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Former Head of School Returns to Ross

Bill O’Hearn, who served as head of school at the Ross School in East Hampton from 1998 to 2003 and most recently was in charge of the upper school, has been reappointed as head of school, the Ross School announced this week.

Aug 15, 2019
Kids Culture 08.15.19

Meet the Animals

At the South Fork Natural History Museum in Bridgehampton, the Young Birders Club, for kids 8 to 18, meets on Saturday at 10 a.m. On Sunday, children 6 to 8 can get an up-close introduction to the museum’s reptiles and amphibians in a program at 10:30 a.m.

Puppets at Bay Street

Aug 15, 2019
More Money for Springs School

The Springs School District got a financial boost from New York State this week when Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele Jr. stopped by the school to present a check for an extra $50,000 from state coffers.     

Aug 8, 2019
Sag Harbor District Overestimated State Aid

After auditors said late last year that the Sag Harbor School District had missed out on hundreds of thousands of dollars in New York State funding for summer special education programs, district administrators came to a different conclusion: They had overestimated the amount of money they were due to collect.   

Aug 8, 2019
In East Hampton Schools Solar Panels Are on the Way

The East Hampton School District took its first step this week toward installing solar panels and other energy-efficiency upgrades, having recently received the go-ahead from the State Education Department.     

Aug 8, 2019
Teacher's Message in Bottle Found 47 Years Later

Long after William Kiraizis of Springs retired from the William Floyd High School, his marine science lesson comes full circle.

Aug 2, 2019
Montauk Supe Gets a Raise

When Jack Perna began working in the Montauk School District, the price of gas was around 39 cents per gallon and a slice of pizza cost about 35 cents. The year was 1973.

Mr. Perna was a fourth-grade teacher at the time, and has since risen to the role of district superintendent and principal. He received a pay raise and one-year contract extension, through June of 2020, from the Montauk School Board during its annual organization meeting on July 9. The 2019-20 school year marks his 24th at the helm of the district.

Aug 1, 2019
Kids Culture 08.01.19

Camp Shakespeare

The Hamptons Shakespeare Festival’s Camp Shakespeare, a theater arts program for ages 8 to 15, will celebrate its 20th season when it gets under way on Monday in Amagansett.

Aug 1, 2019
Religious Vaccine Exemption Is Nixed

Parents who previously opted their children out of routine vaccinations for religious reasons will no longer be able to claim that exemption for school enrollment purposes come September.

Jul 25, 2019
Inking a Revamped Bus Deal

The Sag Harbor and Sagaponack School Districts have renewed a contract to share busing services again come September, but the agreement looks a bit different from the one signed about a year ago.

Jul 25, 2019