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Saying Goodbye From a Safe Social Distance

Religious traditions and customary burials have been upended by the prohibition on gatherings as the coronavirus continues to spread. While the dead must still be buried, loved ones are somewhat stifled in their grief without being able to mourn as they normally would.

Apr 2, 2020

Construction Grinds to a Halt

Another large segment of the South Fork’s work force was idled this week after Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo on Friday halted all nonessential construction during the Covid-19 pandemic.     

Apr 2, 2020

‘Modern Makers’ to the Rescue

With elected officials likening the fight against Covid-19 to a “war,” you might also compare Nancy Nano to Rosie the Riveter, or Urban Reininger to Uncle Sam, or think of local libraries as home-grown victory gardens.   

Apr 2, 2020

Governing in a Crisis

“We need to support those on the front lines of crisis, particularly the health care workers,” Southampton Town Supervisor Jay Schneiderman said. “None of us have direct experience with this, even in my 27 years of government experience I’ve never faced anything like it.”

Mar 26, 2020

A resident at a Wainscott group home was arrested early Sunday morning for sexually abusing another resident.

Apr 2, 2020

East Hampton Town Cuts Staffing to Bare Minimum

East Hampton Town’s essential services are functioning, despite mandates to reduce staffing and implement the social distancing practices critical to controlling the now-explosive growth in COVID-19 infections in the tristate area. 

Mar 26, 2020

Orsted Survey Work in Wainscott on Hold

Survey work for the proposed South Fork Wind Farm’s transmission cable route in Wainscott, which was to begin on Monday, has been put on hold because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Mar 23, 2020

Graham to Challenge Borsack, Larsen for mayor

Arthur Graham, an East Hampton Village trustee since 2017, declared his candidacy for mayor in June’s election on Monday. He joins Barbara Borsack, the deputy mayor, and Jerry Larsen, a former East Hampton Village police chief, in the village’s first contested mayoral election since 1992.

Mar 19, 2020

Arts

The East End Virtual Art and Cultural Events Calendar

A regularly updated calendar listing of daily virtual art and cultural events hosted by local organizations. These listings are in addition to the organizations' standing and archived activities and events not scheduled for a specific time. Unless otherwise noted, all events are free.

Mar 25, 2020

Arts organizations including the Pollock-Krasner House and Study Center, Bay Street Theater, and the Parrish Art Museum have modified their educational programs for families and children to offer them digitally and free of charge. 

Mar 26, 2020

Wole Soyinka, the Nigerian playwright and poet who won a Nobel Prize for literature in 1986, once said that “art is solace, art is vision,” and while the context of that sentiment isn’t readily available, one could imagine it being said during a time of strife.

Mar 19, 2020

Folioeast’s “Winter Salon” in East Hampton is a vast undertaking in a small space, a miracle of placement and size management with an eye for hanging artwork so that it melds into a cohesive whole. Although it is hard to measure an exhibition of so many artists and their unique contributions, it is worth examining the highlights and the ensemble.

Mar 19, 2020

Seasons by the Sea: Never Stop Cooking

As Warren Zevon’s song “Splendid Isolation” plays in my head I continue to cook, cook, cook, and explore our new world very carefully.     

Apr 2, 2020

The editor and writer Bill Henderson of Springs has won a 2020 Award for Distinguished Service to the Arts, the American Academy of Arts and Letters announced last week.

Apr 2, 2020

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