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On Call: It's Time to Talk Ticks

It is that time of year again here on the East End of Long Island, when the phones in doctors' offices start to ring seemingly constantly with patients calling with questions about tick bites.

May 20, 2021
In Montauk, New Floating Wetlands Gobble Harmful Nutrients

Concerned Citizens of Montauk, joined by almost 40 volunteers, installed approximately 3,000 square feet of floating wetlands in Fort Pond. As the plants mature, their roots will take in excess nitrogen and phosphorus as food to reduce the nutrient load in the water.

May 19, 2021
Paid Parking to Begin in Sag Harbor and East Hampton

East Hampton and Sag Harbor Villages will begin charging for some prime parking spaces in their commercial districts in the coming days, and both will use ParkMobile, a smartphone app-based payment service. 

May 14, 2021
Litter, Signs, and Parking Grab Amagansett Citizens' Attention

the Amagansett Citizens Advisory Committee tackled the subjects of litter and the profusion of signs when it met this week. The town should "rip out" the signs, one woman said of those at the beach. "If it looks nicer, people might treat it nicer."

May 13, 2021
East Hampton Movie Theater Set to Reopen

After more than 14 months of darkened screens and empty seats, the East Hampton movie theater will reopen on Friday, May 21, according to Manhattan Skyline, the company that leases the building to Regal Cinemas. 

May 13, 2021
Moderna in Montauk and Vaccines for Young Teens

Local officials and health professionals continue to expand access to Covid-19 vaccines on the South Fork. Stony Brook Southampton Hospital will hold a pop-up vaccination clinic at the Montauk Playhouse on Thursday to administer the Moderna vaccine and there is a pediatric vaccination clinic slated for next week in East Hampton for children 12 to 18, following the C.D.C.'s emergency use authorization of the Pfizer vaccine for that age group on Wednesday.

May 12, 2021
Library Item of the Week: A Look Back at Old Fort Tyler

This photograph from the Springs Historical Society archive shows a group posing on the stairs at the ruins of Fort Tyler on Gardiner's Point Island. Gardiner's Point Island, a small 14-acre island, was connected to Gardiner's Island by a peninsula in Block Island Sound until 1888.

May 6, 2021
On the South Fork, Help Wanted; Must Start Immediately

From liquor stores to landscapers, East End businesses are scrambling to staff up for the summer as an increase in job opportunities, beefed-up unemployment benefits, limited seasonal work visas, and the high cost of living are making it hard to find employees. 

May 6, 2021
Bay Street's Plans Hit the Public Stage

Bay Street Theater's plans to build a new theater complex and develop other properties near the Sag Harbor waterfront received mostly harsh critiques from village residents at a public forum on Saturday. 

May 5, 2021
One Ferry Updates Commuter Rules, Other Wants to Increase Fares

Change is afoot for people traveling to and from Shelter Island, as the South Ferry institutes a new requirement for those purchasing discounted commuter cards and the North Ferry seeks permission to raise its ticket prices.

May 4, 2021
'Somebody Kiss Me, Quick': Vaccinated and Ready to Live It Up

After having spent more than a year following Covid-19 precautions, East End residents who are fully vaccinated are easing back into normal life with shopping trips, dinner parties, and family get-togethers. "The first thing I did was host three dinner parties in one week," one resident said. For another, a trip to supermarket "was like going to Saks Fifth Avenue."

Apr 29, 2021
Library Item of the Week: Rev. Buell Makes the Most of a Loss

Two hundred and thirty-eight years ago, on April 25, 1783, the Rev. Samuel Buell (1716-1798) reflected on the popular demand for his recent publication, which was actually a funeral sermon he preached for his daughter Jerusha Buell Gardiner Conkling.

Apr 29, 2021