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Cuomo Seeks to Bypass Feds for Vaccine Purchase

The governor appealed to Pfizer amid ongoing frustration with the Trump administration, complaining on Monday that the federal government dramatically increased vaccine eligibility last week while distributing fewer doses to the state.

Jan 18, 2021
Jewish Center Talk on Well-Being During the Pandemic

Rabbi Joshua Franklin of the Jewish Center of the Hamptons in East Hampton will host Beatty Cohan, a psychotherapist and the radio host of "The Ask Beatty Show," today at 5 p.m. for a virtual conversation about nurturing emotional well-being during the pandemic.

Jan 18, 2021
Covid Cases Push Back the Start of Track, Swimming, and Bowling Seasons 

East Hampton High's bowling team was to have had a match under its belt, and the boys swimming team was to have made its debut (though with no spectators) today at the Y.M.C.A. East Hampton RECenter, but the coronavirus pandemic put the kibosh on that.

Jan 14, 2021
Many More Eligible for Limited Supply of Vaccines

New York State has opened Covid-19 vaccinations this week to anyone 65 or older and the immunocompromised, members of police and fire departments, health workers at outpatient facilities including private medical and dental practices, teachers and school staff, child care workers, transit workers, and grocery store workers who interact with the public.

Jan 14, 2021
On Call: Covid Battle Puts Strain on Entire Medical System

Since I started in my office on Shelter Island, I have had seven patients die. Having never started an essentially new primary care practice location before, I have no idea how that number compares. I just know that, in the context of a year full of more suffering and death among those for whom I am privileged to care for, those seven names stand out.  

Jan 14, 2021
Don't Call About Covid Vaccine, Pediatrics Office Pleads

Dr. Gail Schonfeld of East End Pediatrics has been approved by New York State to administer the Covid-19 vaccine but does not yet have it on hand and urged people to hold off calling her office, because the volume of inquiries is overwhelming her office staff.

Jan 14, 2021
Enrollment Nearly Doubled at Amagansett School

The months since the pandemic began have seen "almost a 100 percent increase in the student population of the Amagansett School," according to Seth Turner, superintendent of the Amagansett School District.

Jan 14, 2021
Ambulance Association Honors Its Finest

The East Hampton Village Ambulance Association, in a virtual presentation last week, honored a number of its members who not only coped with Covid but went beyond.

Jan 14, 2021
South Fork Schools Expand Covid-19 Planning

As school staff, including nurses, therapists, and teachers, lined up to be vaccinated this week, school districts continued to grapple with plans to conduct Covid-19 testing all while trying to not let the virus upend children’s education.

Jan 14, 2021
John Marshall Will Go Remote Friday, Middle and High School Closure Extended

The East Hampton School District will restrict classes to remote-only at the John M. Marshall Elementary School starting Friday, and will extend this week’s virtual instruction at the middle and high schools through next week.

Jan 13, 2021
Sag Harbor Plans to Test Students, Staff for Covid-19

The Sag Harbor School District on Monday unveiled a preliminary plan to begin administering Covid-19 tests to its students and staff members within the next two weeks.

Jan 12, 2021
Update: State Expands Eligibility for Covid-19 Vaccine

The list of New Yorkers eligible to receive the Covid-19 vaccine was expanded this week to include those 65 and older, the immunocompromised, members of police and fire departments, health workers at outpatient facilities including private medical and dental practices, teachers and school staff, child-care workers, and grocery store workers who interact with the public.

Jan 11, 2021