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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
All Schools Can Reopen, But Formats Differ

As the Covid-19 pandemic continues to impact all aspects of life, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo on Aug. 7 gave schools in New York State the green light to reopen, pending approval of their individual education plans and the scheduling of open comment sessions with parents and teachers.

Aug 13, 2020
Help for the Hungry

East End Cares and the Clamshell Foundation, a long-running East Hampton charity, have collected $126,000 in donations since March, with $70,000 from the Citarella grocery stores in Southampton, Bridgehampton, and East Hampton.

Aug 13, 2020
Bellone Blasts Trump for Calling Disaster Assistance a 'Bailout'

Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone angrily denounced President Trump on Wednesday, telling reporters that the president referred to federal disaster assistance as “some sort of bailout” during his fund-raising visit to the South Fork on Saturday.

Aug 12, 2020
A Week Without Covid at Stony Brook Southampton Hospital

When word came from Stony Brook Southampton Hospital on July 31 that the last Covid-19 patient had been discharged and there were no suspected or confirmed cases among other patients, it was cause for celebration — a celebration that lasted a whole week.

Aug 12, 2020
Best-in-Country Infection Rate Means Schools Can Reopen, Governor Says

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo on Friday gave schools in New York State the green light to reopen, pending approval of their individual education plans and the scheduling of open comment sessions with parents and teachers.

Aug 7, 2020
Fitness Alfresco at East Hampton Indoor Tennis Complex

While gyms remain closed due to the pandemic, an outdoor exercise emporium that offers workouts ranging from spin and dance classes to high-intensity interval training has popped up on the grounds of the East Hampton Indoor Tennis club.

Aug 6, 2020
Fall Tourism, Shop-Local Campaigns Seen as Key to Businesses Survival

To help retail stores, restaurants, and hotels survive the economic downturn caused by the pandemic, campaigns to promote fall tourism to the East End, and to encourage shopping locally will be essential, according to Tom Flight, a member of East Hampton Town's Business Recovery Group.

Aug 6, 2020
Citation for Concert Organizers, Attendees Urged to Get Tested

The organizers of a July 25 Chainsmokers concert have been slapped with a single citation covering multiple violations of town ordinances.

Aug 6, 2020
Officials Rattled Over Census Response Rate

Local officials and community advocates are asking residents of East Hampton Town to complete their census forms. Only 29.8 percent of East Hampton households had filled out their forms as of July 24.

Aug 6, 2020
'Everyone Bought a Puppy': Pet Care in the Age of Covid

The impact of Covid-19 on all walks of life includes big changes for those that walk on all fours and the people who care for them.

Aug 5, 2020
On Call: The Hardest Question to Answer

"Should I send my kids back to school this fall?"

Of all the Covid-19 questions that I'm asked as a family medicine physician, this is the hardest to answer.

Aug 5, 2020