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Outdoor Dining Gets a Boost, While Businesses Get Mask Authority

Several key initiatives were announced by local, county, and state officials on Thursday, paving the way for restaurants to offer increased outdoor dining and for private business owners to officially refuse service to people not wearing masks.

May 28, 2020

Kudos From Moody's for East Hampton Village

East Hampton Village is in strong fiscal health and will likely remain so despite the economic shutdown caused by the pandemic, according to a recent credit analysis from Moody’s Investors Service.

May 28, 2020

Health Briefs 05.28.20

A Southampton Covid testing site will continue with county funding, Stony Brook Southampton Hospital is offering telehealth visits for rehabilitation services, and elective surgeries will begin in June.

May 28, 2020

East End Schools Expect Influx as Virus Puts Families on Edge

District officials in East Hampton, Sag Harbor, Bridgehampton, Montauk, Springs, and Sagaponack have all fielded inquiries from new families who are considering placing their children in schools here due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

May 28, 2020

Long Island Creeps Out of Economic Lockdown

Two months of a nearly complete economic standstill came to an end Wednesday, when Long Island reached regional criteria necessary to reinstate some industries as evidence shows that the spread of Covid-19 here is increasingly under control.

May 28, 2020

Positive Trends Continue as County Begins First Phase of Reopening

Suffolk will “show that we will have the pathway forward to continue reopening the other parts of our economy as quickly as possible,” the county executive predicted.

May 27, 2020

Debate Season Will Move Online

The League of Women Voters of the Hamptons, Shelter Island, and the North Fork will hold an online debate among candidates for the Democratic Party’s nomination for New York’s First Congressional District on Monday via YouTube. Another debate, among Democratic candidates for the State Senate’s First District, will happen on June 8.

May 28, 2020

A gas station on North Main Street was the site of an altercation between an attendant and a customer on May 19, when the driver of a tan Honda Element was asked to move her car, as it was blocking traffic. In reply, she got out and hit the attendant in the face, he told police.

May 28, 2020

Long Island Creeps Out of Economic Lockdown

Two months of a nearly complete economic standstill came to an end Wednesday, when Long Island reached regional criteria necessary to reinstate some industries as evidence shows that the spread of Covid-19 here is increasingly under control.

May 28, 2020

LIPA Authorizes Widespread Community Choice Power

In a significant development for the proliferation of renewable energy, LIPA’s board voted unanimously to adopt state rules and regulations authorizing a framework for community choice aggregation Islandwide.

May 22, 2020

Elms Party Takes Over East Hampton Village Board

East Hampton Village Mayor Richard Lawler appointed Ray Harden, a co-owner of the Ben Krupinski building company, as a village board member on Friday over the objections of two board members.

May 21, 2020

Arts

A Cautious Optimism Prevails at Duck Creek

Duck Creek's programs and exhibitions directly relate to the present Springs artist community and its history as an art colony going back decades. Given this precedent, the site has become inextricably linked to its programs. That is a challenge in a socially distanced time

May 28, 2020

New online classes, an easement closes for the Sag Harbor Cinema, the Hampton Theatre Company announces the postponement of some of its plays, and more

May 28, 2020

Move over, “The Affair.” In the stranger than fiction department, a Sag Harbor filmmaker is shopping a screenplay about a Montauk mechanic, his years-long dispute with the town, and the romance he shared with his late partner.

May 28, 2020

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.

May 28, 2020

News for Foodies 05.28.20

Share the Harvest Farm will open its farm stand on Long Lane in East Hampton today and offer $65 boxes of produce for pickup on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays.

May 28, 2020

John Goodman, who has made a retirement hobby of trading vintage baseball cards, explains the mystery of the legendary Honus Wagner card, and a lot more.

May 28, 2020