Seventy-six years to the day — June 13 — when a Nazi submarine ran aground on a sandbar off Atlantic Avenue Beach in Amagansett, third graders at the John M. Marshall Elementary School got a history lesson, as well as a few drama tips, when their teacher, David Cataletto, took them to the place where all the action had unfolded, the Amagansett Life-Saving and Coast Guard Station museum on Atlantic Avenue.
A range of summer programs, from tennis and basketball clinics to crafts and games, sailing classes, and free swim lessons offered through the East Hampton Town Parks and Recreation Department, will get underway next week.
Students, faculty and staff, board members, state officials, parents, and residents gathered on Friday on the back lawn of the Bridgehampton School, the very spot that, roughly 18 months from now, will be covered by 35,440 square feet of brand-new school buildings.
The Hetrick-Martin Institute, the oldest and largest nonprofit agency to provide social services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning youth, will celebrate the 20th anniversary of its annual School’s Out gala next Saturday, June 16, at the East Hampton home of Lisa and James Cohen.
Approximately 19 billion pounds of plastic waste ends up in the world’s oceans every year. Several ocean conservancy groups have cautioned that if we keep polluting at the current rate there will be more plastic than fish in the ocean by 2050.
A swim-a-thon on Saturday at the Y.M.C.A. East Hampton RECenter, in which 95 middle school-age girls will participate, will be held from 1 to 3:30 p.m. as a benefit for I-Tri, a nonprofit program that promotes leadership and life skills for girls through encouragement and athletics.
Jerel D. Cokley has been appointed the new assistant superintendent for business for the East Hampton School District. Mr. Cokley will start on July 2, replacing Isabel Madison, who will retire in August following 14 years as the chief financial manager of the district.
Spending plans totaling almost $193 million for the 2018-19 academic year were approved on Tuesday by voters in school districts from Montauk to Bridgehampton. Budgets in all of those school districts came in below the state-mandated tax cap.