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East Hampton Village to Allow Streetside Dining

East Hampton Village Mayor Richard Lawler will issue an executive order to allow restaurants and takeout food stores to set up temporary outdoor dining areas on public property starting next Wednesday in a move aimed at providing a much-needed boost to village restaurants and the commercial district in general. Sag Harbor is proposing a similar move.

Jun 4, 2020
Black Lives March Drew Hundreds to Bridgehampton

At least 500 people, some say well over 1,000, shut down Main Street in Bridgehampton on Tuesday night during a peaceful march to remember George Floyd, the 46-year-old black Minneapolis resident who died after Derek Chauvin, a white police officer, knelt on his neck for more than eight minutes on May 25.

Jun 3, 2020
The Banksy of Birdhouses

Birdhouses, the work of Michael Cinque, the owner of Amagansett Wine and Spirits, have popped up in recent weeks. “Making sawdust is really what I do,” he said recently. “Occasionally, we get birdhouses out of them.”

Jun 4, 2020
Camp Upton’s World War I Recruits

A postcard shows a group of men lining up at Camp Upton in Yaphank to receive their new uniforms and start training as soldiers during World War I.

Jun 4, 2020
Masked Dance in a Masked World

“How often do we put masks on to deal with certain things in our life, and how often do we take them off and feel vulnerable?” said Charity Joy Robinson, who taught the dance last Thursday on the lawn at the North Sea Community House for a small, socially-distanced group of students.

Jun 4, 2020
Coping: Feeling, Healing Through Movement

Gail Baranello's Moving Through dance therapy class on isolation is being taught online during the shutdown.

Jun 4, 2020
East Hampton Retail Crawls Back to Life

Shopkeepers in the village are hoping to recapture lost customers with curbside pickup, but in the words of one, it's been "more of a trickle than a river."

Jun 4, 2020
Long Island Restaurants Okayed to Offer Outdoor Dining Starting Next Week

Restaurants can begin offering outdoor dining as part of phase two of the economic reopening, which will begin early next week, and municipalities will be given leeway to approve sidewalk and even street dining in order for businesses to meet state guidelines.

Jun 3, 2020
South Fork's Farmers Markets Are in Business

With food distribution channels disrupted, supermarket shopping fraught with anxiety, and grocery delivery slots hard to come by, the reopening of farmers markets here may be more anticipated and more celebrated this year than ever before.

Jun 3, 2020
Before Reopening, Businesses Must File Safety Affirmation

East Hampton Town has alerted business owners intending to reopen that they must file with New York State an affirmation that they will follow mandated safety protocols and prepare and post a safety plan.

Jun 1, 2020
As Covid Numbers Improve, Bellone Urges Protesters to Do So Safely

On Monday Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone thanked those taking part in demonstrations here sparked by the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis for doing so peacefully.

Jun 1, 2020
In Virus Briefing, Suffolk Officials Also Speak to Another Crisis

As Covid-19 cases rise and hospitalizations decrease, the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis and the subsequent protests that have erupted around the country were also on the minds of county officials here.

May 31, 2020