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Sports Workouts Resume for East Hampton Athletes

There's still a touch of summer in the East Hampton air, which is a fitting backdrop to the summer-style, off-season sports workouts that will resume this coming week in the East Hampton School District.

Sep 25, 2020

Cuomo Calls for Investigation Into Trump's Virus Response

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo delivered some of his sharpest criticism of President Trump and his administration’s handling of the Covid-19 pandemic on Thursday, repeatedly calling the federal government’s response incompetent and accusing the president of politicizing and lying about the crisis. 

Sep 25, 2020

A Case of Covid-19 in Southampton School District

A Southampton Elementary School student has contracted Covid-19, according to the School Covid Report Card, a state website that tracks cases in public and private schools and colleges, but the student had not been on campus and classes had not yet begun before the diagnosis.

Sep 24, 2020

New Principal Takes Over at East Hampton High

As to the process of preparing for this unprecedented school year, James Crenshaw said he has a tendency to approach anything by planning for everything. "The understanding is that you're probably going to miss a ton of things," and by going into overdrive at the beginning, there are fewer surprises along the way.

Sep 24, 2020

Raising Rip Current Awareness to Save Lives

East End Ocean Rescue, which focuses on warning the public of the dangers of rip currents, recently donated 1,000 rip current cards, along with a warning sign, to the Ocean Vista resort on Napeague, which is near a stretch of beach where a Brooklyn man drowned earlier this summer.

Sep 24, 2020

Rachel Blatt and Jordan Werbe Fuentes Wed at Courthouse

Rachel Blatt and Jordan Werbe Fuentes were married at East Hampton Town Justice Court on Friday. Justice Steven Tekulsky officiated.

Sep 25, 2020

As Wind Farm Proceeds, So Does Pushback

The developers of the proposed South Fork Wind farm filed a joint proposal with the New York State Public Service Commission last Thursday in support of an application for a Certificate of Environmental Compatibility and Public Need under Article VII of the Public Service Law. 

Sep 24, 2020

Law enforcement officials in Sag Harbor, East Hampton, and Suffolk County are preparing to seek public participation on committees that will discuss police reform, mutual trust between police and the public, and racial equity, following an executive order by Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo in June.

Sep 24, 2020

A cold case of a June bike theft on Napeague Harbor Road was closed on Sept. 9. The report was redacted, but it seems the story of Kathy Weiss's $375 mountain bike, left by the side of the road with a broken chain, has come to an end.

Sep 24, 2020

​​​​​​​After watching her for a few hours on the night of Sept. 7, police said that "suspicious activity" caused them to stop Davis Eames of Neck Path in Springs on Route 27 near Old Montauk Highway in Amagansett, and to search the black fanny pack she was wearing around her waist.

Sep 25, 2020

Three motorists were accused of drunken driving here last week, while an Amagansett accident sent a 78-year-old man to the hospital.

Sep 25, 2020

Suffolk County Crime Stoppers and Southampton Town police detectives are on the lookout for two men who used credit cards stolen from a car in Bridgehampton to make more than a dozen purchases on July 24 in Nassau County.

Sep 18, 2020

After having wrapped up 20 years of service on the East Hampton Village Board, and following an unsuccessful run for mayor in last week's election, Barbara Borsack, who was the first woman to be elected to the board, said she is now deciding how best to apportion a sudden surplus of free time.

Sep 24, 2020

The East Hampton Town Board will hold a public hearing next Thursday at 2 p.m.

Sep 23, 2020

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation has announced that the plastic bag ban will be enforced as of Oct. 19.

Sep 23, 2020

Car Free Day Is Friday

At its meeting last Thursday, the East Hampton Town Board passed a resolution declaring that the Car Free Day Long Island designation applies in the town, that the town supports residents and visitors who "conduct their daily activities car free or car lite for the day thereby lessening congestion on our roads and improving the quality of the air," and asking town employees to be mindful of vehicle use.

Sep 23, 2020

Emergency Annex Advances Amid Discord

Over the furious objection of one member and after prolonged argument, the East Hampton Town Board agreed on Tuesday that a detailed environmental review is not needed for zoning change to allow a Stony Brook Southampton Hospital emergency room annex to be built on Pantigo Place.

Sep 17, 2020

Surge in Boating Led to Effluent 'Crisis' Over Labor Day Weekend

Two pumpout boats owned and operated by the East Hampton Town Trustees were in particularly heavy use this summer, especially the one based at the Star Island municipal marina in Lake Montauk. The coronavirus pandemic, the trustees maintain, is behind the surge in boating activity, as well as boaters’ eschewing of showers and other public facilities at marinas in favor of those on board. 

Sep 17, 2020

Long Island Books

Arts

'Salt Water People' Speaking Bonac

“Salt Water People,” a play that focuses on the King family at two key points in their lives, in 1991 and at the time of Superstorm Sandy, is informed in part by Peter Matthiessen’s book “Men’s Lives.”

Sep 24, 2020

The grand brick building where Phillips auction house has taken over was always a little awkward for retail, but it makes an exceptional gallery. The expansive interior walls offer a perfect setting for sweeping canvases such as the colossal Helen Frankenthaler "Off White Square."

Sep 24, 2020

The Hamptons International Film Festival will go on this year, but won't be the experience of the past. Instead, films will be streamed or presented in drive-in screenings, conversations will take place in the virtual sphere, and some will be a combination of both.

Sep 24, 2020

A pasteboard box shown to Richard Barons some 40 years ago, which he recalled this year, became the basis for the current exhibition on display at the Moran Studio in East Hampton.

Sep 24, 2020

Seasons by the Sea: How 'Bout Them Apples!

At the beginning of September, Cornell University's College of Agriculture and Life Sciences released three new varieties of apples.

Sep 24, 2020

News for Foodies 09.24.20

A new lunch menu for Main Street Tavern, Stirring the Pot returns, and more

Sep 24, 2020