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New Hampton Bays RISE Life Services Food Pantry Opens In Time For Thanksgiving

Pictured Above: RISE Life Services food pantry volunteers. Just in time for Thanksgiving, RISE Life Services is opening a second food pantry Nov. 19 at 185 Montauk Highway in Hampton Bays. This community on the South Fork was in great need of a source of food donations for its food insecure neighbors. The additional pantry has been in the works since before the Covid-19 pandemic hit and given the generosity
Southampton Hospital began setting up a forward triage area in anticipation of receiving more coronavirus patients at its Parrish Memorial Hall on Friday.
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SBSH To Provide Influenza & Covid Testing in Southampton, East Hampton & Shelter Island

Stony Brook Southampton Hospital will provide Influenza A, Influenza B and Covid PCR testing, by appointment only, at Parrish Memorial Hall in Southampton, East Hampton High School, and Shelter Island Meeting House Lane Medical Practice. All testing is by appointment only and with a physician’s prescription. “COVID-19 symptoms are similar to the flu and we are providing influenza testing because it is important to get the correct diagnosis,” said Fredric I.
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New York Covid Rent Relief Applications Due Thursday

Editor's Note: As of Aug. 1, the deadline to apply for this program was extended one week to Thursday, Aug. 6. The application period for New York's Covid-19 Rental Relief Program closes this Thursday. This emergency rental assistance program was established by the New York State Legislature to help households experiencing an increase in their rent burden due to a loss of income during the Covid-19 crisis, and is designed
Peconic Bay Medical Center
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Hospitals Reopen to Visitors

Local hospitals are beginning to allow visitors again. New York State has barred visitors from entry to hospitals throughout the state for more than three months to prevent the spread of the Covid-19 coronavirus.  New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced June 16 that hospital visitation can resume as the statewide number of deaths and new cases continued to decline dramatically. Peconic Bay Medical Center in Riverhead announced June 22 that
Taking a walk is one of the most vital things you can do to cope with stress and isolation.
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Covid On Your Mind? Don’t Wait to Get Help

Pictured Above: Taking a walk is one of the most vital things you can do to cope with stress and isolation. Most trauma-inducing experiences are not as complex as a pandemic.  Being in a car crash can prompt survivors to be averse to automobiles. Survivors of violence — whether it be war or domestic and child abuse — often find themselves startled by loud noises or sudden movements for the rest
East Hampton's Little League fields on Pantigo Place could be the site of the town's new satellite emergency room
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East Hampton To Host Covid Testing Site

Diagnostic tests for the Covid-19 coronavirus will be available at the Pantigo Place Ball Field parking lot in East Hampton by appointment beginning this Friday, May 15. Tests will be offered to South Fork residents on Wednesdays and Fridays. In conjunction with East Hampton Village Deputy Mayor Barbara Borsackand the East Hampton Healthcare Foundation, which will initially fund the project, East HamptonTown Supervisor Peter Van Scoyoc has engaged Hudson River
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Mobile Covid Testing Comes to Southampton

A pop-up Covid-19 testing facility is scheduled to open on Thursday, April 30 at the Hudson River Health Care Kraus Family Health Center at 330 Meetinghouse Lane in Southampton, adjacent to Southampton Hospital. For many weeks, South Fork residents and government officials have been advocating for increased availability of testing in East Hampton and Southampton Towns. The non-profit Hamptons Health Society has raised $20,000 in local donations to help fund
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New York To Mail Primary Voters Absentee Ballot Applications As Trump Again Threatens USPS

The day after long lines of voters snaked around city blocks, risking their lives to cast ballots in Wisconsin's Presidential Primary, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo moved our state's Presidential Primary, originally scheduled for April 28, to Tuesday, June 23. On April 24, after news broke that at least 19 Wisconsin voters have tested positive for the Covid-19 coronavirus, Mr. Cuomo announced the state will now send a postage paid
At the Jamesport Farm Brewery
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Covid Crisis: Need for Food Continues

As more and more East Enders are out of work and waiting for economic stimulus funding to come through, food pantries have been overwhelmed by demand. Perhaps most notably, hundreds of people descended on Stotzky Park in Riverhead last Friday for a food distribution by Island Harvest, an island-wide food resource agency. At Island Harvest's April 10 food distribution. Informal community groups on both the North and South forks are
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Coronavirus Updates (April 9): After Weeks of Crashes, New York Reboots Unemployment Website

New York State's unemployment website was set to be rebooted Thursday evening in a new partnership with Google that the state intends to use to streamline the unemployment process. The State Department of Labor website will be revamped Thursday evening, after which it will be relaunched with a shorter form at 7:30 a.m. Friday. The new form will not require applicants to make a follow-up phone call in to the
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On Palm Sunday, Searching for Faith Online

As Holy Week begins and New Yorkers search for meaning in what is anticipated to be a brutal week of sickness and deaths, churches, synagogues and meditation centers throughout the East End are turning to teleconference calls, YouTube and online platforms like Facebook Live and Zoom to bring parishioners together while keeping us apart. Our Lady of Good Counsel R.C. Church in Mattituck has recorded an online reflection on the