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For Caterers, Reopening Means It's Party Time

The news on Monday of a 'major reopening" of New York State came not a moment too soon for the South Fork's caterers and restaurateurs, for whom the pandemic represented an unprecedented disruption of business but who now must move swiftly to book and prepare for summer events while keeping an eye on state guidance that remains fluid.

May 6, 2021

East Hampton Plans Outdoor Graduation

The announcement on Tuesday of East Hampton High School's valedictorian and salutatorian also signaled that the school district is in the thick of plans for end-of-year commencement ceremonies.

May 6, 2021

In East Hampton, a Cautious Approach to 2021 Beach Season

An East Hampton Town advisory committee convened last year to address beach matters has recommended a cautious approach to the looming summer season and the continuation of protocols established last year, affecting entrance, egress, and activity on beaches, as well as parking and comfort stations.

May 6, 2021

On the South Fork, Help Wanted; Must Start Immediately

From liquor stores to landscapers, East End businesses are scrambling to staff up for the summer as an increase in job opportunities, beefed-up unemployment benefits, limited seasonal work visas, and the high cost of living are making it hard to find employees. 

May 6, 2021

One Ferry Updates Commuter Rules, Other Wants to Increase Fares

Change is afoot for people traveling to and from Shelter Island, as the South Ferry institutes a new requirement for those purchasing discounted commuter cards and the North Ferry seeks permission to raise its ticket prices.

May 4, 2021

Sag Harbor Waterfront at a Crossroads

Sag Harbor Village residents weighed in on Bay Street Theater's plan for a new theater, the departure of the 7-Eleven, and proposed restrictions on waterfront development at a public hearing held in John Steinbeck Waterfront Park last week. "We cannot control who can buy what, we can't control who can sell what, but what we can do is control the use, the size, the scale, and most importantly, the character of what is put on any property," said Mayor Kathleen Mulcahy.

Apr 29, 2021

Library Item of the Week: Rev. Buell Makes the Most of a Loss

Two hundred and thirty-eight years ago, on April 25, 1783, the Rev. Samuel Buell (1716-1798) reflected on the popular demand for his recent publication, which was actually a funeral sermon he preached for his daughter Jerusha Buell Gardiner Conkling.

Apr 29, 2021

The sentencing of a former Long Island Radio Broadcasting executive for credit card fraud has been postponed while the defense and prosecution dispute the amount of money involved in the crime.

May 6, 2021

With the onset of warmer weather, once again comes news of rental scams on the South Fork. One was reported in Montauk this week.

May 6, 2021

Town police reported the arrest of a man in East Hampton on the morning on April 27 on a misdemeanor charge of driving a vehicle not equipped with an interlock device, which is needed to turn over the engine of a car driven by someone previously convicted for driving while intoxicated.

May 6, 2021

Long Island Books

Arts

Not Just an Actor at Bay Street

Allen O'Reilly spent more than four decades as an actor and education director before taking on the position of director of education and community outreach at the Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor.

May 6, 2021

Bay Street Theater's plans to build a new theater complex and develop other properties near the Sag Harbor waterfront received mostly harsh critiques from village residents at a public forum on Saturday. 

May 5, 2021

New art shows all over the region, a salute to Vito Sisti, the Sag Harbor Whaling Museum reopens, Mary Abbott is the focus for the Pollock-Krasner House's first seasonal exhibition, and more

May 6, 2021

A "42nd Street" musical revival now available for streaming through Guild Hall and lessons in auditioning on camera through Bay Street.

May 6, 2021

Food

East End Cowboy Sauces It Up

"It started in the backyard, as barbecue stories do," Jason Wagenheim said. "I've hosted barbecues for upwards of 50 to 60 people. They'd say, 'Jason, you should open a barbecue restaurant or bottle this sauce.' "

May 6, 2021