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Southampton Town's Playgrounds and Skate Parks Are Open

Southampton Town reopened its playgrounds and skate parks on Thursday after months of closures due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The reopening was made possible after an adjustment to the state's phase two guidelines.

The town will follow the Center for Disease Control's safety protocols and visitors must wear face coverings and adhere to the six-feet social distance requirements.  

Jun 18, 2020
East Hampton Town Enlists P.R. Firm for ‘Consistency in Message’

The town board voted Thursday to spend up to $10,000 a month to retain a firm through November to help with communications related to health and safety amid the Covid-19 pandemic, including a redesign of the town's website.

Jun 18, 2020
East End Officials Taken Aback by Cuomo's Criticism on Enforcement

Local officials appeared perplexed this week by Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo's concerns that public safety requirements were not being enforced on the South Fork.

Jun 18, 2020
East End Officials Taken Aback by Cuomo's Criticism on Enforcement

Local officials appeared perplexed this week by Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo's concerns that public safety requirements were not being enforced on the South Fork.

Jun 18, 2020
For Eateries, Outdoor Dining Is a Bright Spot in Pandemic

After getting permission for outdoor dining from state and local officials, East End restaurants are finding creative ways to make room for as many customers as possible this summer.

Jun 18, 2020
Spas Ready to Get Back to the Business of Healing, Safely

When Long Island enters phase three of reopening, which is expected on Wednesday, East End spas will be back in business, and they’re prepared to offer treatments ranging from massages to colonics with new protocols designed to give clients peace of mind. 

Jun 18, 2020
Southampton Supervisor Fires Back at Governor

On Monday evening, Southampton Town Supervisor Jay Schneiderman released a letter sent to Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo in response his concerns that public safety requirements were not being enforced in the Hamptons.

Jun 16, 2020
Suffolk Virus Numbers Show Continued Positive Trend

Despite seven deaths from Covid-19 over the 24-hour period ending June 13, Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone said on Monday that other metrics continue trending in the right direction as Long Island moves toward the third of a four-phase resumption of activity.

Jun 15, 2020
Governor to Sign Additional Policing Reforms

New measures will mandate tracking of race and ethnicity in all arrest data, and require "officers to report any weapons discharge within six hours" and to "provide mental and medical help for any person under arrest or any person in custody when they require it."

Jun 15, 2020
Cuomo Threatens Rollbacks in Response to Violations, Many in Hamptons, Manhattan

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo said on Sunday that the state received 25,000 complaints about social distancing violations at businesses, mostly at bars and restaurants, with Manhattan and the Hamptons leading the way.

Jun 14, 2020
East Hampton Town Taking Applications for Outdoor Dining

East Hampton Town is now accepting applications from restaurants and food stores to use public and private property for temporary outdoor dining.

Jun 13, 2020
A Milestone: Zero Covid Deaths in Suffolk in Past 24 Hours

It was the first time since March 16 that no one in the county had died of the virus. Hospitalizations were also down, and given positive trends, the county executive said he has been lobbying the state to allow cultural institutions to open sooner.

Jun 12, 2020