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Challenging Schools to Challenge Kids

When it comes to college acceptances, consider that it often comes down to institutions wanting to know that a student has taken the most difficult courses that a school has offered, experts say.That difficult coursework looks different from school to school on the South Fork.

Local Schools Continue Focusing on Safety and Security

This week, at Sag Harbor Elementary School, principal Matt Malone implemented new arrival procedures for parents and others attending morning program.

Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast” Opens Friday at Southampton Cultural Center

The tale as old as time is, arguably, the biggest Disney musical Broadway has ever seen, opening Friday night with a cast of familiar characters at the Southampton Cultural Center and marking the end of Center Stage’s 10th anniversary season.

Feds Told Offshore Drilling Is Not an Option for Long Island

The message was clear: Don’t even think of drilling for natural gas or oil in the Atlantic Ocean anywhere near the Long Island coast.

Killer Bees Get Past an Old Foe and Advance in State Tournament

A big second half from junior J.P. Harding helped lead the Bees out of an early 11-point hole on Monday to knock off Livingston Manor, 50-48, to advance in the state tournament. 

Non-Profits Convene ‘Hamptons Arts Network’ to Boost Mission

Nineteen South Fork arts and cultural organizations have partnered up to promote a collective, regional message.

Bridgehampton School Grows Options for Graduates

The emphasis on agriculture has only grown at Bridgehampton, where students may soon be able to graduate with a special New York State high school diploma designation in one of four agricultural “pathways."

Express Sessions Focus on Pros and Cons of Short-Term Rental Market

As the region has become ever more popular, tourists, who once came almost exclusively for the entire summer season, are increasingly taking advantage of websites, such as Airbnb, to book short-term rentals.

DeMatha Provides a New Direction for Local Lacrosse Standout

Bryant O’Donnell, it seemed at the time, was ready to take a huge leap to boost his promising lacrosse career.

Rain Fails To Dampen HarborFrost Celebration

The Sag Harbor Chamber of Commerce hosted its eighth annual HarborFrost on Saturday, with ice carving, a polar bear plunge off Windmill Beach, live music and other activities around town that led up to a finale of fire dancing and fireworks by Grucci.

Sag Harbor Cinema Project Clears Another Hurdle

The new Sag Harbor Cinema Arts Center inched one step closer to becoming a reality Tuesday, with the Sag Harbor Zoning Board of Appeals...

SOFO Leads a Night-Time Search for the Elusive Tiger Salamander

The procession of about 20 people was there in hopes of encountering the eastern tiger salamander, or Ambystoma tigrinum, the largest of the so-called mole salamanders.

Local Districts Respond to Parkland School Shooting

Just five days before the Parkland shooting, the Southampton Town Police Department met with a group of Southampton-area school officials to discuss gaining access to school cameras and door locks via virtual private networks. Officers also toured all the schools the day after the shooting.

Wainscott Residents Asks Town Board for Public Water

Citing concerns over the discovery of chemical compounds contaminating some private wells in its hamlet, the Wainscott Citizens Advisory Committee has asked the East Hampton Town Board to take a series of steps to protect residents and businesses.

Bees Lose to Greenport, Turn Focus to State Playoffs

Bridgehampton and Greenport, longtime playoff rivals, faced off in Tuesday’s non-elimination Suffolk County C-D Championship game at Suffolk County Community College in Selden.

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Sag Harbor Village Board Hears Plea For Peace And Quiet

A Sag Harbor woman called on the Village Board to take steps to inform newcomers, who have descended on the village since the coronavirus pandemic began, that their fellow residents cherish their peace and quiet.

Following Staff Concerns, Southampton Town Board To Require Visitors To Swear They’re Not Visiting...

Following concerns by town workers, Southampton Town officials will now require visitors to Town Hall to fill out forms attesting that they have not entered New York State from high-risk states without a quarantining for 14 days.

East Hampton Native Navigates Precarious Equestrian Competition Season

East Hampton Native Navigates Precarious Equestrian Competition Season