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Schools Mandated To Close For Two Weeks To Deal With COVID-19

The announcement by Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone on Sunday went into effect in the county’s schools on Monday, and will last through Monday, March 30, unless officials announce otherwise.

Bellone Orders All Schools Closed For Two Weeks

According to communications from several area school districts, Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone has ordered all schools in the county to close for two weeks, beginning Monday, March 16, through Friday, March 27.

Hayground School Closed Thursday and Friday to Prepare for Potential COVID-19 Outbreak

The Hayground School is closed Thursday, March 12 and Friday, March 13, according to a letter sent to parents late Wednesday night by Marcelle Langendal, the faculty chair of the Bridgehampton school.

School is Closed in Sag Harbor Through March 22 As Precaution

The Sag Harbor School District announced at just over 7 p.m. on Wednesday night that it would close for classes at the elementary and high school for the next 10 days.

Sag Harbor School District Cancels Events and Sports Through End of March

The Sag Harbor School District announced this week it would cancel student events and end the middle school winter sports season early, in an effort to protect students, staff and community members from potential exposure to COVID-19.

Sag Harbor School Board Presented with $45 Million Draft Budget

The Sag Harbor School Board of Education was presented with a draft $45 million budget for the 2020-21 school year at its February 10 business meeting, although school business administrator Laurie Baum cautioned it was just a draft and that figure would likely decrease at the board workshops the new spending plan.

New Short Film Featuring Local Advocates To Address Opioid Crisis And Addiction

Westhampton Beach resident Bill Donahue has produced a short film “Unspoken, Now Told: Recovery Stories,” in collaboration with Human Understanding and Growth Services Inc., or HUGS, based in Westhampton Beach.

Consultant Says Arsenic Levels at Sag Harbor Learning Center Were Not Hazardous

The levels of arsenic detected at the Sag Harbor Learning Center were deemed not hazardous, Brandon Broderick, a professional geologist who works in environmental and construction consulting and testing, informed the Sag Harbor Board of Education at its Monday work session. 

Doctors, Educators On East End Battle Nasty Flu Outbreak And Urge Vaccinations

Stony Brook Southampton Hospital, as well as pediatric offices and local schools, all reported this week that they have seen an early outbreak of flu cases this season.

Sag Harbor Parents Hope Others Will “Wait Until 8th”

Childhood is too short to waste on a smartphone — and that is the message that was delivered to parents at Sag Harbor Elementary School last Thursday, during a PTA-sponsored discussion on the “Wait Until 8th”pledge, a national movement aimed at encouraging parents not to allow their children to have smartphones or access to social media until they are in the eighth grade.

Calling All Students: Southampton Town Hosts Climate Change Arts Contest

Climate Change affects the world and our way of life in one way or another. The Southampton Youth Bureau’s getting the conversation started about Climate Change through this year’s Creative Arts Contest. The contest is open to students in grades 5 through 12 who reside or attend school in the Town of Southampton.

A Final Goodbye to The Beehive in Bridgehampton

“The Hive,” as it became known, or “The Matchbox” because of its extremely tight quarters, measures 37 feet sideline to sideline, and 55 feet baseline to baseline, which is 13 and 19 feet smaller, respectively, than a regulation-sized high school basketball court.

Graves Named New Executive Director of Eleanor Whitmore Early Childhood Center in East Hampton

Katy Graves has been named the executive director of the Eleanor Whitmore Early Childhood Center in East Hampton.

Sag Harbor School Board Chooses Not to Weigh in on HPV Legislation

The Sag Harbor School Board of Education took a stance Monday night against writing a letter to New York State, in opposition or in favor of, a legislation that would require children receive the Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination and influenza vaccine to attend school or daycare in New York State. 

Arsenic Found in Sag Harbor Learning Center Soil

Arsenic — a chemical that can be toxic — was detected in soils found on the Division Street property that is home to the Sag Harbor Learning Center this past spring by contractors and architects renovating the former Stella Maris Regional School building into administrative offices and pre-kindergarten facilities for the Sag Harbor School District.

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