East End Jazz: (l-r) Bill Smith, Olivia and Iris Ornig at the Maker Fair
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Advice from the Makers

Pictured Above: East End Jazz: (l-r) Bill Smith, Olivia Foschi and Iris Ornig at the Maker Fair It's been five years since the Peconic Community School was last able to hold a Maker Fair, its annual spring gathering of inventors, fixers, potters and tinkerers, scientists, farmers, cooks, musicians and writers, who come together to share their skills with the community, due to the upheaval wrought by pandemic health concerns. This
Potter Chris Fanjul at the Peconic Community School's Maker Fair
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Peconic Community School to Host Maker Fair

Pictured Above: Potter Chris Fanjul at a past Maker Fair at the Peconic Community School. Peconic Community School will host its Fifth Annual Maker Fair on Saturday, April 13 at the school’s new Cutchogue campus from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Local “Makers’’ will present workshops and demos at this family-friendly festival of invention, creativity and resourcefulness in celebration of the Maker movement. This community and family event will feature
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New Suffolk School Voters Choose To Become a Non-Instructional School District

Voters in New Suffolk approved a proposal to tuition out all of the district's students to a neighboring school district in an 83-14 vote on Tuesday, after parents of the seven students currently attending the three-room schoolhouse spent the past year telling the district their students needed more than this tiny school can offer. "The New Suffolk Community passed a resolution on March 5th, 2024 to move to a non
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New Suffolk School Chooses Southold Ahead of Community Forum, Vote

The New Suffolk Common School, which is holding a March 5 community referendum on sending all of its students out of district to be educated, announced this week that it has reached an agreement to send the students to the Southold School District, where students in the district's upper grades already attend classes. The district is hosting a community forum on the vote to create what's known as a non-instructional
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Families Ask East Hampton Town to Take Over Montauk Child Care Center

Parents and staff at the Montauk Child Care Center are asking East Hampton Town to take over the operation of the Center after the Economic Opportunity Council of Suffolk, which has operated the center since 2006, announced Jan. 29 that they are discontinuing their contract to run the facility, which is at the town-owned Montauk Playhouse on Edgemere Street. Several parents brought their young children to the East Hampton Town
(l-r) New Suffolk Superintendent Joe Vasile-Cozzo, Board President Lisa Zissel, Board members Brooke Dailey and Deborah Carrol and District Clerk Jana Prindle at the board's Jan. 9 meeting.

New Suffolk School to Hold March 5 Referendum on Sending All Students to Other Districts

Pictured Above (l-r): New Suffolk Superintendent Joe Vasile-Cozzo, Board President Lisa Zissel, Board members Brooke Dailey and Deborah Carrol and District Clerk Jana Prindle at the board's Jan. 9 meeting. The tiny community of New Suffolk, on the North Fork, will have the chance to vote this March on a proposal to send all of its students to other neighboring districts. The public referendum, open to voters who live in
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A School Grows in Cutchogue

The Peconic Community School, on the North Fork, started 12 years ago with nine students by two sisters passionate about hands-on education in collaboration with the community, has found its forever home in Cutchogue. The school opened its doors Jan. 8 in the former Our Lady of Mercy School on the Main Road in downtown Cutchogue, with more than 90 students in the eight classrooms of the former Catholic school
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New Suffolk School To Explore Sending All Students to Other Districts

Pictured Above: At the Oct. 11 community discussion at the New Suffolk School The New Suffolk Common School District, which serves a community of about 400 people living within a half of a square mile just south of Cutchogue, has long been one of the smallest school districts on the North Fork, and families who are sending their kids there now are feeling the isolation that comes with such a
The former Our Lady of Mercy School and Sacred Heart Parish in Cutchogue
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Peconic Community School Plans to Grow in Cutchogue

Pictured Above: The former Our Lady of Mercy School and Sacred Heart Parish in Cutchogue Twelve years ago, the Peconic Community School, driven by a mission to cultivate compassionate and creative learners, opened its doors with nine students in a room at the East End Arts School in Riverhead. The next year, with 27 students, it moved into its current rented space at the Our Redeemer Lutheran Church in Aquebogue.
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As Covid Cases Up-End Local School Plans, NY To Unveil School Virus Dashboard

The Riverhead Central School District was the first to open its doors to students last Thursday, Sept. 3, but two days into the school year at the district's Aquebogue Elementary School, some classes have already been disrupted by the Covid-19 pandemic, after two students tested positive for the virus over the Labor Day holiday weekend. Also over the weekend, two employees in the Southold Union Free School District notified the
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A School Year Like No Other

When students go back to school across the East End this month, their days will look much different than they did before the pandemic caused schools to shut their doors in March. School districts have been tweaking reopening plans throughout the month of August, as more details from New York State led to shifting schedules to accommodate safe social distancing, and, due to both this uncertainty and an abnormally late