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East Hampton Village to Allow Streetside Dining

East Hampton Village Mayor Richard Lawler will issue an executive order to allow restaurants and takeout food stores to set up temporary outdoor dining areas on public property starting next Wednesday in a move aimed at providing a much-needed boost to village restaurants and the commercial district in general. Sag Harbor is proposing a similar move.

Jun 4, 2020
East Hampton Retail Crawls Back to Life

Shopkeepers in the village are hoping to recapture lost customers with curbside pickup, but in the words of one, it's been "more of a trickle than a river."

Jun 4, 2020
Recorded Deeds 06.04.20

These prices have been calculated from the county transfer tax. Unless otherwise noted, the parcels contain structures.

Jun 3, 2020
Pushed to the Brink by Pandemic

Jobs cancelled, loans rejected, two months waiting for unemployment to kick in, creditors calling. This Amagansett contractor's story will sound familiar to many who've been left reeling from the financial pain of the pandemic.

May 29, 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
Preservation Fund Took a Hit in April

One month after the Peconic Bay Community Preservation Fund recorded the highest first quarter revenues in its 22-year history, Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele Jr. announced last Thursday that in April revenues had fallen to a level more on par with 2019.

May 28, 2020
Recorded Deeds 05.28.2020

These prices have been calculated from the county transfer tax. Unless otherwise noted, the parcels contain structures.

May 28, 2020
State Launches Small Business Loan Program

The $100 million program will provide low-interest loans to small business owners, nonprofits like day care centers and food banks, and residential landlords who did not receive one of the federal loans offered earlier. Eighteen percent of the money will be set aside for Long Island.

May 27, 2020
A private jet at East Hampton Airport Private Jet Travel to East Hampton Declines . . . Some

As with nearly everything else in the Northeast, private jet travel has declined during the Covid-19 pandemic, but not by as much as one might assume.

May 25, 2020
Liquor Sells Quicker in a Pandemic

The closure of restaurants and bars, endless time at home, various distillations of apocalyptic doom — these ingredients make a strong cocktail for business at wine and liquor stores during the pandemic. 

May 21, 2020
Main Street Retail Gets a Rethink

South Fork retail stores have been closed to the public during the economic shutdown, but when they are allowed to reopen, shopkeepers said this week that they will be welcoming back customers with steam-cleaned products, curbside pickup, sidewalk sales, and pleas to wear masks and practice social distancing.

May 21, 2020
Recorded Deeds 05.21.20

These prices have been calculated from the county transfer tax. 

May 21, 2020