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27Speaks: Rolling The Dice; Monopoly The Hamptons Edition Is On Its Way

In this week’s edition of 27Speaks, the editors talk about a new version of the popular board game, Monopoly. The game’s distributors are planning a “Hamptons” edition of the game, due next summer. Hasbro is asking for suggestions of what properties should be included in the game, and the editors offer their suggestions.

Mashashimuet Park Grandstand Fundraiser Nearing Its Goal

Mashashimuet Park Grandstand Fundraiser Nearing Its Goal

North Haven Proposes Ban On Gas Leaf Blowers

After years of complaints about noisy leaf blowers, the Village of North Haven will become the first municipality in the region to ban gas-powered leaf blowers year-round for all users if it adopts a proposed noise code change unveiled by Trustee Chris Fiore during the Village Board’s monthly meeting on August 17.

New Governor Says Masks Mandatory For New York Students And School Staff

Newly-instated Governor Kathy Hochul has mandated masks for students and staff at schools across New York, and called for COVID-19 vaccines to be mandatory for school staff, with an option of weekly testing, on her first day in office on Tuesday. She also called on the state Department of Health to institute universal masking for anyone entering New York schools.

Henri Spares South Fork, Brings Rain, Waves and a Practice of Preparedness

The predictions were daunting — seven to 10 days without power; hurricane-force winds; 2 to 4 feet of storm surge — and the East End prepared. But for most people on Sunday, Hurricane Henri’s fury manifested as just another rainy day in August. 

Southern Shark Populations Appearing In Local Waters Could Be Sign Of Climate Change

Which is exactly what Chris Paparo and his team of shark researchers at the South Fork Natural History Museum and Nature Center’s Shark Research Team are doing — studying shark activity and shark populations on the East End by catching and tagging a variety of shark species.

South Fork Commuter Connection To Return September 7

After more than a year of absence due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the South Fork Commuter Connection, the Long Island Rail Road commuter train service with weekday trains from Speonk to Montauk, will be back in action on September 7.

Another Bay Scallop Die-Off In Bays Looms, But Giant New Generation Leaves Room For...

Researchers from the Cornell Cooperative Extension Marine Program in Southold have been conducting monthly underwater examinations of the scallop stocks in seven locations around the Peconic Estuary — from Flanders Bay to Napeague Harbor — to track the health of the stock in the wake of the massive die-offs in 2019 and 2020.

Post Pandemic, Outdoor Dining Pivot Becomes Permanent In Some Municipalities

And, while the East End’s appetite for outdoor dining continues unabated, the mechanics and permitting requirements can vary from one municipality to the next. In general, officials support its continuance, with some caveats.

Lawmakers Urge Passage of ‘Death by Dealer’ Statute

Suffolk County District Attorney Timothy D. Sini and New York State Senator Todd Kaminsky were joined by Senator Anthony Palumbo, Assemblywoman Judy Griffin, Assemblywoman Jodi Giglio, Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone and members of the Suffolk County Legislature to announce the introduction of a bill that would create a new section of felony crimes for dealers whose drug sales lead to overdose and death.
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27Speaks: Getting The Facts On The COVID Vaccine

In this week’s edition of 27Speaks, the editors talk about a recent Express Session virtual event, “Getting The Facts On The COVID Vaccine,” in which local leaders and medical experts offered facts about the vaccine in an effort to urge the unvaccinated reluctant to get the shot.

The Theater Bug Runs In This Family: Hope Hamilton Makes Professional Debut In ‘Camelot’

Talk about keeping it in the family. Audiences attending Bay Street Theater’s current outdoor production of “Camelot” in Bridgehampton might be surprised when they read their playbills carefully and discover that a young woman in the ensemble, Hope Hamilton, who is making her professional debut, is the granddaughter of Julie Andrews, who originated the role of Queen Guenevere when the beloved musical first appeared on Broadway in 1960.

Program For Autistic Rowers Launches In Sag Harbor

Program For Autistic Rowers Launches In Sag Harbor

Taking The Ferry To Shelter Island? Leave A Little Earlier Than Normal

Clifford Clark, the owner of the South Ferry, which links Shelter Island to North Haven, has advised travelers using the service to prepare for delays, especially during morning and evening rush hours and on weekends through Labor Day.

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.

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27Speaks: Back To School In The Continuing Wake Of COVID

In this week’s edition of 27Speaks, the editors discuss the start of the new school year, and the issues teachers and administrators are facing in the continuing wake of COVID, and the extra help students need after remote learning for portions of the past two years.

A Welcome Return For Sag Harbor’s HarborFest

HarborFest returned to Sag Harbor this weekend after a one-year hiatus owing to the coronavirus, and to say it was a hit with a population that has grown weary of being cooped up would be an understatement. Huge crowds converged on Long Wharf and the waterfront under sunny blue skies to listen to music, sample food from a number of purveyors, browse displays or watch the whaleboat races.

Dead Air Surrounds WLNG Tower Application

Over a year ago, when COVID-19 led to an influx of full-time residents in Sag Harbor, village officials scrambled to improve cellular service, which by all accounts suffered considerably as more people competed for limited bandwidth.