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The Latest Information About COVID-19 UPDATE: East Hampton Village, Following East Hampton Town, Declares...

East Hampton Town declared a state of emergency on Friday evening, announcing that all town-operated facilities, except the recycling centers in East Hampton and Montauk, would be closed to the public as of Monday, March 16. Town staff will report to work for essential business and continue to accept applications for permits and the like, but the public has been asked to make submissions electronically.

Hayground School Closed Thursday and Friday to Prepare for Potential COVID-19 Outbreak

The Hayground School is closed Thursday, March 12 and Friday, March 13, according to a letter sent to parents late Wednesday night by Marcelle Langendal, the faculty chair of the Bridgehampton school.

School is Closed in Sag Harbor Through March 22 As Precaution

The Sag Harbor School District announced at just over 7 p.m. on Wednesday night that it would close for classes at the elementary and high school for the next 10 days.

Suffolk County’s Lone COVID-19 Patient Is At Stony Brook Southampton Hospital, In Fair Condition

Suffolk County's Lone COVID-19 Patient Is At Stony Brook Southampton Hospital

Area School Districts, Governments Brace For COVID-19 Outbreak

Area School Districts, Governments Brace For COVID-19 Outbreak

Helicopter Companies Agree to Fly New Route Around Orient

The metro area helicopter companies that fly between New York and East Hampton Airport, prompting thousands of noise complaints from aggrieved homeowners across the East End, have agreed to fly newly modified voluntary noise abatement routes that East Hampton Town’s airport management published on the town website in late January. The routes keep traffic from flying across the North Fork and also reduce flights over East Hampton village, Bridgehampton and Sagaponack.

Plan Dies for Kayak Dock in Creek; Panel Resists Pool Within Wetlands Setback

The plan to put the first dock in Otter Pond Creek died last week in the face of continuing resistance from the Harbor Committee of Sag Harbor after months of review, debate and discussion.

State Quarantines 26 Students At Stony Brook Southampton Campus

State Quarantines 26 Students At Stony Brook Southampton Campus

Sagaponack Finally Stamps 12-Year-Old Application For Oceanfront Subdivision ‘Approved’

Sagaponack Village officials this week approved a development application as old as the village itself, presumably bringing an end to a 12-year soap opera

Verizon Pitches Cell Tower To Sag Harbor Village

Cellphone service for Verizon customers in Sag Harbor would be improved if the Village Board approves Verizon’s request to install an antenna in the cupola of the Municipal Building.

Sag Harbor School District Cancels Events and Sports Through End of March

The Sag Harbor School District announced this week it would cancel student events and end the middle school winter sports season early, in an effort to protect students, staff and community members from potential exposure to COVID-19.

East End Officials Say Commuter Connection Is A Hit, And The LIRR’s Numbers Back...

The Commuter Connection, which went into service between Speonk and Montauk a year ago, has been lauded as an alternative to driving on traffic-clogged County Road 39 for East End employees who don’t live in either Southampton or East Hampton.

Former Schivaoni Campaign Staffer Claims She Was Victim Of Sexual Harassment

The former director of interns for Tommy John Schiavoni’s State Senate campaign claimed in a Facebook post this week that she was the victim of sexual harassment by Brookhaven Town Democratic Committee members — and was fired from her paid position because she reported the harassment.

North Haven Limits Rentals; Takes Step to Allow Village to Pierce 2% Tax Cap

The North Haven Village Board this week adopted a new law that bars renting any property more often than once every two weeks and agreed to set a public hearing on a proposed law to allow the village to pierce the state’s 2-percent limit on annual property tax increases.

Rain Gardens Promise Way to Limit Runoff Polluting the Bay

To solve your stormwater runoff and pollution problems, put the land and its flora and fauna — or at least strategically located patches of it — back to the way it was before we paved and planted it with lawns.

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A Scamble For Space, Protection, Equipment And Hands On Deck For Hospital Staff As...

Hospital staff and health professionals throughout the East End this week are scrambling to prepare facilities for the anticipated steep increases in the number of hospitalized people they must treat as the coronavirus epidemic swells in the region.

Distance Learning Begins as Schools Close Their Doors

Distance Learning Begins as Schools Close Their Doors

Leaders Plead With Shoppers To Stop Over-Buying At Grocery Stores

Government officials from every corner are exhorting residents to stop hoarding food and paper goods, and laboring in daily addresses to reassure them that manufacturing and supply chains will not be interrupted by a rise in infections from the new coronavirus or the nationwide efforts to slow its spread.