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South Fork Commuter Connection to Return

After the Covid-19 pandemic halted the South Fork Commuter Connection — just as it was gaining significant momentum as a viable transportation option for local workers — state officials on Monday announced the service will return in the fall.

Jul 26, 2021
Scallop Disaster Declared, But Some Hope for 2022

Ask any bayman, and all would agree that the bay scallop fishery in the Peconic Bay estuary system in the past two years was a total calamity. As such, it was no surprise to learn that the United States Department of Commerce recently declared the events of 2019-20 a fishery disaster. 

Jul 22, 2021
Soldier Ride Returns, Small but Powerful

Forty-some cyclists riding regular bikes, hand cycles, and recumbent bikes cruised the nearly 22 miles from Amagansett to Sag Harbor and back again in an event marked by a sense of strength, support, and connections.

Jul 22, 2021
Covid Numbers Are Inching Steadily Upward

The percentage of people testing positive for the virus has slowly but consistently ticked upward, leading to fears of yet another surge, this time almost entirely among the unvaccinated.

Jul 22, 2021
Steven Forsberg Sr.: A Viking at Heart

"I'm not sure what I would have done if I were not a fisherman," reflected Capt. Steven Forsberg Sr. of the Viking Fleet in Montauk, the largest privately owned fishing fleet in the Northeast. "I can't see doing anything else. I think I was born with it in my blood." There's probably a good bit of salt water mixed in that blood, too. 

Jul 22, 2021
On Call: Heart Issues After Vaccination

If symptoms are severe and/or you cannot reach your primary care provider, you should consider going to your nearest emergency room more promptly for evaluation, but you can rest assured knowing this is very unlikely to occur given the rare incidence of this adverse effect to date as well as the excellent prognosis for recovery.

Jul 22, 2021
East Hampton Library Item of the Week: The 17 Fishes Exhibition, 1959

The 17 fish featured were blackfish, porgy, swordfish, striped bass, sea bass, blowfish, butterfish, weakfish, cod, bluefish, tuna, mackerel, whiting, marlin, bunker, fluke, and flounder, all of which could be caught by fishermen here at the time.

Jul 22, 2021
Anchor Society of East Hampton Is Dreaming Big

The Anchor Society's grassroots effort to develop a general store in East Hampton Village that will provide residents with daily necessities and a year-round gathering place kicked off on Sunday with a search to find the venture a suitable location in the commercial district. 

Jul 22, 2021
State's Southampton Vaccine Site to Cease Shots on Monday

The New York State vaccination site at the Stony Brook Southampton college campus will cease operations as of the end of the day on Monday, July 26. The closure is part of the state's effort to "focus on localized vaccination efforts" in specific communities with lower vaccination rates, according to the governor's office.

Jul 20, 2021
Annie Cooper Boyd, 'Whaling Days in the Early 80s'

In this painting, Annie Cooper Boyd depicted a whaling hunt scene featuring a whaleboat approaching a surfaced whale.

Jul 15, 2021
Shellfishing Pause Around Fireworks

Three Mile Harbor will be closed to shellfishing from sunrise on Saturday through Wednesday, coinciding with the Clamshell Foundation's annual fireworks display, which is set for Saturday night.

Jul 15, 2021
A Ceramics Wheel on Six Wheels

Two longtime friends have combined their respective small businesses to create Clay Camp, which offers a mobile two-hour course in hand building and throwing, rolling and whirling on a potter's wheel.

Jul 15, 2021