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On Call: Talking to Children About Covid-19

As parents or caregivers, it can be easy to feel like we're protecting our children somehow by being vague or even avoiding world events, but that negates the simple truth that children, while being inexperienced, are generally not dumb. They have eyes to see and ears to hear, and if your kids are like mine, they know something big is going on.

Aug 27, 2020
Suffolk's Infection Rate Remains Low

Even as Suffolk County reached a grim milestone, surpassing 2,000 deaths from Covid-19 last weekend, the spread of the virus seems to be holding steady at approximately a 1-percent daily infection rate.

Aug 26, 2020
Ross School Will Reopen Bridgehampton Campus

Because the pandemic has boosted its enrollment across almost every grade level, the Ross School will use its former Lower School campus on Butter Lane in Bridgehampton, which it had put up for sale in early 2019, in addition to its East Hampton campus.

Aug 25, 2020
Southampton Restaurant Sees Liquor License Suspended for Violating Covid Rules

The Southampton Village restaurant 75 Main had its liquor license suspended by the New York State Liquor Authority on Sunday, following a Saturday night visit by S.L.A. investigators and officers from the village, the Suffolk County Police Department, and the County Sheriff’s Office that revealed numerous violations of coronavirus-related regulations, according to a release from the state.

Aug 24, 2020
Some School Sports Can Resume on September 21

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo has said game on for "lower-risk" school sports starting Sept. 21.

Aug 24, 2020
State Ruling on Live Entertainment 'Killed Our Music'

Weeks after some venues on the South Fork resumed offering live music, the New York State Liquor Authority clarified language on its website and contacted all bars and restaurants to ensure they were aware of the restrictions that have remained in place in mid-March. Word spread quickly among musicians, some of whom consider it another nail in the coffin for live music.

Aug 21, 2020
On Call: Praying for Sleep

It is 12:27 a.m., and I should be asleep. I'm lucky that it usually doesn't take much to get me back on track with sleep. Until Covid-19. Then there weren't enough moments in the day to eat and go to the bathroom, much less for "self-care." I spent my nights replaying my days.

Aug 20, 2020
Town Government Reverts to Pre-Pandemic Command Structure

"We broke up the existing town structure in order to better communicate and effectively deal with the crisis during this emergency," Town Supervisor Peter Van Scoyoc said. Now, with the state and county's infection rate under control, "I'm confident we can go back to our existing town structure" and return to a semblance of normal operations at Town Hall."

Aug 20, 2020
Younger Poll Workers Sought as Typical Helpers Are Vulnerable to Virus

Poll workers are needed more than ever before as the threat of the pandemic looms over older populations afraid to work on Election Day because they may be at increased risk for Covid-19.

Aug 20, 2020
Coming Soon: Bowling and Indoor Workouts

Customers at bowling alleys and gyms will soon be rolling and lifting again now that Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo has deemed conditions in New York safe enough that places like these can reopen.

Aug 20, 2020
Virus Scare 'Averted' at Hayground Camp

After following up on a weekend scare in which a child tested positive for Covid-19 on Friday, summer camp administrators at the Hayground School, in consultation with the Suffolk County Department of Health Services, concluded the camp can safely continue running this week.

Aug 17, 2020
On Call: Should I Stay or Should I Go?

In 12 years of marriage (filled with four lovely but occasionally loud children), I have yet to take my wife on a honeymoon. And after four years of medical school followed by four more of residency, I really thought that this year was going to be my chance to make it happen.

Aug 13, 2020