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On Call: An Ounce of Prevention

From the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic, one of the biggest concerns for the health care community has been not only the actual effects of the novel coronavirus itself but also the secondary impacts upon people's health and well-being. There were concerns about how increasing numbers of patients with Covid-19 might overwhelm the clinics and hospitals in terms of simple numbers, but the impact upon preventive health was also very worrisome. 

Oct 16, 2020

Suffolk Virus Numbers Improving, but Hospitalizations on the Rise

After detecting a spike in coronavirus infections in Suffolk County during the first week of October, when more than 100 new cases were reported in a single day for the first time since mid-July, the county reported far fewer new cases this week, but noted an increase in Covid-related hospitalizations.

Oct 15, 2020

In Sag Harbor, a House of Stories Is Between Chapters

That the former Morpurgo house, a.k.a. the Captain John Hulbert house, hadn't been sold yet amid the pandemic was serendipitous for its owners, Max and Michelle Breskin, who, with their three children, are its first legal occupants in many years. Once a wreck, now tip-top after a major restoration completed by Breskin Development, it is on the market for just under $6.5 million.

Oct 15, 2020

On Call: Is It a Cold, or Is It Covid?

The novel coronavirus causing Covid-19 has the ability to affect many body systems and can lead to such a wide variety of symptoms that it is difficult to say without a test whether certain symptoms are those of a cold or Covid.

Oct 8, 2020

East End Democrats Tap Second-Home Owners

Democrats on the East End are turnign to a new voter base: second-home owners. According to the Suffolk County Board of Elections, 876 people with mailing addresses in New York City were registered to vote in East Hampton Town as of August 2020; 672 were Democrats.

Oct 16, 2020

Hook Pond Lot Eyed as Teaching Preserve

After demolishing a house, garage, and sewage systems on a property on Hook Pond in East Hampton Village that was purchased last year with community preservation money, the town and village may restore it to natural meadow and use it, in part, to show waterfront homeowners how wetland buffers can be used to stop nitrogen from running into water.

Oct 16, 2020

Poll Shows Zeldin and Goroff in Near Tie

The 314 Action Fund, which works to elect scientists, doctors, and professionals in the STEM fields (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics), issued results of a poll on Tuesday showing a tight race between Representative Lee Zeldin and Nancy Goroff, who is on leave from her position as chairwoman of Stony Brook University's chemistry department. 

Oct 16, 2020

On Thursday afternoon, the Long Island Rail Road's 2:48 p.m. train from Montauk, due at Jamaica at 5:50 p.m., stalled just west of the Montauk station because of equipment trouble.

Oct 16, 2020

Joseph Serino of Manhattan, 66, was riding his bicycle on Toilsome Lane in East Hampton Saturday when he was struck by a 2005 Mercedes-Benz.

Oct 15, 2020

A look at the police blotter for the week of Oct. 15.

Oct 15, 2020

East Hampton Town police said that on Oct. 3, Henry Lupercio of Montauk slapped an unidentified woman in the face and mouth and punched her in the back of the head with a closed fist, in violation of an order of protection served against him last year.

Oct 15, 2020

Jaymes Westfall of East Hampton, 35, was clocked driving a 2020 Jeep at 95 miles per hour in a 55-m.p.h. zone while passing another vehicle on the right in a no-passing zone on Napeague near Dolphin Drive on the night of Oct. 5, East Hampton Town police reported.

Oct 15, 2020

The 314 Action Fund, which works to elect scientists, doctors, and professionals in the STEM fields (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics), issued results of a poll on Tuesday showing a tight race between Representative Lee Zeldin and Nancy Goroff, who is on leave from her position as chairwoman of Stony Brook University's chemistry department. 

Oct 16, 2020

Voters in Suffolk County can weigh in on two propositions on the ballot this year, one to change the term of office for county legislators from two to four years, and the other to transfer excess money in the county's sewer assessment stabilization reserve fund to the taxpayer trust fund.

Oct 16, 2020

Representative Lee Zeldin and his challenger, Nancy Goroff, answered questions posed by climate and environmental activists in an online forum on Tuesday night, three weeks before Election Day and 11 days before the start of New York State's early voting period. 

Oct 16, 2020

Five State Agencies Sign On to Wind Farm Plan

South Fork Wind proposal gets prominent backing, dealing a blow to opponents in Wainscott, who complain of environmental impact and counter with an alternative.

Oct 15, 2020

Wainscott Village? Some Say 'No Way'

Wainscott United, a group of residents who oppose village incorporation efforts, on Saturday questioned the validity of a petition to incorporate being circulated by a citizens group.

Oct 9, 2020

Climate Change Forum With Long Island Congressional Candidates

The New York League of Conservation Voters Education Fund, Citizens Campaign for the Environment, and Students for Climate Action will co-host a virtual town hall event with the candidates for New York’s First and Second Congressional Districts on Tuesday from 7 to 8:30 p.m. 

Oct 9, 2020

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Bonac Blind Looks at What's Lost

As part of the Parrish Road Show, the artist Scott Bluedorn will launch Bonac Blind, a reimagined duck blind that both memorializes Bonac traditions of fishing, hunting, and farming and comments on the sad consequences of East Hampton's stratospheric cost of living.

Oct 15, 2020

The fall art season has officially arrived at Guild Hall, which is presenting a recorded talk with Shirin Neshat about her latest video and film projects on Sunday, an installation by Rosario Varela opening Friday, and a virtual talk with Renee Cox and Sanford Biggers on Tuesday.

Oct 15, 2020

The Sag Harbor Cinema will launch "Wednesdays With Wiseman," a virtual cinema series of three films by Frederick Wiseman, on Oct. 21 with "Ballet" (1995), which focuses on the American Ballet Theatre. Each film will be preceded by a prerecorded conversation between Mr. Wiseman and another notable documentarian.

Oct 15, 2020

Local organizations have received grants from the Frankenthaler Foundation, plus new shows at Tripoli, Ashawagh, Philllips, Harper's Books, No. 53, and more.

Oct 15, 2020

East End Eats: Dining Out All Year, Literally

On the border of a busy parking lot, not to mention in the midst of a terrifying pandemic, brave professionals in the restaurant business are doing everything they can to make your dining experience fun, flavorful, and above all, safe.

Oct 15, 2020

East End Vineyards See Promise in 2020 Vintage

The year 2020 will be infamous for many things, but one positive aspect could be the 2020 vintage on the South Fork, where the warm and sunny weather created "pristine" and "intense" fruit now being harvested.

Oct 15, 2020