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Children's Museum of the East End to Reopen in Early August

CMEE will officially reopen to the public on Aug. 3, a Monday. Families will be able to make online reservations for two-hour blocks of time. The museum has enriched its outdoor offerings with games like Giant Jenga and made its miniature golf course free with the price of admission. 

Jul 16, 2020
Long Island Job Loss Rate Was Highest in Country

Long Island may lose up to 375,000 jobs and nearly $61 billion in economic activity this year because of the pandemic, according to a study commissioned by Suffolk and Nassau Counties. During the first two months of the pandemic, 270,000 residents lost their jobs. It was the highest rate of job losses in the country at the time.

Jul 16, 2020
Suffolk's Virus Numbers 'Moving in Wrong Direction'

On Tuesday, Suffolk County reported positive Covid-19 numbers not seen since the end of May, with 102 new cases helping to put Long Island as a region at the 2-percent infection rate after several weeks below that. There were 69 new cases in Nassau.

Jul 14, 2020
Cuomo Orders Fines for Travelers Who Fail to Fill Out Contact Tracing Forms

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo on Monday announced an emergency health order mandating that travelers from states with heavy Covid-19 cases fill out forms with their contact information before leaving their destination airports.

Jul 13, 2020
Reopening of Low-Risk Recreation Begins

A free swimming program at Maidstone Park in Springs has been modified, offering only intermediate and advanced instruction because of the degree of hands-on instruction required for beginners.

Jul 12, 2020
Covid Cases on 30-Day Upward Trend

While nowhere near the kind of figures seen in March and April, the daily number of Covid-19 cases in Suffolk County has moved upward over the past 30 days. 

Jul 11, 2020
A Little Pantry Grows in Wainscott

A set of 15-year-old triplets put their heads together to think of a meaningful way to spend extra quarantine time and gave life to what is now the Little Free Pantry of Wainscott.

Jul 9, 2020
Left Out of Reopening Plan, Gym Owners Weigh Alternatives

Prohibited from opening their facilities since the economic lockdown began four months ago, the owners of South Fork gyms, yoga studios, and other fitness centers have been scrambling to create outdoor venues, online classes, and other ways to keep their businesses going. 

Jul 9, 2020
Many Behaved, Some Didn't Over Busy Holiday Weekend in East Hampton

The vast majority of businesses adhered to Covid protocols, but there were also "large gatherings and flagrant flaunting of the safety protocols we've all been trying to live by," Supervisor Peter Van Scoyoc said. Town police fielded "call after call after call."

Jul 8, 2020
Suffolk in Next Phase of Recovery, Daily Briefings End, Infection Rate Up

There were no deaths during the previous 24 hours, but 69 people tested positive for Covid-19, bringing the infection rate up to 1.7 percent as Long Island entered phase four of its economic recovery.

Jul 8, 2020
More Enhanced Patrols Promised to Ensure Health Protocol Compliance

"Dumb," "a slap in the face," and "unacceptable" are how Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone characterized reports of revelers flouting public health protocols over the Fourth of July weekend. Despite this, statistics on Covid-19 in the Suffolk are "great," he said.

Jul 6, 2020
Covid-19 Violations at Montauk Nightspots

The owners of two Montauk nightspots and the manager of another were arrested over the July Fourth weekend on low-level charges having to do with alcohol storage and signs — allegations that may lead to more serious consequences.

Jul 5, 2020