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Officials Declare State of Emergency as Closures Roll In

With Henri forecast to be "at or near hurricane strength" when it makes landfall on Long Island on Sunday, according to the National Hurricane Center, state of emergency declarations have been issued in East Hampton Town, East Hampton Village, Southampton Village, and Southampton Town.

Aug 21, 2021
Main Beach Fireworks Show Is Postponed as Forecast Worsens

As Henri heads toward Long Island, East Hampton Fire Department Chief Gerard Turza Jr. on Saturday announced the Main Beach fireworks show, originally slated for Saturday night, has been postponed "in the interest of public safety."

Aug 21, 2021
Henri Expected to Be at Hurricane Strength as It Approaches Long Island

The National Hurricane Center in Miami, Fla., revised its prediction for the path of Tropical Storm Henri, projecting a Sunday morning landfall on Long Island. 

As of the 5 a.m. Saturday warning, Henri was expected to strengthen to a category-1 hurricane, with maximum sustained winds of 80 miles per hour. 

Aug 21, 2021
Hampton Classic to Dismantle Tent City in Advance of Henri

With the start of the Hampton Classic Horse Show just nine days out and a city of 58 large tents already set up on the showgrounds in Bridgehampton in preparation for the show, organizers announced on Friday that they are taking down all the tents and horse stables as Hurricane Henri barrels toward the East End. 

Aug 20, 2021
As Henri Nears U.S. Coast, Threat to Long Island Increases

Winds and heavy seas from Hurricane Henri are expected to reach Long Island late Saturday, well before the storm itself makes landfall sometime on Sunday. The National Hurricane Center said that storm conditions on eastern Long Island were possible as early as 8 p.m. on Saturday with Henri's eye passing just east of Montauk Point at about 8 p.m. Sunday.

Aug 20, 2021
Hurricane Watch Issued for Long Island

Tropical Storm Henri is expected to strengthen Saturday to hurricane force and begin affecting eastern Long Island late Saturday or early Sunday.

Aug 20, 2021
Where to Get a Covid Vaccine

Vaccines are now widely available for those 12 and up, with physicians' offices and pharmacies offering them and Stony Brook Southampton Hospital operating a Pfizer vaccine clinic three days a week. In addition, Organizacion Latino-American is partnering with a number of other organizations to offer the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines.

Aug 19, 2021
South Fork Water Usage Going Up, Up, Up

While water consumption in Suffolk County has been decreasing over the past five years, consumption in the Suffolk County Water Authority's East Hampton water district has consistently grown. In fact, water pumpage for each month in 2021 has surpassed consumption during the same month in 2020, according to the water authority.

Aug 19, 2021
Hospitals Hope for the Best, Prepare for the Worst

A recent surge in Covid-19 infections on the East End is predominantly among those who are unvaccinated, and the Delta variant of the virus is the cause of more than 90 percent of cases, according to Dr. Fredric Weinbaum, the chief medical officer at Stony Brook Southampton Hospital, who described the variant as a "survival of the fittest" version of Covid-19.

Aug 19, 2021
At Swamp Site, Hamptons Pride Sees Chance to Honor Gay History

Tom House, who tended bar at the Swamp and its successor, the Star Room, for 20 years, is the founder of Hamptons Pride, a new nonprofit  that wants to celebrate this significant piece of local L.G.B.T.Q. history by establishing a living monument on the site where the Swamp once stood.

Aug 19, 2021
On L.G.B.T.Q.+ Identities

The East Hampton Library will offer a virtual presentation called L.G.B.T. 101, an anti-bullying and awareness initiative from the L.G.B.T. Network, tomorrow at 5 p.m. 

Aug 19, 2021
On How to Restore the Bays

A panel discussion on restoring East End bays to the productive habitats they once were will happen next Thursday from 5 to 6 p.m. at LTV Studios in Wainscott.

Aug 19, 2021