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Southampton Arts Center Offers Full Slate of Programs for November

Continuing programming complementing its current exhibition, “Clearing The Air,” Southampton Arts Center (SAC) has scheduled a number of tours, workshops, wellness and films for the month of November. These events highlight and strengthen the exhibition’s theme of art as a means for therapy, escape, distraction, elevation, and reflection.

Panel Discussion At Sag Harbor Cinema Shines Spotlight On Scourge Of Domestic Violence

Behrens was one of six women who were part of a panel discussion on domestic violence held at the Cinema on Sunday evening. “Behind Closed Doors: A Frank Discussion About Abuse In Our Community,” was put together by the Cinema and The Retreat, the community-based not-for-profit agency that provides a wide range of domestic violence services and support.

Local Doctors Say There Could Be A ‘Serious Uptick’ In Flu Cases This Season

Local Doctors Say There Could Be A 'Serious Uptick' In Flu Cases This Season

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The number of COVID-19 cases is double, triple and, in some cases, more than quadruple what they were on the East End this time last year. School districts have seen a rise, too, even if students are no longer required to quarantine due to close contact when wearing masks and being 3 feet apart.

Panel Discussion On Domestic Violence Set For Sunday At Sag Harbor Cinema

The Retreat and the Sag Harbor Cinema have joined forces to host a panel discussion on Sunday afternoon called “Behind Closed Doors: A Frank Discussion About Abuse In Our Community.”

New COVID Testing In Wainscott Promises Faster Results

The new site, being operated by CareONE Concierge, is to be open on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. — though the town says it hopes to add more days in the near future.

Exploring the Art of Meditation at the Parrish Art Museum

Let’s face it, it’s been a tough year and a half for us all with shifting business models and lifestyles due to COVID-19, which has brought drastic changes that no one could have foreseen in late 2019. For healthy living expert Julie Sacks, who, in 2020, relocated from New York City to Wainscott with her husband and 6-year-old son Jack to ride out the pandemic, adjusting to a new way of life has been full of challenges.

Stony Brook Southampton Hospital Suspended 16 Unvaccinated Staff On Tuesday

East End hospitals this week enforced the state mandate that all healthcare workers be vaccinated against COVID-19 by issuing ultimatums that staff show proof of vaccination by the 5 p.m. Monday, September 27, deadline set by the state Department of Health — or be suspended or terminated on Tuesday.

‘Clearing The Air’ at SAC Explores the Healing Power pf Art

Given all that has transpired in the past year in terms of the toll COVID-19 has taken on the world, it’s probably not a coincidence that many people are looking to reconnect and rejuvenate with activities that heal mind, body and soul. That includes cultural activities, and now through the end of the year, the Southampton Arts Center is hosting “Clearing The Air: The Transformative Power of the Arts,” an exhibition that looks to bring strength and inspiration in the wake of pandemic, political strife and social injustice.

The Benefits of Art and Meditation

With the busy summer schedule slowly slipping away, it’s an ideal time to reconnect mind, body and soul. It’s also a great time to connect with the Parrish Art Museum in a more holistic way. Throughout October, the Parrish is offering a series of four meditation classes on Art + Meditation.

Hundreds Of New COVID-19 Infections In South Fork Towns

Incidences of COVID-19 infections on the East End have continued to tick upwards in recent weeks, with East Hampton Town seeing the positivity rates at its two testing sites leap above 12 percent last week and Southampton Town reporting an average of about 18 new cases being reported town-wide each day.

Thiele, Palumbo Say Vax Mandate Could Hamstring Hospitals

The East End’s state representatives appealed to new Governor Kathy Hocul and state health officials this week saying that they fear a staffing crisis if the state’s mandate that all hospital and nursing home staff be vaccinated against COVID-19 is implemented this month as planned.

East Hampton Doctor Works to Improve Lyme Diagnosis Nationwide

Dr. George Dempsey, of East Hampton Family Medicine, is part of a group of researchers led by the California-based Bay Area Lyme Foundation creating the Lyme Disease Biobank. His hope is that the effort will lead to more accurate and rapid testing results.

Express Sessions: Getting The Facts On The COVID Vaccine

The physicians were panelists at the virtual Express Sessions event, “Getting The Facts On The COVID Vaccine,” held via the Zoom platform on Thursday, August 12.

VIDEO: Press Sessions; Getting The Facts On The COVID Vaccine

The Express News Group hosted a virtual Press Sessions event on Thursday, August 12, that included  a panel of medical experts and community leaders to offer helpful advice and factual medical information — with no judgment — to people on the South Fork who remain unvaccinated, hoping to address their concerns and answer their questions. It’s an important moment in the fight against COVID, and getting facts to people is essential in defeating the virus.

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