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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
McCachren and Billings Are Wed

Emily McCachren and Peter Billings were married on Sept. 5 in Lawrenceville, N.J., in the backyard of the groom's mother, Lorna Ballard. The bride's father, the Rev. Scot McCachren, the pastor at the East Hampton Presbyterian Church, officiated.

Oct 9, 2020
Parking and Traffic Changes Proposed in East Hampton Village

East Hampton Village Police Chief Michael Tracey presented the village board with a proposal to change parking regulations on several village streets at a board meeting last Thursday. 

On the north side of Newtown Lane, from Osborne Lane to the Long Island Rail Road tracks, he recommended extending the time limit for parking from one hour to two. The change would benefit businesses in the area, including a barbershop and hair salon whose customers, he said, often find themselves exceeding the one-hour limit.

Oct 8, 2020
Yard Signs for Every Political Stripe

Voters on the South Fork have an unusual opportunity to support their preferred candidates and at the same time good causes.

Oct 8, 2020
OLA Hires Crisis Coordinator

Walleska Ramirez, who is known as Wally, is someone who those on the East End will get to know more and more as the harsh effects of the Covid-19 pandemic continue to emerge.

Ms. Ramirez has been appointed to the new position of crisis response coordinator by Organizacion Latino-Americana of Eastern Long Island, according to an announcement this week by the nonprofit group.

Oct 8, 2020
East Hampton Farmers Market Reopens in Village for Fall

The East Hampton Farmers Market, which had ended its summer season on Sept. 1, was back in business on Sunday in East Hampton Village's Reutershan parking lot. It will be held there weekly from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. through Dec. 20.

Oct 2, 2020
Springs First Responders to Get Habitat House

The homeowners selected from among more than 30 applicants across the county will be Anthony LaFountain and Cheyenne Banville, volunteer first responders with the Springs Fire Department. Mr. LaFountain and Ms. Banville live in Springs and work in East Hampton.

Oct 1, 2020
Lifeguards Save an Unlikely Swimmer in Distress . . . a Dog

The call came in that a dog lost at sea needed rescuing. He was 300 yards out between Egypt and Wiborg's Beaches in East Hampton and it looked like he was going to go under.

Oct 1, 2020
A Third Life for a Sag Harbor Poet

An interior designer turned social worker, Lora Tucker is studying for a master's degree in creative writing at Stony Brook Southampton. Now, the Sag Harbor writer has landed a new job as the poetry editor of African Voices magazine.   

Oct 1, 2020
'Ask the Oracles' . . . Anything But Politics

Monte Farber, Amy Zerner, and Jeff Pulver share something in common with Jimmy Fallon, John Krasinski, actors from the hit Broadway musical "Hamilton," and the "Saturday Night Live" sketch comedy ensemble: During the Covid-19 pandemic they have all been using Zoom to reach their respective audiences in some way, tapping into the connective power of the app.

Oct 1, 2020
Amagansett Mainstay Leaves Main Street

The Hamptons Realty Group, a fixture on Main Street in Amagansett since 1984, rolled up its signature red awning and vacated the space it has long occupied this week. The firm is still very much alive and prospering, said its owner Htun Han, but the pandemic has changed the way it is doing business.

Oct 1, 2020
Raising Rip Current Awareness to Save Lives

East End Ocean Rescue, which focuses on warning the public of the dangers of rip currents, recently donated 1,000 rip current cards, along with a warning sign, to the Ocean Vista resort on Napeague, which is near a stretch of beach where a Brooklyn man drowned earlier this summer.

Sep 24, 2020