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Wainscott Incorporation Hearing Resumes Thursday

A public hearing on a petition for the incorporation of Wainscott will resume on Thursday at 11 a.m., following its initial airing on Feb. 5. The hearing’s purpose is to determine the legality of the petition, which was submitted to East Hampton Town Supervisor Peter Van Scoyoc on Dec. 30, and to present comments on it, for or against.

Feb 22, 2021
Montauk Parade Canceled for Second Year

Covid-19 continues to disrupt local tradition, with the Montauk Friends of Erin's St. Patrick's Day parade, gala, and grand marshal's lunch the latest victims of the pandemic. The Friends had announced plans to hold the parade on March 28, a Sunday, but yesterday, about five weeks out, word came of its cancellation. The 2020 parade had met the same fate.

Feb 22, 2021
South Fork Hunkers Down as Snow Keeps Falling

With a winter weather advisory in effect until Friday night, East Hampton and Southampton Towns closed all town facilities early on Thursday and East Enders were being warned to stay off the roads. 

Feb 18, 2021
The Last Montaukett Whaler

This photograph shows John Horton (1852-1940) and his wife, Julia A. Montgomery Horton (1868-1915), outside their home in the Freetown section of East Hampton around 1900. The couple married in December 1885 and brought up two boys, Morgan Raymond (1890-1958) and William H. Horton (b. 1887).

Feb 18, 2021
Fresher Flowers, Dumbbells, Jigsaw Puzzles: Unlikely Best Sellers Tell Pandemic's Tale

People have rushed and raided shelves for the obvious during Covid — hand sanitizer, disinfectant, paper towels, yeast for all those burgeoning home bakers — but they've also rushed to buy up unexpected things like dumbbells, balloons, Krud Kutter, tiki torches, and zinc.

Feb 18, 2021
Ladies Village Improvement Society Names Man to Top Job

After a months-long search to find someone to fill the newly created position of executive director, the Ladies Village Improvement Society of East Hampton, a women's organization founded in 1895 with an all-female board of directors, has announced the hiring of "the most qualified candidate," a man.

Feb 18, 2021
OLA Spearheading Pop-Up Vaccine Clinic in East Hampton

In an effort to make sure communities of color have equal access to Covid-19 vaccinations, New York State and Organizacion Latino-Americana of Eastern Long will open a pop-up vaccination site at Most Holy Trinity Catholic Church in East Hampton on Friday.

Feb 17, 2021
Shinnecocks' Casino Plans Come Into Focus

The Shinnecock Indian Nation formally announced its plan to build a casino on its territory on Wednesday, saying such a facility would bring with it enough financial opportunity "to lift our members from adversity."

Feb 17, 2021
Shinnecocks to Build Casino on Their Land

Plans will be announced on Wednesday for a new casino on an 800-acre area of Shinnecock Indian Nation land, a spokesman for the nation confirmed Tuesday.

Feb 16, 2021
Some Brighter News on the Covid Front

Bars, restaurants, and other businesses licensed by the New York State Liquor Authority can now remain open until 11 p.m., giving them an extra hour to do business. More New Yorkers with certain conditions now qualify to get the vaccine, and East Hampton Town vaccinated 300 people at its own distribution site on Saturday.

Feb 15, 2021
John Howard Payne’s Letters

John Howard Payne (1791-1852) of “Home, Sweet Home” fame wrote letters from Washington, D.C., to Joann Miller (1816-1852) of East Hampton, and one, from 1834, is shown here.

Feb 13, 2021
On Call: What's the Vaccine Like?

Having read and written about the vaccines and their safety, efficacy, and side-effects profile, I knew that more significant side effects were possible when I went back to the hospital four weeks later for my second dose. And they definitely happened. 

Feb 11, 2021