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East Hampton Business Recovery Group Eyes Safe Reopening

The committee agreed at its first meeting last week to “make sure we don’t have a second wave” of Covid-19 infection “by opening too soon, by being careless when we open, by not looking at social distancing,” said Deputy Town Supervisor Sylvia Overby.

May 7, 2020
Let's Dance, a Rolling Musical Thank-You

As a means of offering gratitude to the health care workers during the coronavirus pandemic, WLNG is “roadcasting,” taking its Rolling Roadcaster bus to the East End’s hospitals.

May 7, 2020
Suffolk 'Crawling' Toward Reopening Goals

For the second day in a row, the number of patients hospitalized with confirmed Covid-19 cases in Suffolk County rose, though the county still met a 14-day decline in overall hospitalizations based on a three-day rolling average of that figure.

May 5, 2020
Free Mental Health Care for Employees on Front Lines

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo has announced that state-regulated health insurers are now required to provide free mental health care for health care employees who are on the front lines of the fight against the virus.

May 5, 2020
East Hampton Village Moves to Limit Beach Use

In an effort to limit the number of people at East Hampton Village beaches, the village announced on Monday that beach parking permits will be required and no daily parking passes will be issued starting May 15.

May 5, 2020
Suffolk Hospitalizations Rise, Ending 13-Day Decline

The number of Covid-19 hospitalizations in Suffolk County rose in the past 24 hours, marking an end to 13 straight days of declining hospitalizations, and possibly dealing a setback to plans to reopen after the New York on Pause mandate is lifted on May 15.

May 4, 2020
As Suffolk Hospitalizations Trend Downward, Virus Numbers Continue to Rise

There are now 813 people in hospitals across the county, down from a peak of 1,658 on April 11. However, there were 889 new Covid-19 cases reported by Sunday as of 3 p.m.

May 4, 2020
Hampton Jitney to Resume Limited Service on Thursday

The Hampton Jitney is taking reservations in anticipation of restarting limited service for essential travel on Thursday and is running "training trips to practice new safety protocols."

May 3, 2020
Village Elections Delayed to September

The East Hampton Village election for mayor and two seats on the board has been moved from June 16 to Sept. 15.

May 2, 2020
El muy golpeado condado de Suffolk reabrirá después de otras regiones

Durante las últimas dos semanas el número total de casos de Covid-19 en el South Fork se ha mantenido estable, y Stony Brook Southampton Hospital está dando de alta a tanta gente como la que está admitiendo durante este mismo período. Sin embargo, no ha habido una disminución en el número de nuevos casos reportados.

May 2, 2020
Long Island Officials Plan for a Summer Like No Other

The Nassau/Suffolk Joint Summer Operations Task Force was established to offer hope for the summer, albeit one unlike what Long Island’s residents and visitors are accustomed to.

May 2, 2020
As County Looks Toward Reopening, 'We Cannot Afford to Get This Wrong'

Even as he looked back on April as "a month of tremendous pain and grief" in which Suffolk lost over 1,100 residents, County Executive Steve Bellone also struck a hopeful tone in his press briefing on Friday afternoon, pointing to signs of "inspiration, strength, and resiliency."

May 1, 2020