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Enrollment Nearly Doubled at Amagansett School

The months since the pandemic began have seen "almost a 100 percent increase in the student population of the Amagansett School," according to Seth Turner, superintendent of the Amagansett School District.

Jan 14, 2021
Ambulance Association Honors Its Finest

The East Hampton Village Ambulance Association, in a virtual presentation last week, honored a number of its members who not only coped with Covid but went beyond.

Jan 14, 2021
South Fork Schools Expand Covid-19 Planning

As school staff, including nurses, therapists, and teachers, lined up to be vaccinated this week, school districts continued to grapple with plans to conduct Covid-19 testing all while trying to not let the virus upend children’s education.

Jan 14, 2021
John Marshall Will Go Remote Friday, Middle and High School Closure Extended

The East Hampton School District will restrict classes to remote-only at the John M. Marshall Elementary School starting Friday, and will extend this week’s virtual instruction at the middle and high schools through next week.

Jan 13, 2021
Sag Harbor Plans to Test Students, Staff for Covid-19

The Sag Harbor School District on Monday unveiled a preliminary plan to begin administering Covid-19 tests to its students and staff members within the next two weeks.

Jan 12, 2021
Update: State Expands Eligibility for Covid-19 Vaccine

The list of New Yorkers eligible to receive the Covid-19 vaccine was expanded this week to include those 65 and older, the immunocompromised, members of police and fire departments, health workers at outpatient facilities including private medical and dental practices, teachers and school staff, child-care workers, and grocery store workers who interact with the public.

Jan 11, 2021
New Covid Cases Prompt East Hampton Middle and High Schools to Go Remote Next Week

With East Hampton High School reporting 13 active Covid-19 cases this week and the middle school reporting another nine among staff and students, the two schools will switch to fully remote classes next week, the district announced Friday afternoon.

Jan 8, 2021
'Afraid to Go in the Ambulance'

Emergency medical service personnel on the South Fork reported this week that 911 call volume was down in 2020 as a whole but up in the usually quiet months of November and December. "People are, I think, afraid to go in the ambulance to the hospital, so things we normally see, we're not seeing people calling for," said Deborah O'Brien, president of the Sag Harbor Volunteer Ambulance Corps.

Jan 7, 2021
Vaccine Reaches Front Lines, but Supplies Still Limited

Due to a limited supply of Covid-19 vaccines, and the slower-than-expected pace of inoculating frontline health care workers, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo said on Tuesday that it would be at least a month before members of the general public can begin receiving vaccinations. 

Jan 7, 2021
As Some South Fork Gyms Sweat It Out, Others Close for Good

Few small businesses in East Hampton Town have been more adversely affected by the Covid-19 pandemic than fitness centers, which were shut down from mid-March through the end of August. During that span, several closed their doors for good and more may soon follow.

Jan 7, 2021
New East Hampton Covid Test Site to Be Open Daily

A drive-through Covid-19 testing site is scheduled to open at East Hampton Town Hall on Wednesday. The outdoor site, which will be open seven days per week from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m., has been established in response to the surge in coronavirus transmission across Long Island and in New York State. 

Jan 4, 2021
County Daily Case Count Surpasses 2,000 for First Time

By most measures, Suffolk County had its worst month of the pandemic so far: New cases per day were above 1,000 on 27 days, and hit a new high of just over 2,000 on Dec. 30. The total cumulative Covid-19 cases increased by 50 percent in the five East End towns during December.

Jan 2, 2021