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Two Sag Harbor Teachers Say Goodbye To Jobs They Loved

Two Sag Harbor Teachers Say Goodbye To Jobs They Loved

Task Force to Meet on Reopening Of Sag Harbor Schools; DeSesa Elected Board President

A task force will meet on Thursday, June 9, to discuss possible scenarios for how schools in the Sag Harbor School District will re-open this fall, although Schools Superintendent Jeff Nichols noted that New York’s 700 school districts are still waiting for guidance from state officials, and that there remains a lot of uncertainty about what will be possible due to COVID-19.

Alumni, Youth Reach Out For Social Justice At Area School Districts

Younger generations of area residents are banding together to advocate for racial justice on the East End, and across the country, including recent alumni from Westhampton Beach, Southampton and Sag Harbor schools.

Pierson High School Hosts Commencement

A downpour in the middle of the festivities didn't stop the Pierson High School Class of 2020 from commencement on Saturday evening.

Through Summer School, Districts Support Students Who Fell Behind During COVID Closures

Beginning in July, educators on the East End will work with the many students who struggled to grasp material during remote learning. Another complication: most instruction will continue to take place online.

Shelter Island Preschool Hosts Online Fundraiser To Keep Operation Thriving

The Shelter Island Early Childhood Learning Center earlier this month launched a GoFundMe online fundraiser to raise money for the nonprofit’s early childhood program, which may be in jeopardy because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

East End Districts Prepare For Graduation Week

With graduations slated for Friday and into the weekend, high schools on the East End are getting ready to say goodbye to their seniors. In response to the coronavirus pandemic, school staff have altered traditional ceremony plans, giving tenacious students the chance to walk across the stage and receive their hard-earned diplomas.

Manhattan Private School Launches East Hampton Outpost

This fall, a Manhattan private school will open an East Hampton campus — a welcome development for families who fled New York City as the COVID-19 pandemic peaked and who hesitate to return.

Visual Diary, Compiled by High School Photographers, Chronicles ‘Community in Crisis’

It is with that intention that Pierson art teacher Peter Solow encouraged his high school photography students to capture day-to-day life around them, turned upside down by the ongoing coronavirus outbreak and recent anti-racism protests.

Budget Passes; DeSesa, Kriegsman and Kruel Elected to School Board

In Sag Harbor, incumbents Brian DeSesa and Alex Kriegsman were re-elected to the board with former board president Sandi Kruel earning the third seat on the board. Newcomers Ronald Reed and Helen Roussel were unsuccessful in their bids for school board.

McCleland, Verzosa Easily Returned to Bridgehampton School Board as Budget Passes

In the Bridgehampton School District, the budget passed by a wide margin, 262-102, with incumbents Kathleen McCleland and Markanthony Verzosa earning re-election to the Bridgehampton School Board of Education.

Caps And Ceremonies Up in The Air As Graduation Rules Change Again

With an announcement that prompted both celebration and consternation, Governor Andrew Cuomo Saturday decided graduation ceremonies may be held outdoors. The caveat? No more than 150 people may attend the socially-distanced events.

Sag Harbor School District Releases Statement on George Floyd’s Death

The Sag Harbor School District released a statement Friday on the death of George Floyd and racial inequality in general in the United States.

Sag Harbor Schools Weigh Graduation Options

Sag Harbor School District officials are weighing two options for graduation ceremonies in late June, with the ultimate plan largely dependent on whether the state will allow schools to host large gatherings, Superintendent Jeff Nichols said on Tuesday.

Pierson PTSA Hosts Virtual Meet The Candidates Debate

The Pierson PTSA sponsored a Zoom Meet the Candidates debate on Tuesday, June 2, between the five candidates running for three seats on the Sag Harbor School Board of Education — Brian DeSesa, Alex Kriegsman, Sandi Kruel, Ronald Reed and Helen Roussel.

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The National Weather Service has issued a tropical storm warning for the East End through Wednesday morning as Tropical Storm Isaias, which is expected to strengthen to a hurricane on Monday, makes it way north along the Atlantic coastline.

Q&A: Jay Schneiderman On The Concert, The Fallout And Dealing With An Angry Governor

Southampton Town Supervisor Jay Schneiderman spoke at length on Friday, via Zoom, about the fallout from the July 25 benefit concert in Water Mill featuring the Chainsmokers — and Mr. Schneiderman’s own band, as an opening act — which prompted a call from an angry Governor Andrew Cuomo, and an upbraiding from New York State Health Commissioner Dr. Howard Zucker, after photos of the crowd ignoring social distancing guidelines were widely circulated.

The Express News Group Presents 27Speaks, A Weekly Podcast: July 30 Edition

In this week’s edition of 27Speaks, the editors talk about a Chainsmokers concert in Water Mill last Saturday that drew heavy criticism from Governor Andrew Cuomo and other state officials for infractions of the state’s COVID-19 rules.