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In Wainscott, a New Preserve Grows in Restaurant's Place

Those curious about all the activity at the site of the former Il Mulino restaurant in Wainscott or perhaps surprised to see that this week the building there had disappeared could have had their questions answered at Saturday's Wainscott Citizens Advisory Committee meeting, when Kim Quarty of the Peconic Land Trust briefed the group on the new preserve at the head of Georgica Pond.

Jun 10, 2021
End of the Tunnel Is in Sight as Vaccination Rates Climb

New York State Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo said this week that when 70 percent of the state's adult population has gotten at least one dose of a Covid-19 vaccine most of the remaining pandemic restrictions will be lifted. While much of the rest of New York State has yet to reach that mark, East Hampton Town has already surpassed it, Supervisor Peter Van Scoyoc announced Tuesday.

Jun 10, 2021
Yoga Studio Reopens After Year of 'Letting Go'

"I remember exactly what I was wearing, I remember exactly who was in the class, and I remember how hard I cried," said Colleen Saidman Yee of Yoga Shanti of the day in March 2020 when she closed her Sag Harbor yoga studio because of the pandemic. After barely surviving a 15-month shutdown, Yoga Shanti in Sag Harbor is seeking to regain its footing with new protocols designed to make students breathe easy about returning to group classes.

Jun 9, 2021
Auction for the Montauk Skate Park

Some of the biggest names in skateboarding culture have signed on to support the renovation and expansion of the Montauk Skate Park, which will benefit from an art auction to be held on Saturday at the Montauk Beach House.

Jun 9, 2021
The Start of Something Paw-some for ARF

Fitting for the occasion, it was Smoochie the dog who officially broke ground Friday on the new home of the Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons. No shovel was needed — Smoochie was specially trained to dig the first hole herself.

Jun 5, 2021
On Call: If You're Vaccinated, Will You Ever Need a Covid Test Again?

News that fully vaccinated people could go without masks and stop social distancing in most settings has been met with unbridled joy by many, but questions remain. Among them, what, if anything, is recommended when it comes to testing vaccinated people for Covid-19.

Jun 3, 2021
Watchcase Fireplace Dispute Sparks a Lawsuit

A dispute over the $33,000 installation of a gas fireplace in a residence at the Watchcase Condominiums complex in Sag Harbor has led to a four-year legal battle between Sandra Foschi, the owner of WLNG radio, and Cape Advisors, the developers of the property.

Jun 3, 2021
An Ocean Friendly Garden Comes to East Hampton's Methodist Lane

An environmental remediation project designed in part to showcase sound and sustainable landscaping practices is taking shape in East Hampton Village. Called a bioswale, it is a veritable meadow of trees, plants, and grasses native to Long Island that is designed to absorb road runoff, filter pollution from stormwater, and provide native habitat while beautifying a public space. 

Jun 3, 2021
Last Will and Testament of Abraham Baker, 1802

On Sept. 28, 1802, Abraham Baker (1729-1817) penned his last will and testament to ensure proper disbursement of his possessions to his family. Abraham Baker was born on Nov. 2, 1729, to Daniel Baker (1692-1740) and Abigail Osborn (1698-1748) in East Hampton.

Jun 3, 2021
An East Hampton Paid Parking Clarification

The recent introduction of paid parking in East Hampton Village has led to confusion about the use of the ParkMobile payment app.

Jun 3, 2021
Incumbent Sag Harbor Trustees Make Their Case

Aidan Corish and Bob Plumb, Sag Harbor Village Trustees who are running to keep their seats in the June 15 village election, talked this week about their separate priorities. Mr. Corish, Mr. Plumb, and a first-time candidate, Bayard Fenwick, are vying for two seats on the village board.

Jun 3, 2021
Memorial Day Tributes to Heroes We Lost

Community members gathered in East Hampton and Sag Harbor on Monday for solemn Memorial Day ceremonies recalling military men and women who were lost in service and also longstanding, pre-Covid traditions. 

Jun 3, 2021