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Vaccine Shots Finally Flowing To South Fork

After weeks of pleas by local officials, doses of the COVID-19 vaccine are finally beginning to flow to South Fork distribution sites — including more than 1,000 doses that will be available to senior citizens and those with pre-existing health conditions in Southampton on Thursday

Federal Beach Nourishment Work Pushed Back To 2023

The federal Army Corps of Engineers told local officials this week that the South Fork will not see significant beach nourishment work as part of the Fire Island to Montauk Point Reformulation project, or FIMP, until at least 2023 after the region was bumped down the project priority list in favor of the dredging of Fire Island Inlet.

As Steinbeck House Hits Market, Fears In Sag Harbor That Literary Heritage Will Be...

As Steinbeck House Hits Market, Fears In Sag Harbor That Literary Heritage Will Be Lost

North Haven Retreats From Cell Tower Effort

After a sudden show of force by opponents, North Haven’s village government beat a hasty retreat last week from its months-long, committee-led effort to improve cell phone reception with the construction of a cell tower on public land south of Stock Farm Lane.

New York State Rolls Out Stricter Regulations For Cannabinoid Hemp Processors, Retailers, Distributors

The New York State Department of Health is now accepting applications from businesses seeking to operate as cannabinoid hemp processors, retailers or distributors — a move that could effectively level the playing field between already compliant participants competing with unregulated products in a building cannabis market.

South Fork Seniors Find Many Hurdles To Getting Vaccines

Exasperation over the difficulty in getting appointments for vaccination shots has been almost universal among the approximately 10 million people now eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine in New York State.

Another Primary Fight May Loom For East Hampton Democrats

Another Primary Fight May Loom For East Hampton Democrats

Sag Harbor Cinema Pitches Summer Movies At Havens Beach — Just In Case

Sag Harbor Cinema Pitches Summer Movies At Havens Beach — Just In Case

North Haven Will Consider A Moratorium On New Erosion Control Permits

The North Haven Village Board may impose a six-month moratorium on new applications for erosion control projects, as Mayor Jeff Sander continues his push for an overhaul of the village’s current policy favoring so-called “soft solutions” for beach protection.

Sudden Opposition To North Haven Cell Tower Erupts

Passionate opposition suddenly erupted on Tuesday against what had been a quietly evolving effort to consider putting a cell tower on village-owned land in the woods south of Stock Lane in North Haven, when the Village Board of Trustees conducted its regular monthly Zoom meeting on February 16.

Sag Harbor Officials Say Transparency Is Key For Bay Street Proposal

Sag Harbor Village officials, who last week peppered representatives of Bay Street Theater for details about their plans to build a new theater on the site of the 7-Eleven convenience store, said this week it was urgent that Bay Street unveil their building plans — however preliminary — and address rumors they are actively shopping for additional properties nearby.

SUN20TV Readies For Its Debut As Southampton Town’s Newest Public Access Channel, With Assist...

After a yearslong journey, Southampton Town is finally on the verge of launching its second public access television channel — trading largely irrelevant, countywide programming for broadcast content created by local residents for the community.

East Hampton Town Effort To Create Vaccination Site Pays Off

Dozens of volunteers from the East Hampton community manned a vaccination site set up by East Hampton Town on Saturday and administered more than 330 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine to local firefighters, teachers and essential workers — the farthest east in Suffolk County that the shots have been given out thus far.

Death Toll At Local Nursing Homes Climbs As Calls For Investigation And Checks On...

The true toll of COVID-19 on New York’s nursing homes is becoming clearer as new fatality data are released by New York State.

East Hampton Sees Unanswered Questions About Impacts Of Wind Farm

East Hampton Town officials spotlighted a number of lingering unknowns about the plans for the construction of the South Fork Wind Farm that they said were of concern locally — including whether consideration of much larger turbines would make the wind farm visible from the shores of Montauk, some 35 miles away.

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