The Springs School District's superintendent, John J. Finello, center, joined the school principal, Eric Casale, left, and the business administrator, Carl Fraser, right, in breaking down a first draft of the 2016-17 school budget. Christine Sampson

Musical tackles mature topics, but student talents were up to the challenge
Ciara Bowen, left, Nick Pucci, and Gage Reimboth-Lynch got into character during rehearsals for East Hampton High School’s production of the rock opera “Rent.” Durell Godfrey
Nick Pucci, a senior, plays one of the starring roles in "Rent." He is Roger Davis, a rock musician living with H.I.V. Durell Godfrey
Several scenes in "Rent" feature energetic choreography.Durell Godfrey

PechaKucha Night originated in Tokyo

Sponsored by the East End Special Education Parent Teacher Organization

East Hampton revamps food program
Jhoselin Narvaez Gutierrez, left, and Joana Gutierrez, fifth graders, chose smoothies made from strawberries, spinach, bananas, and apple juice during a recent lunch period at the John M. Marshall Elementary School. Christine Sampson

Adam Fine, the East Hampton High School principal, pitched a high school curriculum budget that would carry about an $8,000 increase in spending next year. Christine Sampson

Looking for creative solutions to close a hefty gap in funding
Project Most, a nonprofit that runs after-school programs in Springs and East Hampton and supports initiatives including the Seedlings Project greenhouse program, above, will not receive donations from the Hamptons Marathon now that the race has been moved to Southampton. Christine Sampson