Teachers cautiously hopeful about more state control
Common Core workbooks Carissa Katz

Geography makes it hard to staff all classrooms

The young dancers of Studio 3 in Bridgehampton will present “Mixed Nuts" at Bay Street Theater this weekend. Durell Godfrey
Children rehearse "Mixed Nuts." Durell Godfrey

John J. Finello, superintendent of the Springs School District, center, was the target of several negative comments during the public comment sessions at Monday's school board meeting. Christine Sampson

First she helped locally, then saw needs elsewhere
Kathryn Bermudez is an East Hampton mother who organized a back-to-school clothing drive in East Hampton this past summer. She and her family, along with a sponsor, brought the leftover donations to children who crossed over the U.S.-Mexico border as refugees. Christine Sampson

With guidance from chefs at Swallow East, children in a Camp SoulGrow workshop earlier this year made fresh pasta and strawberry shortcake. Camp SoulGrow