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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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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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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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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Husband and wife open The Weathered Barn in Greenport

The couple work and craft together.

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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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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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Suffolk Division II semfinal: Port Jefferson vs. Mattituck/Greenport/Southold

Scenes from a Suffolk Division II girls lacrosse semifinal playoff game between Port Jefferson and host Mattituck/Greenport/Southold on Monday.

Long Island partyboats that offer half- or full-day fishing trips

They've got all you need to go fishing — bait, tackle — and they'll clean your catch, too.

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The best sushi restaurants on Long IslandLong read6m read
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Anker in Greenport brings 'nose to tail' cooking to Long Island fish2m read2m read
Glen Cove woman running 7 marathons in 7 days to honor veterans
Glen Cove woman running 7 marathons in 7 days to honor veterans

Since 2016, ultra-marathoner Eva Casale has run a series of marathons to benefit local VFWs and other military service organizations, as well as veterans and their families.

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Seniors Calendar: Long Island Events from April 24 to May 1

Join a mystery book club or learn about the archaeological process and more.

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Driving ranges to perfect your swing on Long Island 

Where you can drive balls by the bucket.

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Silver Sands Motel sold; new owner to spend $4M on upgrades

The Greenport landmark will get $4 million in upgrades, the new owner said in court filings. 

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19 LI companies named to NY's inaugural list of historic businesses

The Historic Business Preservation Registry was created to honor and promote shops that are at least 50 years old and have made significant contributions to their communities.

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Beyond the books: Indie bookstores selling Long Island-made art, games and more

Bookstores are neighborhood mainstays.

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Judge tosses manslaughter charges in case against alleged drug dealer

A Suffolk judge dismissed those charges against an alleged drug dealer in connection with fatal overdoses on the East End.

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Bridgehampton honors Carl Yastrzemski, beats Shelter Island in return to baseball

Vinski hurls shutout as Killer Bees field varsity baseball team for first time in 43 years.

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Bridgehampton vs. Shelter Island

See the scenes from Tuesday's Suffolk baseball matchup.

Applications being accepted for Greenport Habitat for Humanity home

After several years of negotiations, the home is set to be built on a 0.1-acre parcel on Johnson Court, said the CEO of Habitat for Humanity of Suffolk.

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Shaking off doldrums: Long Islanders share their photos

See photos Newsday readers have sent to us.

Shelter Island hires first female officer in more than a decade as part of state's reform mandate

"There are circumstances where we need specifically a female officer to be involved in, and she enables us to do a better job at delivering a better service to our community," said Chief James Read.

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Gold Coast mansion, used for Taylor Swift video, sells for $8.25 million

The former Woolworth mansion, built in 1915, had been used in Taylor Swift's "Blank Space" video and HBO dramas "Boardwalk Empire and "Mildred Pierce."

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Shelter Island board votes 5-0 to replace town attorney, bump pay for new hire by almost $55G

Stephen Kiely, a Mattituck lawyer who previously served as an assistant town attorney in Southold, has been hired as the new Shelter Island Town attorney.

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Hempstead votes 7-0 to opt out of marijuana sales, the sixth LI town to do so

Officials in Oyster Bay, Smithtown, Islip, East Hampton and Shelter Island towns have also decided to prohibit sales and consumption sites, creating bans in nearly half of Long Island's 13 towns.

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Historic beachfront Shelter Island estate listed for $11.95 million

The house, in Dering Harbor overlooking Peconic Bay, is on the site where a 350-room hotel burned down in 1910.

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GOP makes key gains in town, city races; North Hempstead's top job, other races too close to call

In Nassau County, where registered Democrats heavily outnumber registered Republicans, GOP candidates appeared to win the top jobs in every town and city except Long Beach.

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Huntington's deputy supervisor wins town's top job; Guadron widens lead for historic Islip council seat

Edmund Smyth handily defeated his two challengers in a closely watched race for supervisor. Jorge Guadron was poised to become the first Hispanic councilman in Islip Town.

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North Fork, Hamptons, Shelter Island, more: Things to do on the East End this fall 

If you're looking for a local getaway, explore the East End or Shelter Island this season. 

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Workforce, middle-class homebuyers shut out on Shelter Island

The only one of the five East End towns where no high-density affordable housing developments have been built is working on two new projects to address the need, but there is opposition from those who say "people aren't entitled to live where they want to live." 

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Hochul OKs East End real estate proposal but voter approval still needed

The tax on real estate sales would be used to fund affordable housing programs in the five East End towns.

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