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  • Over $300,000 worth of scholarships was awarded last week to 58 graduating seniors at East Hampton High School, out of a class of 171.
  • If you wander through New York’s Museum of Modern Art, you’ll eventually come across “Painting Number 2” by Franz Kline, a set of thick, unruly black lines on a white canvas. Elsewhere, you will find one of Mark Rothko’s many untitled works, consisting of various colored rectangles. And in front of both paintings, you will inevitably find visitors wearing an expression that is best interpreted as “I could have done that.”
  • New standards may be in place by September.
  • Despite President Trump’s efforts to roll back many of the former first lady Michelle Obama’s healthy eating rules for schools, Beth Doyle, the principal of the John M. Marshall Elementary School, believes schools need to do more, not less, to help students develop healthy attitudes toward food and lifestyle.
  • The Beyond Sport Foundation, which celebrates inspirational organizations worldwide that use sport to address social issues, announced its annual Beyond Sport Global Awards shortlist last week.
  • The Hampton Racquet club in East Hampton will host a tag sale to benefit Project Most’s summer learning program on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Andrew Geller’s uninhibited, angular houses of the 1950s and 1960s were cut from a playful mold. He was known as “the architect of happiness,” having designed the prefabricated Leisurama houses marketed for middle-income families by Macy’s, which came fully furnished.
  • “It was so special — a three-story house,” Viola Rouhani, the architect of what became the Treehouse in Amagansett, said. “We knew we had to preserve it and have it grandfathered in to keep that view.”
  • Accompanying 233 juniors from East Hampton High School, Michael Sarlo, the chief of police in East Hampton, returned to the site where almost 16 years ago he arrived with other police officers from the East End to help with the devastation of Sept. 11, which killed almost 3,000 people.

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