The Amagansett School superintendent, Eleanor Tritt, second from right, faced numerous questions about the proposed school budget from residents in attendance at Tuesday's school board meeting, as members of the school board looked on. Christine Sampson

Fran Silipo
Fran Silipo

Christine Sampson

Terry Kemper brought his telescopes to the East Hampton High School campus on Monday to give students from Christopher Merkert's earth science class a look at the transit of Mercury, which can't be seen again until 2019. Durell Godfrey

The Child Development Center of the Hamptons in Wainscott, the South Fork's only charter school, will close next month. Christine Sampson

Brief biographies of those running in May 17 election; part one of a series
In the East Hampton School District, four candidates are running for three seats on the school board. From left to right, James Foster, Wendy Geehreng, Alison Anderson, Rich Wilson.

The East Hampton School District's cafeterias began serving a new version of chicken fingers and chicken sandwiches on Monday. Jackie Lowey