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East Hampton's J.V. Football Team Sidelined by Quarantine

The junior varsity team has begun a 10-day quarantine period after one of its players, a Pierson student who played in Saturday's game with Babylon's jayvee, tested positive for Covid-19 over the weekend.

Mar 18, 2021
In East End Real Estate, Covid Boom Shows No Signs of Bust

More than a year after the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic caused a boom in East End real estate sales and rentals, industry professionals said the market is still going strong even as the end of the pandemic may be drawing near.

Mar 18, 2021
Vaccine Disparity Is Stark on Long Island

The rate of Covid-19 vaccinations among New York State's Black and Latino residents continues to lag far behind that of their white counterparts, according to data from the state. South Fork community leaders say the discrepancy is due primarily to a lack of access to the vaccine. 

Mar 18, 2021
Town Seeks Vaccine Clinic Volunteers

East Hampton Town officials this week renewed the call for medical and nonmedical volunteers for upcoming Covid-19 vaccine clinics at a town site on Stephen Hand's Path.

Mar 17, 2021
Vaccination Site to Open Friday at College in Southampton

Starting on Wednesday morning, people will be able to schedule appointments for Covid-19 vaccinations at a new state-run site opening Friday at Stony Brook Southampton college campus.

Mar 15, 2021
On Call: The 'One-and-Done' Vaccine

How does the Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 vaccine, approved last week by the F.D.A., compare with the Moderna and Pfizer vaccines already in use? Differences aside, all three appear to be practically perfect at preventing hospitalization and death from Covid-19.

Mar 11, 2021
Hampton Classic Horse Show Set to Return This Summer

"Right now, our plans are all systems go, but we recognize that anything could still change," said Marty Bauman, the show's communications director.

Mar 11, 2021
Pandemic Compounds School's Tax-Cap Angst

In a pandemic environment that has cost the school district more than $600,000 so far, and against the fiscal pressure of New York State's cap on tax levy increases, East Hampton school officials are holding the line on budget increases wherever possible as they develop their 2021-22 school spending plan.

Mar 11, 2021
Additional Covid Restrictions Relaxed

As Covid-19 infection rates continue to either fall or plateau across the state, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo has announced that pandemic-related restrictions on social gatherings, indoor dining at restaurants, and attendance at arts venues will be relaxed.

Mar 11, 2021
Many More Get Access to Vaccine as Distribution Sites Increase

As eligibility for the Covid-19 vaccines expands in New York, so too are the locations closer to home where people can get their shots. Last week, East Hampton Town administered first or second doses to nearly 2,000 people at its site, and still more were able to get vaccinated at the Greek Orthodox Church of the Hamptons in Southampton. In addition, the state is opening a mass vaccination site at the Stony Brook Southampton college campus.

Mar 11, 2021
State Expands Vaccine Eligibility to People 60 and Over

As federal supplies of Covid-19 vaccines begin to tick upward, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo has once again expanded eligibility for the vaccines, announcing on Tuesday that people ages 60 and over will be able to get shots starting Wednesday morning.

Mar 9, 2021
State to Open Mass Vaccination Site in Southampton

After much lobbying by local officials, a state-run site for Covid vaccinations will soon be opening on the campus of Stony Brook Southampton.

Mar 8, 2021