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Trump’s Visa Ban A ‘Nightmare’ for Local Restaurants

Visa programs for foreign workers, indispensable to the seasonal and demanding East End hospitality industry, were banned by President Donald Trump, leaving area restaurants short-staffed and scrambling to fill positions.

CPF Eyes Water Street Shops Property For Sale In Sag Harbor

The Water Street Shops property in Sag Harbor Village hit the market this week, and one of the interested buyers is the Southampton Town Community Preservation Fund.

Task Force to Meet on Reopening Of Sag Harbor Schools; DeSesa Elected Board President

A task force will meet on Thursday, June 9, to discuss possible scenarios for how schools in the Sag Harbor School District will re-open this fall, although Schools Superintendent Jeff Nichols noted that New York’s 700 school districts are still waiting for guidance from state officials, and that there remains a lot of uncertainty about what will be possible due to COVID-19.

NY Un-PAUSE Phase Four Begins Wednesday, July 8

Wednesday, July 8, officially begins phase four of the reopening plan on Long Island.

‘Crowded But Positive’ Weekend On South Fork Marred By Flouting Of Coronavirus Precautions At...

The Fourth of July weekend brought a mostly welcome boom in business to the South Fork, but also a wave of revelry to Montauk that sometimes strayed far beyond state-mandated social distancing guidelines and overwhelmed the ability of local authorities to rein in violations that Governor Andrew Cuomo has warned could force a slowing of re-opening steps, which entered the fourth phase locally on Wednesday.

East End Protesters Work With Police Departments In Organizing Marches

When thousands of protesters against police violence and systemic racism took to the streets of the East End’s hamlets and villages in early June, organizers decided to work with local police departments in setting up the marches — in what may have been a stark contrast to those confronting departments in some of the nation’s cities.

Center For Therapeutic Riding Of The East End Moves To New Dream Barn

The Center for Therapeutic Riding of the East End (CTREE), a nonprofit organization that offers therapeutic riding lessons and equine assisted activities for children and adults with emotional, cognitive, and physical disabilities, has found a new home that promises to help the organization expand its services.

Subdued Soft Opening With Bagels And Cream Cheese For Long Wharf

Subdued Soft Opening With Bagels And Cream Cheese For Long Wharf

Child Cancer Survivor Pays It Forward, Aspires To Be Pediatric Nurse

Child Cancer Survivor Pays It Forward, Aspires To Be Pediatric Nurse

BNB To Tie The Knot With Dime Community Bank

BNB has announced it is merging with Dime Community Bank.

A Short History Of A Long Wharf

As a result of what was uncovered during the wharf project, which is now nearing completion, Heller has just published a new book, titled “A Short History of Sag Harbor’s Long Wharf.” In it, he takes a look back at the structure that has served as the centerpiece of the village for centuries.

Stop-Work Order Upheld, But Sag Harbor Officials Say Damage Done

Sag Harbor Village this week obtained a temporary restraining order, allowing it to enforce a stop-work order on the renovation of a house at 24 Rysam Street that village officials say resulted in the destruction of an historic building.

Sag Harbor Remains Vigilant Against Virus

As Sag Harbor Village begins to reopen for business with the coronavirus receding in New York, Mayor Kathleen Mulcahy said this week, it was important to be vigilant about measures like maintaining social distancing and wearing masks.

Sag Harbor’s ‘Crown Jewel’ Returns, If Discreetly

But this being the age of COVID-19, the reopening of the historic pier after a 10-month renovation costing $4.3 million will likely be marked by a random motorist noticing one morning later this week that the barricades are down and he might as well drive out to the end to see if the bay is still there.

Small Rain Gardens Provide A Big Boost To Water Quality

Small Rain Gardens Provide A Big Boost To Water Quality

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Tropical Storm Warning Issued As Isaias Moves Upward Along Coast

The National Weather Service has issued a tropical storm warning for the East End through Wednesday morning as Tropical Storm Isaias, which is expected to strengthen to a hurricane on Monday, makes it way north along the Atlantic coastline.

Q&A: Jay Schneiderman On The Concert, The Fallout And Dealing With An Angry Governor

Southampton Town Supervisor Jay Schneiderman spoke at length on Friday, via Zoom, about the fallout from the July 25 benefit concert in Water Mill featuring the Chainsmokers — and Mr. Schneiderman’s own band, as an opening act — which prompted a call from an angry Governor Andrew Cuomo, and an upbraiding from New York State Health Commissioner Dr. Howard Zucker, after photos of the crowd ignoring social distancing guidelines were widely circulated.

The Express News Group Presents 27Speaks, A Weekly Podcast: July 30 Edition

In this week’s edition of 27Speaks, the editors talk about a Chainsmokers concert in Water Mill last Saturday that drew heavy criticism from Governor Andrew Cuomo and other state officials for infractions of the state’s COVID-19 rules.