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Sports Workouts Resume for East Hampton Athletes

There's still a touch of summer in the East Hampton air, which is a fitting backdrop to the summer-style, off-season sports workouts that will resume this coming week in the East Hampton School District.

Sep 25, 2020
Cuomo Calls for Investigation Into Trump's Virus Response

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo delivered some of his sharpest criticism of President Trump and his administration’s handling of the Covid-19 pandemic on Thursday, repeatedly calling the federal government’s response incompetent and accusing the president of politicizing and lying about the crisis. 

Sep 25, 2020
Update: Suspected Covid Case Is Now Confirmed at Elementary School

The East Hampton School District on Saturday announced that what had been a suspected case of Covid-19 in a student is now a confirmed case at John M. Marshall Elementary School.

Sep 25, 2020
On Call: Second Opinions

Not a week goes by when I don't have a patient encounter in which someone asks for my professional opinion about what ails them and we disagree to some degree about what that is. Patients live in their bodies every day, and when a doctor tells them something that doesn't fit their lived experience, they understandably may want a second opinion or at least for their doctor to spend more time explaining his or her reasoning to them.

Sep 25, 2020
New Principal Takes Over at East Hampton High

As to the process of preparing for this unprecedented school year, James Crenshaw said he has a tendency to approach anything by planning for everything. "The understanding is that you're probably going to miss a ton of things," and by going into overdrive at the beginning, there are fewer surprises along the way.

Sep 24, 2020
Southampton Charges Chainsmokers Producer

Records obtained this week by this newspaper show that Southampton Town has levied three formal charges against one of the event companies that produced a July 25 concert in Water Mill by the Chainsmokers, the chart-topping duo of D.J.s known for catchy electronica anthems and collaborations with other popular artists.

Sep 23, 2020
C.C.O.M. Tests Show Algal Blooms Waning, Bacteria Levels Low

A recent round of water quality testing in Montauk shows that harmful algal blooms in Fort Pond and Big Reed Pond are dissipating while many other water bodies in Montauk, East Hampton, Springs, and Amagansett have low bacteria counts.

Sep 18, 2020
Emergency Annex Advances Amid Discord

Over the furious objection of one member and after prolonged argument, the East Hampton Town Board agreed on Tuesday that a detailed environmental review is not needed for zoning change to allow a Stony Brook Southampton Hospital emergency room annex to be built on Pantigo Place.

Sep 17, 2020
On Call: Much Ado About the Flu

As the humid heat of summer finally starts to give way to crisp autumn mornings, the health care community in general starts to think ahead to the coming winter months when respiratory viruses begin to run amok. 

Sep 17, 2020
Silver Linings in a Summer Lost and Found

What happened when Covid turned summer frosty? What did people do instead? The pandemic kept many people apart, but it also brought some back together. Some pulled up stakes, some finally put down new roots, and some found the resolve to tackle the next stage of life.

Sep 17, 2020
Students Renew Advocacy Efforts as Vaping Is Tied to Virus

Motivated by the patterns of tobacco use among their peers, a student group called Breathe In Change is renewing its efforts to educate other students about the dangers of tobacco use — including cigarettes in addition to e-cigarettes, according to the students.

Sep 16, 2020
All School Athletics, Even 'Lower-Risk' Sports, Postponed to 2021

Until Friday, when news of the postponement was publicized by Section XI, school sports were to have started on Sept. 21. Each "lower-risk" team, including tennis, soccer, swimming, golf, and cross-country, was to have an abbreviated season with 10 to 12 games each instead of 16 games. Football, cheerleading, and volleyball had not yet been given the green light, and now the light is red for all sports until January.

Sep 11, 2020