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East Hampton Town Opens New Covid Testing Site on Stephen Hand's

Free P.C.R. saliva testing for Covid-19 is now offered on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the East Hampton Town Center for Humanity, the former Child Development Center of the Hamptons, at 110 Stephen Hand's Path.

Oct 7, 2021
On Call: The Venn Diagram of Parenting and Doctoring

All you parents who wonder if it's just you who needs to cajole, bribe, and beg your children to get them to comply medical advice should take comfort in knowing that even physicians have to contort themselves into a thousand pretzel-like caricatures of parenting in order to get their kids to follow the doctor's orders.

Oct 7, 2021
Heavy Is the Clam That Wears the Crown

Perfect weather greeted the large crowd attending the East Hampton Town Trustees' 31st annual Largest Clam Contest on Sunday, a sharp rebound to the early-autumn tradition from last year's pared-down, pandemic-afflicted event. 

Oct 7, 2021
Library Item of the Week: The Turnpike Tollhouse, 1903

While driving through the South Fork, many of us have taken the Bridgehampton-Sag Harbor Turnpike, which was once known as the Bull's Head and Sag Harbor Turnpike. This road was a simple path frequently used by merchants with their carts carrying goods.

Oct 7, 2021
Unvaccinated Hospital Staff Are Suspended

Sixteen full-time health care workers at Stony Brook Southampton Hospital who had not received at least one dose of a Covid-19 vaccine by Monday have been suspended without pay and will be fired if they don’t get vaccinated within 30 days, hospital officials said on Tuesday.

Sep 30, 2021
Jack Graves, Reporting From ‘Eden’

Jack Graves usually sits down to write his East Hampton Star column, “Point of View,” each Wednesday without a predetermined subject in mind.

“Was it de Kooning who said, ‘I see the canvas and I begin’? I do think it’s an advantage to not have anything definite in mind,” Mr. Graves, a fixture at this newspaper since Oct. 15, 1967, said in an interview this week. “Then you become too focused.”

Sep 30, 2021
Lyme Group Honors Dempsey

The Bay Area Lyme Disease Foundation has honored George Dempsey, the medical director of East Hampton Family Medicine, for his work in assisting with the foundation’s Lyme Disease Biobank.

Sep 30, 2021
Item of the Week: John Howard Payne, Diplomatic Purse, c. 1841-1852

The composer John Howard Payne used this diplomatic purse during his appointment as ambassador to Tunisia, a position he first received under President John Tyler (husband of Julia Gardiner) in 1841. After President James Polk's election in 1844, Payne was recalled. However, in 1851 Secretary of State Daniel Webster helped Payne regain the appointment, which Payne held until his death on April 9, 1852, in Tunis.

Sep 30, 2021
A Centennial Time Capsule

East Hampton Village celebrated the 100th anniversary of the its incorporation on Friday by adding mementos to a time capsule that will remain buried on Village Hall's front lawn well into the next century.

Sep 30, 2021
Photos: Celebrating the Village Centennial

Over the weekend, East Hampton Village celebrated the 100th anniversary of its incorporation, albeit a year late due to the pandemic. The festivities included a parade, a black-tie gala, a carnival, a classic car show, and a community softball game. Here are some scenes from the long-anticipated weekend.

Sep 28, 2021
Youth Park to Be Named for Tuskegee Airman

A proposal to name the Amagansett Youth Park for Lee A. Hayes, a Tuskegee Airman during World War II and a resident of East Hampton Town for most of his life, gathered strength on Tuesday. 

Sep 23, 2021
Covid Cases Still Climbing on South Fork

Despite a high vaccination rate in the town and statewide, the positive infection rate reported by the testing sites at Town Hall and in Montauk more than tripled in August, from 4 to 13 percent of those tested receiving a positive diagnosis. Between Sept. 14 and 19, the positive rate was 12.2 percent among 1,263 tests in East Hampton and 13.5 percent among 370 tests in Montauk.

Sep 23, 2021