East End Beacon
Winter on Flanders Bay

This Morning’s Bulletin — 1.20.17

Good Morning! • Today will be partly sunny, with a high near 45 degrees and a calm wind becoming northeast around 5 miles per hour. Rain is likely before 9 p.m. this evening, tapering off


In the Pond, Aquebogue

This Morning’s Bulletin — 1.18.17

Good Morning! • We’re expecting even odds of facing down some drizzle or light rain and areas of fog today, mainly before 3 p.m. Otherwise, it will be cloudy, with a high near 43 and


At Sunday's rally on Montauk Highway in Southampton

East Enders Take to the Street Over Health Care Repeal

About three dozen residents from both the North and South forks gathered on Montauk Highway near Stony Brook Southampton Sunday afternoon to raise concerns about the expected repeal of the Affordable Care Act. The rally


Reverend Natalie Wimberly, Pastor of Greenport's Clinton AME Zion Church

A Call To Action in Service to Dr. King’s Dream

The Southold Town Anti-Bias Task Force’s annual service commemorating the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., is usually a sweet, hand-holding sort of occasion, but this year, on the eve of the inauguration


Ben Schnickel as Leo and Samantha Herrara as Amanda in HTC's production of "4000 Miles" | tom kochie photo for HTC

A Heartfelt Journey Toward Manhood in HTC’s “4000 Miles”

I don’t usually leave a theatrical performance feeling full and satisfied — it’s far more likely that I’ll be unsettled (in a good way), excited or perturbed about something I’ve witnessed. But after leaving


Shinnecock Tribal Member and historian Chenae Bullock, and Rev. Kimberley Quinn Johnson of the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the South Fork and Zen Buddhist priest of Ocean Zendo Engu Michel Dobbs.

East End Spiritual Leaders on Creating a Beloved Community

After the tumult of last year’s presidential election, Kathryn Szoka and Maryanne Calandrille of Canio’s Cultural Café in Sag Harbor received many calls from friends and customers of their bookstore, Canio’s Books, asking for


A graphical description of saltwater intrusion in the LICAP report.

Water Authority Launches Series of Water Quality Talks

The Suffolk County Water Authority will host the first meeting of a planned ten-year public education initiative focusing on groundwater quality and conservation at the East Hampton Library on Wednesday, Jan. 18. The initiative,


Chuck Schumer speaks after being sworn in as minority leader.

Chuck Schumer Demands “Accountability Congress”

New York Senator Chuck Schumer demanded his Democratic colleagues work on behalf of working Americans in a speech on the Senate floor as he was sworn in as Senate Minority Leader Jan. 3. “We Democrats


Outside Congressman Lee Zeldin's office Tuesday morning.

Crowd Reminds Zeldin’s Office of Breadth of First District Opinions

A crowd of about 60 East End residents gathered in front of Congressman Lee Zeldin’s Riverhead office in the rain Tuesday morning to share their concerns about the policies of President-elect Donald Trump and


Bells for the New Year

Stories We’re Watching in 2017

This past year was a doozy of unpredictability on a national level, but here on the East End, the big stories were more about waiting and seeing than about dramatic change.  With New Year’s Day upon


Talmage Farm Agway Chicks

Meet The Beacon’s 2017 Wall Calendar

Get off to the new year on the right foot with the The Beacon’s 2017 Wall Calendar, a downloadable PDF of an old-school wall calendar. Designed specifically to be printed as many times as you’d


Activists rallied outside LIPA headquarters Tuesday morning.

A Hopeful Day for Offshore Wind Advocates

More than 100 advocates for offshore wind, comprised of environmental and labor groups and politicians, rallied outside of Long Island Power Authority headquarters in Uniondale Tuesday morning urging the agency to sign a contract to


Sunday afternoon in Sag Harbor

In Sag Harbor, Spirit Trumps Fire As Recovery Gets Underway

Now is the winter of Sag Harbor’s discontent made glorious by the spirit of its people. Amid the chunks of fire debris still swirling in puddles throughout this bayside village this weekend, there were signs, already,


Friday afternoon, after the fire.

Sag Harbor Partnership: Historic Building Fund Can Be Used to Help Rebuild After Fire

Below is the Sag Harbor Partnership’s statement on what can be done, as of today, to help Sag Harbor rebuild after this morning’s devastating fire. Sag Harbor Partnership (formerly Serve Sag Harbor) is a non-profit dedicated


Main Street, Sag Harbor Fire

Sag Harbor: If Only In My Dreams

I served as Sag Harbor’s beat reporter in a decade between fires, but all those fires left a scar on the memories of those of us who spent our days on this bucolic Main


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