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Real Estate Boomed Before the Shutdown

Before the Covid-19 pandemic struck, the East End real estate market had been in the midst of a boom that led to the highest first-quarter revenues for the Peconic Bay Community Preservation Fund in its 22-year history.

Apr 30, 2020
State and County Golf Courses Allowed to Open

The state-owned Montauk Downs golf course, which had been open, closed, open, then closed again, reopened for play on Monday, having been so directed by Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo.

Apr 29, 2020
Suffolk Considers a Phased Reopening

"We need to get this right," County Executive Steve Bellone said, because having to reinstate restrictions would be "emotionally, psychologically, and economically devastating."

Apr 29, 2020
Nuevo sitio de testeo para Covid-19 en Southampton Village

La clave para poder reactivar las economías locales y regionales, será el testeo para Covid-19 y en ese sentido se han redoblado los esfuerzos para poder hacerlo más asequible.

Apr 28, 2020
Early Beach Parking Restrictions in East Hampton Town Led to 177 Tickets

"The town will continue to seek compliance with social distancing guidelines and parking restrictions and consider further actions as necessary to protect public health," Supervisor Peter Van Scoyoc said.

Apr 28, 2020
Stony Brook Southampton Hospital Takes Dance Break Challenge

When the staff at Stony Brook Southampton Hospital was challenged to a "dance break" two weeks ago by a sister hospital on the North Fork, they rose to the challenge. The result? An uplifting, energetic, three-minute video that has been posted on YouTube, gathering nearly 4,000 views in the last two days.

Everyone donned masks for the challenge, in which nurses, doctors, aides, technicians, and other employees moved to the song "I Got This Feeling" by Justin Timberlake. Most of it was shot outdoors, though some of the staff got their groove on in the hospital hallways.

Apr 28, 2020
New Covid-19 Test Site to Open in Southampton Village

Drive-through testing will be available at HRH Care on Tuesdays and Thursdays by appointment, with priority given to those exhibiting symptoms.

Apr 28, 2020
East Hampton's Memorial Day Ceremonies Are Canceled

East Hampton Memorial Day observances, including the annual parade, rifle squad ceremonies at cemeteries, and a tribute to the lost at sea at Main Beach, will be canceled due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Apr 27, 2020
Confirmed Cases of Covid-19 Increase by Almost 900

In the past 24 hours, 891 new cases of Covid-19 were confirmed in Suffolk County, marking a drop-off from the surprising spike of 1,039 cases reported on Friday.

Apr 25, 2020
In Suffolk, Covid-19 Numbers Soar Again

As New York State and Suffolk County continue trying to contain the spread of Covid-19, an up-and-down pattern in the detection of new cases has emerged. Suffolk saw 1,039 new cases confirmed in a single day by Friday afternoon.

Apr 24, 2020
Thiele Backs Further Mortgage Relief

The recently passed federal CARES Act allows mortgage holders to delay payments on federally backed mortgages for up to 180 days, but it doesn't cover those whose mortgages are not federally owned or backed.

Apr 23, 2020
Musicians Use Digital Tools to Connect With Audience

The restaurants and taverns that host their performances have been shuttered for more than a month, but technology is providing South Fork musicians with multiple avenues to be heard and seen, make money, and do good.

Apr 23, 2020