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Saying Goodbye From a Safe Social Distance

Religious traditions and customary burials have been upended by the prohibition on gatherings as the coronavirus continues to spread. While the dead must still be buried, loved ones are somewhat stifled in their grief without being able to mourn as they normally would.

Apr 2, 2020
Construction Grinds to a Halt

Another large segment of the South Fork’s work force was idled this week after Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo on Friday halted all nonessential construction during the Covid-19 pandemic.     

Apr 2, 2020
‘Modern Makers’ to the Rescue

With elected officials likening the fight against Covid-19 to a “war,” you might also compare Nancy Nano to Rosie the Riveter, or Urban Reininger to Uncle Sam, or think of local libraries as home-grown victory gardens.   

Apr 2, 2020
Groceries Delivered With a Dash of Love

After her grandson’s wedding in Italy was foiled by the Covid-19 crisis, Carolyn Snyder and her family, the owners of Round Swamp Farm in East Hampton, decided to spread some love here at home by delivering homemade soups and groceries, including chickens, eggs, milk, and pantry staples, to those who are housebound.     

Apr 2, 2020
Amid Pandemic, Emergencies as Usual at Stony Brook Southampton Hospital

Even as the hospital continues to marshal resources to deal with the virus, “We are not stopping any of the emergency services that we do,” Robert Chaloner, the hospital’s chief administrative officer, said by phone on Tuesday.     

Apr 2, 2020
Restaurants Down but Not Out

The ban on restaurant dining during the Covid-19 pandemic has decimated the South Fork restaurant business, according to Mark Smith, a co-owner of the Honest Man Restaurant Group, and Jason Weiner, a co-owner of Almond in Bridgehampton. Both have had to lay off employees in order to remain finacially strong enough to reopen after the crisis has passed.     

Apr 2, 2020
COPING: 'Hope as an Antidote to Fear’

“Our focus today is on what is true right now, to focus on the actual moment rather than letting the stories of your mind take you to a place that is not necessarily true,” Leslie Pearlman said in her virtual yoga class. 

Apr 2, 2020
Still Teeing Up at Montauk Downs

Golf is apparently the last game in town, and, according to the head pro at Montauk Downs, Mark Fretto, new rules have enabled the beautiful public course there to remain open for play during the coronavirus siege.

Apr 2, 2020
Help for OLA: Chromebooks and Volunteers

An East End institution, Organizacion Latino Americana, is digging deep for the needs of children and families currently in crisis, with the help of volunteers and donors.     

Apr 2, 2020
Free Child Care for Essential Workers

The Eleanor Whitmore Early Childhood Center is now offering child care at no cost to families of essential workers, including, among others, health care professionals, food service employees, utility workers, and first responders.  

Apr 2, 2020
Twenty-Five Deaths in Suffolk in Last 48 Hours

Sixteen additional Suffolk County residents have died from Covid-19, County Executive Steve Bellone said on Wednesday, bringing the total to 69.

Apr 1, 2020
East Hampton Town Police Officer Recovering From Covid-19

An East Hampton Town police officer who was diagnosed with Covid-19 has made a full recovery and is ready to go back to work, The Star learned this week.

Mar 31, 2020