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  • 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.
  • With its $200 per week classes, the Victor D’Amico Institute of Art, also known as the Art Barge, could easily be one of the most un-Hamptons places on the South Fork.
  • On Sunday, Tinka Topping's relentless pursuit of a less authoritarian approach to education will be recognized as she is honored at the 13th annual Chefs Dinner fund-raiser for the Hayground School and its kitchen and garden programs.
  • Community chips in to give foster children memorable week with their siblings.
  • Amateur sailors on about 30 monohull and multihull sailboats are expected on Noyac Bay Saturday morning, beginning at 11 a.m., for a race sponsored by the Antigua and Barbuda Tourism Authority and the Peconic Bay Sailing Association.
  • One of the most frequently performed works in the classical repertoire, “Peter and the Wolf” by Sergei Prokofiev, will be staged by the Hampton Ballet Theatre School at the Montauk Playhouse next Thursday at 7 p.m. and again in Bridgehampton on Aug.1 at 6 p.m.

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  • 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.
  • A panel discussion with five women scientists will follow an I-Tri screening of the Oscar-nominated "Hidden Figures" on Saturday.
  • Three female bank executives will discuss strategies for attaining financial independence at a lunch sponsored by the Retreat, the East Hampton shelter and support center for victims of domestic violence, at lunch on Friday at noon at the American Hotel in Sag Harbor.
  • One hundred and two Springs students, from sixth to eighth grade, participated in the first round of this year's MathCON, a national online math competition, last month.
  • The East Hampton Middle School's Surfrider Club, an after-school program, has received an Outstanding Club Award from the Surfrider Foundation, a national organization dedicated to protecting the world's oceans and beaches through a network of activists.

  • Four students in the East Hampton Music Department were selected out of 5,000 applicants nationwide to participate in the 2017 Honor Choir selected by the National American Choral Directors Association.