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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.