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Covid-19 Numbers Edge Up as Restrictions Loosen

After a period in which no new Covid-19 cases were seen in East Hampton Town, county figures released on Friday showed an uptick of seven.

Jun 21, 2020
Bellone Orders Education and Observances for Juneteenth

County Executive Steve Bellone said on Friday that he had signed executive orders to plan for a day of special observance for Juneteenth beginning next year and to extend the implicit bias training now being received in the police department to all county employees, and for it to be completed in one year.

Jun 19, 2020
Cuomo Orders Bars, Restaurants to Follow Rules or Lose Licenses

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced on Thursday that he will sign an executive order allowing the State Liquor Authority to immediately suspend liquor licenses for bars or restaurants found to be violating the state's Covid-19 rules and regulations. A related executive order will make bars responsible for the sidewalk or "outside area immediately in front of their premises."

Jun 18, 2020
Summer Camps Forge Ahead

As school ends, it's uncertain whether many camps here will open at all and what they will look like even if they do. Camp directors are looking to remake the experience while retaining what makes it special.

Jun 18, 2020
Southampton Town's Playgrounds and Skate Parks Are Open

Southampton Town reopened its playgrounds and skate parks on Thursday after months of closures due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The reopening was made possible after an adjustment to the state's phase two guidelines.

The town will follow the Center for Disease Control's safety protocols and visitors must wear face coverings and adhere to the six-feet social distance requirements.  

Jun 18, 2020
East Hampton Town Enlists P.R. Firm for ‘Consistency in Message’

The town board voted Thursday to spend up to $10,000 a month to retain a firm through November to help with communications related to health and safety amid the Covid-19 pandemic, including a redesign of the town's website.

Jun 18, 2020
East End Officials Taken Aback by Cuomo's Criticism on Enforcement

Local officials appeared perplexed this week by Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo's concerns that public safety requirements were not being enforced on the South Fork.

Jun 18, 2020
East End Officials Taken Aback by Cuomo's Criticism on Enforcement

Local officials appeared perplexed this week by Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo's concerns that public safety requirements were not being enforced on the South Fork.

Jun 18, 2020
For Eateries, Outdoor Dining Is a Bright Spot in Pandemic

After getting permission for outdoor dining from state and local officials, East End restaurants are finding creative ways to make room for as many customers as possible this summer.

Jun 18, 2020
Spas Ready to Get Back to the Business of Healing, Safely

When Long Island enters phase three of reopening, which is expected on Wednesday, East End spas will be back in business, and they’re prepared to offer treatments ranging from massages to colonics with new protocols designed to give clients peace of mind. 

Jun 18, 2020
Southampton Supervisor Fires Back at Governor

On Monday evening, Southampton Town Supervisor Jay Schneiderman released a letter sent to Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo in response his concerns that public safety requirements were not being enforced in the Hamptons.

Jun 16, 2020
Suffolk Virus Numbers Show Continued Positive Trend

Despite seven deaths from Covid-19 over the 24-hour period ending June 13, Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone said on Monday that other metrics continue trending in the right direction as Long Island moves toward the third of a four-phase resumption of activity.

Jun 15, 2020