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East End Special Players Form Partnership With Bay Street Theater

In 2019, Bay Street Theater began discussions with the nonprofit to start a new relationship that would expand opportunities for the actors, and make Bay Street their home base.

27Speaks: A Salute To The Heart Of The Hamptons Polar Bear Plunge

In this week’s edition of 27Speaks, the editors are joined by reporter Kitty Merrill and Heart of the Hamptons Executive Director Hilton Crosby in a discussion about the success of this year’s (virtual) Polar Bear Plunge and the great work that the organization is doing to meet the needs of the food insecure in Southampton.

Sag Harbor Music Teacher Launches Masked Singer Competition

When the coronavirus pandemic forced schools to close in the spring, Pierson Elementary School music teacher Deanna Locascio was wracking her brain trying to come up with ideas to make the new virtual world that was now her students’ reality more interesting and exciting.

Wind Farm Agreements Released, Hearings Scheduled For January

East Hampton Town and the East Hampton Town Trustees this week made public the easement and lease agreements they have negotiated with wind farm developers Ørsted and Eversource for the rights to bury the South Fork Wind Farm power cable beneath a beach and town roads in Wainscott in exchange for nearly $29 million in compensation from the company over the next 28 years.

Zeldin Still Not Acknowledging Biden Victory, Defends Trump Attacks On Election

U.S. Representative Lee Zeldin defended President Donald Trump’s attacks on the American electoral system this week while also joining with the president in refusing to recognize Joe Biden as the president-elect.

Nor’easter Expected To Bring First Snowfall To South Fork Wednesday Night

Winter doesn’t officially get here until Monday, but the East End can expect to see its first snowfall Wednesday evening into Thursday afternoon as a nor’easter, spawned from a low-pressure system in the Atlantic Ocean, rolls through the region.

Sag Harbor Police Chief Says Reform Is An Ongoing Effort

Perhaps, the biggest concern raised at a community forum on police reform, conducted by Sag Harbor Village on December 9, was whether the village police department was doing everything possible to hire Black and Latino police officers when it had openings.

East Hampton Infections Have Doubled Since Start Of November

More East Hampton Town residents have been diagnosed with COVID-19 infections in November and the first two weeks of December than were found to have the disease in all of the first seven-and-a-half months of the coronavirus pandemic.

Big Love For Big Dogs At Southampton Animal Shelter Foundation

Of the 48 dogs at the Southampton Animal Shelter Foundation in Hampton Bays, 44 are classified as “big dogs.” This month, in honor of big dogs like President-elect Joe Biden’s two German shepherds, Major and Champ, SASF ambassador-at-large and philanthropist Jean Shafiroff is hosting a toy and food drive with an emphasis on big dogs.

27Speaks: The Rise In COVID-19 Cases And The Wait For The Vaccine

In this week’s edition of 27Speaks, the editors discuss the spike in COVID-19 cases, and predictions of what the next couple months might bring as the country — and world — await the much promised vaccine.

Sag Harbor Partnership Honors Ramunno and the Food Pantry with Community Service Award

Evelyn “Evie” Ramunno and the volunteers of the Sag Harbor Community Food Pantry were named the recipients of the Sag Harbor Partnership Community Service Award early this week.

Vaccines Are Coming, And They Work, But The End Of COVID Is A Long...

Infectious disease experts this week hailed the unprecedented speed with which COVID-19 vaccines have been created and the promise they provide for ending the pandemic, but also warned that numerous logistical hurdles mean it will still be a long time before the sort of “herd immunity” that can protect the general population will be achievable and that social distancing vigilance will still be needed for months.

January Could Be A ‘Really Dark Time For Us’ Fauci Says If Holiday Infection...

The nation’s top infectious disease expert, Dr. Anthony Fauci, told New York Governor Andrew Cuomo on Monday that the month of January could be a very “dark time” for the state, and country as a whole, if the current trends of spreading COVID-19 infections continue through the December holidays.

Staffing Concerns May Impact In-Person Learning In Sag Harbor School District

As the COVID-19 positive test rates continue to soar in Suffolk County and across the country, the question of whether school districts can remain open for in-person classes could come down to the simple but crucial matter of adequate staffing.

Election 2020 Saw Record-Setting Turnout In Suffolk; Even Split Of Support For Trump, Biden

Turnout for the 2020 election soared in Suffolk County and on the East End to the highest level in decades, with more than 75 percent of registered voters casting ballots, and more than 80 percent in some towns.

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27Speaks: Anxiety About The Rush To Get Vaccinated Against COVID-19

In this week’s edition of 27Speaks, the editors are joined by senior reporter Michael Wright for a discussion about the ongoing rollout of the COVID-19 vaccine, and the questions, confusion and anxiety about getting vaccinated.

Amy Kirwin is Guild Hall’s Inaugural Chief Creative Officer

It was early 2011 when Amy Kirwin and Andrea Grover first met at the Parrish Art Museum in Southampton, and it wasn’t long before the two artistic souls realized they were kindred spirits. “We’re like twins. I came out of the womb first,” said Kirwin, who arrived on the East End in the fall of 2010, just three months ahead of Grover.

Sag Harbor Publisher Dr. Martin Shepard Dies

Dr. Martin Shepard, a psychiatrist, author, and with his wife, Judith, a trailblazing publisher, has died. Dr. Shepard passed away at his home in Sag Harbor surrounded by family on December 17, 2020, after a brief illness. He was 86.