Dear Hamptons visitors: Plan ahead, book ahead, call ahead this summer

That's the main piece of advice from hotel and business owners anticipating larger crowds returning to the North and South forks as COVID restrictions ease and Memorial Day ushers in the summer season.

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Hangin' in the Hamptons: Memorial Day weekend

Looking for a Hamptons fix? We're spotting sunbathers, celebrities and more on the East End all summer long.

Suffolk Class C baseball final: Port Jefferson vs. Pierson

See the scenes from Port Jefferson vs. Pierson.

Frank Andriani scores on wild pitch to give Port Jefferson baseball Suffolk 'C' title

Andriani was hit by a pitch and moved to third on Evan Raymond's single.

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Living in Long Island's seaports: Sayville, Sag Harbor and Greenport

Sailboat-dotted bays, shoreline sunsets and raw bars within walking distance of home.

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Upcoming Events

Battle of the Fantasy Girls Band

Mar5

Singing "battles," karaoke, raffles, headliner band: Spitnkitin, with MC Iris Smyles, doors open at 6:30, battle runs 7-10 p.m.

Where

Stephen Talkhouse

161 Main St.

Amagansett, NY

11937

Phone: 631-267-3117

Price

$25 pre-buy only at npcowgirls.org

Online Event: Get Movin'

Mar7

Exercise session with Lisa Farbar, bring light weights and a mat, register by email (director@amagansettlibrary.org) for a Zoom link

Where

Amagansett Library

215 Main St.

Amagansett, NY

11930

Phone: 631-267-3810

Price

Free

Online Event: Classic Science Fiction Book Group - Lest Darkness Fall

Mar8

Discussion of the science fiction novel "Lest Darkness Fall" by L. Sprague de Camp, register by email (director@amagansettlibrary.org) for a Zoom link

Where

Amagansett Library

215 Main St.

Amagansett, NY

11930

Phone: 631-267-3810

Price

Free

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Day trips on Long Island, in New York City to take this summer

Here are spots to visit and excursions to try that offer fun for everyone this season. 

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Long Island Christians weigh in on Roe v. Wade
On abortion issue and Roe, beliefs of LI Christians mirror U.S.

Christian Long Islanders are as divided on the hot-button abortion issue as most of the country. Between the extremes — no abortion at all or abortion with no restrictions — there is nuance among Christians on the island. 

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20+ things to do this Memorial Day weekend on Long Island

Here are more than 20 ways to get started this holiday weekend.

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Hamptons Authors Night returns Aug. 13

The 18th edition will be a fully live-person event for first time since 2019.

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Modernist East End house becomes a home for women's art

On a bleak but fortuitous January day, "Onna House" began to take shape.

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About one-third of judges at Montauk retreat get COVID

Of the more than 70 New York State judges who went to the three-night retreat at Star Island Resort & Marina, 20 later tested positive for the coronavirus, a court system spokesman said.

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5 Memorial Day weekend boutique hotel getaways on Long Island

If you're looking for a getaway this holiday weekend, a staycation is the perfect escape.

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Finally, LI's Paul Dickinson will play in a golf major at the PGA Championship

At age 45, this teaching pro from Atlantic Golf Club will tee off Thursday in the PGA Championship.

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Guide to beach towns on Long Island: Know before you go

Grab a towel and some sunblock, and follow the sound of the waves. 

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Judge puts East Hampton Town Airport closure on hold

The town had planned to temporarily close the airport as part of its transition to a private facility, which would allow the town to institute a series of flight restrictions to reduce air traffic.

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Long Island school budgets up for vote today: Most under tax cap, two call for overrides

Eighteen Long Island school districts have frozen tax rates, and four are calling for cuts. New Suffolk and Wainscott on the East End are seeking to pierce the tax cap.

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Wynton Marsalis to headline Hamptons Jazz Fest

The event will include more than 30 concerts across six venues on the East End.

Here's what to know about Tuesday's school budget elections
Districts budget for improvements, aim to keep taxes low

Long Island's 124 school districts are proposing average spending increases of 4.17% for 2022-23, a Newsday survey found. Average tax collections are due to rise only 1.54%.

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Alec and Hilaria Baldwin reveal seventh child will be girl

The couple have six children aged 8 to 1.

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Supporters push for 'Medical Aid in Dying' legislation

They say they have strong public support but are facing continued opposition from a coalition of religious and medical groups.

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Brooks-Park Home listed as endangered historic place

The 1950s East Hampton home and studio of midcentury American expressionist artists James Brooks and Charlotte Park have deteriorated over the decades.

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Owners of Hamptons parcel choose land trust over Jay-Z, Beyoncé

The 2.7-acre plot on Georgica Pond sold for $8.5 million and will be preserved.

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East Hampton's Colin Ruddy leads parade of powerful pitching performances

East Hampton senior shut down Miller Place with an 89-pitch, three-hit, one-walk, 1-0 win, a masterpiece complete with 15 strikeouts.

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Jason Strickland, Tyler Hodella combine on 3-hitter to lift Miller Place

Bradley Riegel had three RBIs as the unbeaten Panthers defeated East Hampton.

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My Turn: Salty and sweet memories of Coney Island

The characters in this seaside tale are a merging of salt-water taffy and borscht.

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19th century Hamptons farmstead lists for $5.95 million

The restored 5-bedroom house is on 3½ acres near East Hampton village.

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'Serving the Hamptons' focuses on high-end restaurant's staff

"Serving the Hamptons" showcases the staff at Southampton's tony 75 Main.

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Alec and Hilaria Baldwin expecting baby No. 7

"Another Baldwinito is coming this fall" the couple announced on social media.

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East Hampton man pleads guilty to robbing woman in Springs

He used a gun to rob the woman who had gotten money at a bank, prosecutors said.

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Police: Motorcyclist killed in East Hampton crash

Police said the man veered off the road and struck a tree.

'MasterChef Junior' aspiring cooks include Long Island eighth-grader

Eve Achuthan-Kozar of Sag Harbor will take part in season 8 of the Fox culinary competition series.

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Winter deals at Long Island hotels this season for a weekend getaway 

Local hotels and inns are offering seasonal discounts for those itching for an overnight trip or weekend getaway.

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Once-sleepy Hamptons wider awake now in winter, spring months

As the pandemic drags on, it's harder to get a table at a Sag Harbor restaurant on winter weekends. Vehicle traffic is up. Trash collection remains in demand. The affordable housing crisis has been exacerbated by spiking housing costs associated with higher demand.

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Cops: 4 arrested for stealing $90,000 worth of handbags from East Hampton store

Thieves from New Jersey stole the handbags from the Balenciaga boutique before fleeing in an SUV from pursuing police, breaking down on the highway, and being captured after a foot chase, according to state police.

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