Visa programs for foreign workers, indispensable to the seasonal and demanding East End hospitality industry, were banned by President Donald Trump, leaving area restaurants short-staffed and scrambling to fill positions.
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The Shinnecock Nation expects to begin construction next week on its long-planned medical marijuana dispensary and wellness center on Montauk Highway, the first step in what the tribe and its business partners hope will be multi-pronged economic venture that will generate tens of millions of dollars for the tribe and could make it a major wholesaler of cannabis products statewide.
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There was a time when Anna Pump and her daughter, Sybille van Kempen, were two captains of one ship. When one said, “left,” the other said “right.” When one said, “yes,” the other, predictably, said, “no.” But that didn’t stop the mother-daughter team from working in tandem for 35 years
Three Southampton High School seniors teamed up for Mariner’s Run for Unity, a virtual run held Sunday to raise funds for a scholarship fund for students of color at Southampton High School.
As Long Island continues into phase three of its reopening, sailing clubs have slowly resumed their summer programming. During typical summers, clubs host regattas and large camps, but COVID-19 has led to a variety of different alternatives.
People around Pete Meehan, longtime varsity baseball and basketball coach at Hampton Bays High School, say his dedication to his players and to the school made him a beloved figure in the community. Now, after more than 30 years at the helm of those programs, Meehan is retiring.
East End bike shops are struggling to keep up with the steadily increasing demand for bicycles due to long-term stay-at-home orders as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Bicycles are quickly disappearing from bike shops and warehouses, just as demand is peaking.
Four athletes and two outstanding teams will join the East Hampton High School Athletic Hall of Fame when the 2020 class is inducted at a ceremony planned for later this year.