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The S.A. Beardsley Residence 

This postcard shows the residence of Samuel A. Beardsley (1856-1932), a prominent New York lawyer. Designed by William Strom, it stood on Lee Avenue in East Hampton.

Feb 25, 2021
On Call: The Lowdown on Masks

Despite the frustrating nature of wearing a mask, multiple studies have shown over the past year that doing so can significantly decrease the transmission of the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 by more than 70 percent.

Feb 24, 2021
Pop-Up Vaccine Clinic Provides Shots for 250

More than 250 people from communities of color received Covid-19 vaccinations at a pop-up clinic in East Hampton organized by the Organizacion Latino-Americana of Eastern Long Island, part of a state effort to make sure minority communities receive access to the vaccine.

Feb 24, 2021
Covid Numbers Plunge at Stony Brook Southampton Hospital

A senior Stony Brook Southampton Hospital official said this week that the post-holiday surge of Covid-19 patients is over, and now it's a matter of public vigilance until vaccinations yield widespread immunity to the virus.

Feb 24, 2021
Wainscott Incorporation Hearing Resumes Thursday

A public hearing on a petition for the incorporation of Wainscott will resume on Thursday at 11 a.m., following its initial airing on Feb. 5. The hearing’s purpose is to determine the legality of the petition, which was submitted to East Hampton Town Supervisor Peter Van Scoyoc on Dec. 30, and to present comments on it, for or against.

Feb 22, 2021
Montauk Parade Canceled for Second Year

Covid-19 continues to disrupt local tradition, with the Montauk Friends of Erin's St. Patrick's Day parade, gala, and grand marshal's lunch the latest victims of the pandemic. The Friends had announced plans to hold the parade on March 28, a Sunday, but yesterday, about five weeks out, word came of its cancellation. The 2020 parade had met the same fate.

Feb 22, 2021
South Fork Hunkers Down as Snow Keeps Falling

With a winter weather advisory in effect until Friday night, East Hampton and Southampton Towns closed all town facilities early on Thursday and East Enders were being warned to stay off the roads. 

Feb 18, 2021
The Last Montaukett Whaler

This photograph shows John Horton (1852-1940) and his wife, Julia A. Montgomery Horton (1868-1915), outside their home in the Freetown section of East Hampton around 1900. The couple married in December 1885 and brought up two boys, Morgan Raymond (1890-1958) and William H. Horton (b. 1887).

Feb 18, 2021
Fresher Flowers, Dumbbells, Jigsaw Puzzles: Unlikely Best Sellers Tell Pandemic's Tale

People have rushed and raided shelves for the obvious during Covid — hand sanitizer, disinfectant, paper towels, yeast for all those burgeoning home bakers — but they've also rushed to buy up unexpected things like dumbbells, balloons, Krud Kutter, tiki torches, and zinc.

Feb 18, 2021
Ladies Village Improvement Society Names Man to Top Job

After a months-long search to find someone to fill the newly created position of executive director, the Ladies Village Improvement Society of East Hampton, a women's organization founded in 1895 with an all-female board of directors, has announced the hiring of "the most qualified candidate," a man.

Feb 18, 2021
OLA Spearheading Pop-Up Vaccine Clinic in East Hampton

In an effort to make sure communities of color have equal access to Covid-19 vaccinations, New York State and Organizacion Latino-Americana of Eastern Long will open a pop-up vaccination site at Most Holy Trinity Catholic Church in East Hampton on Friday.

Feb 17, 2021
Shinnecocks' Casino Plans Come Into Focus

The Shinnecock Indian Nation formally announced its plan to build a casino on its territory on Wednesday, saying such a facility would bring with it enough financial opportunity "to lift our members from adversity."

Feb 17, 2021