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Camp Quinipet Reinvents Its Summer

On a normal Monday in a normal July, the Quinipet Camp and Retreat Center on Shelter Island would be buzzing with activity, its lodgings, spread out over 11 buildings on 25 acres, filled with sleepaway campers newly arrived for a week of technology-free summer fun, complete with multimillion-dollar views of Peconic Bay. Now those spectacular views are being offered for a not-so-hefty price tag to families looking for a different sort of retreat.

Jul 30, 2020
The Story of the Cedar Island Light

Before the Cedar Island Lighthouse was built, whaling ships and vessels risked hidden hazards on their way into Sag Harbor, and a local captain, Joshua Penny, maintained stake lights to guide them safely past Cedar Island.

Jul 30, 2020
In Pandemic, People See Chance to Realign With Nature

Seven in 10 New York State voters believe that recovery from the coronavirus pandemic presents an opportunity to realign our relationship with the natural world and plan for future challenges including climate change, according to the Nature Conservancy, which surveyed 640 randomly selected likely voters in June on a range of environmental issues.

Jul 30, 2020
Village May Modify Ban on Outdoor Events at Inns

Two years after adopting a law that prevented East Hampton Village's historic inns from holding special events outdoors, the village's planning and zoning committee is exploring ways to relax it. The committee is also looking to crack down on short-term rentals.

Jul 30, 2020
Navy Sailor’s Long Trip Home to East Hampton

As the virus continued to spread across the globe, the men and women aboard the ship were blinded from the realities of the world around them.

Jul 30, 2020
Humpback Deaths on Increase off Northeast Coastline

A series of recent humpback whale strandings on the East End are evidence of another year of high mortality rates for the species along the Atlantic Coast and particularly in New York, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Fisheries.

Jul 29, 2020
Bridgehampton Concert Under Investigation

It might have been just another big summer event in the Hamptons, except that Saturday's Chainsmokers' concert at Nova's Ark in Bridgehampton took place in a world where concerts and other major events have been silenced by the Covid-19 pandemic. Now the Chainsmokers' event management companies are being investigated.

Jul 29, 2020
Southampton Responds After Governor Calls Concert ‘Gross Violation of Common Sense’

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo called a drive-in concert held Saturday in Bridgehampton "a gross violation of common sense," while Southampton Town officials responded to a state inquiry into the event by saying they were conducting their own investigation.

Jul 29, 2020
Update: State Health Department Investigating Bridgehampton Charity Concert

The New York State Department of Health has opened an investigation into a drive-in Chainsmokers' concert in Bridgeghampton on Saturday night, sending a letter on Monday about it to Southampton Town Supervisor Jay Schneiderman — whose own band was the opening musical act on Saturday.

Jul 27, 2020
Several Beaches Closed to Late Arrivals Amid Covid Concerns

Several East Hampton beaches were temporarily closed to late-arriving beachgoers on Saturday as officials tried to enforce Covid-19 restrictions on the busiest day since the Fourth of July weekend. 

Jul 26, 2020
Southampton Hospital Nurses Still Seeking Crisis Pay

The hospital's 1199 union members are still fighting for crisis pay, which they assert would help make them "whole" after they said they sacrificed so much on behalf of the Covid-19 patients, and other patients as well, between mid-March and early June.

Jul 23, 2020
County Keeping Virus at Bay but Governor Warns of ‘Ricochet Effect’

With 46 new Covid-19 cases reported by state officials on Tuesday, just two deaths in the last 10 days, and a daily infection rate holding steady around 1 percent, Suffolk County appears to be maintaining control over the spread of the virus.

Jul 23, 2020