New York State Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele Jr. released a statement Tuesday supporting a decision by the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday that struck down a Louisiana law requiring doctors who perform abortions to have admitting privileges at nearby hospitals. The court found that the law placed an undue burden on women seeking abortions and served only to block constitutionally protected access to reproductive care. “The Supreme Court’s 5-4 decision represents a significant victory in the nationwide fight to protect a woman’s right to choose,” Mr. Thiele said in his statement. “We can only hope that we see similar decisions ... 30 Jun 2020 by Kathryn G. Menu
Schools are closed, but districts on the South Fork know they’re often the best source of nutritious meals for some students, especially those in the free and reduced-price lunch program. As a result, most districts are continuing to provide food during the COVID-19 crisis. Here’s a rundown of what each district is doing: Southampton The district is providing free grab-and-go breakfast and lunch on weekdays to students from 8 to 10:30 a.m. at a drive-through window located in the back parking lot at Southampton High School, 141 Narrow Lane, Southampton Village. Tuckahoe Tuckahoe Common School District Superintendent Leonard Skuggevik said ... 20 Mar 2020 by Staff Writer
As the list of closings grows longer and the warnings to stay home become more emphatic — and necessary — to decrease the spread of COVID-19, some people on the East End are stepping up to help those who might need assistance during a self-quarantine. An employee at the Hamptons Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing in Southampton requested, in a social media post, donations of puzzles, games, coloring books, magazines, playing cards and word searches — anything to keep the clients busy while visitor restrictions are in place to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. A new public Facebook group called ... 16 Mar 2020 by Staff Writer
Closures and cancellations in our area due to concerns about the spread of COVID-19 include the following. The list will be updated regularly. Announcements of closings or cancellation of public events hosted by nonprofit, human services, and other large gathering places may be sent to The Express News Group at firstname.lastname@example.org. An amended Town of Southampton State of Emergency Order that stipulates playgrounds at the Town of Southampton parks are now closed. The parks remain open, but the playgrounds are closed. Southampton Village Justice Court is closed. All cases will be adjourned and new court dates assigned. Constituent services and ... 10 Mar 2020 by Staff Writer
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