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

Dylan Breault, center, is a senior at Bridgehampton High School whose play, "Hoping for Change," will be produced on Saturday through the Young Artists and Writers Project High School Playwriting Program. He is pictured with his friend and co-star, Milo Youngerman, at left, and Valerie DiLorenzo, right, the director of the play. Christine Sampson photos and video

From left, Emma Golden, Jeffrey Gregor, Bennett Greene, and Kyle Seltzer are second graders who selected mittens from the Mitten Line to help community members in need.

Durell Godfrey

Longtime clerk claims ‘extreme emotional stress’ and ‘retaliatory conduct’