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  •     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.”
  •     On Sunday nights, our entire street goes dark. We used to be among the weekend families, the ones who packed up their lives and returned to the city midday Sunday afternoon.

        Having children changes everything.

  •       At the monthly meeting of the Springs School Board Monday night, its members unanimously gave their support to using $65,000 from the district’s repair reserve fund to replace an aging boiler and a defunct bridge on the school playground.

  • It was crunch time for fourth graders at Springs School, with only six rehearsals remaining until the school’s annual opera debuts
  •        Few braved the Arctic temperatures on Tuesday night, when the East Hampton School Board unanimously voted to accept the resignation of Keith Malsky, the assistant principal of John M. Marshall Elementary School. The resignation came as a shock to several staff members and administrators across the district’s three buildings.

  • As of January, partly as a response to cyberbullying and also to the fairly widespread sense that students remain tethered to devices during school hours, East Hampton Middle School will institute a new policy on student-owned electronic devices
  • The East Hampton Day Care Learning Center changed its name to the Eleanor Whitmore Early Childhood Center two months ago, honoring a longtime benefactor who is now its honorary president
  • Following concern expressed at last month’s meeting of the Springs School Board that not enough parents have been involved in decision making, the board voted unanimously at its meeting on Monday night to reinstate a site-based planning committe.

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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.