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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Three more pot cultivation licenses issued on LI

Two partners involved with Oregon Road Organics and Island Grow, LLC secured state approval to grow marijuana. 

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Upcoming Events

Talking About Literature: The Dearly Beloved

Mar4

John Zaluski will lead a discussion of the novel "The Dearly Beloved" by Cara Wall, held in-person (limited space) and on Zoom (meeting ID is 969 0897 6542, passcode is 716551)

Where

Freeport Library

144 W. Merrick Rd.

Freeport, NY

11520-3726

Phone: 516-379-3274

Price

Free

Antiques Historical Arms Show

Mar5

Featuring Revolutionary and Civil War collectibles. Muskets, Swords, Military Rifles and Sporting Guns to 1945, presented by the Long Island Antiques Arms Society, Inc

Where

Freeport Recreation Center

130 E. Merrick Rd.

Freeport, NY

11520-4018

Phone: 516-377-2314

Price

Free

Online: Tai Chi

Mar5

Online tai chi session, have water available and wear comfortable clothing and sneakers, access code is 509-229-173

Where

Freeport Library

144 W. Merrick Rd.

Freeport, NY

11520-3726

Phone: 516-379-3274

Price

Free

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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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School Notebook: Students tapped at mock-government conference

'The William Floyd Youth & Government program continues to be the gold standard.'

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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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A dog festival comes to Port Jefferson and more pet events this summer

Dock-diving, a dog performance sport making waves in pet-centric circles across the nation, will be making a splash at the festival.

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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 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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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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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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Four LI hospitals get 'A' rating by nonprofit watchdog

St. Francis Hospital & Heart Center, Mather Hospital, North Shore University Hospital and NYU Langone Hospital–Long Island each got the top score from the Washington, D.C.-based Leapfrog Group.

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Gabriel's Giving Tree helps OD victims' families

The group helps families in need to pay for funeral and burial services after a loved one dies from an opioid overdose.

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KJ Farrell's to close after 15 years 

The Bellmore live-music venue says business was hurt by COVID-19 restrictions.

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Five months after a fall left him paralyzed, this doctor is walking again

Dr. Joseph Casarona stumbled down the winding stairwell of his Cutchogue home one night and suffered a serious spinal injury.

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My Turn: Appreciation for life grows with a walk in the woods

'These moments on the bench give us the opportunity to reminisce ...'

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Uncork an adventure at Long Island wineries offering rare tasting experiences

Dine in the cellar or ride through the vines in a Moke.

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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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