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  • Forty-nine percent of last year’s third grade at John M. Marshall Elementary School did not pass the state’s English language arts test.
  •     “Of Mice and Men,” a theater masterpiece by John Steinbeck — the Nobel Prize-winning writer who wended his way from Northern California eventually to make his home in Sag Harbor — opened last Thursday at the Levitas Center for the Arts at the Southampton Cultural Center.

  • Pumpernickel’s Deli on Pantigo Road in East Hampton is closing its doors at the end of the business day tomorrow.
  • Those who shop at the I.G.A. in Amagansett has discontinued the use of plastic shopping bags in the grocery store altogether.
  • Differences of opinion were predominant about having 94 kindergartners in the gym at one time when the Springs School Board met on Monday
  • An East Hampton School Board work session on Tuesday evening focused on goals and objectives for the coming year
  •     Plum TV, which is based in Miami but operates a station in the Hamptons along with seven other high-end markets in the United States, began what Robbie Vorhaus, a spokesman for the company and a Sag Harbor resident, called a “massive restructuring” last week, letting go 50 of its 85 employees across the country with almost no notice.
        “There were major layoffs in order to preserve the brand,” said Mr. Vorhaus.

  • A storm of outrage caused by the Long Island Power Authority’s struggle to get power restored.
  • At Tuesday night’s East Hampton School Board meeting an existential question sparked a lively and sometimes prickly debate.
  •     Mariah Bruehl, the owner of Playful Learning behind Main Street in Sag Harbor, was at odds with herself a few years ago. She had two young daughters and was also the associate director of the Ross Lower School, and felt that something had to give.
        “I stopped working,” she said. “I loved my job, so the transition was tougher than I thought.” She stayed at home to raise her daughters, Marilyn and Ella, who are 18 months apart and are currently 8 and 6, respectively.

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