John M. Marshall Elementary School To Host ‘Be The Match’ Event In Teacher’s Honor
For 22 Revolutionary War patriots buried between the 1780s and 1840s in the Sag Harbor Old Burying Ground, their headstones look the best they have in decades, largely in thanks to the efforts of Mr. Kahofer and longtime local historian Zach Studenroth — who, together, founded the Burying Ground Preservation Group, which works to protect these delicate and often overlooked historical and sacred sites.
“The Night Tulsa Died: The Black Wall Street Massacre of 1921” is a series of digital collages, on silk, that tell the story of the Tulsa Massacre, the 100th anniversary of which falls on May 30.
The main topic of conversation at Monday night’s, May 24, Sag Harbor Board of Education meeting was, unsurprisingly, the status of the district’s contract negotiations with Mashashimuet Park.
When voters on May 18 defeated the Bridgehampton School District’s proposed $20.66 million budget by the slimmest of margins, it left the School Board with few options. It can ask voters to approve the same budget or it can submit an amended version — usually with cuts in spending — for a revote on June 15.
With the exception of the Bridgehampton School District (see separate story), voters overwhelmingly approved spending plans for the 2021-22 school year in all South Fork districts.
That was the scene in Bridgehampton on Friday as children in Gabrielle Lemon and Caitlin Hansen’s kindergarten class, accompanied by children from several other grades, strolled into the village to spread a little good cheer.
The Bridgehampton School District’s budget narrowly failed to win the 60 percent voter support it needed on Tuesday night to be allowed to pierce the state-mandated tax cap.
Gregg Schiavoni, the president of the Mashashimuet Park Board of Directors, said on Friday afternoon that the Sag Harbor School District has declined to renew its contract with the park for use of the athletic facilities for its interscholastic sports teams.
The Sag Harbor Board of Education meeting on Monday night was a final chance for the public to hear about the proposed budget for the 2021-22 school year, and board members remained elated about how it all came together in what was a challenging and unprecedented year.
Five candidates are seeking to fill three openings on the Bridgehampton School Board this year.
The budget calls for a spending increase of $1,672,490, or 8.8 percent, over the current year. The tax levy would rise by $1,466,190 to $17.89 million, or 8.9 percent. The tax rate is projected to climb to just under $1.98 per $1,000 of assessed valuation from just under $1.84 per $1,000 last year. That would translate to an increase of about $143 for a house valued at $1 million.
The Church in Sag Harbor — an arts exhibition center owned by Eric Fischl and April Gornik that was formerly a Methodist Church — hosted the “Sag Harbor In Focus” show, an annual exhibition of works of photography by Pierson High School students. While the show is in its fifth year, it marked the first time that pieces were exhibited in the newly renovated art space located on Madison Street in Sag Harbor Village.
But what is unusual is that Monday marked the first official day of practice for Bridgehampton’s new junior varsity team, the first baseball team the Killer Bees have fielded since 1980, when they were still known as the Bridgies and the lineup included basketball star and future and now retired basketball coach Carl Johnson.
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