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Town's Messaging on Covid Enters New Phase

As this "summer like no other" neared its unofficial close, the East Hampton Town Board announced new phases of a communications campaign aimed at maintaining the suppression of Covid-19 transmission.

Sep 4, 2020
On Call: The Best Time for a Difficult Question

We tend to ask just about everyone we think could even possibly have some sort of serious event requiring CPR or intubation what their wishes are. The reason for that? Because experience has taught me, over and over again, to tackle these questions at the beginning.

Sep 2, 2020
'Uneasiness' a Theme for South Fork Students Away at College

It is back to school season for college students too, but as with many things during a pandemic, it may not really feel like it. "It's obviously not ideal, but learning how to manage expectations is just a part of life," said a University of Iowa junior from Southampton.

Sep 2, 2020
First Day Later at Bridgehampton School

The first day of school for Bridgehampton students is now Monday, Sept. 14, after the school board voted this week to alter the calendar.

Sep 2, 2020
Ross Requires Covid Tests

The Ross School announced Saturday it will require each student to have a negative Covid-19 test within seven days of the start of school before he or she can attend in person. No child will be able to start school without such a test.

Sep 2, 2020
Challenges Aplenty as South Fork Schools Prepare to Open

School officials have said Chromebook laptops for students are on back order across the nation and Plexiglas barriers for desks have been hard to come by. Local school boards have appointed many previous substitute teachers to full-time positions, creating a shortage of those who can be called upon to fill in for teachers who take time off. Custodians, too, are in short supply for some districts as schools embark on plans that rely upon stringent cleaning protocols.

Sep 2, 2020
Project Most Adds Daytime Program for Springs Students

Project Most, a nonprofit that runs programs for elementary-age children in Springs and East Hampton, will for the first time offer a daytime program during the school year for Springs School students in kindergarten through eighth grade to supplement the two days a week of in-person learning that the children will be receiving.

Sep 1, 2020
Cuomo, Labor Leaders Ask for $59 Billion in Federal Aid for New York

"If we do not receive federal funding, there is no way that the state and local governments can cover the deficit," the governor said Monday, citing "catastrophic budget shortfalls" that could impact thousands of workers.

Aug 31, 2020
Blu Mar in Southampton Loses Liquor License

For the second time in a week, the New York State Liquor Authority has suspended the license of a Southampton Village restaurant and bar after numerous violations of coronavirus-related regulations were observed.

Aug 29, 2020
Gyms Reopen at Long Last

After having been excluded from all four phases of the state's economic reopening plan, East End gyms and fitness centers finally began welcoming clients back on Monday with a slew of new safety protocols in place. But for those who might still be wary about returning to fitness centers, virtual and outdoor workouts continue.

Aug 28, 2020
Cuomo Slams C.D.C., Trump

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo did not mince words Thursday while speaking about the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s recent modification of coronavirus testing guidelines, calling the recommendation that people without Covid-19 symptoms not get tested even if they have been exposed to the virus “dumbfounding” and “really bad advice.”

Aug 27, 2020
House Tours Go Virtual and May Never Go Back

The novel coronavirus and a booming real estate market on the South Fork are forcing real estate agencies to get creative in selling and renting properties. Virtual tours have become a popular solution.

Aug 26, 2020