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Trump Rally on Wheels Rolls Across South Fork

Trucks and cars bedecked with American flags, Trump 2020 banners and signs, and Blue Lives Matter flags cruised along the South Fork's main artery throughout the afternoon as bystanders honked in support and booed in protest.

Oct 19, 2020
Sour Situation for Young Candy Sellers?

Since a Labor Day fund-raising trip to the East Hampton area, an UpIsland youth group has come under scrutiny for allegedly allowing a 13-year-old to canvass neighborhoods alone to sell candy.

Oct 15, 2020
Sag Harbor Adopts Moratorium

With county approval of a moratorium until March 1 on commercial redevelopment in Sag Harbor Village's waterfront areas, the village board voted in favor of it Tuesday. 

Oct 15, 2020
A Long Walk for Black Lives

Leon Goodman of Bay Shore set out nine days ago to walk the entire length of Long Island — from the foot of the 59th Street Bridge in Queens to the Montauk Point Lighthouse — in an act of support for the Black Lives Matter movement.

Oct 15, 2020
Springs Library Open for Business

Not so long ago Springs residents and many others in East Hampton Town were fearing the worst for the future of the combined Springs Library and Historical Society, but now it looks as though the mid-1800s building housing them may even get a new cedar roof this year or early next.

Oct 15, 2020
In Sag Harbor, a House of Stories Is Between Chapters

That the former Morpurgo house, a.k.a. the Captain John Hulbert house, hadn't been sold yet amid the pandemic was serendipitous for its owners, Max and Michelle Breskin, who, with their three children, are its first legal occupants in many years. Once a wreck, now tip-top after a major restoration completed by Breskin Development, it is on the market for just under $6.5 million.

Oct 15, 2020
Off Montauk, a Karmic Surfboard Caper Ends Happily

The department of stolen surfboards caught a break this summer when a good Samaritan did something that you don't normally see in a story about a missing board. He returned it.

Oct 14, 2020
Scientists Unable to ID Dead Whale Found in Montauk

A dead whale that washed ashore at Kirk Beach in Montauk on Tuesday and a dead gray seal that was found there on Wednesday were both so severely decomposed that further study is needed to determine the causes of death.

Oct 9, 2020
On Call: Is It a Cold, or Is It Covid?

The novel coronavirus causing Covid-19 has the ability to affect many body systems and can lead to such a wide variety of symptoms that it is difficult to say without a test whether certain symptoms are those of a cold or Covid.

Oct 8, 2020
Red Cross Seeks Volunteers for Hurricane Reserve Corps

The American Red Cross in the Greater New York Region is seeking up to 1,000 new volunteers to be part of its inaugural Hurricane Season Reserve Corps. A minimum of three hours' training is provided virtually for this new group of team members, who will be prepared to support affected communities in the event of a major disaster.

Oct 8, 2020
What Killed the Laughing Gulls? It Wasn't the 'Alligator'

Two mysteries hang over Montauk's Fort Pond this week: What happened to 26 laughing gulls found both dead and injured, all in the same manner and all oddly clustered in an area near PSEG-Long Island's Montauk substation on Industrial Road? And was that really an alligator people saw in Fort Pond late last month? The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation has looked into both matters.

Oct 8, 2020
Uptick in New Virus Cases a Worrying Trend

For the first time since July 13, more than 100 new cases of coronavirus infection were reported in a single day in Suffolk County last week, with 104 people testing positive on Thursday and 103 on Friday. After dipping to 49 on Sunday, by Monday the number of new cases in the county was up to 89, and on Tuesday 109 new cases were reported, according to Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo's office.

Oct 8, 2020