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  • The Suffolk County Department of Health Services will offer private well testing to residents of Noyac next week as a result of preliminary findings from water tests conducted by the agency that show abnormally high levels of contaminants such as manganese, cobalt, and arsenic in the aquifer beneath the Sand Land mine on the Noyac-Bridgehampton border.
  • Water samples obtained from 10 test wells drilled by the Suffolk County Department of Health Services around the Sand Land mine, on the border between Bridgehampton and Noyac, indicate the presence of abnormally high concentrations of nitrate, manganese, and cobalt in the aquifer below the mine, and lead, arsenic, and manganese in the surface water.
  • As the East Hampton School District prepares to discontinue outsourcing its prekindergarten to the Whitmore Center, the center is looking to expand its research-based early education curriculum model to its younger students in the fall.
  • As students across the country plan walkouts on Wednesday to mark the one-month anniversary of the school shooting in Parkland, Fla., schools on the South Fork are preparing, as well.
  • Raw data from Suffolk Health Department test wells said to point to abnormally high concentrations of nitrate, manganese, and cobalt in the aquifer below the mine on Noyac's border with Bridgehampton, and lead, arsenic, and manganese in the surface water.
  • The East Hampton School Board unanimously agreed to move forward with a full-day in-house prekindergarten program at the John M. Marshall Elementary School beginning in the 2018-19 school year.
  • Due to a more than 20-percent decline in student enrollment at the John M. Marshall Elementary School over the past four years, the East Hampton School Board is considering moving the district’s prekindergarten program to the elementary school building for the first time.
  • PSEG Long Island has joined forces with BMW of North America to offer Long Island customers $10,000 off the best dealer-negotiated price on purchases of new 2017-18 BMW i3 series electric vehicles.
  • East Hampton has a reputation for being progressive and inclusive, but that does not mean it is immune to human-rights and civil-rights problems. And so it was that almost 25 years ago that its anti-bias task force held its first meeting.