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Bellone Sees 'Different Season' as Hospitalizations Drop Below 100

The number of people receiving hospital care for Covid-19 in Suffolk County fell to 90 on Sunday, marking the first period since March 22 that there have been fewer than 100 hospitalizations.

Jun 22, 2020
Covid-19 Numbers Edge Up as Restrictions Loosen

After a period in which no new Covid-19 cases were seen in East Hampton Town, county figures released on Friday showed an uptick of seven.

Jun 21, 2020
Friday’s Juneteenth Celebration a First in Southampton

Southampton’s first celebration of Juneteenth on Friday, a traditional but still unofficial national holiday marking the day the last enslaved black Americans were freed in Texas in 1865, was upbeat yet serious, with songs and speeches, rituals and praise.

Jun 21, 2020
Cuomo Orders Bars, Restaurants to Follow Rules or Lose Licenses

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced on Thursday that he will sign an executive order allowing the State Liquor Authority to immediately suspend liquor licenses for bars or restaurants found to be violating the state's Covid-19 rules and regulations. A related executive order will make bars responsible for the sidewalk or "outside area immediately in front of their premises."

Jun 18, 2020
Southampton Town's Playgrounds and Skate Parks Are Open

Southampton Town reopened its playgrounds and skate parks on Thursday after months of closures due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The reopening was made possible after an adjustment to the state's phase two guidelines.

The town will follow the Center for Disease Control's safety protocols and visitors must wear face coverings and adhere to the six-feet social distance requirements.  

Jun 18, 2020
For Eateries, Outdoor Dining Is a Bright Spot in Pandemic

After getting permission for outdoor dining from state and local officials, East End restaurants are finding creative ways to make room for as many customers as possible this summer.

Jun 18, 2020
Spas Ready to Get Back to the Business of Healing, Safely

When Long Island enters phase three of reopening, which is expected on Wednesday, East End spas will be back in business, and they’re prepared to offer treatments ranging from massages to colonics with new protocols designed to give clients peace of mind. 

Jun 18, 2020
Suffolk Virus Numbers Show Continued Positive Trend

Despite seven deaths from Covid-19 over the 24-hour period ending June 13, Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone said on Monday that other metrics continue trending in the right direction as Long Island moves toward the third of a four-phase resumption of activity.

Jun 15, 2020
A Milestone: Zero Covid Deaths in Suffolk in Past 24 Hours

It was the first time since March 16 that no one in the county had died of the virus. Hospitalizations were also down, and given positive trends, the county executive said he has been lobbying the state to allow cultural institutions to open sooner.

Jun 12, 2020
In Black Lives Rallies Here, Thousands Echo Cries for Change Heard Round the World

Last week saw multiple demonstrations on the East End in support of the Black Lives Matter movement, huge crowds coming together to decry the murder of African-Americans at the hands of whites, many, but not all of them, police officers.

Jun 11, 2020
Pandemic Summer Spurs a Downtown Montauk Rethink

East Hampton Town is considering a plan to temporarily change traffic circulation on several streets in Montauk's downtown and close a segment of Main Street to vehicles one day a week in an effort to create more open space for pedestrians and cyclists and to encourage social distancing.

Jun 11, 2020
Church Doors May Be Closed, but Bridgehampton Pastor Is on Duty

The First Baptist Church of Bridgehampton has seen a huge jump in worshippers as the Rev. Tisha Williams embraces the virtual space with online services on YouTube and Zoom Bible study.

Jun 11, 2020