Stella Maris was a Catholic school that closed in 2011 after experiencing declining enrollment and financial woes
A workshop about the possible purchase of the former Stella Maris Regional School building will be held on Wednesday. Christine Sampson

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From left, Zachary Vaccaro, Abby Sherwood, Catie Cannizzaro, Micky Wilson, and Ryan McGarrity, a group of Pierson Middle School sixth graders who participated in P.S. I Love You Day activities at the school. Sag Harbor School District

School officials plan English and Spanish forums
Christine Sampson

Judiann Carmack-Fayyaz was the recipient of national and state awards recognizing her work teaching agricultural concepts. Christine Sampson

Courtney Sale Ross, the founder of the Ross School in East Hampton, was presented with a Global Citizen Award from the University of California at Los Angeles on Feb. 8 by Gene Block, left, the university’s chancellor, and Marcelo Suarez-Orozco, U.C.L.A.’s dean of education and information studies.

Kevin Gersh is in talks to take over management of the Child Development Center of the Hamptons. Christine Sampson

But retirements will likely bring down salary costs