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East Hampton Town Beach Manager Suggested for 2021

With the sobering realization that another summer could come and go before the coronavirus pandemic is fully relegated to history, the East Hampton Town Board looked back at the 2020 season at the town's beaches and considered improvements that might be made for 2021.

Oct 28, 2020
Refuge Seekers Fuel Boom as Property Prices Surge

The scramble to find a refuge during the pandemic has led to surging home sales and prices, bidding wars, and an ongoing boom in the East End real estate market, according to third-quarter reports from several real estate agencies.

Oct 28, 2020
Bridgehampton Grappling With a Return to Class

Students in the Bridgehampton School's seventh through 12th grades have been learning remotely since March 16, when schools here first closed because of Covid-19. Now there's a plan in the works to bring those students back into the building.

Oct 28, 2020
On Call: You Tested Positive, Now What?

Cases of Covid-19 are on the rise across the country and the world. So what do you do if you or a family member is diagnosed with Covid-19?

Oct 28, 2020
More People in Town Means More Cardboard

Since March, when fear of Covid-19 drove many second-home owners into town prematurely, and many of them permanently, the East Hampton Recycling Center has absorbed a vast surge in recyclable and non-recyclable materials.

Oct 28, 2020
Bridgehampton School Has First Covid Case; 20 to Quarantine

Bridgehampton School District officials on Tuesday closed the school midday after a parent reported early in the day that their child had tested positive for Covid-19. Ten adults and 10 students will have to quarantine.

Oct 27, 2020
East Hampton to Add In-Person Days at Middle and High School

The East Hampton School District on Tuesday announced it will add in-person school days for students on Wednesdays at the middle and high schools, and said it is exploring a plan to resume full-time in-person classes for all middle schoolers starting in January as long as infection rates here stay low.

Oct 23, 2020
In Springs, Taxed Teachers and Tired Parents

At a Springs School Board meeting, parents demanding more instruction from teachers on remote days clashed with educators, who said they are simply doing the best they can. School administrators, who said late in the summer that they would revisit the district's hybrid learning plans by the 10th week of school, are nearing their self-imposed deadline to do so.

Oct 22, 2020
On Call: Trick or Treating? Proceed With Caution

For communities with lower Covid-19 infection rates right now (like many of ours here on the East End) compared to hot spots elsewhere in the country, it can be particularly tempting to seize an opportunity for normality and plan to trick-or-treat as usual. But this could be risky.

Oct 22, 2020
A Fourth John Marshall Student Tests Positive for Covid

East Hampton School District officials on Tuesday alerted parents to a new case of Covid-19 in a kindergarten student at the John M. Marshall Elementary School.

Oct 20, 2020
New Covid Cases at Montauk School and Eleanor Whitmore Center

The Montauk School and the Eleanor Whitmore Early Childhood Center reported cases of Covid-19 over the weekend, and students in one class at each school have been told to quarantine.

Oct 19, 2020
Sag Harbor School District Reports First Case of Covid

According to a statement released on Saturday by District Superintendent Jeff Nichols, the student, who attends Pierson High School, has not been there since Oct. 9.

Oct 17, 2020