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Ready for the School Year, Masks and All

Kids agreed that wearing masks is a small price to pay for what they hope is a normal school year filled with meaningful classroom activities, academics, field trips, and friendships.

Sep 2, 2021
Bonac Football Player Tests Positive for Covid-19

Just a week into the fall sports season, one East Hampton High School football player has tested positive for Covid-19 and is in quarantine, the district announced Sunday morning.

Aug 29, 2021
Health Care Workers Picket at Stony Brook Southampton Hospital

Nurses and other members of the health care workers union at Stony Brook Southampton Hospital picketed on Thursday in an effort to get the hospital to agree to contract demands. The union's current contract ends on Sept. 30.

Aug 27, 2021
Masks Mandatory in Schools, Vaccines Maybe, New Governor Says

On her first day in office on Tuesday, New York State Gov. Kathy Hochul directed the state Health Department to institute a universal mask requirement for all children and adults in schools and an expanded testing protocol for all, and said she is also looking into the possibility of mandating vaccines for all school employees with an option to test out weekly.

Aug 25, 2021
Hospitals Hope for the Best, Prepare for the Worst

A recent surge in Covid-19 infections on the East End is predominantly among those who are unvaccinated, and the Delta variant of the virus is the cause of more than 90 percent of cases, according to Dr. Fredric Weinbaum, the chief medical officer at Stony Brook Southampton Hospital, who described the variant as a "survival of the fittest" version of Covid-19.

Aug 19, 2021
Masks Required at All East Hampton Town Offices

As of Monday, all staff and visitors at East Hampton Town Hall and other town facilities will once again be asked to wear masks, whether vaccinated for Covid-19 or not. 

Aug 16, 2021
Delta Worries Spur Tough Choices

With Covid-19 infections on the rise again in Suffolk County, South Fork business owners are reinstituting mask mandates and other safety protocols. "We got to a point where we realized we had to take a stand," said one, Eric Lemonides, a co-owner of Almond in Bridgehampton, where patrons 12 and over are being asked to show proof of vaccination or a recent negative Covid test.

Aug 12, 2021
Masks for All in School After Suffolk Steps Up With Guidance

The county's guidelines closely mirror those of the federal Centers for Disease Control and the American Academy of Pediatrics. They include universal mask wearing indoors for all, even those students and staff members who have already received vaccines; masks will not be required outdoors.

Aug 12, 2021
Two Covid Cases Close Camp for a Week

After a child and a counselor tested positive for Covid-19, the Hayground Camp in Bridgehampton closed this week out of an abundance of caution, Doug Weitz, the camp's director, confirmed Tuesday.

Aug 5, 2021
Masks in East Hampton Schools Again

Students and staff in the East Hampton School District — even those who are vaccinated — will begin the new school year with masks on, the school board decided on Tuesday.

Aug 5, 2021
Talk: Ibogaine Takes on Opioids

Ibogaine's psychedelic nature allows patients to confront the trauma and circumstances which lead them to become opioid users. The trip lasts between 24 and 36 hours. "It's clinical and supernatural at the same time," Spero Alexio said.

Jul 29, 2021
Delta Variant Spurs a Rethink on Masks

As the Delta variant of Covid-19 continues to spread in the United States, the Centers for Disease Control on Tuesday officially recommended that even people already vaccinated against Covid-19 once again wear masks in indoor public settings if they are in a region with "substantial" or "high" levels of community transmission.

Jul 28, 2021