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Virus Cases Ever Rising, but at Slightly Slower Rate

As of Sunday, cases in New York State were doubling every six days, a rate of increase slightly lower than earlier this week. The state had over 59,000 cases, with Suffolk County reporting 5,023 cases and 40 virus-related deaths.

Mar 29, 2020
'A Surge Coming at Our Health System'

Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone on Saturday said seven more people in the county have died of COVID-19, bringing the death toll to 37. There are now 4,138 confirmed virus cases in the county, up by 753 from Friday. East Hampton's patient count remained the same at 20, but cases in Southampton rose from 65 to 72 in one day. Mr. Bellone said 16 percent of those who are hospitalized -- about 66 people out of 409 -- are age 65 or older.

Mar 28, 2020
Suffolk's Death Toll Rises to 30

Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone said Friday that eight more people in the county had died from COVID-19. There are now 331 cases across Suffolk.

Mar 27, 2020
Governor Further Restricts Construction Work

The state revised an executive order on Friday to halt all nonessential construction during the coronavirus pandemic. 

Mar 27, 2020
New York Schools to Remain Closed

An order by Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo has extended the distance-learning measure at least until April 15.

Mar 27, 2020
Fishermen See Market Dry Out

Unable to sell a 1,000-pound catch of fluke last week, Capt. Chuck Morici of the dragger Act 1 spent three days filleting the fish at Montauk commercial dock and offering it for free straight from his boat. On Saturday morning, he gave it away from the back of his pickup truck in downtown Montauk, a big handwritten sign announcing, “Free Fish.”

Mar 26, 2020
Village Confirms Third Case, County Total Reaches 2,735

East Hampton Village has its third confirmed case of COVID-19, Mayor Richard Lawler announced in a statement on Thursday, and there are now 2,735 confirmed cases countywide, Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone said in his daily update on the crisis. 
       

Mar 26, 2020
Virtual Town Board Meeting Friday on LTV

Live, from East Hampton: Your town board members will take part in a virtual video meeting on Friday that will be streamed on LTV’s Channel 22 and online.

Mar 26, 2020
Finding the Bright Side of Self-Isolation

In learning to cope with the shutdown of public assembly and commercial activity amid a health emergency, many profess a new appreciation for life and its myriad joys. 

Mar 26, 2020
Many Tap Food Pantries

East End food pantries and other social services organizations are seeing a surge of people in need as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, their directors said this week. 

Mar 25, 2020
South Fork Braces for a Virus Surge

With the full wave of COVID-19 patients still expected to be a few weeks out in New York State, Suffolk hospitals are scrambling to add beds, local medical professionals are feeling taxed, equipment is in short supply, and officials are worried that the public is not taking the threat of infection seriously enough.

Mar 26, 2020
South Fork Braces for a Virus Surge

With the full wave of COVID-19 patients still expected to be a few weeks out in New York State, Suffolk hospitals are scrambling to add beds, local medical professionals are feeling taxed, equipment is in short supply, and officials are worried that the public is not taking the threat of infection seriously enough.

Mar 26, 2020