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Before Reopening, Businesses Must File Safety Affirmation

East Hampton Town has alerted business owners intending to reopen that they must file with New York State an affirmation that they will follow mandated safety protocols and prepare and post a safety plan.

Jun 1, 2020
As Covid Numbers Improve, Bellone Urges Protesters to Do So Safely

On Monday Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone thanked those taking part in demonstrations here sparked by the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis for doing so peacefully.

Jun 1, 2020
In Virus Briefing, Suffolk Officials Also Speak to Another Crisis

As Covid-19 cases rise and hospitalizations decrease, the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis and the subsequent protests that have erupted around the country were also on the minds of county officials here.

May 31, 2020
Parking in Downtown Sag Harbor This Weekend Limited to 45 Minutes

After imposing strict short-term parking limits in the village last weekend, the mayor on Friday set a 45-minute limit on parking for the final weekend of May.

May 29, 2020
Pushed to the Brink by Pandemic

Jobs cancelled, loans rejected, two months waiting for unemployment to kick in, creditors calling. This Amagansett contractor's story will sound familiar to many who've been left reeling from the financial pain of the pandemic.

May 29, 2020
On the Water: Charter Boat Captains Ready for Business

Charter and party boat captains, eager to get back to their livehoold and get clients back on the water, finally got the chance to do so this week.

May 29, 2020
Outdoor Dining Gets a Boost, While Businesses Get Mask Authority

Several key initiatives were announced by local, county, and state officials on Thursday, paving the way for restaurants to offer increased outdoor dining and for private business owners to officially refuse service to people not wearing masks.

May 28, 2020
East Hampton Samples Are a Crucial Contributor to Lyme Test

The successful development of a rapid new diagnostic Lyme disease test is owed in part to the test samples contributed to the Bay Area Lyme Foundation's Lyme Disease Biobank, specifically from the patients of Dr. George Dempsey's East Hampton Family Medicine practice.

May 28, 2020
Kudos From Moody's for East Hampton Village

East Hampton Village is in strong fiscal health and will likely remain so despite the economic shutdown caused by the pandemic, according to a recent credit analysis from Moody’s Investors Service.

May 28, 2020
Health Briefs 05.28.20

A Southampton Covid testing site will continue with county funding, Stony Brook Southampton Hospital is offering telehealth visits for rehabilitation services, and elective surgeries will begin in June.

May 28, 2020
East End Schools Expect Influx as Virus Puts Families on Edge

District officials in East Hampton, Sag Harbor, Bridgehampton, Montauk, Springs, and Sagaponack have all fielded inquiries from new families who are considering placing their children in schools here due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

May 28, 2020
On South Fork, Weather Helped Keep Weekend Worries in Check

With an assist from Mother Nature in the form of a gray, damp Saturday and windy Sunday and Monday, the “slow, soft reopening” to the summer season envisioned by East Hampton Town Supervisor Peter Van Scoyoc last week largely unfolded according to plan over the Memorial Day weekend.

May 28, 2020