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Many More Eligible for Limited Supply of Vaccines

New York State has opened Covid-19 vaccinations this week to anyone 65 or older and 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, transit workers, and grocery store workers who interact with the public.

Jan 14, 2021
The Pantigo Windmill, Thrice Moved

In 1804, Samuel Schellinger, an Amagansett craftsman, began constructing the Pantigo Windmill for Huntting Miller. When Miller died he left the mill to his grandson William Hedges.

Jan 14, 2021
Don't Call About Covid Vaccine, Pediatrics Office Pleads

Dr. Gail Schonfeld of East End Pediatrics has been approved by New York State to administer the Covid-19 vaccine but does not yet have it on hand and urged people to hold off calling her office, because the volume of inquiries is overwhelming her office staff.

Jan 14, 2021
Home Mail Delivery in Amagansett?

A long-simmering campaign to bring mail delivery to Amagansett, said to be the only hamlet in town without it, picked up some steam Monday night at a virtual meeting of the Amagansett Citizens Advisory Committee.

Jan 14, 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
A Vigil for Unity Amid Political Unrest

The East Hampton Clericus, a group of leaders representing the different religious organizations in the community, has planned an interfaith candlelight vigil on Saturday at 5 p.m. via Zoom.

Jan 8, 2021
Wainscott Incorporation Activists Demand a Vote

An effort by some residents of Wainscott to create an incorporated village in a 4.4-acre expanse of that hamlet moved forward on Dec. 30 with the submission to East Hampton Town Supervisor Peter Van Scoyoc of a petition with over 200 signatures.

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
Norma Mae Edwards With Sled, 1938

In this photo from January 1938, Norma Edwards appears lying on a sled, with mittens and a hat, half covered in snow at 13 years old. The photo is part of the Carleton Kelsey Collection, digitized in partnership with the Amagansett Historical Association.

Jan 7, 2021
Historic Dominy Rebuild Enters Last Stretch

The years-long process of turning the home and workshops of the Dominy family craftsmen into a museum is in its final stretch. Just a few more months of construction remain to restore key historical details such as an 18-century forge, and to install modern utilities such as water service and a septic system, according to Robert Hefner, East Hampton Village's director of historic services.

Jan 7, 2021
Apartments Available at Gansett Meadow Affordable Complex

“We have gotten to the end of the lottery list for the higher-income applicants and welcome any new applicants we could potentially get qualified quickly and make an immediate offer of a rental opportunity at Gansett Meadow,” said Catherine Casey, executive director of the East Hampton Housing Authority, in an email to The Star on Dec. 21.

Jan 4, 2021