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Stony Brook Southampton Hospital Weathers the Storm

“Even though everybody is optimistic that the number is going to go down. . . . The big question is when are we going to see a full decline,” said Robert Chaloner, the hospital's chief administrative officer.

Apr 30, 2020
Virus Testing Ramps Up, but Is It Enough?

New testing sites are opening across the state and the county, however much of the information remains ambiguous. Antibody tests are not widely available yet here, and diagnostic tests are still hard to come by and largely limited to those who are already showing symptoms of Covid-19 or who are essential workers in critical fields.

Apr 30, 2020
Petition Launched for County Food Crisis Hotline

While traditional food aid organizations have ramped up their efforts during Covid-19, OLA has found some homebound communities are still in urgent crisis and in need of rapid food help.

Apr 30, 2020
State and County Golf Courses Allowed to Open

The state-owned Montauk Downs golf course, which had been open, closed, open, then closed again, reopened for play on Monday, having been so directed by Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo.

Apr 29, 2020
Suffolk Considers a Phased Reopening

"We need to get this right," County Executive Steve Bellone said, because having to reinstate restrictions would be "emotionally, psychologically, and economically devastating."

Apr 29, 2020
Nuevo sitio de testeo para Covid-19 en Southampton Village

La clave para poder reactivar las economías locales y regionales, será el testeo para Covid-19 y en ese sentido se han redoblado los esfuerzos para poder hacerlo más asequible.

Apr 28, 2020
Early Beach Parking Restrictions in East Hampton Town Led to 177 Tickets

"The town will continue to seek compliance with social distancing guidelines and parking restrictions and consider further actions as necessary to protect public health," Supervisor Peter Van Scoyoc said.

Apr 28, 2020
Stony Brook Southampton Hospital Takes Dance Break Challenge

When the staff at Stony Brook Southampton Hospital was challenged to a "dance break" two weeks ago by a sister hospital on the North Fork, they rose to the challenge. The result? An uplifting, energetic, three-minute video that has been posted on YouTube, gathering nearly 4,000 views in the last two days.

Everyone donned masks for the challenge, in which nurses, doctors, aides, technicians, and other employees moved to the song "I Got This Feeling" by Justin Timberlake. Most of it was shot outdoors, though some of the staff got their groove on in the hospital hallways.

Apr 28, 2020
New Covid-19 Test Site to Open in Southampton Village

Drive-through testing will be available at HRH Care on Tuesdays and Thursdays by appointment, with priority given to those exhibiting symptoms.

Apr 28, 2020
East Hampton's Memorial Day Ceremonies Are Canceled

East Hampton Memorial Day observances, including the annual parade, rifle squad ceremonies at cemeteries, and a tribute to the lost at sea at Main Beach, will be canceled due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Apr 27, 2020
Confirmed Cases of Covid-19 Increase by Almost 900

In the past 24 hours, 891 new cases of Covid-19 were confirmed in Suffolk County, marking a drop-off from the surprising spike of 1,039 cases reported on Friday.

Apr 25, 2020
Thiele Backs Further Mortgage Relief

The recently passed federal CARES Act allows mortgage holders to delay payments on federally backed mortgages for up to 180 days, but it doesn't cover those whose mortgages are not federally owned or backed.

Apr 23, 2020