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Libraries Provided Books, Movies, Wi-Fi, Solutions

With Covid-19 beginning to invade the South Fork, the Amagansett Library director closed the doors for the start of an expected two-and-one-half-week shutdown. The library would not reopen to the public for months.

Dec 30, 2020
Post Office Perseveres Through Pandemic

The region's post office clerks, mail carriers, foremen, and other employees have been doing some of the heaviest lifting of all: processing and delivering a record-breaking volume of packages and mail for more customers than ever.

Dec 30, 2020
A Store That's Full of History

The photo seen here offers an early look at the general store on Old Stone Highway in Springs around 1900. The store was built in 1844 by David Dimon Parsons (1811-1882), who had purchased the land from Isaac Edwards for $100.

Dec 30, 2020
The Year in Pictures: Remembering the Stories of 2020

Oh, what a year it was. If you had written a movie pitch for 2020, few people would have bought it. Too far-fetched, they'd say. Not possible. After a sunny New Year's Day when thousands gathered at East Hampton's Main Beach to dive into the ocean or watch others do so at the annual polar plunge, the year took a decidedly different turn.

Dec 29, 2020
New York Shortens Quarantine Requirements

Andrew M. Cuomo announced updated quarantine guidelines for New York State on Tuesday, aligning them with those of the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Dec 29, 2020
Indoor Covid-19 Test Site Coming to East Hampton

George Dempsey, medical director of East Hampton Family Medicine, told The Star on Wednesday that a suite dedicated to testing for the novel coronavirus will open shortly after Christmas at the health care provider’s office at 200 Pantigo Place in East Hampton.

Dec 23, 2020
On Call: We Have Not Yet Won the War

The battles we fight, from the surge here in New York in the spring to the bigger surge in spots across the country this summer, to the cresting wave from coast to coast that we are struggling against right now, are all battering down our defenses. But the vaccines offer hope, and every health care worker I know is sprinting like mad to get one.

Dec 23, 2020
South Fork Baymen's Voices Heard Again in LTV Archives

Hidden within a subset of LTV's video collection, are recordings of local fishermen, bygone and not, reminiscing about simpler times from the 1980s onward. Over 100 shows in the LTV archives document this moment of change, when the State Department of Environmental Conservation began imposing strict sanctions, in the form of quotas, on what had been a relatively unfettered way of life.

Dec 23, 2020
Bakery Gives the 'Gift of Employment'

Despite the pandemic's impact to business, the nonprofit South Fork Bakery is striving to continue its core mission: to offer meaningful employment to adults with disabilities.

Dec 23, 2020
Fearing Spike, Officials Urge Extra Caution in Holiday Celebrations

Covid-19 continued to surge this week, with 1,034 new Suffolk County cases confirmed on Monday. That represents 7.2 percent of the 14,282 test results that came in that day; the seven-day average positive test rate was 7.2 percent as well. 

Dec 22, 2020
In Montauk, It Takes a (Gingerbread) Village

Christmas was Kathy Surrey's favorite holiday. Each year, Ms. Surrey, a longtime night manager at the Montauk Manor, would begin preparing for the holiday around Thanksgiving, turning out a dozen or more glorious gingerbread houses to display in the Manor's lobby.

Dec 22, 2020
A Proclamation for Pat DeRosa

East Hampton Town Supervisor Peter Van Scoyoc read a proclamation acknowledging the skills and contributions of Pat DeRosa, a Montauk musician, at the town board's meeting last Thursday. Mr. DeRosa recently celebrated his 99th birthday.

Dec 22, 2020