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Keep Kids Away From Havens Beach Drain

A yearlong study of Sag Harbor Bay has found its water quality to be good over all, but also has detected high nitrogen or bacteria levels at several trouble spots, among them Havens Beach. The level of fecal coliform bacteria in water emanating from a drainage ditch there was 100 times higher than the state's standard for safe shellfishing, and the level of enterococcus bacteria was 10 times higher than the standard for safe swimming.

Apr 1, 2021
The Pond in the Heart of the Village

This Map of the Village Green is from the Ladies Village Improvement Society's archives. The map was drawn by Wallace H. Halsey, using a survey completed in September 1928. The plan includes the roads, light posts, cemetery, and Town Pond. Town Pond is currently undergoing an extensive project to excavate sediment and dredge it, in part due to the pollutants that drain from Town Pond into Hook Pond.

Apr 1, 2021
Amagansett Library Circulation Soars

Was it life as we knew it upended by a pandemic, or a rediscovery of the joys of the printed page that accounted for last year's eye-popping statistical changes at the Amagansett Library? Probably both, Lauren Nichols, the library's director, said this week

Apr 1, 2021
South Fork Caterers Plead for Help

Local catering companies are walking a dangerous edge. Another season like last year and some say they are sure to go out of business. That is the main point that they are trying to drive home with state lawmakers. And time is running out for them to take on work in the summer of 2021.

Apr 1, 2021
Expecting During the Unexpected: Pregnancy and Birth in the Covid Era

In unusual times, mothers, nurses, midwives, and doulas are facing preganancy and birth under circumstances that sometime demand the exact opposite of the intimacy that is part and parcel of the experience.

Apr 1, 2021
More Vaccination Sites Coming as People 30 and Up Become Eligible

New Yorkers 30 and older will be able to get the Covid-19 vaccine starting on Tuesday, and everyone 16 and older will be eligible on April 6, the state announced Monday. At the same time, the number of East End vaccination sites seems to be keeping pace with increased eligibility.

Mar 29, 2021
Consejos para asegurar una cita para vacunas

Para quienes desean vacunarse contra Covid-19, el primer desafío -no menor, por cierto- es el de cumplir con los requisitos establecidos por el Estado de Nueva York. Después, hay que conseguir una cita, un proceso que puede ser complejo y lento, sobre todo si uno tiene acceso limitado a internet. A continuación presentamos algunas recomendaciones y links, fruto de nuestra investigación, que pueden ayudar.

Mar 26, 2021
On Call: Life After the Vaccine

Many people who are now vaccinated are curious as to how it changes their lives in terms of day-to-day activities. What can you do once you are vaccinated that you couldn't do before? 

Mar 25, 2021
Recipes for a More Secure East End Food System

Seeking to address food insecurity and weaknesses in the local food system that have been exacerbated by the Covid-19 pandemic, the East End Food Institute and the City University of New York Urban Food Policy Institute launched an effort on Tuesday to develop a plan to improve the system with the help of farmers, food workers, and others. 

Mar 25, 2021
Women in the Lead in Male-Dominated Fields

One great thing about hearing women talk about working in historically male-dominated professions is that it seems like the most natural thing in the world to them. As Women's History Month comes to a close, a ferry captain, train conductor, sound engineer, architect, landscaper, and auto repair business owner shared stories of life on the job.

Mar 25, 2021
A Small Congregation With a Big Heart

As St. Michael's Lutheran Church in Amagansett prepared to celebrate the 50th anniversary of its building this week, longtime members spoke about the "small congregation with a big heart," a tight-knit group that has weathered the Covid-19 pandemic through virtual worship while continuing a mission to help the less fortunate and welcome all.

Mar 25, 2021
People 50 and Up Eligible for Covid Vaccines Starting Tuesday

New York State residents age 50 and above will be eligible to receive Covid-19 vaccines starting on Tuesday. The state is also encouraging houses of worship to sign up as vaccination sites.

Mar 22, 2021