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If Budgets Fail, School Districts Can Try Again

Rather than be forced to operate on a contingency budget if their spending plans fail to pass a first vote next week, school districts in New York will now have a second chance to put their budgets before voters.

Jun 12, 2020
Pandemic Summer Spurs a Downtown Montauk Rethink

East Hampton Town is considering a plan to temporarily change traffic circulation on several streets in Montauk's downtown and close a segment of Main Street to vehicles one day a week in an effort to create more open space for pedestrians and cyclists and to encourage social distancing.

Jun 11, 2020
Church Doors May Be Closed, but Bridgehampton Pastor Is on Duty

The First Baptist Church of Bridgehampton has seen a huge jump in worshippers as the Rev. Tisha Williams embraces the virtual space with online services on YouTube and Zoom Bible study.

Jun 11, 2020
East End Restaurants Ready for Outdoor Dining

South Fork restaurants with existing outdoor spaces began welcoming guests on Wednesday, and those without were working with town and village governments to set up temporary open-air outposts.

Jun 11, 2020
Stony Brook Southampton Hospital Emerges From Darkest Days

The facility that cared for the county's first coronavirus patient and had dozens at the peak, expects to have fewer than 10 this week and is ready to get back to some sense of normalcy.

Jun 11, 2020
Barefoot at Home With Ina Garten

Before the Covid-19 pandemic, Ina Garten was already looking out for the welfare of her two million-plus Instagram followers. “Hunkering down at home with Jeffrey and a few overnight Belgian waffles for dinner,” she wrote under a photo of a fluffy, syrup-soaked waffle topped with bananas.

Jun 11, 2020
The Barber Is Back, and So Is the Toy Seller

New sectors of economy reopened Wednesday as Covid-19 impacts continue to subside. In-store retail, salons, professional offices, and car dealerships are among the businesses that are now cleared to operate.

Jun 10, 2020
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Jul 14, 2020
Nuevo centro de testeo para Covid-19 abre el martes en Montauk

Un nuevo centro de testeo para Covid-19, accesible a peatones y autos (drive-thru), abrirá el martes que viene en la escuela de Montauk (Montauk School), según un comunicado de la Cámara de Comercio de Montauk (Montauk Chamber of Commerce).

Jun 9, 2020
Covid Test Site Opens Tuesday in Montauk

A new drive-up and walk-up Covid-19 testing site will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays, with the first two hours reserved for members of the Montauk Chamber of Commerce.

Jun 9, 2020
Charity Golf Tourney Raises $115,000 for East Hampton Food Pantries

With the ABC News anchor George Stephanopoulos serving as referee and announcer, the live-streamed match at the South Fork Country Club in Amagansett brought in more than twice what the pantries' fund-raisers normally reap in a year.

Jun 8, 2020
School Ballot Deadline Extended to June 16

Amid widespread worries over absentee ballots making their way in time to school districts for budget votes and board elections this year, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo on Sunday signed an executive order extending the deadline for districts to receive them by mail from June 9 to June 16.

Jun 7, 2020