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  • At Monday’s meeting of the Springs School Board, Barbara Dayton, its president, announced that the four-month-long search for a school superintendent had ended.
  • Following a New York State mandate that schools test for lead contamination in the water they use, Richard Burns, the East Hampton School District superintendent, has announced in a letter that “the district is pleased to report that all drinking fountains were found to be within the guidelines” set by the Environmental Protection Agency.
  • Although Mario Cuomo famously said, “Campaign in poetry, govern in prose,” the reverse is more often true, especially in times of political upheaval, when stark divisions are exposed and disquieting questions about a nation’s character are raised. Throughout history, calamitous times often have us seeking solace — and wisdom — in verse.
  • The Cedar Street bus depot debate was reignited on Tuesday evening during a school board meeting in East Hampton.
  • Forming a tiny circle between her forefinger and thumb, Elizabeth Reveiz, who is director of ELL/Bilingual Programs, indicated the size of her department’s budget within the East Hampton School District.
  • Jameson Ellis crafted his first multi-tool belt buckle 10 years ago after realizing that despite owning an array of Swiss Army knives and Leatherman multi-tools, he never seemed to have what he most needed.
  • “It’s hard to have a discussion on the same evening about more recess and more homework,” Lois Favre, the Bridgehampton School superintendent, said in an email to The Star. Dr. Favre, who has announced that she will retire in January 2018 after seven years at the helm, was responding to questions posed by Jeffrey Mansfield, a parent and school board member, during a board meeting on March 15.
  • Next week, third through eighth graders in public schools will find fewer questions on their New York State standardized tests. However, the big question for parents still remains: Opt out or opt in?

  • Jen Wilson was watching “60 Minutes” at home in East Hampton last fall and heard high school students on the show say they were not aware of all the details of the Sept. 11, 2001, World Trade Center attacks, either because they were too young at the time or had not yet been born.
  • Eighth graders from the Montauk School accomplished something that many East Enders could not: They met Representative Lee Zeldin in person.

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