The former Southampton College, now run by the State University at Stony Brook, has an arts program, undergraduate and graduate courses in marine sciences and graduate and postgraduate degrees in health care technology and management on a 82-acre campus.
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.
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.
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.
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.