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Southampton Town Hall to Reopen

Southampton Town will reopen its Town Hall on Monday after it was closed for several weeks during the shutdown. The hours will be 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Jun 5, 2020
As Virus Is Brought Under Control, Suffolk Confronts Massive Fiscal Crisis

The county had just one death from Covid-19 in the past 24 hours, but the news is less positive on the fiscal front as it anticipates a $590 million deficit this year alone.

Jun 4, 2020
Softer Note for Music Permits

A long-running deliberation on revisions to the laws governing how, when, and where musicians can perform is finally headed toward resolution, following a public hearing before the East Hampton Town Board last Thursday.

Jun 4, 2020
Property Tax Deadline Extended

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo signed an executive order last week extending the period for paying real estate taxes by 21 days, to June 21. Property owners in Suffolk County and elsewhere will be allowed to delay payment until then without interest or penalties. The move is intended to assist people who have been financially impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic.

Jun 4, 2020
Four Candidates Line Up Against Zeldin, Tying Him Tight to President Trump

Four Democrats made a case on Monday for their nomination to challenge Representative Lee Zeldin in New York’s First Congressional District, presenting policy positions that were largely in sync. Again and again, they took the opportunity to tie the incumbent to President Trump.

Jun 4, 2020
Fleming Now in Dead Heat in Poll

The campaign of Suffolk County Legislator Bridget Fleming, who is seeking the Democratic Party’s nomination to challenge Representative Lee Zeldin in New York’s First Congressional District in November, has released the results of a poll that put her in a statistical dead heat with Nancy Goroff.

Jun 4, 2020
Town Homes in on Covid Test Site in Montauk

The Montauk School is being considered as a potential location for a Covid-19 testing site that would be fully funded by Stony Brook Southampton Hospital.

Jun 4, 2020
Long Island Restaurants Okayed to Offer Outdoor Dining Starting Next Week

Restaurants can begin offering outdoor dining as part of phase two of the economic reopening, which will begin early next week, and municipalities will be given leeway to approve sidewalk and even street dining in order for businesses to meet state guidelines.

Jun 3, 2020
Before Reopening, Businesses Must File Safety Affirmation

East Hampton Town has alerted business owners intending to reopen that they must file with New York State an affirmation that they will follow mandated safety protocols and prepare and post a safety plan.

Jun 1, 2020
State Loses a Round in Fight Against Shinnecock Billboards

A State Supreme Court justice last month rejected New York State's request for a preliminary injunction to have the signs removed.

Jun 1, 2020
Guide to the 2020-21 School Budget Votes and Board Elections

Voting for school budgets and board members will be by absentee ballot this year, and ballots must be returned by 5 p.m. on Tuesday, June 9. Here's what you need to know.

Jun 1, 2020
Southampton Beaches Closed to Nonresidents

Southampton Town Supervisor Jay Schneiderman extended emergency orders closing the town's beaches to out-of-towners and restricting parking in beach lots and nearby roads through June 5.

May 29, 2020