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East End Sailing Clubs Slowly Resume Summer Programs Amid Pandemic

As Long Island continues into phase three of its reopening, sailing clubs have slowly resumed their summer programming. During typical summers, clubs host regattas and large camps, but COVID-19 has led to a variety of different alternatives.

Hampton Bays Coach Pete Meehan Retires After More Than 30 Years On The Field

People around Pete Meehan, longtime varsity baseball and basketball coach at Hampton Bays High School, say his dedication to his players and to the school made him a beloved figure in the community. Now, after more than 30 years at the helm of those programs, Meehan is retiring.

Bike Shops Struggle To Keep Up With Demand On East End During Pandemic

East End bike shops are struggling to keep up with the steadily increasing demand for bicycles due to long-term stay-at-home orders as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Bicycles are quickly disappearing from bike shops and warehouses, just as demand is peaking.

East Hampton Announces 2020 Hall of Fame Class

Four athletes and two outstanding teams will join the East Hampton High School Athletic Hall of Fame when the 2020 class is inducted at a ceremony planned for later this year.

South Fork Country Club Raises $115,000 For Food Pantries With Charity Golf Match

The South Fork Country Club in Amagansett raised over $115,000 for the East Hampton/Amagansett and Springs food pantries in a charity golf match on Friday, June 5.

Hampton Classic Horse Show Is Canceled

The Hampton Classic horse show, a staple of late summer in Bridgehampton, has been canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Youth Sports Leagues Look To Summer Season Following Reopening

Many East End youth sports organizations have built multiple contingency plans depending on when they can resume, while some have canceled completely.

Virtual Runs Are Real Fundraisers In Time Of COVID-19

Though in-person competitive running has fallen victim to the COVID-19 pandemic, many of Long Island’s annual races are keeping the tradition alive through virtual races.

Golf Can Be A Welcome Distraction During COVID-19 Quarantine

While Long Island is still shut down from the NY Pause order, one important aspect of life on the East End has reopened: golf.

Tennis Enthusiasts Thrilled As Restrictions Are Lifted At Local Clubs

Tennis Enthusiasts Thrilled As Restrictions Are Lifted At Local Clubs

Hampton Bays Senior Quinn Smith Misses Opportunity To Compete For Championship

Hampton Bays Senior Quinn Smith Misses Opportunity To Compete For Championship

College Athletes Remain Optimistic Despite Cancelling Of Sports Season

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, almost every sports league has ceased operations indefinitely, including the NCAA. For local East End college athletes, the news was yet another disappointing development in the lead-up to students’ return home.

For Senior Athletes, The Year Comes To An Unceremonious End

For Senior Athletes, The Year Comes To An Unceremonious End

Collegiate Baseball League Cancels 2020 Season

The Hamptons Collegiate Baseball League (HCBL), which was busy preparing for its 13th season when the coronavirus pandemic shutdown all major sports earlier this year, announced Monday it was cancelling the upcoming summer season.

Former Bridgehampton Star Bobby Hopson Dies At 48

Robert “Bobby” Hopson, 48, the leading scorer in Bridgehampton High School basketball history, died at his home in Bridgehampton on April 21.

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The Express News Group Presents 27Speaks, A Weekly Podcast: September 17 Edition

In this week’s edition of 27Speaks, the editors are joined by Sag Harbor Express Publisher Emeritus Bryan Boyhan to discuss an article he wrote on the 50th anniversary of the tragic flight of The Free Life, a hot air balloon that was launched from Springs in an unsuccessful attempt to cross the Atlantic Ocean.

Remembering The Free Life 50 Years Later

They would float up the coast to Maine. There, they would catch the westerlies that would blow them the 2,500 miles to Europe. Up there, in the beauty and the silence, you hear the true noise of the sea coming up at you. There was plenty of food on board, stocked with salamis and cheeses — fatty food to keep them warm and filled — water, Champagne for celebrating, of course, plus some emergency supplies. But it turns out the crew of The Free Life, a seven-story high Roziére balloon that lifted off from a field in Springs 50 years ago this week, would not need it.

A Father Shares Advice: In his Book, Richie Jackson offers a Road Map...

At the age of 15, when Jackson Foo Wong came out and told his parents that he was gay, his father, Richie Jackson, a TV and theater producer based in New York City, couldn’t have been more delighted. That’s because for Jackson, being gay had long been an important defining feature of his own life.