Many students arrived bearing rolled-up posterboard projects, their first assignments for the new school year. Christine Sampson
Rob Jahoda, the East Hampton Village traffic control supervisor, helped students heading to their first day at the East Hampton Middle School cross Newtown Lane safely Tuesday morning.Morgan McGivern
Rob Jahoda, the East Hampton Village traffic control supervisor, was back at his post in front of the middle school. It is his 10th year on the job.Morgan McGivern
Lynn Charveriat of Wainscott got a hug from her sons, Dylan Hepburn and Alexander Hepburn, on their first day at the John M. Marshall Elementary School.Christine Sampson
Parents and their children lined up outside John Marshall Tuesday morning, waiting for the doors to open and the new school year to begin.Christine Sampson
Students trickled in at East Hampton High School as early as 9:10 a.m. on Tuesday. School didn't officially start until 9:40 due to a meeting with the district superintendent.Christine Sampson
Temperatures Tuesday morning were still warm enough for many students to wear summer attire on their first day of school.Christine Sampson
Charles Soriano, the East Hampton Middle School principal, helped welcome students on the first day of classes.Morgan McGivern
One young student brought her new Hello Kitty backpack for her first day at John Marshall. Morgan McGivern

The school, under the direction of Sara Jo Strickland, offers classical ballet and a new contemporary dance track for ages 3 to 18

Internships for seniors at businesses, nonprofit organizations, and other community entities

A new athletic director and its first-ever full-time business teacher
Kameron Kaiser, left, and Christina Cassell, right, are two of the newest teachers at the Bridgehampton School. Christine Sampson

Adventures from faraway places and souvenirs worthy of show-and-tell
Robin Gianis, an art teacher at Bridgehampton School, paused for a picture with her daughter Phoebe at Ngorongoro Caldera in Tanzania, where their family spent two weeks learning about the culture, landscapes, animals, and more. Nina Murial

The grant, totaling $136,874, comes from the SMART Bonds Act

All seven members eventually said they would support what some have called “gavel to gavel” recording

Kathryn Bermudez, right, and Nikki Payne, left, are collecting gently used clothing to distribute to needy kids. Ms. Bermudez and Ms. Payne are pictured from left with John Holden, Ms. Payne's fiancé; Nicole Rodriguez, Ms. Bermudez's daughter, and Francis Rodriguez, Ms. Bermudez's husband, outside The Salty Canvas on Newtown Lane. Christine Sampson