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In Suffolk, Just 20 Covid Patients in I.C.U.

The number of positive cases in the county rose by 47, and hospitalizations increased by two. On a brighter note, the number of patients in intensive care units decreased by seven to just 20, and an additional eight people who had the virus were discharged.

Jul 3, 2020

Beaching It In East Hampton This Weekend?

As this very different Fourth of July weekend begins, East Hampton Town has issued a reminder about regulations still in effect to stop the spread of Covid-19, particularly at its beaches.

Jul 3, 2020

A Lifeguard Season Like No Other

This summer, lifeguards are setting an example for the community by wearing masks and ensuring that no crowds gather. This means they have to keep their eyes glued to the water — and also scan the beaches for any large groups. One reporter's story.

Jul 2, 2020

Urban Exodus Drives Boom in Hamptons Real Estate Market

At the onset of the pandemic in early spring, a mad dash of New York City residents seeking an East End refuge led to a surge in rentals, which depleted inventory of all but the most expensive properties. Given what landlords were asking per month, people began to think, "For that money I could carry this house for a year. . . . When we hit that tipping point, the flood gates opened."

Jul 2, 2020

Overwhelmed by Volume, Strained Postal Workers Struggle to Keep Up

The Covid-19 pandemic has flooded post offices and shipping stores with packages, mail, and new customers, leading to difficult working conditions for employees and long lines for customers. Some postal service staffers have worked seven days a week for 30-plus days and 253 of Long Island's approximately 7,000 postal employees have contracted the virus.

Jul 2, 2020

Gruesome Find Stirs Memories of Montauk Monster

A reader reached out to The Star on Thursday with photos of what he said might just be another Montauk Monster, the famously gruesome creature found in Montauk in 2008 that became a viral internet sensation.

Jul 3, 2020

Surging Home Sales Fuel Record Income for Preservation Fund

The Peconic Bay Community Preservation Fund reported $45.43 million in revenues through May of this year, the highest five-month total in the fund's 22-year history. The money comes from a 2-percent transfer tax on real estate sales and provides money for land preservation, water quality improvement, and the protection of maritime heritage.

Jul 3, 2020

There was an accident in the parking lot of the Red Horse complex on Friday night as a driverwas trying to exit to the right, onto Montauk Highway, where the sign says entrance only.

Jul 2, 2020

This year, without community fireworks shows, backyard gatherings around the grill might be just about the only way many people celebrate the Fourth of July. This makes Tom Baker, the assistant chief East Hampton Town fire marshal, nervous, given that at least three fires recently have been attributed to ordinary propane tanks.

Jul 2, 2020

East Hampton Town police took note of a black 2011 Ford that matched the description of a car involved in an unrelated incident, as it was driving along Springs-Fireplace Road.

Jul 2, 2020

A 31-foot boat was briefly adrift in the North Haven mooring field on the afternoon of June 23, knocking into anchored boats nearby. The occupants had slipped their mooring before starting the engines and then could not find the keys for about 20 minutes.

Jul 2, 2020

A new law regulating the use of gas and electric leaf blowers was adopted by the Sag Harbor Village Board at a meeting on June 24.  

Jul 2, 2020

Drive to Create New Village of Wainscott

Wainscott residents angry at what they consider unequal treatment by the East Hampton Town Board are using the July 4 holiday to launch a petition to establish an incorporated village.

Jul 2, 2020

Wind Farms Cited as Boon to Economy in New Ad

The New York League of Conservation Voters has launched an advertising campaign that paints the nascent offshore wind industry as integral to economic recovery in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.

Jul 2, 2020

Quarantine Order Comes Down to Signs

New York airports are being asked to alert passengers to Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo's executive order requiring a 14-day quarantine for people arriving from states with high Covid-19 rates.

Jul 2, 2020

Long Island Books

Arts

LeRoy Bell and G. E. Smith's Music for Troubled Times

"Stony Hill" pairs the guitarist G.E. Smith with LeRoy Bell, a singer-songwriter and musician whose works have been recorded by artists including Elton John, the Spinners, the O'Jays, the Temptations, and Gladys Knight and the Pips. Videos accompanying the first two songs to be issued, the politically charged "America" and the traditional "Black Is the Color," were released on Friday.

Jul 2, 2020

Just when Michael Butler was experiencing what it was like to feed off of other artists' creative energies, the shutdown came.

Jul 2, 2020

"Return to Summer Reading," a show of new Mary Ellen Bartley photographs at the Drawing Room gallery in East Hampton, reveals an artist who is a master of reinvention derived from ever so slightly shifting her focus on a single subject.

Jul 2, 2020

The Sag Harbor Cinema will screen "Point Break," "Selena," and "Moonrise Kingdom" on three nights in July at Havens Beach. Meanwhile, the cinema continues its online series, adding new titles this week.

Jul 2, 2020

Seasons by the Sea: Dig Your Dinner

This is a story about various ways to bake or grill clams at home. Nothing could be easier or cheaper, especially if you have a clamming license and dig your own.

Jul 2, 2020

News for Foodies 07.02.20

More grocery delivery options from New York, a new sushi restaurant in Water Mill, lobster bakes and a pop-up restaurant in Montauk, and much more

Jul 2, 2020