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  • After 32 years of teaching at the Montauk School, Judith Pfister is looking forward to not having to wear a watch every day.
  • A global effort to raise money for emergency famine relief in Africa has taken root here, with children from across the South Fork coming together with a sense of urgency in a Fight the Famine campaign.
  • The East Hampton School Board, meeting on Tuesday, officially adopted a budget of $68.3 million for the 2017-2018 school year.
  • Forty-five professional women will serve as mentors Saturday for approximately 100 middle school girls enrolled in I-Tri, an East Hampton program that promotes leadership and life skills through encouragement and athletics.
  • The Retreat, which runs an East Hampton shelter and numerous programs for the victims of domestic violence, could have half its annual funding disappear if proposals in the White House’s recently submitted budget are approved by Congress.
  • Together with parents and faculty, Dr. Charles Soriano, the principal of the East Hampton Middle School, is planning a “Friends and Family First” initiative at the school, to be held on a Saturday in May, inviting students and parents to unplug and go device-free during waking hours.
  • A legal clinic organized by the Organización Latino-Americana will take place at the Children’s Museum of the East End in Bridgehampton today from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.
  • Debra Winter will be the new Springs School District superintendent beginning July 1.
  • East Hampton, Bridgehampton, and Sag Harbor schools named their valedictorians and salutatorians this week.
  • In preparation for district-wide school board elections, candidates’ nominating petitions are due at the various district clerks’ offices no later than 5 p.m. on April 17.

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