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Covid Cases Reported at Southampton Early Voting Site

The Suffolk County Health Department traced a cluster of Covid-19 infections to the early voting site at the Stony Brook Southampton campus, County Executive Steve Bellone said in press briefing on Wednesday.

Nov 4, 2020
Zeldin Declares Victory Tuesday Night

With early voting and Election Day votes counted, the Republican incumbent Lee Zeldin appears to be the winner of the race to represent the First Congressional District, having garnered 61.31 percent of those votes to Nancy Goroff's 38.66 percent, according to unofficial totals from the Suffolk County Board of Elections.

Nov 4, 2020
Voting Tuesday? Find Your Polling Place Here

If you're voting Tuesday, you have until 9 p.m. to cast a ballot at your regular polling place. Not sure where to vote? You can look it up at here, and here's a list of polling places by election district in East Hampton Town and eastern Southampton Town.

Nov 3, 2020
East Hampton Town Beach Manager Suggested for 2021

With the sobering realization that another summer could come and go before the coronavirus pandemic is fully relegated to history, the East Hampton Town Board looked back at the 2020 season at the town's beaches and considered improvements that might be made for 2021.

Oct 28, 2020
Georgica Opened and Closed in Just Six Days

The East Hampton Town Trustees opened Georgica Pond to the Atlantic Ocean on Oct. 19, a biannual event that allows spawning fish to enter and exit and flushes the pond. Unlike in the last two years, though, the pond closed naturally just six days later.

Oct 28, 2020
Wind Farm Delayed a Year

Federal permitting delays will continue into next year, representing a significant setback for the developers of South Fork Wind, the proposed 15-turbine wind farm to be constructed approximately 35 miles east of Montauk Point.

Oct 28, 2020
Four Generations Cast Votes Together

Alanah Johnson, Tiffany Gilliam, Sharon Gilliam, and Betty Gilliam are all graduates of the Bridgehampton School. They can share stories of cheerleading for the Killer Bees at different points in history, and now they have a new story to tell in a history-making election year.

Oct 28, 2020
More People in Town Means More Cardboard

Since March, when fear of Covid-19 drove many second-home owners into town prematurely, and many of them permanently, the East Hampton Recycling Center has absorbed a vast surge in recyclable and non-recyclable materials.

Oct 28, 2020
Early Voting 'Turnout Huge' on South Fork

Since Saturday, when New York State's early voting period began, hundreds of voters have been lining up daily to cast their ballots at the East Hampton polling site at Windmill Village on Accabonac Road, and the Stony Brook University Southampton campus, the only two sites for early voting on the South Fork.

Oct 28, 2020
Long Lines at Local Polling Sites as Early Voting Begins

Hundreds, if not thousands, of voters lined up and cast ballots on Saturday and Sunday on the South Fork as New York State's early voting period opened up. Long lines -- starting well before polling sites were to open their doors -- were common in East Hampton at Windmill Village on Accabonac Road and in Southampton at the Stony Brook Southampton college campus, the only two sites for early voting on the South Fork. 

Oct 25, 2020
Toxic Algae Was Everywhere This Summer

Every major bay and estuary on Long Island was afflicted this summer by toxic algae blooms, oxygen-starved waters, or fish kills, all caused primarily by high levels of nitrogen from household sewage, according to a recent water quality report by Stony Brook University scientists.

Oct 23, 2020
Synthetic Turf Pitched for New East Hampton Little League Fields

A plan to remove and relocate Little League fields from Pantigo Place in East Hampton to the former Child Development Center of the Hamptons property on Stephen Hand's Path in Wainscott took a step forward on Tuesday, with a majority of the town board agreeing on a plan to construct two state-of-the-art baseball fields with synthetic turf and multiple amenities at the site.

Oct 23, 2020