Author Information

Articles by this author:

  • According to the Springs School’s website, excavation of the school’s septic system continues, and progress — as far as locating leaching pools — has been made. Debra Winter, the school’s superintendent, writes that all work will be completed by the end of August.
  • The East Hampton School Board has received a contract of sale from East Hampton Town for the potential purchase, for about $2 million, of property on Springs-Fireplace Road where a school bus depot would be constructed.
  • The accelerating dotage of the ’60s generation is surely a fountainhead of comedic material, and as such, a triple dose of laughs should be in store next Thursday when comedy legends from the last 30 years of stand-up take the stage at Guild Hall.
  • As part of the Hamptons International Film Festival’s ongoing SummerDocs series, “Whitney: Can I Be Me” will be screened tonight at 7 at the Southampton Cinema.
  • The Cedar Point Lighthouse, a beacon that stood sentinel for the busy port of Sag Harbor for some 100 years, will be restored after falling into a perilous state.
  • On Tuesday, Laser Industries, an excavation and clearing company brought on board by the Springs School District’s architect, BBS Architects and Engineers, began excavating leaching pools near the back of the school to determine the state of its beleaguered septic system.
  • Apparently, dogs go through a teenage phase. This according to the University of Nottingham’s School of Veterinary Science in England, which, after much research, found that our canine friends display traits that are similar to those of human teens.
  • The Springs School Board has decided to tear up the asphalt covering a play area in order to assess a septic system problem.
  • Community frustration in Springs seems to have risen to an even higher level than that of the nitrogen in its neighboring waterbodies, following the Springs School Board’s announcement Monday night that it will continue to delay decision regarding a short-term fix of the school’s septic issues.
  • The Springs School District is seeking the community’s help to open a chapter of Blessings in a Backpack, a nonprofit organization founded in 2005 to provide elementary schoolchildren with backpacks full of food for weekends.

Blogs by this author:

  • 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.