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‘Hamptons Edition’ Monopoly Set to be Released Summer 2022

The makers of Monopoly are investing in East End real estate — on their board, that is: A special “Hamptons Edition” game is set to be released next summer, bearing the names of South Fork landmarks.

New Governor Says Masks Mandatory For New York Students And School Staff

Newly-instated Governor Kathy Hochul has mandated masks for students and staff at schools across New York, and called for COVID-19 vaccines to be mandatory for school staff, with an option of weekly testing, on her first day in office on Tuesday. She also called on the state Department of Health to institute universal masking for anyone entering New York schools.

The Theater Bug Runs In This Family: Hope Hamilton Makes Professional Debut In ‘Camelot’

Talk about keeping it in the family. Audiences attending Bay Street Theater’s current outdoor production of “Camelot” in Bridgehampton might be surprised when they read their playbills carefully and discover that a young woman in the ensemble, Hope Hamilton, who is making her professional debut, is the granddaughter of Julie Andrews, who originated the role of Queen Guenevere when the beloved musical first appeared on Broadway in 1960.

Program For Autistic Rowers Launches In Sag Harbor

Program For Autistic Rowers Launches In Sag Harbor

Taking The Ferry To Shelter Island? Leave A Little Earlier Than Normal

Clifford Clark, the owner of the South Ferry, which links Shelter Island to North Haven, has advised travelers using the service to prepare for delays, especially during morning and evening rush hours and on weekends through Labor Day.

Census Reveals Unprecedented Population Rise and a Diversifying Region

The South Fork’s population soared over the past decade, with some localities registering the fastest population rises in their history, the Census Bureau reported on August 12, a departure from national trends that was driven by pandemic-motivated moves out east from the New York metropolitan area.  

Sag Harbor School Agrees To Terms With Mashashimuet Park Board For Use Of Fields

With just a week remaining until the official start of the fall sports season, the Sag Harbor School District and the Mashashimuet Park Board finally struck a deal that will keep the park as the home of Pierson athletics for the foreseeable future.

Sag Harbor Names Chris Talbot New Building Inspector

There will be major turnover at the top of the Sag Harbor Village Building Department, where James Esposito, who was hired nearly six months ago as senior building inspector, was fired shortly before his provisional hiring became permanent. He will be replaced at the end of the month by Christopher Talbot, who holds a similar position with Southampton Village.

Mashashimuet Park And Mask Mandates Are Hot Topics At Sag Harbor Board Of Education...

Concerns about masks and the still unresolved situation with Mashashimuet Park were at the forefront of the discussion at Monday night’s Sag Harbor Board of Education meeting.

RoveLoop Shuttle Launched In Sag Harbor, East Hampton, and Montauk

RoveLoop, a new, environmentally-friendly, short-distance shuttle serving the village, eliminates that problem. And for now, at least, thanks to a sponsorship agreement with Optimum, the East End’s cable service, passengers who use the app-based service get to ride for free.

Patsy Topping Earns Lifetime Achievement Award From ARF

On Saturday, August 14, she will be recognized for the tireless work in rescuing more than 2,000 dogs and cats when she receives a Lifetime Achievement Award from ARF as part of the organization’s annual Bow Wow Meow Ball, which is being livestreamed at 7:30 p.m., hosted by NBC’s Chuck Scarborough.

Local Teacher Rescues Distressed Boaters At Long Beach

Local Teacher Rescues Distressed Boaters At Long Beach

The Plain Sight Project Focuses On Sag Harbor

Since the creation of The Plain Sight Project in 2018, Ms. Barnes and Mr. Rattray have focused their efforts largely on areas in and around East Hampton Village. But now, they are now extending their search and hoping to discover the identity of Sag Harbor’s earliest Black inhabitants.

Sag Harbor’s Truman Yardley, Ryan Brown Achieve Eagle Scout Rank

Truman Yardley and Ryan Brown, who are both 18 and recent graduates of Pierson High School, are the latest members of Sag Harbor’s Troop 455 to achieve the rank of Eagle Scout.

Local Lawmakers Call For Cuomo’s Impeachment After Release Of AG Report

Governor Andrew Cuomo faced an onslaught of calls for his resignation and impeachment Tuesday, August 3, including from both local state legislators, after an investigation by the Attorney General’s office concluded the governor had sexually harassed a number of women inside and outside of government.

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27Speaks: Back To School In The Continuing Wake Of COVID

In this week’s edition of 27Speaks, the editors discuss the start of the new school year, and the issues teachers and administrators are facing in the continuing wake of COVID, and the extra help students need after remote learning for portions of the past two years.

A Welcome Return For Sag Harbor’s HarborFest

HarborFest returned to Sag Harbor this weekend after a one-year hiatus owing to the coronavirus, and to say it was a hit with a population that has grown weary of being cooped up would be an understatement. Huge crowds converged on Long Wharf and the waterfront under sunny blue skies to listen to music, sample food from a number of purveyors, browse displays or watch the whaleboat races.

Dead Air Surrounds WLNG Tower Application

Over a year ago, when COVID-19 led to an influx of full-time residents in Sag Harbor, village officials scrambled to improve cellular service, which by all accounts suffered considerably as more people competed for limited bandwidth.