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East Hampton Town to Open Vaccination Site Saturday

East Hampton Town will receive 300 Covid-19 vaccine doses from Suffolk County on Friday, and on Saturday will use them to vaccinate firefighters, teachers, and other members of the b eligibility group at the town's new mass vaccination site at the former Child Development of the Hamptons building.

Feb 12, 2021
On Call: What's the Vaccine Like?

Having read and written about the vaccines and their safety, efficacy, and side-effects profile, I knew that more significant side effects were possible when I went back to the hospital four weeks later for my second dose. And they definitely happened. 

Feb 11, 2021
Students Test Negative, but Travel Is a Worry

A round of Covid-19 testing for East Hampton High School athletes and a more general testing session at the Springs School have turned up good results for both schools, officials announced this week.

Feb 11, 2021
Pandemic Policing: It's Challenging

Policing during Covid comes with a world of unprecedented stress, challenges that are exponentially greater, and the added worry of bringing the virus home to family members. "If you saw it in a movie or book you wouldn't believe it," one South Fork chief said.

Feb 11, 2021
Vaccine Road Trips by Land and by Sea

Connecticut? Fuhgeddaboutit. Frustrated by an inability to get a Covid-19 vaccination close to home, South Fork residents have been traveling by road and sea to try their luck elsewhere, with some having far more success than others.

Feb 10, 2021
Pierson High School Surveying Students

"Over the past few weeks, there has been a significant decrease in the number of high school students attending in-person," Brittany Carriero, the school principal, said in an email to families.

Feb 10, 2021
Pierson Athletes' Petition Falls Short

Sag Harbor's Board of Education, faced with a student petition to overturn a recent decision by the district superintendent, Jeff Nichols, not to let Pierson High student-athletes compete this winter in "high-risk" sports, once again seconded the superintendent at a meeting Monday night.

Feb 10, 2021
Springs School Covid Testing Shows Zero Positives

In the first of two rounds of Covid-19 testing at the Springs School, there were no positive results in the 55 people tested, the school district announced Monday.

Feb 8, 2021
OLA Adds Two Trilingual Crisis Counselor Teams

Organizacion Latino-Americana of Eastern Long Island has been chosen as the New York State Project HOPE provider for the East End and now has two crisis counselor teams able to offer assistance in English, Spanish, and Portuguese.

Feb 5, 2021
Back After Covid, East Hampton Mayor Is Ready to Work

Two days after being released from Stony Brook Southampton Hospital, where he had spent nine days fighting Covid-19, Village Mayor Jerry Larsen discussed the status of proposals for paid parking and the construction of a wastewater treatment plant, the recent increase in fees for beach parking and several other permits, the tensions that have arisen at village board meetings, and more.

Feb 4, 2021
Frustrated Officials Suggest Vaccine Distribution Changes

As East End residents face an ongoing lack of access to the Covid-19 vaccine, Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele Jr. and other local officials vented their frustration this week with Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo's handling of the state's vaccination program, and offered recommendations for fixing it.

Feb 3, 2021
On Call: The Burden of Time

In many ways, there are few things in medicine as dangerous as the passage of time. By this, I mean that inexorable movement toward a place where the status quo holds reign. Patients who come in to discuss their concerns about a recent 5 or 10-pound weight gain over a month or two will often be fired up with the desire to make positive changes in their lives.

Feb 3, 2021