New Electronic Message Sign Coming to Bridgehampton School Campus

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A new electronic, illuminated message sign will soon be installed in front of the Bridgehampton School to replace the existing sign. Christine Sampson photo

By Christine Sampson

An illuminated, electronic message sign will soon be placed in the front of the Bridgehampton School, after the school board gave an informal go-ahead for the administration to pursue its installation on April 19.

The sign will be 2 feet smaller in width and 1 foot shorter in height than the current sign, which is approximately 6 feet high by 12 feet wide. While the existing sign has black, hand-applied letters on a white background, the new sign would have the potential for a flexible number of rows of digital text in a variety of styles, and even images.

“It’s much more visible, so you don’t need it to be as large as the one that we have at the moment,” school board president Ron White said. “It can scroll or it can blink, and we can do colors or snowflakes falling at Christmas. That’s pretty exciting.”

He called the sign “more efficient,” saying it can be easily programmed instead of needing to be updated manually.

Robert Hauser, Bridgehampton’s assistant superintendent for finance and facilities, said the new sign will cost $24,040.

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