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  •        A noche para la familia, or family night, aimed at building a bridge between the Spanish and English-speaking communities in East Hampton, will be held in the East Hampton High School auditorium on Friday, Nov. 22, at 6.

           “There’s no trust between our community and the authorities,” said Oswaldo Palomo, a pastor with the Vida Abundante New York church in Wainscott, who is one of the organizers. “We have to build trust.”

  • The debate over whether to unleash drug-sniffing dogs at East Hampton High School cleared its last and final hurdle Tuesday night, with the school board unanimously voting to amend its policy
  •        With the recent plunge in the temperature, some Springs students and staff members have taken to dressing in layers — indoors as well as out.

  • Numeracy and coding classes offer middle schoolers new approach to math
  • During Tuesday night’s East Hampton School Board meeting, members heard a plea from a parent to do something about drugs offered for sale at East Hampton High School and weighed whether to deploy drug-sniffing dogs through the school’s halls.
  • Many classes at East Hampton Middle School have swelled in size since school began last month and are nearing 30 students, a number generally regarded by educators as the upper limit. Two classes have more than 30, with 32 eighth graders now squeezed into one section of earth science.
  • Two new administrators are in their posts at the Springs School prompting many in the community to hope they will provide newfound continuity following the administrative complexities that arose toward the end of the last academic year.
  •     Just as the skies opened up Monday night, the Springs School Board convened its monthly meeting. About a dozen audience members sat through an unusually concise session. John Grant, the board’s vice president, presided. Elizabeth Mendelman, the board’s president, was away.

        Mr. Grant said the main focus of a recent board retreat was how best to improve communication between the district and parents. The board promised to ensure better Web site management and disseminate a forthcoming survey to gauge parent preferences.

  •    Barbara Macklowe has a passion for photography and says it has taken over her life. After retiring from the family’s antiques gallery, she took several trips around the world, honing her picture-taking skills along the way. Self-taught, she learned by doing. She couldn’t put down her camera during two trips to India, one in 2004 and another in 2005, she said, and it changed her “forever.”

  • Three suicides have forced school officials and community members to confront the difficulty of ethnic assimilation. Particularly at many South Fork public schools, where the Latino population has risen considerably over the past decade, administrators are hoping to quickly bridge the divide.