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  •     It was up to Fighting Chance, a free-of-charge cancer counseling center serving the East End, to help a young cancer patient continue on his chosen path as a composer.

  •     The East Hampton School Board slogged through over three hours of a budget workshop on Tuesday night in anticipation of coming up with a hard tax levy number that the state is expecting from all schools in New York by today.
        “We’re not going to pierce the cap,” Laura Anker Grossman, the school board president, said. “We feel that we can stay within the levy and have a curriculum that supports our children.”

  • Bucket’s and its deviled eggs will be no more
  • Sweeping high-tech upgrades save the district energy and money
  •     Further discussion about an upcoming change to the laws governing the size of real estate and construction signs was eclipsed at Friday’s East Hampton Village Board meeting by a preliminary talk about placing cameras in the Reutershan parking lot behind Main Street.

  •     For want of a nail, a shoe was lost. And for want of the exact lumens generated by a light in a parking lot, the plans to break ground on the East Hampton Library’s children’s wing will have to wait another day.
        The room was full to capacity at the East Hampton Village’s Design Review Board meeting on Feb. 15, mostly with supporters — including Tom Twomey, the chairman of the library’s board, and Sheila Rogers, a library trustee — hoping to see a green light at the end of an eight-year tunnel.

  •     The ongoing lawsuit between the East Hampton School District and Sandpebble Builders, the contractor originally hired to manage the recent multimillion-dollar renovation of the district’s three buildings, turned ugly this week, with each side agreeing they would see each other in court.

  •     Sybil Christopher, a founding member of the Bay Street Theatre and its co-artistic director, is stepping down after 20 years.
        Approaching her 83rd birthday next month, Ms. Christopher remains a strong supporter of the Sag Harbor institution, and is staying on as a consultant. But, she said on Tuesday, “I had to decide how I was going to leave — was I going to be carried out feet first?”

  •     It’s a pretty good week for Cameron Yusko. Not only has the East Hampton High School senior been chosen as News 12 Long Island’s scholar athlete of the week (to be shown after 5 p.m. on Tuesday), but also, just prior to this week’s school break, he was named valedictorian of the class of 2012.

        “I’m feeling great,” he said. “It’s a great honor. I’ve been working pretty hard to be valedictorian for a long time, and it’s nice when hard work pays off.”

  •    It’s impossible for me to think about the Academy Awards without remembering the night that I was lucky enough to attend.
        1976. That year was full of celebration for our country’s founding, fireworks, and tall ships, but no fete was more exciting to me than accompanying my father to the 48th annual Academy Awards to see my gramps, Mervyn LeRoy, receive the Irving Thalberg Memorial Award.