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  • Last summer, Sophie Chahinian successfully launched a Kickstarter campaign, ultimately raising $25,000 to help fund the Artist Profile Archive. It’s a website that houses short-form videos of contemporary artists discussing their own work.

    Three of Ms. Chahinian’s videos are now on display at Guild Hall as part of its current exhibition of new additions to the permanent collection. A gallery talk and guided tour, led by with Christina Strassfield, Guild Hall’s chief curator, will take place on Saturday afternoon at 3 p.m.

  • Antonia Alvarez proudly boasts of a daughter with big dreams for her future. Madison has her sights set on becoming a doctor — specifically, a pediatrician.
  • Some experts say that you’re finally a grown-up, no more pretending, when you, the child, assume the responsibility of hosting Christmas dinner.

    Next month, my husband, son, and I will travel to California for what is likely to be our last Christmas at my parents’ house on the West Coast.

    Notice how I say likely. Even though my father has contacted moving companies for quotes and set a rough timetable for moving east, I still can’t totally believe it’s happening.

  • Since March, a group of very young students and their parents have participated in free workshops, making art and expanding the cultural center’s reach far beyond its annual summer gala.
  • The East Hampton School Board convened a nearly two-hour education forum on Tuesday night, during which it explored the possibility of expanding its technology programs while facing lean financial times.

    Richard Burns, the superintendent, explained that the district has cut $5 million in recent years since the imposition of the statewide 2-percent tax cap, while also adding classes in robotics, computer programming, and coding. But he foresees another challenging year ahead, with “probably a $600,000 increase budget to budget.

  • Following more than eight years of legal back-and-forth, the East Hampton School District’s ongoing battle with Sandpebble Builders will finally get its day in court. During Wednesday night’s school board meeting, Richard Burns, the superintendent, announced that a trial is set to begin on May 4.

    “It’s the earliest date available based on courts, witnesses, and attorneys’ schedules,” he said. The board had previously expected the trial to begin later this fall. “It’s out of our control. It is what it is.”

  • At its meeting on Monday the Springs School Board again grappled with increasing enrollment and what the influx of students will likely mean for the coming budget season.
  • Parents of East Hampton High School students received an automated phone call yesterday morning informing them that the school had been evacuated after administrators discovered a threatening message scrawled on a bathroom mirror.
  • A dispute over two proposed affordable housing developments in the Wainscott School District has escalated in recent weeks, with the Wainscott School Board, the East Hampton Town housing director, and the president of a nonprofit organization that has developed low-income housing here at odds.
  • Though passionate and close-knit, the number of South Fork families who home-school their children is tiny, particularly when compared to the number of children enrolled in local public schools.

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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.