namely, the economic gamble of whether to stay open.
  • A group of students at the East Hampton Middle School were involved after school ended on Jan. 13 in fighting at Herrick Park, which is expected to lead to “appropriate disciplinary measures.”

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  • At East Hampton High School, for the second year in a row, two girls have been named valedictorian and salutatorian. Georgia Bennett is valedictorian and Cameron DiGate is salutatorian. They are cousins. Georgia will play the lead in next month's production of "Grease" and was also the valedictorian of her eighth-grade class at the East Hampton Middle School. Cameron is a student council representative and a varsity field hockey player. Come September, Georgia is headed to Northwestern University, while Cameron is undecided.