In a Thursday evening message to East Hampton High School families and caregivers, assistant superintendent Adam Fine announced school would be closed to in-person classes on Friday, October 30. The closure was implemented due to a positive COVID-19 case at the high school and out of an abundance of caution, he said. All students should move to their remote program for the day. As soon as the Department of Health completes its investigation, school officials will send out additional details, Mr. Fine Said. This is the fourth case of COVID -19 in the East Hampton School district. The State COVID ... 29 Oct 2020 by Kitty Merrill
COVID-19 cases reported in the Bridgehampton, Southampton, Westhampton Beach, East Quogue, and Riverhead School districts meant building closures for some, and close monitoring for others this week. With Bridgehampton and East Quogue reporting their first cases since school opened, that means 11 of the 16 South Fork public school districts spanning the distance from Montauk to Eastport-South Manor have seen cases of coronavirus. Bridgehampton Superintendent Robert Hauser sent voice messages to school community members Tuesday, October 27, alerting them to a pending school closure that afternoon. Notified that morning that a student in the elementary school had tested positive, the ... by Kitty Merrill
The race for the 1st Congressional District seat between incumbent U.S. Representative Lee Zeldin, a Republican, and Democratic challenger Nancy Goroff has already cost some $19 million, with the heated frenzy of the final two weeks before Election Day still to be tallied. According to the latest mandated filings with the Federal Elections Commission on October 14, Mr. Zeldin’s campaign has raised about $7.5 million for this election cycle and spent $5.6 million. Ms. Goroff essentially kept pace on spending through the middle of the month, with more than $5.4 million in receipts wrung up. But with total fundraising of ... by Michael Wright
Nancy Goroff is our enthusiastic choice for the 1st District seat in the U.S. House of Representatives. The Democratic newcomer is not just an acceptable alternative to the incumbent, Republican Lee Zeldin, she is, in nearly every way, the better choice to represent the region at the dawn of a new decade, and perhaps a new era. Much has been made of the fact that her election would send a scientist to Congress. No question, sending a woman of science as a representative would be a strong statement from a region where science is so critically important — in education, ... by Staff Writer
For the first time since 1977, the 1st District will not be represented in the State Senate by Kenneth LaValle, who is retiring after a legendary career. That puts a lot of pressure on his successor, and on the voters who have to choose him or her. It is, sincerely, a difficult choice. Both candidates are attorneys, but in so many other ways they differ on key issues. Who is the one to carry on the work of Mr. LaValle? There is no wrong answer, and settling on a candidate was this year’s biggest challenge. But, in the end, Republican ... by Staff Writer
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