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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

For Caterers, Reopening Means It's Party Time

The news on Monday of a "major reopening" of New York State came not a moment too soon for the South Fork's caterers and restaurateurs, for whom the pandemic represented an unprecedented disruption of business but who now must move swiftly to book and prepare for summer events while keeping an eye on state guidance that remains fluid.

May 6, 2021

East Hampton Airport Is on Town Board's Agenda Tuesday

Members of the public will have a chance to comment on the East Hampton Town Airport on Tuesday during a board work session that starts at 11 a.m.

May 10, 2021

East Hampton Town Board Eyes Water Projects

East Hampton Town's water quality technical advisory committee issued recommendations to a supportive town board on Tuesday to fund six projects using money from the portion of the community preservation fund allocated to water quality improvements.

May 6, 2021

State Money Jump-Starts East Hampton Housing Project

The Town of East Hampton has won a $5.6 million award from New York State for a planned affordable housing project on a 14.2-acre parcel on Three Mile Harbor Road. 

May 6, 2021

Library Item of the Week: A Look Back at Old Fort Tyler

This photograph from the Springs Historical Society archive shows a group posing on the stairs at the ruins of Fort Tyler on Gardiner's Point Island. Gardiner's Point Island, a small 14-acre island, was connected to Gardiner's Island by a peninsula in Block Island Sound until 1888.

May 6, 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

With the onset of warmer weather, once again comes news of rental scams on the South Fork. One was reported in Montauk this week.

May 6, 2021

Town police reported the arrest of a man in East Hampton on the morning on April 27 on a misdemeanor charge of driving a vehicle not equipped with an interlock device, which is needed to turn over the engine of a car driven by someone previously convicted for driving while intoxicated.

May 6, 2021

Long Island Books

Arts

Not Just an Actor at Bay Street

Allen O'Reilly spent more than four decades as an actor and education director before taking on the position of director of education and community outreach at the Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor.

May 6, 2021

Bay Street Theater's plans to build a new theater complex and develop other properties near the Sag Harbor waterfront received mostly harsh critiques from village residents at a public forum on Saturday. 

May 5, 2021

New art shows all over the region, a salute to Vito Sisti, the Sag Harbor Whaling Museum reopens, Mary Abbott is the focus for the Pollock-Krasner House's first seasonal exhibition, and more

May 6, 2021

A "42nd Street" musical revival now available for streaming through Guild Hall and lessons in auditioning on camera through Bay Street.

May 6, 2021

Food

East End Cowboy Sauces It Up

"It started in the backyard, as barbecue stories do," Jason Wagenheim said. "I've hosted barbecues for upwards of 50 to 60 people. They'd say, 'Jason, you should open a barbecue restaurant or bottle this sauce.' "

May 6, 2021