Bridgehampton School District residents approved an additional $4.74 million in funding last Thursday for the district’s renovation and expansion project, bumping the total funding for the project to $29.4 million and avoiding a new round of delays that could have pushed completion of the project well past the current July 2020 target date.
Springs school officials met with two members of the East Hampton Town Board last week and agreed to the town’s request for more detailed information about the additional $235,000 the district is seeking to help it upgrade to a nitrogen-reducing wastewater treatment system.
Children’s Museum of the East End’s annual baby gear swap on Saturday. Apples and cupcakes will be on the menu this weekend at the Montauk Library. Fall wreaths, emoji Mason jars, and artwork inspired by Jackson Pollock are among the children and teen offerings at the East Hampton Library this week.
By a vote of 132 to 98, voters approved an additional $4.74 million in funding for the district's renovation and expansion project, bumping total funding for the project to $29.4 million and avoiding delays that could have pushed completion of the project well past the current July 2020 target date.
Big rigs of all varieties, from ambulances and fire trucks to tractors and semis, will be on hand at the Children’s Museum of the East End’s Big Truck Day on Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon in Bridgehampton.
If the additional funding is approved, Robert Hauser, the district superintendent, estimated that individual taxpayers’ bills would rise about $20 a year for every million dollars of assessed value on their homes.
School officials and consultants explained the confluence of events that is sending the district back to residents on Thursday for a vote to approve an additional $4.7 million in funding for renovation and expansion of the school, on top of the $24.7 million that voters greenlighted two years ago.
Nearly two years after winning approval for a $24.7 million expansion and renovation project, the Bridgehampton School District will ask voters next Thursday for permission to borrow an additional $4.7 million to bring the project to fruition.
The newly waxed floors glistened in the empty hallways of the Springs School on Friday as a handful of teachers readied classrooms for the start of the school year on Tuesday, when 681 kindergarten through eighth-grade students are expected back on campus, with another 39 set to attend the district’s prekindergarten program at the Eleanor Whitmore Early Childhood Center in East Hampton.
The Perfect Earth Project, MM Fine Art in Southampton will open “17,” an exhibition of photographs by Joey Farrell, Camp SoulGrow in Montauk has a day trip to Block Island planned for kids 7 and older on Monday. The Children’s Museum of the East End and Hamptons Chess will host the museum’s fourth annual Chessfest. Summer may be winding down, but the activities for kids at East Hampton Library are not.
The biggest of East Hampton Library’s offerings for kids this week is its annual children’s fair. Goat on a Boat’s puppet theater series continues at Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor. Bay Street is also offering a series of teen master classes this month. At the Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill, a drawing course for children 10 and older.
The Hudson Vagabond Puppets promise kids “a musical trip through the wonders of prehistory.” Soap, goats, and creatures of the night are on tap this week at the East Hampton Library. There’s plenty for kids to do at the smaller libraries this week, too.