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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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Sag Harbor School Board Considers Adjustments to Videotaping Policy

Posted on 12 December 2014

Rounding out a six-month trial period of videotaping its meetings for public broadcast, the Sag Harbor Board of Education decided Tuesday it will continue to record them, but not without making a few adjustments to the policy.

Gifts of Local Creativity at Hayground’s Homegrown for the Holidays

Posted on 04 December 2014

Artisans and creative vendors from across the South Fork will share their crafts, food and ideas at the annual holiday bazaar Homegrown for the Holidays, this Saturday, December 6, at the Hayground School in Bridgehampton. Handmade and custom goods like beach glass jewelry, custom knit hats and ocean inspired pillows will fill dozens of booths.

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Sag Harbor Coalition Hopes to Change the Community Conversation on Substance Abuse

Posted on 25 November 2014

Rounding out its first year, the Sag Harbor Coalition remains determined to change the conversation about substance abuse on the East End. The group of parents, school officials and community experts formed in reaction to a 2010-11 survey that, among other findings, reported that students in Sag Harbor abuse alcohol and drugs more than the national average.

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Nancy Stewart Bagshaw Encourages Grieving Families to Remember in “Finding Five”

Posted on 25 November 2014

For those growing up on the East End, beachcombing is as much a hobby as swinging at playgrounds or riding bikes. Children traverse the shorelines for hours, finding beach glass, washed up blue crabs and rare shells, skipping rocks and chasing seagulls.

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Alumni Artists on Display at the Ross School

Posted on 22 November 2014

Their artistic pursuits have taken them to coveted galleries, television studios and the country’s best art schools, but, working across mediums and the world, the 19 artists in this month’s Alumni Art Exhibition have one thing in common: they cultivated their creativity at the Ross School.

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Updated Communications Plan for Sag Harbor School District

Posted on 22 November 2014

Seven months after the Sag Harbor School District Communications Committee presented its recommendations to the school board for better communications, Superintendent Katy Graves on Monday, November 17, offered her view of how to best move forward.

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Sag Harbor School District to Consider Six Options for Later Start Times at Pierson

Posted on 12 November 2014

Striving to be leaders in the national trend toward later high school starting times, Sag Harbor administrators have outlined six options of potential time changes for the school district.

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