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Many Unknowns as Schools Unveil Reopening Plans

South Fork school district officials have been working nonstop over the last several weeks to determine reopening plans, which were due in to the state by July 31, but regardless of the details, all of the plans may as well have a big asterisk on the first page, because Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo is expected to make a big school-related announcement Friday.

Aug 5, 2020
At the Montauk Post Office, So Many Packages, So Little Help

Ever since shelter-in-place orders took effect, post offices have been inundated with packages and mail at record-breaking volumes, and even as the economy has reopened, volume remains high. In Montauk, the post office has seen package volume double since the start of summer, keeping customers waiting weeks for critical deliveries.

Aug 5, 2020
Sagaponack School May Need More Space for Student Influx

The Sagaponack School has received so many new student inquiries over the last several weeks that the chief school administrator is searching for extra space to supplement the Little Red Schoolhouse's own classrooms.

Aug 4, 2020
Dentists Want You to Know It's Safe to Come Back

For those who have been using the pandemic as an excuse to avoid going to the dentist, Dr. David Mambrino, an owner of the East Hampton Dental Group, has a message: "I want people to know that it's safe."

Aug 1, 2020
Hospital in Southampton 'Covid-Free' as of Friday

Stony Brook Southampton Hospital on Friday announced that for the first time since March 8, it has no new, suspected, or confirmed Covid-19 patients.

Jul 31, 2020
East Hampton Village Beaches Close After Shark Sighting; Expect Weekend Closures at Town Lots

East Hampton Village's ocean beaches are closed to swimming Friday after a shark sighting off Georgica Beach, and East Hampton Town officials have warned prospective beachgoers that popular ocean beach parking lots could again be closed this weekend as they continue to limit beach capacity to comply with Covid-19 safety regulations.

Jul 31, 2020
Camp Quinipet Reinvents Its Summer

On a normal Monday in a normal July, the Quinipet Camp and Retreat Center on Shelter Island would be buzzing with activity, its lodgings, spread out over 11 buildings on 25 acres, filled with sleepaway campers newly arrived for a week of technology-free summer fun, complete with multimillion-dollar views of Peconic Bay. Now those spectacular views are being offered for a not-so-hefty price tag to families looking for a different sort of retreat.

Jul 30, 2020
In Pandemic, People See Chance to Realign With Nature

Seven in 10 New York State voters believe that recovery from the coronavirus pandemic presents an opportunity to realign our relationship with the natural world and plan for future challenges including climate change, according to the Nature Conservancy, which surveyed 640 randomly selected likely voters in June on a range of environmental issues.

Jul 30, 2020
Bridgehampton Concert Under Investigation

It might have been just another big summer event in the Hamptons, except that Saturday's Chainsmokers' concert at Nova's Ark in Bridgehampton took place in a world where concerts and other major events have been silenced by the Covid-19 pandemic. Now the Chainsmokers' event management companies are being investigated.

Jul 29, 2020
Southampton Responds After Governor Calls Concert ‘Gross Violation of Common Sense’

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo called a drive-in concert held Saturday in Bridgehampton "a gross violation of common sense," while Southampton Town officials responded to a state inquiry into the event by saying they were conducting their own investigation.

Jul 29, 2020
Update: State Health Department Investigating Bridgehampton Charity Concert

The New York State Department of Health has opened an investigation into a drive-in Chainsmokers' concert in Bridgeghampton on Saturday night, sending a letter on Monday about it to Southampton Town Supervisor Jay Schneiderman — whose own band was the opening musical act on Saturday.

Jul 27, 2020
Several Beaches Closed to Late Arrivals Amid Covid Concerns

Several East Hampton beaches were temporarily closed to late-arriving beachgoers on Saturday as officials tried to enforce Covid-19 restrictions on the busiest day since the Fourth of July weekend. 

Jul 26, 2020