Whether South Fork children who are on the autism spectrum are receiving optimal educational services depends on whom you ask. A proposal to use a town-owned site for a new special-needs school has engendered opposition.
Sitting around a table strewn with half-eaten packages of cookies and chips, the Guild Hall Teen Arts Council held its weekly brainstorming meeting as part of an initiative aimed at giving young people a bigger stake in the future of the arts and offering teens more cultural opportunities here on the East End.
The Montauk School District has ranked high on a nationwide list of American schools that spend the most per pupil. According to 247Wwallst.com, a financial news and opinion website, the Montauk district comes in at sixth out of the top 11.
Montauk students have decided once more to band together and send help to hurricane victims — this time to tiny Everglades City, on the southwest coast of Florida, which was battered during Irma’s devastating surge two months ago.
Some 50 mentors from a range of professions — including elected officials, artists, writers, photographers, graphic designers, a veterinarian, chefs, and police officers — talked about their careers with East Hampton High School sophomores on Tuesday morning.