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Judy D’Mello
According to Steve Levy, a former county executive for Suffolk who is now the director of the Center for Cost Effective Government in Bayport, state legislation is needed to mandate that any increases in property taxes, whether due to capital improvements or standard operational costs, must be presented to the voter at one time in May, during the annual school budget vote.
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Local School Notes
Judy D’Mello
Residents of the Springs School District will vote on March 6 on whether to approve the bonds necessary for the district’s $16.9-million expansion plan to go forward.
Judy D’Mello
Latin and American Sign Language will be added to the Amagansett School curriculum this winter.
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Judy D’Mello
Security measures are a topic at the forefront of debate at many South Fork schools today. The issue was also raised during Monday’s work session of the Springs School Board.
Judy D’Mello
East Hampton has denied reassigning the lease of the now defunct Child Development Center of the Hamptons building on Stephen Hand’s Path to Gersh Academy, based on the fact that the company is not nonprofit, as the previous school there had been.
Judy D’Mello
In recognition of women over the age of 25 who are full-time South Fork residents and currently pursuing a bachelor’s degree, or intending to return to higher education, the Ladies Village Improvement Society of East Hampton has awarded two Madelon DeVoe Talley Scholarships for $3,000 each.
Judy D’Mello
Shakespeare wanted his work to be performed. And for 20 years, students at the Hayground School in Bridgehampton have kept the Bard’s intentions alive.
Joanne Pilgrim
The East Hampton Housing Authority, which is creating an affordable housing complex with 38 apartments on 4.6 acres at 531 Montauk Highway in Amagansett, has offered to make a $25,000 annual payment to the Amagansett School District and library district in lieu of taxes to help offset the costs of educating any additional students who might move to the district.
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Judy D’Mello
According to Autism Speaks, an advocacy group, 25 private schools east of Medford and west of Hauppauge offer specialized education for autistic children — but there are none on the East End.
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Tchaikovsky's classic comes to Guild Hall and holiday-themed activities abound this weekend.