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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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Sag Harbor School District Presents Options for Parking Lot Plans, Offers Traffic Safety Solutions for Pierson Drop Off

Posted on 26 March 2014

Sag Harbor’s traffic calming proponents and school district officials may not have reached a compromise on parking plans for Pierson Middle-High School, but at least they have some options.

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Sag Harbor School Board to Videotape its Meetings

Posted on 26 March 2014

After months of debate, the Sag Harbor Board of Education on Tuesday approved the first reading of a policy to implement a six-month trial of videotaping its board meetings.

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Fire Reported at Hayground School in Bridgehampton

Posted on 26 March 2014

Bridgehampton and Sag Harbor firefighters overhaul and check for hot spots at a fire that occurred on the exterior of a campus building at the Hayground School on Mitchell Lane at roughly 1:45 p.m. on Wednesday. The fire was extinguished and no injuries were reported.

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Sag Harbor School District Offers Early Retirement Incentives

Posted on 26 March 2014

Prior to Tuesday’s board meeting, Sag Harbor School District Business Administrator John O’Keefe presented a review of the entire draft of the 2014-2015 budget to the board.

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Ross School Students Test Exploration Challenge for National Geographic Kids

Posted on 20 March 2014

Building a camera that can withstand a tiger’s attack, another that can be raised and lowered into a forest canopy and a wearable power system that can charge devices for explorers in the field, students at the Ross School recently tested three tasks for the National Geographic Kids Engineering Exploration Challenge.

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