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Trump’s Visa Ban A ‘Nightmare’ for Local Restaurants

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.

Arts & Living

COMMUNITY

Shinnecock Will Begin Construction On Marijuana Dispensary Next Week, With Giant...

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.

FOOD AND WINE

Sybille Van Kempen Launches Farm-To-Table Cookbook Series

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

SPORTS

Southampton High School Seniors Raise Funds For Scholarship

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.

East End Sailing Clubs Slowly Resume Summer Programs Amid Pandemic

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.

Hampton Bays Coach Pete Meehan Retires After More Than 30 Years On The Field

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.

Bike Shops Struggle To Keep Up With Demand On East End During Pandemic

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.

East Hampton Announces 2020 Hall of Fame Class

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.

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Philanthropists and Artists Create Grant For Struggling Performers, Artists and Art Educators

With professionals in all sorts of arts fields currently suffering from lack of work on the East End, Andrea Grover and other members of the Hamptons Arts Network decided to create a grant program for struggling artists. Then artists Eric Fischl and Clifford Ross jumped into the effort and ran with it.

Welcome to the Green Room: Director Marcia Milgrom Dodge Looks Back at her Bay...

There’s nothing like forced downtime to inspire a busy person to focus on organizational tasks, and in recent months, director Marcia Milgrom Dodge has been spending her days at home, rifling through old boxes in the small Manhattan apartment she shares with her husband, Anthony Dodge. And in those boxes, Dodge has discovered forgotten gold — buried treasure in the form of scripts, photographs, playbills and opening night congratulatory messages from the plays Dodge directed and choreographed for Bay Street Theater between 1999 and 2013.

Shelter Island Artist and Ferry Captain is Charting the Course for her Future

Carefully sketching in her studio space, 28-year-old Jodi Bentivegna let her long brown hair fall to the side as she nudged her glasses to look up and greet Southampton Arts Center (SAC) patrons. This was way back on February 9, and the young artist was excited to debut her work at one of the largest art museum’s on the East End.

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