Seven trees have been removed from the hill at Pierson Middle and High Schools after being deemed hazardous. Two school officials said there is a plan to replace them. Christine Sampson

Dillon Kab’s first project was Ties for a Cure to benefit the Max Cure Foundation, which supports pediatric cancer patients and their families at the Stony Brook University Cancer Center. Dillon Kab
Dillon Kab, center, is pictured with Dr. Laura Hogan, a specialist in hematology, oncology, and pediatrics, and Richard Plotkin, founder of the Max Cure Foundation, at Stony Brook University Hospital.

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Class sizes prompt demand for instructors

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Basilia Garcia, left, and her daughter Yennefer Rodriguez, a seventh grader at the East Hampton Middle School, showed a drawing that earned Yennefer a winning spot in an art competition sponsored by the American Printing House for the Blind. Christine Sampson