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  •     Project MOST is known for its after-school programs that serve approximately 280 students at the John M. Marshall Elementary School in East Hampton and the Springs School. But that’s not enough for Tim Bryden, the executive director of the 10-year-old program, who would like to see Project MOST’s numbers grow to 600 eventually, if the funding becomes available.

  •     For the most part, the topics at Tuesday night’s East Hampton School Board meeting were positive ones, ranging from a proposal for a garden at the John M. Marshall School to fund-raising on school grounds. But Mary Laspia, a Gould Street resident, who had been before the board in December to complain about the noise generated by cooling equipment on the roof of the high school, was back, and shaking visibly.

  •     The Lamb-Baker house at 88 Newtown Lane, which East Hampton Village purchased in 2007 for $1.4 million — and which Robert Hefner, an historic preservation consultant, called “a pretty ambitious Greek Revival-style cottage” — has been sitting unused for several years, but now, the property, perched next to the East Hampton Middle School, is ready to be renovated, Mr. Hefner said at the village board meeting last Thursday.

  •     The Springs School Board is considering eliminating a special education teacher in the 2012-13 school year as part of its efforts to bring the district budget in line with the state’s new 2-percent cap on property tax levy increases.

  •     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.

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