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Dialing for Dinner: Eateries Transition to Takeout, Delivery

Restaurants were ordered to shut down their dining rooms, but many had already hastened to transition to takeout and delivery services in order to comply with social distancing recommendations. Here's a list.

Mar 17, 2020
East Hampton Supervisor to Offer COVID-19 Update Tuesday

East Hampton Town Supervisor Peter Van Scoyoc will offer an update on the COVID-19 situation at the town board work session on Tuesday at 10 a.m. The meeting will be broadcast live on LTV, but will be closed to public attendance.

Mar 17, 2020
LTV Launches Live News Show for Local Coronavirus Updates

The LTV Media Center in Wainscott on Monday announced it has created a new live news broadcast, "Facts at Five," to air on Channel 20 in East Hampton Town and stream online each day, starting today.

Mar 16, 2020
Read All of The Star's COVID-19 Coverage for Free

In the interest of keeping our readers and our community informed about health-related matters, this week The East Hampton Star removed the paywall for all of its virus-related coverage, meaning that you can read these stories for free whether you are a subscriber or not.

Mar 14, 2020
Cancellations and Closures Increasing by the Day

The Montauk St. Patrick's Day Parade has been canceled, and as COVID-19 takes hold in Suffolk County many organizations have closed or canceled programs as a precautionary measure. The Star will update this list as new information becomes available.

Mar 9, 2020
Some Helpful Resources During the Virus Outbreak

A number of conveniences are available so you don't have to leave the house.

Mar 13, 2020
hoopla Libraries Highlight Online Services and Apps

Update, March 14, 7:10 a.m.: The East Hampton Library has announced that it would be closed indefinitely and that fines would be waived for all overdue items. Updates will be posted on the library's website and facebook page.

All talks, classes, and other public programs at the East Hampton, Southampton, Sag Harbor, and Amagansett Libraries have been suspended through the end of March.

Mar 13, 2020
King Kullen Mailbox on the Move

The United States Postal Service has announced plans to remove a mailbox from the Bridgehampton Commons, in front of the King Kullen grocery store.

"The volume collected from this collection box is no longer significant enough at this location to warrant keeping [one] there," the Postal Service said in a notice placed on the mailbox and tacked up at post offices regionally.

Mar 10, 2020
Make Your Own Hand Sanitizer

Nothing beats good hand washing, but you can easily make a great DIY hand-sanitizer.

You'll need very high proof vodka or rum (we used Spirytus grain alcohol from Poland that is 192 proof — 96% alcohol!) and aloe (available in food stores and Latino specialty shops).

Mar 8, 2020
Vaping Addiction Workshop in Springs

The Family Service League will host a workshop at the Springs School on Monday to help adults, teens, and children avoid becoming addicted to vaping.   

Mar 5, 2020
Health Fair in East Hampton

The East Hampton Healthcare Foundation’s monthly wellness fair will take place Friday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the former Most Holy Trinity Catholic School. Parking is in the church lot off Buell Lane. Services will include screenings for cholesterol, blood pressure, and H.I.V. Applications for colorectal screenings and appointments for no-cost mammogram and Pap tests for uninsured women over 40 will also be available.     

Mar 5, 2020
Barry Sonnenfeld Reads at Hayground   

Barry Sonnenfeld, the legendary director and cinematographer, will visit the Hayground School tomorrow at 5:30 p.m. to sign copies of his new book, “Barry Sonnenfeld, Call Your Mother: Memoirs of a Neurotic Filmmaker.”

Mar 5, 2020