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.

East Quogue teacher settles lawsuit over 2016 lockdown drill

Terms of the federal suit were not disclosed, but the elementry school educator alleged in her complaint that responding officers from the Southampton Town police department "brutally and violently" threw her down and handcuffed her.

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Quiogue man charged with 'sexual conduct' against girl, 11, Southampton Town police say

Police said the man, 19, had "repeated intercourse" with the girl.

Lily Berchin's OT winner lifts Westhampton girls lacrosse to Suffolk Class B title

Westhampton will play for the Long Island title agains the Nassau champ on June 5.

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Suffolk Class B girls lacrosse final: Westhampton vs. Comsewogue

See the scenes from Wednesday's title matchup. 

Southampton suspends police officer involved in DWI crash

Theodore Jasinski's suspension is without pay for a May 7 crash in Hampton Bays. He was charged and pleaded not guilty to the incident, which occurred when he was off duty, the police department said.

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Southampton African American Museum curator wants to change perceptions

Jeremy Dennis, who is also among the artists of color exhibiting, says the East End is not just the home of wealthy white people.

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Westhampton vs. East Islip

See the scenes from Thursday's playoff game.

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All-Star chef leaves Speonk gastropub
Long Island restaurants: New reviews
Westhampton boys lacrosse tops East Islip, advances to Suffolk Class B semifinals

Chance Brindle and Gavin Arcuri scored back-to-back to give No. 4 Westhampton a 6-4 lead in its 6-5 win over No. 5 East Islip.

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State charges Amazon shortchanged pregnant, disabled workers 

The State Division of Human Rights said the online retailing giant failed to comply with law requiring reasonable accommodations for such physical conditions.

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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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Wynton Marsalis to headline Hamptons Jazz Fest

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

Reports: Travis Barker, Kourtney Kardashian legally wed

People and TMZ reported Kardashian and Travis Barker were legally wed.

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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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East Hampton Airport makeover is ready for takeoff. But will changes fly with critics?

Big changes aimed at cutting noise and traffic are about to go into effect. But will they work?

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Christie Brinkley still troubled by 'DWTS' injury

The supermodel says more surgery has been recommended for her shoulder damage.

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Shinnecock nation plans to reopen powwow to public Labor Day

The four-day event, which also features native music and dance, is held over the Labor Day weekend on the tribal reservation's historic powwow grounds in Southampton.

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Elderly Quogue woman scammed out of $10G in Home Depot gift cards, police say

Police are looking for three people who used the cards, which the woman was told she needed to buy to clear child pornography from her computer, according to Suffolk County Crime Stoppers.

Boardy Barn, famed Hampton Bays beer tavern, sold

A real estate broker said he did not know the buyer's plans for the property.

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School Notebook: Long Island winners in science olympiads

Ward Melville and Great Neck South high schools advance to the national level.

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Rose Walton, influential Long Island LGBTQ advocate, dies at 85 

Walton successfully headed the quest to bring HIV/AIDS care to eastern Long Island and was an early champion for gay rights. 

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Matt Marlow, Joe Manfredi and Stephen Lukas found ways to win 

The three wrestlers captured state titles at the NY state wrestling championships in February.

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Top 100 Long Island girls lacrosse players for 2022

A look at the top players across Long Island heading into the spring season.

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School Notebook: Bethpage team wins Long Island Ethics Bowl

"This was a big morale booster after a couple of years that have been challenging," said the team's coach Wendy Way.

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Nine LI bridges carrying more than 67,000 total vehicles in 'poor' condition

The bridges, carrying a total of more than 67,000 vehicles daily, are rated poor possibly because of issues with decking, support beams, piers or abutments, according to state Department of Transportation data and experts.

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Nine bridges on LI receive 'poor' condition rating
Candle-making turns into a stress-relief side business during the pandemic
Long Island crafters are fired up about handmade candles: How to make your own

Hand-poured candles offer ways to express creativity for DIYers. 

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Long Island's 2022 state wrestling champions

See the eight individual state wrestling champions from Long Island high schools in 2022.

Long Island's career and technical schools seeing spike in enrollment

Educators credit a high economic demand for skilled workers and a more rigorous college-aligned curriculum for the spike.

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Brookhaven highway superintendent: Visibility is very poor
Blakeman: It's not a safe situation out there
Islip supervisor: Crews will be working to clear snow until Monday
Huntington supervisor: Keep cars off the roads
State of emergency declared in Oyster Bay
Commuter warning: Beware of black ice on highways from freezing slush

With temperatures again expected to dip into the teens, highway experts expect the slush from the weekend's nor'easter to freeze, creating dangerous roadways.

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Blizzard hits Suffolk County, National Weather Service says; storm still not over

The blizzard designation was announced at 12:30 p.m. Saturday as Long Island's heaviest snowstorm of the season had dropped more than a foot of snow on parts of the Island.

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AAA's tips on driving in the snow
Monster storm slams Long Island

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