The Future of the Arts: East End Leaders Brace for Bumpy Recovery

Last week, the Express News Group explored this murky future during “The Show Must Go On: The Arts in the Time of Lockdown,” a virtual Express Sessions forum designed to be an exchange of ideas and concerns among a panel of local experts.

Slow Down, and Soak: Hamptons Spa Sand Taps Inspiration from East End

Her latest venture, Hamptons Spa Sand, takes East End luxury off of the beach and into the bathtub, via a new line of artisanal sea salts that reflect the beauty of her local surroundings through five distinct colors and scent profiles: Hydrangea, Beach, Sunrise, Sunset and, of course, Rosé.

Fishermen Finding Windows Of Opportunity, Necessity Opened By Coronavirus

But fishermen say that as the pandemic has settled into the habits of humans across the world, where one window of opportunity has closed, others have opened and helped the industry keep itself … well, afloat.

Quieter Skies Over East Hampton For Memorial Day Under Cloud Of Coronavirus; 90 Percent...

Helicopter traffic at East Hampton Airport was down more than 90 percent over the Memorial Day weekend compared to Memorial Day 2019, and aircraft...

Phase One Reopening Comes With Extensive Mandates For Businesses As They Open

From keeping daily logs of worker health to frequent, thorough sanitizing to filing safety plans with the New York State Department of Health, measures required for businesses slated to open during phase one of the state’s reopening plan are extensive.

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

East Hampton Business Owners Slam Town's Effort To Slow Motel Reopenings

Motel Owners Gear Up For Summer Season, Despite Coronavirus Fears

Motel Owners Gear Up For Summer Season, Despite Coronavirus Fears

Restaurants See Difficult Futures Even When They Open Their Doors Again

Restaurants See Difficult Futures Even When They Open Their Doors Again

Hampton Jitney Begins Cautious Rollout

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.

Where’s The Beef: At The Grocery Store — At Least For Now

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.

Two Amagansett Farms Are Innovating Their Labor Force In Light of COVID-19

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 Delivers Weekly Provisions To East End Families Under Lockdown

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

Donors Allow Sag Harbor Cinema To Create Fund For Needy

Another Round of Federal Bailout Money To Hit The Market

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.

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The Woman Behind The Artist

“The Artist’s Wife,” a film shot on the East End and directed by part time resident Tom Dolby, will be released in theaters and on demand on September 25. The film had its world premiere at the Hamptons International Film Festival in 2019, and it stars Lena Olin as Claire, a once promising painter, who now lives in the shadow of her husband Richard’s (played by Bruce Dern) illustrious career. 

New Manager for WHBPAC Arts Academy

Teaching artist Justin D. Harris has joined WHBPAC as its newest Arts Academy manager. Harris has been a teaching artist for the past several years, working on numerous productions and will be directing the Little Players, Elementary and Middle School After-School Musical Theater programs at WHBPAC this Fall. 

WHBPAC Unveils Fall Arts Academy Classes

West Hampton Beach Performing Arts Center’s Arts Academy is gearing up for a full slate of classes beginning in October. Offerings include adult classes as well as WHBPAC’s After School Music Theatre program, the lynchpin of the academy.