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Suffolk's Infection Rate Remains Low

Even as Suffolk County reached a grim milestone, surpassing 2,000 deaths from Covid-19 last weekend, the spread of the virus seems to be holding steady at approximately a 1-percent daily infection rate.

Aug 26, 2020
Southampton Restaurant Sees Liquor License Suspended for Violating Covid Rules

The Southampton Village restaurant 75 Main had its liquor license suspended by the New York State Liquor Authority on Sunday, following a Saturday night visit by S.L.A. investigators and officers from the village, the Suffolk County Police Department, and the County Sheriff’s Office that revealed numerous violations of coronavirus-related regulations, according to a release from the state.

Aug 24, 2020
State Ruling on Live Entertainment 'Killed Our Music'

Weeks after some venues on the South Fork resumed offering live music, the New York State Liquor Authority clarified language on its website and contacted all bars and restaurants to ensure they were aware of the restrictions that have remained in place in mid-March. Word spread quickly among musicians, some of whom consider it another nail in the coffin for live music.

Aug 21, 2020
Supersized Luxury Fleet Drops Anchor Here

The yacht charter business was initially hit hard by the pandemic because of restrictions on international travel, then, after about six weeks of quarantining, clients started clamoring to get on the water. Now many mega yachts that might normally be chartered in places like the Mediterranean have instead been in the waters off Sag Harbor and North Haven this summer.

Aug 20, 2020
Montauk Brewing Company Caught in Social Media Firestorm

When the company declared its support for the Black Lives Matter movement on a chalkboard outside its tasting room and on its Instagram account in June, initial reactions were largely positive. But a delayed backlash in the form of a new Facebook group that emerged last week called Defund Montauk Brewing Company is dragging the small business onto the battlefield of a social media war of words.

Aug 20, 2020
Parsing a Dime-BNB Bank Merger

The impending merger of BNB Bank, the East End's last independent local bank, with Dime Community Bank of New York City will allow the institution to provide greater financial support to businesses while maintaining its connection to the region, Kevin O'Connor, the C.E.O. of BNB Bank, said in an interview last week.

Aug 20, 2020
Virus Scare 'Averted' at Hayground Camp

After following up on a weekend scare in which a child tested positive for Covid-19 on Friday, summer camp administrators at the Hayground School, in consultation with the Suffolk County Department of Health Services, concluded the camp can safely continue running this week.

Aug 17, 2020
Call to Defund Montauk Brewing Company Leads Many to Defend It

When the Montauk Brewing Company declared its support for the Black Lives Matter movement on a chalkboard outside its tasting room in June, initial reactions were positive, but a delayed backlash in the form of a new Facebook group called Defund Montauk Brewing Company emerged earlier this week and by Sunday had over 20,000 members.

Aug 16, 2020
Making Ma's House a Museum

It has been more than 20 years since his grandmother's death, and Jeremy Dennis, a photographer who is now 30, hopes to use the money he is raising to turn his grandmother's former home into an artists' studio and museum honoring the Black, Indigenous, and/or persons of color, or BIPOC, community.

Aug 13, 2020
The Strong Brothers Blacksmith Shop

This photograph from the C. Frank Dayton photo collection at the East Hampton Library shows the blacksmith shop owned and operated by the Strong family here. It is believed to have been taken sometime in 1903.

Aug 13, 2020
Help for the Hungry

East End Cares and the Clamshell Foundation, a long-running East Hampton charity, have collected $126,000 in donations since March, with $70,000 from the Citarella grocery stores in Southampton, Bridgehampton, and East Hampton.

Aug 13, 2020
Trump's South Fork Stopover Gave Fisherman a Tale to Tell

"It was a big deal to me . . . a once-in-a-lifetime experience," said Capt. Chuck Morici, a commercial fisherman from Montauk who won the chance to meet President Trump after having what was judged the best decorated boat in a Friday TrumpStock boat parade. He and his daughter were guests at a Saturday night fund-raiser at Donald Trump Jr.'s house.

Aug 13, 2020