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Stony Brook Southampton Hospital Updates Visitors Policy

Stony Brook Southampton Hospital has announced new inpatient visitation guidelines, allowing the admission of visitors “at the discretion of hospital staff,” according to an announcement posted on its website.

One visitor, 18 years or older, is allowed per patient during either of two windows of time, 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. or 4 to 6 p.m.

Hospital rules stipulate all visitors must adhere to screening, handwashing, and infection control guidelines, meaning facemasks at all times and no eating or drinking in patients’ rooms. 

May 6, 2021
Viewers Can 'Ask the Supervisor' Once Again on LTV

Inspired by "On Line With the Supervisor," a program that ran when Tony Bullock was in office in the late 1980s, "Ask the Supervisor" now airs Wednesdays at 2 p.m. on Channel 20.

May 3, 2021
A New Law for Bike Safety in Suffolk

A new local law protecting cyclists from cars, mandating that drivers give bicyclists at least three feet of space as they pass them on the left, was made official last week by Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone.

A welcome form of social distancing, Suffolk County lawmakers' move to protect cyclists followed a report issued by AAA Northeast that found the county had the highest number of deaths of "vulnerable road users" in the state. "Vulnerable road users" is a term that includes both bicyclists and pedestrians.

May 3, 2021
Feds Postpone REAL ID Enforcement Date

The Department of Homeland Security recently announced a 19-month extension of REAL ID enforcement dates, which pushes the deadline by which domestic travelers must use a valid REAL ID to May 3, 2023.

Apr 29, 2021
Two Museums Reopen Saturday

The Sag Harbor Whaling and Historical Museum will reopen on Saturday with an exhibition of photographs of the East End taken by William Wallace Tooker circa 1895.

Apr 28, 2021
HBO's 'Succession' to Film on South Fork

HBO production crews are filming new episodes of the Emmy-winning TV show "Succession" in Montauk and Wainscott this week. There are a handful of ocean beach scenes and driving shots, a town official said Monday.

Apr 26, 2021
Drug Take Back Day Is Saturday

The Southampton Town Police Department is participating in the D.E.A.’s National Drug Take Back Day on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. One collection point is at the Bridgehampton Commons. 

Apr 23, 2021
A Pink Moon Hike and Other Local Treks

From Amagansett to Water Mill, hiking enthusiasts have plenty of options this weekend.

The South Fork Natural History Museum will mark Earth Day on Saturday with walks in Vineyard Field behind the museum at 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. Each will be led by a SoFo environmental educator. Reservations are required at 631-537-9735.

Apr 22, 2021
Low-Cost Internet for Families in Need

Prompted by this era of remote work and schooling, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo has signed into law a program providing affordable internet for qualifying low-income families.

Apr 21, 2021
Rally to Mark Marijuana Legalization

David Falkowski, the owner of the Open Minded Organics farm in Bridgehampton and CBD retail store in Sag Harbor, Sag Harbor Village Police Chief Austin McGuire, and members of New York's emerging cannabis industry will discuss the impacts of the state's marijuana legalization Tuesday at 4:20 p.m. in Sag Harbor's Steinbeck Waterfront Park at an event being dubbed Sag's 420 Freedom Rally.

Apr 19, 2021
Around Town Without a Car

Energize East Hampton, a town initiative to connect residents and businesses with opportunities and programs that can reduce energy use and its costs, will host a series of webinars about sustainable transportation starting on Wednesday and continuing in May and June.

Apr 19, 2021
Hygiene Product Drive Was a Success, Legislators Say

East End food pantries and the Main Street Church in Patchogue were the beneficiaries of a recent drive that sought donations of menstrual hygiene products for women and girls, according to an announcement by two Suffolk County legislators, Bridget Fleming and Rob Calarco. Approximately $3,000 worth of supplies were collected and distributed to women in need.

Apr 19, 2021