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Governor to Sign Additional Policing Reforms

New measures will mandate tracking of race and ethnicity in all arrest data, and require "officers to report any weapons discharge within six hours" and to "provide mental and medical help for any person under arrest or any person in custody when they require it."

Jun 15, 2020
Cuomo Threatens Rollbacks in Response to Violations, Many in Hamptons, Manhattan

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo said on Sunday that the state received 25,000 complaints about social distancing violations at businesses, mostly at bars and restaurants, with Manhattan and the Hamptons leading the way.

Jun 14, 2020
East Hampton Town Taking Applications for Outdoor Dining

East Hampton Town is now accepting applications from restaurants and food stores to use public and private property for temporary outdoor dining.

Jun 13, 2020
A Milestone: Zero Covid Deaths in Suffolk in Past 24 Hours

It was the first time since March 16 that no one in the county had died of the virus. Hospitalizations were also down, and given positive trends, the county executive said he has been lobbying the state to allow cultural institutions to open sooner.

Jun 12, 2020
If Budgets Fail, School Districts Can Try Again

Rather than be forced to operate on a contingency budget if their spending plans fail to pass a first vote next week, school districts in New York will now have a second chance to put their budgets before voters.

Jun 12, 2020
Pandemic Summer Spurs a Downtown Montauk Rethink

East Hampton Town is considering a plan to temporarily change traffic circulation on several streets in Montauk's downtown and close a segment of Main Street to vehicles one day a week in an effort to create more open space for pedestrians and cyclists and to encourage social distancing.

Jun 11, 2020
Church Doors May Be Closed, but Bridgehampton Pastor Is on Duty

The First Baptist Church of Bridgehampton has seen a huge jump in worshippers as the Rev. Tisha Williams embraces the virtual space with online services on YouTube and Zoom Bible study.

Jun 11, 2020
East End Restaurants Ready for Outdoor Dining

South Fork restaurants with existing outdoor spaces began welcoming guests on Wednesday, and those without were working with town and village governments to set up temporary open-air outposts.

Jun 11, 2020
Stony Brook Southampton Hospital Emerges From Darkest Days

The facility that cared for the county's first coronavirus patient and had dozens at the peak, expects to have fewer than 10 this week and is ready to get back to some sense of normalcy.

Jun 11, 2020
Barefoot at Home With Ina Garten

Before the Covid-19 pandemic, Ina Garten was already looking out for the welfare of her two million-plus Instagram followers. “Hunkering down at home with Jeffrey and a few overnight Belgian waffles for dinner,” she wrote under a photo of a fluffy, syrup-soaked waffle topped with bananas.

Jun 11, 2020
The Barber Is Back, and So Is the Toy Seller

New sectors of economy reopened Wednesday as Covid-19 impacts continue to subside. In-store retail, salons, professional offices, and car dealerships are among the businesses that are now cleared to operate.

Jun 10, 2020