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Judy D’Mello
The Retreat, a nonprofit organization providing services for victims of domestic abuse, has hosted several events during April, which is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. The awareness-building campaign continues this week, with events specifically for teenagers and adults.
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Wondering what to do with the kids this weekend or how to keep them busy after school? From puppet shows to story times, art workshops to science explorations there's always something going on. 
Judy D’Mello
"Having a space where people can feel protected and not in danger is important in order for a community to function well," said Caleb Wright, a ninth grader at the Ross High School, who was one of the main organizers the protest against gun violence.
Judy D’Mello
Erika Duncan, an essayist, novelist, and Sag Harbor resident, founded Herstory in 1996 as a weekly workshop at the Southampton Cultural Center to help women turn their private stories into gripping ones.
Judy D’Mello
Tomorrow, on the 19th anniversary of the Columbine High School shooting, thousands of students across the country are once again expected to rally against violence in an event called the National School Walkout, the third student-led protest since the Feb. 14 deadly school shooting in Parkland, Fla.
Judy D’Mello
April is Sexual Assault Prevention Month, and, as part of an ongoing effort to raise awareness of the issue and educate communities, the Retreat, a nonprofit advocacy organization and shelter for victims of domestic violence, will present Navigating Consent: A Sexual Abuse Prevention Workshop for high school students.
Judy D’Mello
Adam Osterweil, an eighth-grade English language arts teacher at the Springs School and a Springs resident, has published “The Creepy Dungeon,” his sixth book, which reads more like a game. Young readers can embark on an interactive adventure full of puzzles and challenges that can be completed on the book’s website.
Judy D’Mello
Montauk School’s proposed budget for 2018-19, approved by the school board last Wednesday, is almost $19.8 million, up from this year’s $18.8 million.
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The Y.M.C.A. East Hampton RECenter is hosting a healthy kids day on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Kids can climb the rock wall, do science, technology, engineering, and math activities, as well as sports and arts and crafts. There will be a bounce castle and family swim time, among other activities, all offered at no charge.
Judy D’Mello
For one East Hampton High School senior, responses from his desired schools came in: Yale, yes. Brown, yes. Cornell, yes. University of Pennsylvania, yes. Columbia, yes. Dartmouth, yes. Princeton . . . not yet.
Judy D’Mello
The Amagansett School budget, adopted by the school board last week, is about $10.7 million and reflects a $73,421 increase over this year’s.
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The Eleanor Whitmore Early Childhood Center in East Hampton will hold an open house on Monday at 6 p.m. to discuss its prekindergarten programs for 3 and 4-year-olds and its toddler programs.
Carissa Katz
Administrators at the Ross School announced on Friday that the school will move its pre-nursery-through-sixth-grade program to its East Hampton campus on Goodfriend Drive for the 2018-19 school year, closing its lower school campus in Bridgehampton.
Judy D’Mello
Amy Van Scoyoc, the daughter of Peter Van Scoyoc, the East Hampton Town supervisor, and Marilyn Van Scoyoc, a retired band director at East Hampton High School, was awarded a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship to further her research into the effects of land use and development on Lyme disease.
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