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  • The Springs School District will not pay damages to a former clerical employee, Liz Tatiana Tucci, following the conclusion of a lawsuit she filed in December 2015.
  • “Literature cannot be the business of a woman’s life,” the poet laureate Robert Southey informed Charlotte Bronte when she sent him her poems, along with her sibling Anne’s writing, to critique. The Brontes went on, quite efficiently, to make it their business.
  • Students may be on summer break, but local school boards are busy. Last week, they began their 2017-18 administrative year with annual reorganizational meetings.
  • As part of its 20th anniversary events this year, the Eleanor Whitmore Early Childhood Center in East Hampton has issued a call to alumni who have attended the center over the last couple of decades.
  • Members of the Cedar Street Committee, who have strongly opposed the East Hampton School Board’s plan to locate a school bus depot on their street, were encouraged Tuesday night by an unexpected bulletin.
  • After a friend’s death in Haiti earthquake, a commitment to helping endures.
  • Three students who graduated from high school in East Hampton, Sag Harbor, and Bridgehampton this month are a study in getting ahead despite the odds.
  • The Cedar Street Committee, which has been fighting a potential bus depot on the East Hampton High School campus near where members live, announced this week that it had offered to help pay for the district to buy a feasible depot parcel owned by the Town of East Hampton, to the tune perhaps of $2 million.
  • Students who graduated from the Eleanor Whoitmore Early Childhood Center in East Hampton on Friday were the 20th class to graduate from the center.
  • The late Francis Fleetwood was on Forbes magazine’s 2001 list of leading architects, which called him “the architect for the A-list in the Hamptons.” He believed the shingle style was the truly indigenous architecture of the United States. Among the 200 shingled, sprawling houses he designed, one on Georgica Pond had 14 bathrooms within its 25,000 square feet. But he also renovated a tiny, felicitously situated, 500-square foot, artist’s studio for a friend.

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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.