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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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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Two East End towns looking at banning sale of helium balloons

The aim is to reduce pollution and protect wildlife, but some fear the proposals could hurt local businesses.

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East Hampton vows to appeal court ruling that bars vehicles from popular Truck Beach

East Hampton officials said they will seek judicial approval to appeal the Appellate Division ruling and explore condemnation of the beach in Amagansett if the appeal is denied.

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'Summer House' returns for season 5 on Feb. 4

Because of the pandemic, the cast mates stayed in their summer rental rather than shuttling between there and New York City.

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Bravo’s ‘Summer House’ reality show denied filming permit by town

Bravo's "Summer House" has been denied a film permit in the first enforcement of a law passed last month requiring permits for professional filming on private property.

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Bravo’s ‘Summer House’ to return for 2nd season

The unscripted Bravo series that caused a stir in Montauk last year is returning for a second season.

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Judge: Vehicles can continue using Truck Beach in Amagansett

East Hampton Town and its trustees on Monday won the right to allow the public...

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Courts reject town’s effort to avoid trial in Truck Beach case

East Hampton Town and its trustees have lost their bid to have two lawsuits seeking...

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Stella McCartney buys a house in Napeague, near her father, Paul

Fashion designer Stella McCartney has purchased a waterfront cottage in Napeague, not far from the...

Suffolk: More mosquito spraying scheduled for Fire Island

Suffolk County is planning ground spraying Thursday, weather permitting, as part of its ongoing mosquito...

Rare dwarf pines may be next victim of southern pine beetle, officials say

State environmental officials Wednesday discovered infestations of a fast-moving forest pest in small trees on...

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'Cold-stunned' turtle washes up in East Hampton

Long Island's first "cold-stunned" turtle of the season washed ashore in East Hampton Sunday, prompting...

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Disputes over vehicles on East Hampton beach move toward court trials

East End officials and beach lovers are closely watching a pair of court cases moving...

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Hamptons zoning disputes rise to high-dollar lawsuits

Business titans and celebrities with homes in the Hamptons -- used to getting what they...

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East Hampton beaches to get big volunteer cleanup

Scores of volunteers will gather in East Hampton this weekend to collect trash on beaches...

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Bidder buys 1-foot-wide strip of Napeague land for $120,000

The 1,885-foot-long strip of land, just 1 foot wide, runs through East Hampton Town from...

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Suffolk sets mosquito spraying for Tuesday

Ground spraying to control adult mosquito populations on parts of Fire Island, as well as...

Scientist: Trauma may have killed whale

A 58-foot female finback whale that washed up dead along an East Hampton beach Sunday...

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Two whales wash up on East Hampton beaches

Two whales -- one dead and one later euthanized -- washed up on separate stretches...

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Ownership of town park is questioned

Nestled among the grasses and sand dunes that make up the Beach Plum Preserve in...

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Tax exemption urged for LI vacation homes

Vacation home owners would be exempt if the second home is more than 50 miles from their jobs and they spend 90 days or less there per year.

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