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  • Though an air of sadness reverberated through Calvary Baptist Church Monday, speakers urged those at the ceremony marking the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday to focus on the civil rights icon's joyful legacy.
  • According to Steve Levy, a former county executive for Suffolk who is now the director of the Center for Cost Effective Government in Bayport, state legislation is needed to mandate that any increases in property taxes, whether due to capital improvements or standard operational costs, must be presented to the voter at one time in May, during the annual school budget vote.
  • Bob Martin, a member of the New York Police Department from 1968 to 2000, has written “Bronx Justice,” an N.Y.P.D. novel set in 1990s, not a decade for the dainty.
  • During a 48-hour period in June, roughly 22 people suffered opioid overdoses in Suffolk County, a figure that gives proof to a recent statement by Legislator Sarah Anker, a member of the county’s opiate advisory panel, who said, “Suffolk County is struggling with an overwhelming opiate epidemic of unprecedented proportions.”
  • A college student who found inspiration in a '60s movement spurred an offer of free breakfasts every Monday at Babette’s restaurant, a few doors down from the East Hampton Middle School.
  • Residents of the Springs School District will vote on March 6 on whether to approve the bonds necessary for the district’s $16.9-million expansion plan to go forward.
  • Latin and American Sign Language will be added to the Amagansett School curriculum this winter.
  • Three days before the one-year anniversary of the Main Street fire that destroyed Sag Harbor’s iconic movie theater, the Sag Harbor Partnership and the Sag Harbor Cinema Arts Center announced that their fund-raising goal of $8 million, needed to purchase the cinema from its current owners, has been surpassed.
  • Security measures are a topic at the forefront of debate at many South Fork schools today. The issue was also raised during Monday’s work session of the Springs School Board.
  • East Hampton has denied reassigning the lease of the now defunct Child Development Center of the Hamptons building on Stephen Hand’s Path to Gersh Academy, based on the fact that the company is not nonprofit, as the previous school there had been.

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  • On Sunday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., the Children's Museum of the East End will hold its fourth annual feria -- a fun-packed festival to celebrate the East End's Latino culture. Families with children of all ages can enjoy a day of traditional cuisine, music, and art.
  • The Retreat, a nonprofit advocacy organization and shelter for victims of domestic violence, will present Navigating Consent: A Sexual Abuse Prevention Workshop for high school students on Thursday from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the East Hampton Library
  • Guild Hall’s 15th annual student film competition ceremony and screening will be held Thursday night at 6. The event is free and open to the public.
  • In anticipation of a March 6 Springs School District vote on a $16.9-million bond to finance a long-planned expansion project, the school board and administrators will present an overview of the project on Thursday at 6 p.m. at Ashawagh Hall.
  • East Hampton High School’s class of 2020 will host the Harlem Rockets, a group of basketball entertainers, on Jan. 27 at 7 p.m. in the high school gym.
  • Set in the 1960s, "Novitiate" examines a radical time in Catholic history through the story of a girl who becomes a nun.
  • In the wake of Broadway's mega successes like “Hamilton” and “Dear Evan Hansen,” young people’s interest in musicals — and theater in general — has never been so piqued.

    For aspiring actors on the East End, uninterested in lazing on the beach during their summer break, Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor offers a variety of summer-long workshops and camps for tots, tweens, and teens — that is, anyone between the ages of 4 and 18 — all taught by seasoned teachers and theater professionals. While the workshops began in July, there are still plenty of classes for the remainder of August.

  • Parents of children attending East Hampton schools are being asked to participate in a survey about their involvement in education politics, including where they stand on opting out of standardized tests. The survey is sponsored by a research team at Michigan State University. The East Hampton School District is one of several across the state to be included in the survey.

    All responses will remain anonymous. According to the research team, the goal is to learn more about parent views on various education issues. The first portion of the survey asks about opt-out activities and the second section deals with political participation habits. As a token of appreciation, four $25 Amazon gift cards will be awarded to randomly selected participants.

  • At a red carpet gala, East End Arts celebrated the best in school theater with its 15th annual Teeny Awards ceremony on Sunday at Southampton High School.
  • East Hampton Middle School is holding a parents-only discussion this evening at 6:30 with Nicholas Kardaras, author of "Glow Kids: How Screen Addiction Is Hijacking Our Kids," published in 2016.