Covid Hamptons:
How the Pandemic Reshaped an Iconic Community

This video series documents the impact of the covid-19 pandemic on the East Hampton community from the perspective of individual local residents. Running approximately five to eight minutes in length, each video focuses on the first-hand account of an individual, filmed at their workplace. Each subject discusses their experience weathering the pandemic, the impact on their work and personal lives, how they have changed, and what they have learned. This series is produced and filmed by journalist Andrew Visconti.
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Thank you to everyone who has been interviewed for this project. Additional videos will be added to this page weekly.
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Kym Bermeo & Sophia Rodriguez – Students

Ray Harden – Ben Krupinski Builder

Connie Jones – East Hampton Food Pantry

Robert Anthony – East Hampton Computer Services

Greg Verity – Clammer

Jimmy Ilya – Mister Softee truck owner driver

Deborah Geppert – Bostwick’s Catering Services

Bettianne Mendez – Springs School Bus Driver

Larry Smith & Tina Giles – East Hampton Driving School

Mayor Jerry Larsen – Village of East Hampton

Samantha, Wells & Sophia – High School Seniors now in College

Chief Mike Tracey – Village of East Hampton Police Department

Chief Mike Tracey – Village of East Hampton Police Department

Jake Ruehl – Employee – In Home

Hilary Osborn Maleki – East Hampton Historical Society

Doc. “Russ” Russell J. Calemmo – Lamp Doctor

James Boyd – Village True Value Hardware

Theo Landi – Owner – The Party Shoppe

Carol Magee – Family Service League

Klever Lopez, Monica Coka & Franklin Ortiz – Owners – Latino Food Markets

Dante Sasso – Student – East Hampton High School

Kristine Eberhart -Teacher – John M. Marshall Elementary School

Diane Franey – Nurse – Catholic Home Care

Ian Calder-Piedmonte – Owner – Balsam Farms

Mary Bromley – Psychotherapist

Rev. Scott McCachren – First Presbyterian Church of East Hampton

Mark Smith – Owner – Honest Man Restaurant Group

Inda Eaton – Musician

Chris & Sarah Scola – Montauk Scallop Company

Scott Howe Director – ARF

Eric Scoppetta, Mark Crandel & Dante Sasso – East Hampton Sports Camp

Paul Hamilton & Sharon McCobb – Farmers & Founders of the Farmers Market at Ashawagh Hall

Jesse Bartel – Manager – BookHampton

Jenny Lilja – Manager & Chef – The Hedges Inn

Joan Overlock & Lydia Bonner – Eleanor Whitmore Early Childhood Center

Kamal Jackson – First Responder – Springs Fire Department

John Papas – Founder – John Papas Cafe

Barry Gilliam – FedEx Driver

Lauren Harrington & Erin Fielder – One Stop Market

Prudence Carabine – East Hampton Historical Farm Museum

Rita Green & Cara Nelson – Middle School Teachers 

Reverend Denis Brunelle – St. Luke’s Episcopal Church

Rebecca Morgan Taylor – Executive Director – Project Most

Senior Center – East Hampton Town

Randy Reichart & Rosemary Cavagnaro – Hampton Auto Collision

Sarah Minardi & Jim Conklin – Real Estate

Graham Quinn – Owner – Sam’s Restaurant

Minerva Perez – Executive Director – OLA of Eastern Long Island

Jack Graves – Reporter – East Hampton Star

Sara Smith – Principal – East Hampton High School

John Ryan Jr. – Chief Lifeguard – Town of East Hampton

Lisa Field – Variety Store

Ladies Village Improvement Society

Leah Oppenheimer – Children’s Museum of the East End

Bruce Bates – Emergency Preparedness Coordinator

Michelle Severance – Bank Manager

Peter Honerkamp – Owner – Stephen Talkhouse

Conor Cassara — Pharmacist – Park Place Chemists

Springs Food Pantry

The Post Office

Geary Gubbins – Gubbins Sporting Goods

Charlotte Sasso – Stuarts Seafood Market

Pollock Krasner House

Jeff Lynch – Hampton Jitney

Michael Clark – Director – LTV East Hampton

Keith Davis – The Golden Pear

Dr. Mark Davis – Owner – South Fork Animal Hospital

Vicki Littman – Owner – Vicki’s Veggies

Carolyn Snyder – Owner – Round Swamp Farm

Lois Gore – Jewelry Workshops

Loretta, Ana, and Vicki – The Retreat

Craig Fick – East Hampton Recycling Center

Hugh King – Historian – Home Sweet Home Museum

David Rattray – Newspaper Editor – East Hampton Star

Amanda Iacono – Chicken Farmer

Mike Martinsen – Oyster Farmer

Dr. Gail Schonfeld – Pediatrician – East End Pediatrics

Dr. George Dempsey – East Hampton Family Medicine

Peter Van Scoyoc – Supervisor – Town of East Hampton

Adam Fine – Superintendent – East Hampton Union Free School District

Kenneth Alversa – Police Officer

Justine Giles – Sports Trainer

Vinnie & Nick Mazzeo – Barbers

Nancy Atlas – Musician

Reverend Walter Thompson – Baptist Pastor

Alex Verdugo – Ambulance Driver

Jacques Franey – Owner – Domaine Franey Wines & Spirits

Jerry Turza Jr. – Fire Dep’t Chief

Alejandra Lucci – Florist

Allison Lupo – Owner – Astro Pizza

Barbara Oldak – Owner – Amagansett Beach & Bicycle

Lisa Rana – Judge

Justin Finney – Chef – Highway Restaurant

Joe Lupo – Chef – John M Marshall Elementary School

Judi Bistrian – Owner – Reutershan Firewood

Khanh Ngo – Owner – Khanh Sports Shop

Scott Rubenstein – Owner – East Hampton Indoor Tennis

Christa Maiwald – Home Studio Artist

David Baumrind – Paramedic – Springs Fire Department

Elaine Hayes – Hair Stylist

Rabbi Joshua Franklin – Jewish Center of the Hamptons

Father Ryan Creamer – Most Holy Trinity Catholic Church

Cathy Bopp & Alanna Quinn- Phoenix House

Peter Mendelman – Owner – Harbor Marina

Loring Bolger – Cultural Educator – Duck Creek Arts Center

Joi Jackson Perl – Cultural Educator – Long House Reserve

Alan Burke – Caretaker – Fort Hill Cemetery