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Lessons Schools Learned in the Pandemic

"We're in such a better place," said Adam Fine, the assistant superintendent of the East Hampton School District, summing up the progress since the beginning of the pandemic. As Covid cases taper down and outdoor celebrations start to ramp up, signs that we're turning a corner in the pandemic are everywhere in local schools — and gratefully so, administrators and students say.

May 13, 2021

Covid Relief Coming for Hard-Hit Fishing Industry

It's a drop in the fishing bucket, but New York has begun to distribute $6.7 million in relief aid to the state's seafood, marine commercial, and for-hire fishing industries after excessive business losses due to the Covid-19 pandemic. In the coming weeks, award recipients will receive a letter accompanied by a check, based on reported economic loss experienced in 2020 compared to the previous five years.

May 6, 2021

On Call: Is the Pandemic Over?

It's hard not to wonder if the Covid-19 pandemic is finally over, especially as spring brings fairer weather and nature is exploding into life everywhere you look. With new mask-wearing guidelines released last week and businesses reopening in many states, we've come a long way.

May 6, 2021

East Hampton Village Board Mulls Term Limits, Marijuana

A proposal that would impose term limits on East Hampton Village's elected officials, a tentative budget for the next fiscal year, and the impact of the state's marijuana legalization were discussed at a village board meeting last Thursday. The board also announced that a public hearing will be held on Friday, May 21, on a proposal to convert parallel parking spaces to angled, drive-in ones on parts of Newtown Lane.

May 13, 2021

Litter, Signs, and Parking Grab Amagansett Citizens' Attention

the Amagansett Citizens Advisory Committee tackled the subjects of litter and the profusion of signs when it met this week. The town should "rip out" the signs, one woman said of those at the beach. "If it looks nicer, people might treat it nicer."

May 13, 2021

Bon Jovi's Clubhouse Show in Spotlight

When the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Jon Bon Jovi walked up to a microphone at a benefit concert at an East Hampton sports complex on Friday, he might not have imagined that he was also stepping into a potential ethics controversy.

May 13, 2021

East Hampton Town Debates Future of Its Airport

Consultants hired by the town to study aircraft activity at East Hampton Airport, including noise complaints and the potential economic impact of closing the airport, told the town board on Tuesday that after four consecutive years of increases, the number of flights between July 2 and Sept. 30, 2020, was 35 percent lower than in 2019, but because of the pandemic, "2020 was a unique year, and it's a bit of an outlier."

May 13, 2021

The second jetty at Georgica Beach was slippery on Friday morning, to which the man who fell and pulled a muscle in his right quad might attest. He called in to ask for help getting off the beach, “so he could get medical attention on his own,” police said.

May 13, 2021

David Wisner, the low-flying pilot who was charged with second-degree reckless endangerment after buzzing Sag Harbor at around 5:30 p.m. on April 13 and, minutes before that, areas of Springs, was arraigned on May 7 in Sag Harbor Village Justice Court for the alleged misdemeanor. Mr. Wisner's 90-day ban from East Hampton Airport is ongoing. Court conferences begin on July 2; meanwhile, the Federal Aviation Administration is still investigating the incident.

May 13, 2021

The sentencing of a former Long Island Radio Broadcasting executive for credit card fraud has been postponed while the defense and prosecution dispute the amount of money involved in the crime.

May 6, 2021

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It's Friday Night, Got Cowboy Boots?

The antidote to the social-distancing doldrums may very well be social-dancing lessons, and for that, one needs to look no further than Friday night country line-dancing classes at the Southampton Cultural Center.

May 13, 2021

The Art Barge and the D’Amico Studio and Archive will reopen this spring, after remaining closed for the 2020 season. The 2021 class and workshop schedule was issued on Friday, and registration is open. Classes include painting, orientation to creativity. Workshops include collage, pastel, and watercolor painting. There are also classes for children.

May 13, 2021

The Watermill Center’s spring Community Day, which provides the public an opportunity to experience the center’s grounds as a space to explore, unwind, and find inspiration, will take place in two parts on Saturday.

May 13, 2021

New shows at Tripoli, Borghi, Ashawagh, White Room, and Grenning, along with a new gallery in Montauk, a talk at Guild Hall, and more

May 13, 2021

Food

Finding Expression Through Food

Heritage is as important to Kristina Felix Ibarra as expression, and she has found a way to incorporate both in her love of food. It may sound simple, but it's not. Like much in her life, it's actually quite complicated.

May 13, 2021