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Rock Royalty of the South Fork Remember Little Richard

Tales of elevator encounters and rehearsals with a ‘nuclear reactor’ of a performer.

May 16, 2020
Pause Order Extended for Long Island; Beaches Can Open Next Friday

In an executive order signed late Thursday, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo extended the stay-at-home Pause order through May 28 for regions of New York State — including Long Island — that have not been cleared to begin resuming business activity.

May 15, 2020
106th Rescue Wing Flyover Salutes Long Islanders on Front Lines

The New York Air National Guard 106th Rescue Wing saluted Long Islanders for their hard work to "fight against Covid-19" with a flyover on Friday afternoon covering the North and South Shores from Long Beach to East Hampton and Greenport.

May 14, 2020
Helping Hands, One Doorstep at a Time

Waiting out the pandemic on the South Fork, three teens saw a need, turned their concern into action, and partnered with an Amagansett church to come to the aid of people "struggling to support their families."

May 14, 2020
Suffolk, Nassau Meet Only Some Criteria for Reopening

Two measures of Long Island’s progress toward reopening the economy appear to be at odds, but one thing is for certain at this point: When Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo’s Pause order expires tomorrow, Long Island will not be ready to fully reopen despite what is thought to be the waning impact of Covid-19 in New York State.

May 14, 2020
East End Rental Market Is Booming

Using Airbnb is out, enlisting a savvy broker is in. Short-term bookings are out, long-term stays are in. Standard leases are out, customized ones with Covid-19 riders are in.

May 14, 2020
Contact Tracing Seen as Best Hope to Isolate Virus

Before Suffolk County can safely begin to emerge from the Covid-19 lockdown, an expansive contact tracing program designed to contain future outbreaks by identifying, monitoring, and isolating those who come in contact with someone infected must be in place.

May 14, 2020
East Hampton Town’s First Responders Want a Say

“We in E.M.S. are completely in the dark on what the plan is for the coming months and what to expect,” the Montauk Ambulance Company wrote in a letter to the town board. “We need clarity and, more importantly, to have our thoughts heard.”

May 14, 2020
East Hampton Village Tightens Fiscal Outlook

Due to concerns about the economic impact the Covid-19 pandemic may have on East Hampton Village’s finances, village board members made it clear last Thursday that they will adopt a budget for the next fiscal year that will prohibit spending on any major capital improvements, public works projects, or equipment upgrades.

May 14, 2020
Helping Families Stay in Touch With Hospital Patients

Stony Brook University Hospital and Stony Brook Southampton Hospital have devised ways to give voice to their Covid-19 patients and help keep them in touch with their families.

May 14, 2020
A Charitable ‘Silver Lining’

Hamptons United, at, was launched with nine charities “doing critical work on the East End through the collection and distribution of financial donations and acts of kindness." It now hosts 14 organizations, and more are being evaluated for inclusion.

May 14, 2020
They’ve Lived Through Hard Times and Are Better for It

East Hampton’s formidable population of “older adults” is characterized, among many traits, by resilience, and that can serve them well in the face of a pandemic.

May 14, 2020