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'High-Risk' High School Sports in Play Again in Suffolk

High-risk high school sports including wrestling, basketball, and competitive cheerleading can resume again in Suffolk, County Executive Steve Bellone announced Monday. The season will run from Feb. 1 through Feb. 27.

Jan 25, 2021
Springs School to Conduct Covid Testing

On two Wednesdays in Feburary, the school will offer tests to students and staff who have indicated their willingness. Like many schools, Springs has been plagued by Covid-related disruptions and staff and student quarantines.

Jan 25, 2021
John Marshall Elementary to Be All Remote for Another Week

East Hampton High School and Middle School will return to their usual hybrid learning plan starting Monday, but the John M. Marshall Elementary School will continue with remote learning through at least Friday, Jan. 29.

Jan 22, 2021
Pleas for East End Vaccine Site as Statewide Shortages Persist

With a lack of Covid-19 vaccines making it nearly impossible for many of those deemed eligible to receive their first shot, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo sought to wrangle control of the state's vaccine supply away from the federal government, and streamline the distribution process this week.

Jan 21, 2021
On Call: Understanding the U.K. Variant

Recently, a new source of uncertainty has arisen in the form of a variant in the novel coronavirus that has spread quickly. There are many concerns about what this means for the next stages of the pandemic, especially as we stand on the brink of the largest mass vaccination effort in memory.

Jan 21, 2021
Health Rover Takes Covid Testing on the Road

Health Rover, a health care company that makes house calls to people in need of Covid-19 tests and provides same-day results, is seeking to take the hassle out of the testing process.

Jan 20, 2021
Cuomo Seeks to Bypass Feds for Vaccine Purchase

The governor appealed to Pfizer amid ongoing frustration with the Trump administration, complaining on Monday that the federal government dramatically increased vaccine eligibility last week while distributing fewer doses to the state.

Jan 18, 2021
Many More Eligible for Limited Supply of Vaccines

New York State has opened Covid-19 vaccinations this week to anyone 65 or older and the immunocompromised, members of police and fire departments, health workers at outpatient facilities including private medical and dental practices, teachers and school staff, child care workers, transit workers, and grocery store workers who interact with the public.

Jan 14, 2021
On Call: Covid Battle Puts Strain on Entire Medical System

Since I started in my office on Shelter Island, I have had seven patients die. Having never started an essentially new primary care practice location before, I have no idea how that number compares. I just know that, in the context of a year full of more suffering and death among those for whom I am privileged to care for, those seven names stand out.  

Jan 14, 2021
Don't Call About Covid Vaccine, Pediatrics Office Pleads

Dr. Gail Schonfeld of East End Pediatrics has been approved by New York State to administer the Covid-19 vaccine but does not yet have it on hand and urged people to hold off calling her office, because the volume of inquiries is overwhelming her office staff.

Jan 14, 2021
John Marshall Will Go Remote Friday, Middle and High School Closure Extended

The East Hampton School District will restrict classes to remote-only at the John M. Marshall Elementary School starting Friday, and will extend this week’s virtual instruction at the middle and high schools through next week.

Jan 13, 2021
Sag Harbor Plans to Test Students, Staff for Covid-19

The Sag Harbor School District on Monday unveiled a preliminary plan to begin administering Covid-19 tests to its students and staff members within the next two weeks.

Jan 12, 2021