Several Springs residents urged the East Hampton Town board at last week’s budget hearing to add whatever money it can to its 2012 budget to support the Project Most after-school program in their community.
None of the residents asked for a specific amount of money, but most told the board it is important to have a place where their children can go after school and which provides a learning environment.
Last year, the town -- which was millions of dollars in debt because of mismanagement by a previous administration -- ended its financial support for the Homework Club, another program in Springs that had been costing $3,700 per student each year. Overall, the town was forced to borrow $30 million and eliminate dozens of jobs.
Project Most provides similar services, but unlike the Homework Club -- which was free -- it charges parents on a sliding scale.
“My children enjoy Project Most,” said David Lys