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  • In anticipation of Donald Trump's first State of the Union address, thousands of people across the United States gathered in libraries, museums, living rooms, and churches to participate in an annual civic ritual called the People’s State of the Union.
  • Improvisational comedy, the cornerstone of American comedy, is coming to Bay Street for four one-day shows beginning Saturday and continuing on Feb. 17 and March 3 and 17.
  • Eleanor Tritt, the superintendent of the Amagansett School District, informed the school board and the community that she will not seek to extend her contract, which expires in June.
  • While for many the mere thought of running a marathon can seem exhausting, Cara Nelson, a seventh-grade social studies teacher at the East Hampton Middle School, is about to undertake an almost superhuman feat — running seven marathons in seven days on seven continents.
  • For three South Fork high school graduates featured in this paper in June, the path to college was not the gilded walkway it is for so many young Americans. Life for this trio was defined by setbacks, and after a semester at college it seems that success can be determined by the ability to rebound.
  • School officials believed they were in good standing to receive a state grant for a wastewater upgrade. By leaving an archaic "K" off the name of Accabonac Harbor in paperwork, the request was doomed, however.
  • The local nonprofit youth organization I-Tri has teamed up with Long Island Against Domestic Violence, New York State Assemblywoman Christine Pellegrino, and Suffolk County Legislator Kara Hahn to bring Tarana Burke, the #MeToo founder, to Stony Brook University.
  • Welcome to the epic emotional universe of the sisters Magrath, also known as Beth Henley’s 1978 kitchen sink tragicomedy, “Crimes of the Heart,” playing at Center Stage Theatre at the Southampton Cultural Center through Sunday.
  • The former Southampton College, now run by the State University at Stony Brook, has an arts program, undergraduate and graduate courses in marine sciences and graduate and postgraduate degrees in health care technology and management on a 82-acre campus.

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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.