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Hampton Classic Horse Show Is Canceled for 2020

The Hampton Classic Horse Show would have marked its 45th anniversary this summer, but on Friday the show's organizers announced its cancellation, due to safety precautions amid the Covid-19 pandemic.

"It is difficult to express how disappointing this is for everyone," Shanette Cohen, executive director of the Classic, said in a statement. "However, given the current situation and the uncertainty that lies ahead, our board reached the conclusion that there really is no other option."

Jun 5, 2020
Southampton Town Hall to Reopen

Southampton Town will reopen its Town Hall on Monday after it was closed for several weeks during the shutdown. The hours will be 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Jun 5, 2020
Mercados locales, restaurantes al aire libre, campamentos de verano diurnos volverán a funcionar

El fin de semana largo, del Día de los Caídos, marcó la reapertura del mercado de Sag Harbor, mientras que el mercado de Springs se inauguró el sábado pasado, y el de Montauk reabrirá el jueves que viene.

Jun 5, 2020
As Virus Is Brought Under Control, Suffolk Confronts Massive Fiscal Crisis

The county had just one death from Covid-19 in the past 24 hours, but the news is less positive on the fiscal front as it anticipates a $590 million deficit this year alone.

Jun 4, 2020
East Hampton Village to Allow Streetside Dining

East Hampton Village Mayor Richard Lawler will issue an executive order to allow restaurants and takeout food stores to set up temporary outdoor dining areas on public property starting next Wednesday in a move aimed at providing a much-needed boost to village restaurants and the commercial district in general. Sag Harbor is proposing a similar move.

Jun 4, 2020
East Hampton Retail Crawls Back to Life

Shopkeepers in the village are hoping to recapture lost customers with curbside pickup, but in the words of one, it's been "more of a trickle than a river."

Jun 4, 2020
Town Homes in on Covid Test Site in Montauk

The Montauk School is being considered as a potential location for a Covid-19 testing site that would be fully funded by Stony Brook Southampton Hospital.

Jun 4, 2020
Long Island Restaurants Okayed to Offer Outdoor Dining Starting Next Week

Restaurants can begin offering outdoor dining as part of phase two of the economic reopening, which will begin early next week, and municipalities will be given leeway to approve sidewalk and even street dining in order for businesses to meet state guidelines.

Jun 3, 2020
South Fork's Farmers Markets Are in Business

With food distribution channels disrupted, supermarket shopping fraught with anxiety, and grocery delivery slots hard to come by, the reopening of farmers markets here may be more anticipated and more celebrated this year than ever before.

Jun 3, 2020
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