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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.