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Amid Pandemic, Emergencies as Usual at Stony Brook Southampton Hospital

Even as the hospital continues to marshal resources to deal with the virus, “We are not stopping any of the emergency services that we do,” Robert Chaloner, the hospital’s chief administrative officer, said by phone on Tuesday.     

Apr 2, 2020
Bill Henderson Wins Literary Award

The editor and writer Bill Henderson of Springs has won a 2020 Award for Distinguished Service to the Arts, the American Academy of Arts and Letters announced last week.

Apr 2, 2020
Free Child Care for Essential Workers

The Eleanor Whitmore Early Childhood Center is now offering child care at no cost to families of essential workers, including, among others, health care professionals, food service employees, utility workers, and first responders.  

Apr 2, 2020
Twenty-Five Deaths in Suffolk in Last 48 Hours

Sixteen additional Suffolk County residents have died from Covid-19, County Executive Steve Bellone said on Wednesday, bringing the total to 69.

Apr 1, 2020
East Hampton Town Police Officer Recovering From Covid-19

An East Hampton Town police officer who was diagnosed with Covid-19 has made a full recovery and is ready to go back to work, The Star learned this week.

Mar 31, 2020
New Testing Site Opens in Riverhead

As confirmed cases of Covid-19 climbed to 5,791 in Suffolk County, a second drive-through testing site has opened in Riverhead. The facility, operated by ProHealth, a New York-based medical provider, is the first on the East End. 

Mar 30, 2020
Food Pantries Need Money to Meet Increased Demand

The food supply is abundant, but so is the need at East Hampton Town's food pantries, which operating on overdrive to serve more residents amid the shutdown of commercial activity brought on by the Covid-19 pandemic.

Mar 30, 2020
Suffolk's Death Toll Rises to 30

Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone said Friday that eight more people in the county had died from COVID-19. There are now 331 cases across Suffolk.

Mar 27, 2020
Governor Further Restricts Construction Work

The state revised an executive order on Friday to halt all nonessential construction during the coronavirus pandemic. 

Mar 27, 2020
New York Schools to Remain Closed

An order by Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo has extended the distance-learning measure at least until April 15.

Mar 27, 2020
Fishermen See Market Dry Out

Unable to sell a 1,000-pound catch of fluke last week, Capt. Chuck Morici of the dragger Act 1 spent three days filleting the fish at Montauk commercial dock and offering it for free straight from his boat. On Saturday morning, he gave it away from the back of his pickup truck in downtown Montauk, a big handwritten sign announcing, “Free Fish.”

Mar 26, 2020
Village Confirms Third Case, County Total Reaches 2,735

East Hampton Village has its third confirmed case of COVID-19, Mayor Richard Lawler announced in a statement on Thursday, and there are now 2,735 confirmed cases countywide, Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone said in his daily update on the crisis. 

Mar 26, 2020