At a press conference on Monday to announce a $250,000 state grant for the Eleanor Whitmore Early Childhood Center, Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele Jr. was joined by the center’s supporters, board members, its executive director, Maureen Wikane, and its namesake, Eleanor Whitmore. Christine Sampson

Following an analysis of its facilities, including several portable buildings like the ones shown here, the Bridgehampton School administration has asked its architect to draw up a proposal for a potential school expansion. Christine Sampson

The Schaefers have owned the property leased by the East Hampton School District for its bus depot. Hal Zwick, director of commercial real estate at Town and Country, said there is no particular reason why they have decided to sell. Morgan McGivern

The Montauk School Board and administration are pictured during the July 19 school board meeting. Christine Sampson

Celebrating the new exhibit at Project Most's gallery on Newtown Lane were, from left, Joe Realmuto, a Project Most board member, Martha Stotzky, Project Most's education director, Rebecca Morgan-Taylor, Project Most's executive director, East Hampton Town Supervisor Larry Cantwell, Susan Hackett, Project Most's director of development, New York State Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele Jr., East Hampton Town Councilman Peter Van Scoyoc, East Hampton Town Councilwoman Kathee Burke-Gonzalez, and Diane Patrizio, director of East Hampton Town's department of human services. Christine Sampson