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East Hampton, Sag Harbor Courts Closed After Employee Tests Positive for Covid

East Hampton Town and Sag Harbor Village Justice Courts are closed temporarily after an employee tested positive for Covid-19 earlier this week. Some 155 people who visited the courts between July 6 and July 20 have been notified.

Jul 23, 2020
South Fork Schools Confirm Fall Enrollment Influx

School officials in Amagansett, Montauk, Springs, East Hampton, Sag Harbor, and Southampton have all confirmed increased registrations of new students over the last few weeks.

Jul 23, 2020
Teen Angst Amplified in the Age of Covid

For many teens, there has been an increased pressure to socialize in seemingly Covid-risky situations that come from a "desire to see friends after being apart for so long." These quaran-teens face social isolation that can compound pre-existing mental health issues at an already chaotic age.

Jul 23, 2020
Southampton Hospital Nurses Still Seeking Crisis Pay

The hospital's 1199 union members are still fighting for crisis pay, which they assert would help make them "whole" after they said they sacrificed so much on behalf of the Covid-19 patients, and other patients as well, between mid-March and early June.

Jul 23, 2020
County Keeping Virus at Bay but Governor Warns of ‘Ricochet Effect’

With 46 new Covid-19 cases reported by state officials on Tuesday, just two deaths in the last 10 days, and a daily infection rate holding steady around 1 percent, Suffolk County appears to be maintaining control over the spread of the virus.

Jul 23, 2020
Hayground School Plans to Reopen for In-Person Classes

The Hayground School in Bridgehampton on Monday announced its plans for resuming in-person teaching and learning "in anticipation of a final decision the first week in August" expected to come from Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo regarding school attendance in general, school officials said this week.

Jul 22, 2020
Artists and Writers Game Officially Canceled This Year

Covid-19 has struck out the 2020 East Hampton Artists and Writers Softball Game, originally scheduled for Aug. 15 at Herrick Park. The charity game's organizers have decided it is not yet safe enough to play, but will continue to raise money for the four nonprofits the game supports.

Jul 21, 2020
Suffolk's Infection Rate Steady at Around 1 Percent

Long Island's daily Covid-19 infection rate has stayed at approximately 1 percent for six days, and there has been only one death in Suffolk County in the last eight days, according to data released by Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo on Monday.

Jul 20, 2020
Fall High School Sports Season Delayed

The New York State Public High School Athletic Association postponed the start of fall sports for high schoolers by about a month, from Aug. 24 to Sept. 21, and canceled regional and state championship events.

Jul 20, 2020
East Hampton Town to Allow Fitness Studios More Outdoor Options

The East Hampton Town supervisor signed an executive order on Friday allowing already established gyms and exercise studios in the town to offer outdoor classes on separate commercial properties.

Jul 17, 2020
Amagansett School Expects Enrollment to Double

The small prekindergarten through sixth-grade school will see enrollment jump from 75 to 150 as families who relocated to Amagansett in the midst of the pandemic confirm they plan to send their children there in the fall.

Jul 16, 2020
Reopening Planning Is Underway at Local Schools

A return to in-person attendance at school in September is a real possibility and school officials here are hard at work putting plans into place for such a reopening, but whether it will happen remains to be seen as Covid-19 numbers continue to fluctuate.

Jul 16, 2020