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In Springs, Taxed Teachers and Tired Parents

At a Springs School Board meeting, parents demanding more instruction from teachers on remote days clashed with educators, who said they are simply doing the best they can. School administrators, who said late in the summer that they would revisit the district's hybrid learning plans by the 10th week of school, are nearing their self-imposed deadline to do so.

Oct 22, 2020

On Call: Trick or Treating? Proceed With Caution

For communities with lower Covid-19 infection rates right now (like many of ours here on the East End) compared to hot spots elsewhere in the country, it can be particularly tempting to seize an opportunity for normality and plan to trick-or-treat as usual. But this could be risky.

Oct 22, 2020

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

Toxic Algae Was Everywhere This Summer

Every major bay and estuary on Long Island was afflicted this summer by toxic algae blooms, oxygen-starved waters, or fish kills, all caused primarily by high levels of nitrogen from household sewage, according to a recent water quality report by Stony Brook University scientists.

Oct 23, 2020

Synthetic Turf Pitched for Little League Fields

A plan to remove and relocate Little League fields from Pantigo Place in East Hampton to the former Child Development Center of the Hamptons property on Stephen Hand's Path in Wainscott took a step forward on Tuesday, with a majority of the town board agreeing on a plan to construct two state-of-the-art baseball fields with synthetic turf and multiple amenities at the site.

Oct 23, 2020

About Watching the Polls

Polling stations during the early voting period and on Election Day will be populated only by staff, poll inspectors, and, of course, voters, an official at the Suffolk Board of Elections said this week. "You cannot interfere" with voting, a Suffolk County Board of Elections official said, and the county will "have police cars with a bipartisan team of board of elections employees in every town if there's a problem."

Oct 23, 2020

In Sag Harbor on Friday morning at the Highway Department, there appeared to be a botched robbery, said police. Several tools were reportedly removed from the Highway Department building, the gate to which was left unlocked and open, as were a number of Highway Department trucks in the parking lot.

Oct 22, 2020

The session next Thursday will be held virtually, starting at 6:30 p.m. Comments can be called in to 351-888-6331. The event will air live on LTV's Channel 22 and via a livestream at ltveh.org.

Oct 22, 2020

The defendant reportedly took a "floral Coach wallet containing approximately $2,500 in cash and nine credit cards" on the evening of Aug. 24 from a house on Collins Avenue near North Main Street.

Oct 22, 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

Polling stations during the early voting period and on Election Day will be populated only by staff, poll inspectors, and, of course, voters, an official at the Suffolk Board of Elections said this week. "You cannot interfere" with voting, a Suffolk County Board of Elections official said, and the county will "have police cars with a bipartisan team of board of elections employees in every town if there's a problem."

Oct 23, 2020

Suffolk County completed a dredging of Accabonac Harbor near Louse Point in Springs early this week, removing a spit of beach that had narrowed a channel and made it difficult for boats to navigate through the water, according to Francis Bock and Susan McGraw Keber of the town trustees.

Oct 23, 2020

The southern pine beetle, an invasive pest now considered by the D.E.C. to be an established species on the South Fork, has made a comeback in East Hampton Town and regions of the Central Pine Barrens, town and state officials said this week.

Oct 23, 2020

East Hampton Town Trustees to Buy a New Pumpout Boat

The town trustees voted unanimously to authorize the purchase of a third pumpout boat at their meeting on Friday. The move followed an especially busy summer in Lake Montauk and Three Mile Harbor and what one trustee described last month as "an effluent crisis" in Montauk over Labor Day weekend. 

Oct 23, 2020

Congressional Candidates Meet in Heated Debate

Representative Lee Zeldin and his Democratic challenger, Nancy Goroff, clashed in a 90-minute debate on Monday, each accusing the other of lying about their records and demanding they remove negative campaign advertisements. 

Oct 23, 2020

State Senate Debate: A Civil Clash of Ideas

As a campaign season characterized by mudslinging and often outright mendacity draws to a close, it was unusual to see the two candidates vying to represent the New York State Senate's First District engaged in a civilized discussion of the issues.

Oct 23, 2020

Long Island Books

Arts

'Bungalow Colonies in the Sky': A Talk With Lee Skolnick

A recently published monograph, "Skolnick: Architecture + Design Partnership" (Pointed Leaf Press), explores the 40-year legacy of the East End architect Lee Skolnick and his firm. Alastair Gordon caught up with him to talk about his practice, his design aesthetic, and his collaborations with artists and cultural institutions. 

Oct 22, 2020

"Red, Gold, and You," which opened last weekend and continues through Monday, invites viewers to modify the red paper links that hang from trees in the Guild Hall garden. "Little by little, you can change the whole thing. . . . It will change and stay changed."

Oct 22, 2020

Artists for Nancy, a group of visual and performing artists and writers who support the Democratic candidate for Congress Nancy Goroff, have released an album to raise money and awareness for her campaign.

Oct 22, 2020

Works by Ross Bleckner, Louise Nevelson, Donald Sultan, and Simone Leigh are featured in a new exhibition at the Parrish Art Museum, which is also showing a documentary on Agnes Gund on Friday.

Oct 22, 2020

Seasons by the Sea: Barefoot Comfort, Just When We Need It

One of the pleasures of "reviewing" a new Ina Garten cookbook is that her cookbooks are pretty much flawless. So it's not a chore or a review, it's just me with a cup of tea or a fancy cocktail, making notes and muttering to myself "THAT sounds good!"

Oct 22, 2020

Events to Granola in a Few Unexpected Steps

After the pandemic put an end to her career as an event planner in New York City, Samantha Perlstein quickly cooked up a plan B and launched a healthy, high-end brand of granola that's been selling out at East End farmers markets.

Oct 22, 2020