“This was just woods,” Maureen Murphy, the executive director of the East Hampton Housing Authority, said. She was referring to the Accabonac Apartments, a 50-unit project that opened in 1999, a year after Ms. Murphy joined the agency. Now, Ms. Murphy is retiring from the post. “It’s enough,” she said. “It’s time.”
The Ross School has named a new head of school to replace the departing Michele Claeys, who leaves at the end of the school year for a new job as associate head of the Norwood School in Bethesda, Md.
Dr. Gregg W.M. Maloberti will step in as interim head of school, with a term beginning on July 1 and lasting for two years.
Monday is the final day for those who are interested in filing their petitions to run for school board seats that are up for grabs in all districts.
Liz Pucci, who filled in on the East Hampton School Board when Stephen Talmage, a long-time member, stepped down, has announced that she will run to retain her seat. At press time it was unclear whether Laura Anker Grossman, the current school board president, whose term is also up this year, will run again. Both of the seats are for three-year terms.
Working with Raymond Fell, a search consultant with the Eastern Suffolk Board of Cooperative Educational Services, the East Hampton School Board has narrowed its choices for the the next school superintendent to just three candidates. They are the interim superintendent, Richard Burns, Sue Naeve, who co-chairs the district’s citizens advisory committee, and Robert Tymann, an assistant superintendent in the Lindenhurst district.
On a temperate spring day last week, works of art from Audrey Flack’s light and airy studio in East Hampton were being gently borne to the Gary Snyder Gallery in the Chelsea district of Manhattan, where they will be on view from next Thursday through May 19. They range from tabletop size to flat-out enormous, and they all showcase Ms. Flack’s passion for the “sacred feminine” — the women heroes of mythology and religious iconography.
The East Hampton School Board took a close look at the arts and athletic department budgets on Tuesday night as Larry Roberts, the director of unified arts, and Joe Vasile-Cozzo, the director of athletics, outlined cuts they have made to their proposed 2012-13 spending.
One issue that raised eyebrows was a $17,000 food budget for the family and consumer science classes.