It’s the tuition increase to the East Hampton schools of over $266,600 that is largely responsible for the Amagansett School District having to pierce the 2-percent cap on tax levy increases by over $323,000, Eleanor Tritt, the school’s superintendent, explained last Thursday.
“Everyone’s really been working together to hold the line as much as we can,” she said. “If it wasn’t for the increase in tuitioned students, we’d be under the cap.”
First quarter reports issued from two local real estate companies — Town and Country and Brown Harris Stevens — show an increase in sales for the first quarter of 2012 compared to the same period last year, contradicting a report from Suffolk Research Services that showed a flat market or a marked decline.
Stanley and Susan Reifer's Chinese garden, hidden in the woods north of Bridgehampton, is something to behold. With a traditional moon gate, stone bridges, inlaid paths, waterfalls, and ponds with the requisite koi along with weeping cherry trees and oriental plants, the landscape takes those lucky enough to visit to another realm.
Two illuminated crosswalks to assist nighttime pedestrians and drivers will be installed on Main Street in East Hampton Village over the next few weeks. The installation, approved by the East Hampton Village Board in February, began on Monday, six months after a pedestrian was hit and injured in a village crosswalk at dusk.