Bella Tarbet, a Springs School seventh grader, won second place in the 2-D mixed media category. Ellen Watson photos
Ares Jenkins, a Springs School fourth grader, was named a winner in the art and poetry category.
Ella Miller, a Montauk School fifth grader, tied for first place in the 3-D mixed media category.
Devon Brown, an East Hampton High School senior, won first place in the drawing category.

Superintendent, criticized for salary, cites personal reasons for his early exit
John J. Finello

Ping Edmunds, left, and Aveen Hallissey started the Soap for Hope project to help efforts to improve hygiene for children in developing nations. Jim Stewart

John Ludlow, a local up-and-coming musician, second from left, was invited to join the jazz greats onstage for a song on Sunday. Deb McEneaney
Children from the center's programs, including, from left, Pearl, Samantha, Mikail, Carlos, and Alanna, served as greeters at Jazz for Jennings on Sunday.Leslie Sokolow

Watching horror elsewhere, schools turn attention to drinking water safety
Annual water testing performed at East Hampton Middle School in the spring came back negative for lead content. Christine Sampson

With their jubilant cap toss on Friday evening, East Hampton High School’s class of 2016 made their graduation official. Morgan McGivern
Christine Sampson