Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele, Jr. met with fifth grader Sabrina McManus about her environmental project to raise awareness of endangered species at the Sag Harbor Elementary School on May 31. Sabrina made dozens of colorful plaster-and-resin discs decorated with an endangered species and hid them along multiple nature trails in Sag Harbor and Southampton for hikers to find and learn more about the animals at her website, looktosaveanimals.com. Assemblyman Thiele first heard from Sabrina when she wrote to him for a class project about the importance of wetlands and the species that depend on them.
Hospital staff and health professionals throughout the East End this week are scrambling to prepare facilities for the anticipated steep increases in the number of hospitalized people they must treat as the coronavirus epidemic swells in the region.
Distance Learning Begins as Schools Close Their Doors
Government officials from every corner are exhorting residents to stop hoarding food and paper goods, and laboring in daily addresses to reassure them that manufacturing and supply chains will not be interrupted by a rise in infections from the new coronavirus or the nationwide efforts to slow its spread.