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Ross Students Offered a Lesson in the Transience of Life

Posted on 16 April 2014

In 1961, two years after Communist China invaded Tibet, 8-year-old Tenzin Yignyen and his parents fled their homeland for India, where they found refuge with other exiled Tibetans in Dharamsala.
Their possessions were gone, and their life uprooted, but rather than giving into hatred toward the Chinese and distrusting the world, the Yignyens—like many other Tibetan families—turned to compassion.
“War is the worst, and it cannot solve any problems; Love and kindness is the fundamental source of our happiness,” Lama Tenzin, now an ordained Buddhist monk, told students in a presentation at the Ross School Friday morning.

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School Board Candidacy Petitions Due Monday in Bridgehampton, Sag Harbor

Posted on 15 April 2014

Residents interested in running for school board in the  Bridgehampton and Sag Harbor School Districts must submit their petitions for candidacy by Monday, April 21. In Bridgehampton, there are two, three-year terms open this year. One seat is currently held by Elizabeth Kotz, a former board president whose son, Henry, is a senior at Bridgehampton [...]

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Sag Harbor School Board Delays Videotaping Policy Approval

Posted on 09 April 2014

While committed to rolling out a six-month trial starting July 1, the Sag Harbor Board of Education postponed the second reading of a policy aimed at allowing the board to videotape its meetings and share those sessions online. The board paused in approving the policy so it can be reworded to more accurately reflect the district’s intentions, said board members on Monday.

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Committee Recommends Scaled Down Parking Lot Option for Pierson

Posted on 09 April 2014

After hearing input from concerned residents Tuesday, members of the Sag Harbor School District’s Educational Facilities Planning Committee decided to recommend the third and smallest of three options for a new parking plan at Pierson Middle-High School to the school board.

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Sag Harbor School District’s Proposed Budget Won’t Pierce Tax Cap

Posted on 09 April 2014

Unlike budgets proposed in East Hampton and Bridgehampton, the Sag Harbor School District’s proposed 2014-15 budget does not pierce the state-mandated tax cap.
In a second presentation of the full budget on Monday, administrators proposed spending of $36.87 million, an increase of $1.36 million or 3.83 percent over the 2013-14 budget.

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Pierson Robotics Team Heading to Nationals

Posted on 02 April 2014

The referee made the call—it was arguably questionable—and there was nothing they could do about it.

For the second year in a row, members of the Pierson Robotics team, FRC Team 28, thought they had just missed qualifying for the national championship of the FIRST Robotics Competition after finishing in second place at the Long Island Regional contest at Hofstra University last weekend.

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Bridgehampton School District to Pierce Tax Cap

Posted on 02 April 2014

In a third and final presentation of the 2014-15 budget before it is adopted April 23, the Bridgehampton Board of Education unanimously decided to pierce the mandated state tax cap in order to salvage its programs, curriculum and staff.

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Sag Harbor School District Educational Facilities Meeting Next Tuesday

Posted on 02 April 2014

The Sag Harbor School District’s Educational Facilities Planning Committee will meet on Tuesday, April 8, at 6 p.m. in the Pierson Middle-High School library. At the meeting, the committee will review proposals for redesigned parking and traffic flow at both Sag Harbor Elementary School and Pierson Middle-High School. The meeting is open to the public.

State Education Aid Increases by $1.1 Billion

Posted on 02 April 2014

New York State Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele Jr. announced Monday that the 2014-15 state budget will increase state aid to education by $1.1 billion to more than $22 billion. “The State Legislature has improved the governor’s 2014 state budget proposal by increasing school aid from a proposed 3.9 percent to 5.3 percent across the state,” [...]

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Pierson Robotics Team Heads to FIRST Competition with Confidence

Posted on 29 March 2014

After coming in second place last year—and losing the championship on a technicality—the Pierson High School Robotics Team is returning to the FIRST Robotics Competition this year with a vengeance—and a “very fast robot,” according to Shane Hennessey, a junior who is in his fourth season with the team.

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