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03/24/17 12:00pm
REPORTER FILE PHOTO|

REPORTER FILE PHOTO|

No threat
To the Editor:
It befuddles why your editorial (“Vote no on extra transportation costs”, March 16), is painting the petition to transport students to Our Lady of the Hamptons (OLH) as an adversary of the school district budget. The proposed budget for 2017-18 is $11,291,936. The cost to transport students to OLH (if transportation is not shared with Hayground and Ross) is $65,736. That’s 0.58 percent, half of one percent, of the entire budget. To target this expense as the line item that will “break the bank” is sheer nonsense. We can do math. (more…)

03/07/17 4:30pm
JULIE LANE PHOTO Board of Education President Thomas Graffagnino explains why a $70,000 item that may not be spent could still force the district to pierce the tax cap.

JULIE LANE PHOTO Board of Education President Thomas Graffagnino explains why a $70,000 item that may not be spent could still force the district to pierce the tax cap.

A $70,000 line item in the proposed school budget for bus and ferry transportation, based on estimates from South Ferry and Sunrise Buses,  for two elementary school students who attend classes at Our Lady of the Hamptons may never have to be paid, but by state law must be included for the 2017-18 school year pending the outcome of a referendum. (more…)

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12/31/16 11:00am
REPORTER FILE PHOTO A Shakespeare performance in the open air of Sylvester Manor last July.

REPORTER FILE PHOTO A Shakespeare performance in the open air of Sylvester Manor last July.

“They should have run a senior citizen bus from Shelter Island over here,” was a comment made by one of the senior grandparents who went to Guild Hall in East Hampton to see their grandchildren from Hayground School perform in “Romeo and Juliet” last Thursday. (more…)

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10/31/16 12:00pm
TOM GANNON PHOTO Anna Throne-Holst and Congressman Lee Zeldin.

TOM GANNON PHOTO Anna Throne-Holst and Congressman Lee Zeldin.