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An Old Burying Ground Gets Its Due Respect

The tiny, leafy Hedges Parsons Cemeter, near the Springs General Store and the hamlet's public school, has been given a careful renovation this month by the Burying Ground Preservation Group. "We look at these stones as the records of these people," said the group's Zach Studenroth.

Jul 16, 2020
WLIW Makes Its Move to Southampton

The WNET Group, the company that owns the PBS television stations Thirteen in New York City and WLIW21 on Long Island, acquired 88.3 WPPB-FM in March. Its call sign was changed to WLIW-FM in June, and, on Tuesday, it began broadcasting from a new studio.

Jul 16, 2020
A Foundation in Granddaughter's Memory to Fight Opioid Abuse

He could have chosen to grieve privately. But ever since the overdose death of one of his granddaughters, Drew Scott, a retired anchor for News 12 Long Island, has been a public advocate for awareness and resources to prevent opioid abuse and fatalities.

Jul 15, 2020
Cuomo Orders Fines for Travelers Who Fail to Fill Out Contact Tracing Forms

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo on Monday announced an emergency health order mandating that travelers from states with heavy Covid-19 cases fill out forms with their contact information before leaving their destination airports.

Jul 13, 2020
Covid Cases on 30-Day Upward Trend

While nowhere near the kind of figures seen in March and April, the daily number of Covid-19 cases in Suffolk County has moved upward over the past 30 days. 

Jul 11, 2020
A Little Pantry Grows in Wainscott

A set of 15-year-old triplets put their heads together to think of a meaningful way to spend extra quarantine time and gave life to what is now the Little Free Pantry of Wainscott.

Jul 9, 2020
A Lucky (Osprey) Chick Survives a Great Fall

A North Haven osprey nest was the scene of a dramatic rescue last week after part of it collapsed, dashing two chicks to the ground.

Jul 9, 2020
The Early Days of the Devon Yacht Club

East Hampton Library item of the week: The Devon Boat Club, shown in this postcard, may refer to either the Devon Yacht Club or the precursor Boat Club on the same site, established by the Devon Colony as part of the Gardiner's Bay Company buildings.

Jul 9, 2020
Left Out of Reopening Plan, Gym Owners Weigh Alternatives

Prohibited from opening their facilities since the economic lockdown began four months ago, the owners of South Fork gyms, yoga studios, and other fitness centers have been scrambling to create outdoor venues, online classes, and other ways to keep their businesses going. 

Jul 9, 2020
In Montauk, a Small Organization With a Big Reach

Concerned Citizens of Montauk celebrates its 50th anniversary this year. Since its founding it has led the charge to preserve more than 3,500 acres in the hamlet, including such special places as Hither Woods, Shadmoor, Camp Hero, and the tract now known as Montauk County Park.

Jul 9, 2020
Many Behaved, Some Didn't Over Busy Holiday Weekend in East Hampton

The vast majority of businesses adhered to Covid protocols, but there were also "large gatherings and flagrant flaunting of the safety protocols we've all been trying to live by," Supervisor Peter Van Scoyoc said. Town police fielded "call after call after call."

Jul 8, 2020
Suffolk in Next Phase of Recovery, Daily Briefings End, Infection Rate Up

There were no deaths during the previous 24 hours, but 69 people tested positive for Covid-19, bringing the infection rate up to 1.7 percent as Long Island entered phase four of its economic recovery.

Jul 8, 2020