Business Owners, Lawmakers Agree That Experimenting With Main Street Changes Might Help Economy Rebound
A panel of experts shared their vision for the shape of downtown business districts post-crisis at the Express News Group’s virtual Express Sessions forum “Reenvisioning Main Street in the Time of Coronavirus,” on Thursday, May 21. All expressed a measure of frustration that, at times, they felt like their voices weren’t being heard.
East Hampton Business Owners Slam Town's Effort To Slow Motel Reopenings
Motel Owners Gear Up For Summer Season, Despite Coronavirus Fears
Restaurants See Difficult Futures Even When They Open Their Doors Again
The Hampton Jitney, which provides regular bus service between the East End and New York City, has begun to take steps toward reopening as the coronavirus pandemic abates.
The latest fear, borne out by occasionally picked-clean meat aisles, is whether there will be enough beef, pork, and chicken available to feed hungry families in the weeks and months ahead.
While many farms rely on a patchwork of family, longterm skilled employees and local hourly workers, many local farms are also boosted by apprenticeship programs as well as H2-A seasonal worker programs.
the Clam Bar Pantry is helping feed families across East Hampton Town by providing boxes of fresh fruit and vegetables, meat, bread, pasta, packaged goods and more directly to their doorsteps.
Donors Allow Sag Harbor Cinema To Create Fund For Needy
Congress and the White House reached an agreement this week on a deal that will provide an additional $320 billion in funding to the Payroll Protection Program after the initial $349 billion earmarked for it in last month’s $2.2 trillion Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Stimulus Act was devoured in less than two weeks.
The Aboff’s Paint store chain donated thousands of the highly sought after N95 face masks and other protective gear to Stony Brook Southampton Hospital, the Amagansett Fire Department’s ambulance company and other Long Island medical facilities.
Federal Stimulus Money Begins To Flow, However Slowly, Into East End Economy
Hundreds of East End restaurant workers were sent home following Governor Andrew Cuomo’s executive order, while restaurants that were able to keep their staff vied for a slice of a burgeoning takeout business.
Sinead Fitzgibbon and George Wilson, her partner in 27eastPT, have recently introduced a telehealth option to their practice, using software provided by doxy.me.
The screeching you hear is the sound of the brakes being slammed on New York’s share of this country’s $23 trillion economy.