Skip to main content


Leading the Way in LGBTQ+ Health Care

Stony Brook Medicine’s three hospitals, including two on the East End, have once again been named LGBTQ+ Healthcare Equality Leaders by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation.

Mar 31, 2022
On the Wing: The Phoebe Is On to You

The eastern phoebe is just starting to show up on the East End after a winter down South, bringing with it the promise of coming warmth and humidity — and bird song.

Mar 31, 2022
Rabbi to Spend Six Days at Polish-Ukrainian Border

Rabbi Joshua Franklin of the Jewish Center of the Hamptons will travel to the Polish-Ukrainian border on April 9, along with a delegation of about 25 American and Israeli rabbis who will partner with organizations that are actively assisting Ukrainian Jews and others who have fled Russia’s invasion of their country.

Mar 31, 2022
The Masks Came Off and the Bugs Are Back

An awful lot of people are getting sick with one thing or another in the weeks since New York State's mask mandate was lifted. “In prior years, this is when flu season is just ending, but right now, it’s just starting,” said Dr. Gail Schonfeld, whose East End Pediatrics practice in East Hampton has seen an average of five cases of flu each day over the past two weeks.

Mar 31, 2022
Major Grant for Slavery Research Project

The Sag Harbor Cinema and the Plain Sight Project, an initiative that aims to identify all enslaved people, as well as free people of color, who lived and worked on the East End and other Northern towns in America, have together received a $200,000 federal grant sponsored by Senator Charles E. Schumer.

Mar 31, 2022
Item of the Week: Bonac Beachcomber Covers the Junior Prom

As Long Island Collection staffers were digitizing East Hampton High School’s Bonac Beachcomber newspaper, we had some laughs over the Nov. 19, 1947, issue, which covered the junior prom.

Mar 24, 2022
On Call: Weighing a Fourth Shot

Both Pfizer and Moderna have asked the federal Food and Drug Administration for authorization of a fourth (or second booster) dose of their respective mRNA vaccines against Covid-19. Should this be approved, how much extra protection would it provide and who would benefit?

Mar 24, 2022
The Way It Was for March 24, 2022

Spring comes to Mrs. Payne’s yard 125 years ago, Miss Alice White has a party on Main Street for St. Patrick’s Day, 1922, and in 1972 Montauk saw a Save Our Stripers movement.

Mar 24, 2022
On the Wing: The Lesson of the Osprey

In the last two weeks, ospreys have started to return to the East End from their wintering grounds in Central and South America. They’re a sign of spring, and a constant visual reminder that our actions directly affect birds.

Mar 24, 2022
Coming Full Circle at Fierro’s Pizza

Regular customers of Fierro’s Pizza in East Hampton Village will surely have noticed by now that there are new faces behind the counter this week, and that those new faces are actually familiar ones from the pizzeria’s earlier days. Randy Kendall and Joe Page, who worked on and off at Fierro’s for decades — Mr. Kendall for some 18 years, Mr. Page for 12 or 13 — took over as its new owners on March 14.

Mar 23, 2022
The Way It Was for March 17, 2022

It was a good night for the combined school bands of Bridgehampton and East Hampton 75 years ago. A 1972 question over the use of chemicals by farmers here. And the day Tick Hall burned to the ground.

Mar 17, 2022
Concession at Main Beach Aims to Serve Beer, Wine, Dinner

The operators of the Beach Hut concession at East Hampton's Main Beach pavilion have applied to the state recently for a "summer tavern wine license," which allows the sale of beer and wine for on-premises consumption, and they're also hoping to add dinner service this summer.

Mar 17, 2022