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i-Tri Girls Find Self-Empowerment Through Triathlons

Posted on 22 January 2015

Theresa Roden’s motivation to run a triathlon came from a somewhat surprising source of inspiration: sitting on the beach. While visiting Block Island, Ms. Roden, who lives in Springs, saw a group of jubilant runners dart by, turned to her family and said, quite simply, “I’m going to do this next year.”

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Sag Harbor School Board Has No Plans to Revisit Videotaping Policy

Posted on 22 January 2015

The Sag Harbor Board of Education’s narrow 4-3 decision last month to no longer include the public comment portions from the videos of its meetings broadcast on its website, LTV and SEA-TV, has raised criticism from a small but vocal segment of the school community.

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LTV Director Asks Sag Harbor School Board to Reconsider Broadcast Limitations

Posted on 18 January 2015

In the wake of the Sag Harbor Board of Education’s decision last month to stop broadcasting the public comment portions of its meetings, LTV Executive Director Seth Redlus on Monday urged the board to reconsider its ruling, saying its liability concerns were unfounded.

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Sag Harbor School District Presents First Draft of $1.5 Million Support Services Budget

Posted on 16 January 2015

To start the Sag Harbor School District’s five-month budget season, Business Administrator Jennifer Buscemi presented the first draft of a nearly $1.5 million support services budget, which covers the board of education, central administration, legal services, public information services, and insurance components of the district’s overall budget.

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Hampton Theatre Company to Present ‘Time Stands Still’

Posted on 11 January 2015

While we often think of completed scripts as specific ideas that were long-brewing in the head then finally put to page, sometimes a new play can begin with an idea as simple as “A new play.” Donald Margulies started “Time Stands Still,” by writing that unassuming idea in his notebook, followed by “A loft,” and a series of questions that became a play framed in the extreme circumstance of the Iraq War, but cemented in questions that plague all relationships.

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Pierson Senior Selected out of Thousands to Sing at All-State Festival

Posted on 30 December 2014

When Megan Beedenbender sings, everything in the room aside from her voice disappears. The listener becomes mesmerized, further enthralled with each captivating note.

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Bridgehampton School to Look Into Competitive Cheerleading

Posted on 30 December 2014

Bridgehampton High School could become a local powerhouse in competitive cheerleading, if Athletic Director Eric Bramoff gets his wish. With its history of strong basketball and traditional cheerleading programs, the school may pursue hosting a competitive team on which girls would perform flips, mounts and other coordinated gymnastics-style moves on mats against other teams.

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Sag Harbor School Board Votes to Stop Broadcasting Public Input

Posted on 17 December 2014

In an effort to avoid rebroadcasting public statements that could lead to liability issues for the school district down the road, the Sag Harbor Board of Education in a 4-3 vote on Monday agreed to continue videotaping its meetings, but to omit the public input sessions from the broadcast.

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Sag Harbor School District Paints Sobering Picture of Financial Future

Posted on 17 December 2014

With salary and benefit costs taking up nearly 82 percent of the school district’s 2013-14 budget and the unlikelihood of the New York State-mandated 2-percent tax cap being discontinued, the Sag Harbor School District is crafting a long-term fiscal plan in hopes of keeping its faculty and programs intact down the road.

With No Clear Option for Later Start Times, School District Asks Community for Help

Posted on 12 December 2014

After hosting seven workshops in less than two months, the Sag Harbor School District has made headway on researching ways to move school start times later, but remains far from ready to implement a change.

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