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East Hampton Officials Prepare for Limited Beach Openings

Four town ocean beaches will open on Saturday during lifeguarded hours of 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.: Indian Wells and Atlantic Avenue in Amagansett, and South Edison and Ditch Plain in Montauk. For the time being they will be open on weekends only. 

May 21, 2020
Bellone Announces Temporary Property Tax Relief

On Wednesday, Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone announced a 45-day property tax extension without penalty for those who were affected economically by the Covid-19 pandemic.

The unanimously approved plan from a group that included town supervisors, village mayors, officials from schools, and other interested parties in the county will be sent to the governor's office with a request for an executive order authorizing the plan. Once approved, the deadline to file taxes for those approved will be July 15.

May 20, 2020
Community Adopts East Hampton High's Class of 2020

There are approximately 230 seniors in East Hampton High School's class of 2020, and community members are lining up by the dozen — virtually, of course — to make sure every one of them feels special during these challenging times.

May 20, 2020
County Will Open Ocean Beaches for Residents Only This Weekend

“My priority is to make sure Suffolk County residents will be able to enjoy access to the beaches during this crisis, while we do have reduced capacity,” County Executive Steve Bellone said on Monday.

May 18, 2020
East Hampton Town Implores State to Delay Reopening of Tourist Hotels

“A summertime influx of people into our area has the potential to cause renewed outbreaks of Covid-19 and reverse the progress our area has made in reducing spread of the disease through weeks of staying at home, quarantining, and following precautions in public,” town board members wrote to the governor.

May 18, 2020
$1 Million Summer Rental in East Hampton: Entire Hedges Inn

Wary about the prospect of welcoming a series of new visitors in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic, the inn's management announced this week that it will seek to rent the entire property from June 1 to Labor Day for $1 million, or $350,000 per month.

May 17, 2020
Elective Surgeries Can Resume in Suffolk

The county is awaiting an executive order from the governor before allowing the procedures. It is expected shortly.

May 17, 2020
Pause Order Extended for Long Island; Beaches Can Open Next Friday

In an executive order signed late Thursday, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo extended the stay-at-home Pause order through May 28 for regions of New York State — including Long Island — that have not been cleared to begin resuming business activity.

May 15, 2020
106th Rescue Wing Flyover Salutes Long Islanders on Front Lines

The New York Air National Guard 106th Rescue Wing saluted Long Islanders for their hard work to "fight against Covid-19" with a flyover on Friday afternoon covering the North and South Shores from Long Beach to East Hampton and Greenport.

May 14, 2020
Helping Hands, One Doorstep at a Time

Waiting out the pandemic on the South Fork, three teens saw a need, turned their concern into action, and partnered with an Amagansett church to come to the aid of people "struggling to support their families."

May 14, 2020
Suffolk, Nassau Meet Only Some Criteria for Reopening

Two measures of Long Island’s progress toward reopening the economy appear to be at odds, but one thing is for certain at this point: When Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo’s Pause order expires tomorrow, Long Island will not be ready to fully reopen despite what is thought to be the waning impact of Covid-19 in New York State.

May 14, 2020
East End Rental Market Is Booming

Using Airbnb is out, enlisting a savvy broker is in. Short-term bookings are out, long-term stays are in. Standard leases are out, customized ones with Covid-19 riders are in.

May 14, 2020