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Security Window Too Secure

Come September, students, parents, and community members of the Bridgehampton School District will enter through a renovated vestibule featuring a secured entrance system. The receptionist, instead of sitting at a desk in the front hallway, will sit in a new office behind a thick glass window and “buzz in” visitors.

But members of the Bridgehampton School Board have taken issue with the type of window that was installed, saying Tuesday the school architect never gave them any options beforehand.

Aug 22, 2019
‘Yes, There’ll Be a Varsity’

“Every year, we always assess whether or not we have the ability to do two teams, a J.V. and a varsity, to give our kids the maximum experience,” Mr. White said. “Sometimes as a freshman and sophomore you do a lot of sitting and watching. This particular year, considering we graduated multiple players . . . we noticed there was a burst of underclassmen in comparison to the upperclassmen.”

Aug 22, 2019
State Wants Input on Private School Curriculums

“Substantial equivalency” is not a new term for independent schools in New York State, but a new set of regulations mandating just that, proposed by the New York State Education Department, has garnered mixed responses from officials at local private schools.

Aug 22, 2019
Surprised by Septic Costs

As the Springs School progresses in its installation of a new septic system, crews doing the digging discovered impermeable soils that have to be excavated and replaced by different fill for the septic system to function properly.

Aug 22, 2019
Kids Culture 08.22.19

Butterflies, painting, homemade ice cream, a portable planetarium, and a reptile and amphibian show are coming to the East Hampton Library in what is the final full week of summer vacation for most kids.

Aug 22, 2019
Sag Harbor Parents Ask District to Support Delay of Vaccine Rule Change

The Sag Harbor School District was poised this week to send a letter to a New York State judge in support of delaying the start of the statewide elimination of the religious exemption for vaccines for schoolchildren but reversed its position on Tuesday.

Aug 15, 2019
Fire Safety Inspections Show Schools Up to Snuff

Ahead of next month’s start of classes, several local school districts have received updated certificates of occupancy following inspections conducted by fire marshals in East Hampton Town, East Hampton Village, and Southampton Town.

Aug 15, 2019
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