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Pierson Students Recognized with Rotary Youth Leadership Awards

Posted on 12 May 2015

Following an application process, three Pierson High School students earned Rotary Youth Leadership Awards. As part of the award, sophomores Isabel Peters, Aris Witty and Ella Parker, were invited to attend a weeklong seminar along with other students across Long Island. During the program, the students heard from various speakers, explored career paths, and exchanged [...]

Sheppard Teaches Shutterbugs at Sag Harbor Elementary

Posted on 12 May 2015

Snapping a photograph is more than just pointing and clicking. This is the lesson Sag Harbor Elementary fourth-and fifth graders have been learning during a five-week in-school, photography workshop. The workshop, instructed by professional photographer Clarence Sheppard, is teaching fourth-grade students photography basics ranging from lighting and angles, to focal points and how to capture [...]

Pierson Students Nab Teeny Award Nominations

Posted on 12 May 2015

On Friday, East End Arts unveiled its 2015 Teeny Awards Nominees with Pierson High School productions earning a number of nods, along with the Ross School. East End Arts judges attended productions at 16 East End high schools. The Teeny Awards, conceived from the idea of the Antoinette Perry Awards – The Tony Awards – [...]

Sag Harbor School District Efficiency Plan Highlights Savings

Posted on 06 May 2015

Sag Harbor School Business Administrator Jennifer Buscemi has been working with a number of Suffolk County school districts in an effort to present New York State with an efficiency plan that if successful could end with taxpayers receiving a tax rebate check in their mailboxes.


Sag Harbor School Board Approves Field Trip to Cuba

Posted on 29 April 2015

Following rave reviews from a group of students who recently returned from a field trip to Spain, the Sag Harbor Board of Education on Monday, April 27, approved a Pierson High School extracurricular field trip to Cuba.

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Sharp Decline Expected in Bridgehampton School Taxes

Posted on 29 April 2015

Bridgehampton residents can expect to see lower taxes next year, as property assessments in the hamlet are expected to increase significantly, according to preliminary estimates from the Town of Southampton Assessor’s office. Although the number is not finalized, town Assessor Lisa Goree confirmed on Tuesday, April 28, that the Bridgehampton School District’s tax base will see an increase of about $252 million—or nearly $100 million more than in the three years prior.

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Test Refusal Rates Soar Across the East End

Posted on 29 April 2015

For the first time, the New York State Education Department has asked the Board of Cooperative Educational Services to compile data from school districts to learn what percentage of students in the state refused to take its tests in grades three through eight. Parents who opposed Governor Andrew Cuomo’s decision to linked overarching and controversial educational reforms to the state’s budget and the amount set aside for school aid, have voiced their dissent by having their children “refuse the tests,” or not sit for the exams, which cover English Language Arts (ELA) and mathematics.

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Bridgehampton’s Rookie Robotics Team Brings Home Trophy

Posted on 27 April 2015

They spent countless hours building and rebuilding, learning the rules of the game, and just four weeks ago they didn’t even know if they would be able to afford to get to the national championship in St. Louis, but last Sunday, against all odds, Bridgehampton High School’s rookie robotics team came home triumphant from the FIRST Robotics Competition Championship with a second-place trophy in hand.

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Candidates Come Forward for School Board Races in Sag Harbor and Bridgehampton

Posted on 22 April 2015

Voters in Sag Harbor and Bridgehampton will return to the polls next month to cast their ballots for school board candidates and approve or deny districts’ proposed budgets.

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Five to Run for Three Seats on Sag Harbor School Board

Posted on 21 April 2015

The petitions are in and it’s a race for Sag Harbor School Board of Education next month. Five candidates have submitted petitions for candidacy including incumbents Thomas John Schiavoni and Chris Tice. Stephanie Bitis, James Ding and James Stanford will also run for election to the board. On Thursday, May 7 at 7 p.m., the [...]