East End Beacon
The Sunday After

This Morning’s Bulletin — 10.05.15

Good Morning! • The weather returns to some sense of normalcy today, though we are facing some lingering wind. Today will be partly sunny, with a high near 65 degrees and a northeast wind around

The pre-storm boat ramp chaos

This Morning’s Bulletin — 10.2.15

Good Morning! • While it appears that Hurricane Joaquin is becoming more and more likely to veer out to sea, the weather we’re expecting over the next couple days isn’t too pretty either. We’ll be

Luminati Aerospace

High-Flying Solar Drones at EPCAL? And Why Not?

Aerospace could be coming soon to the former Grumman airstrip in Calverton, at least in some strange new form. Riverhead Town Supervisor Sean Walter announced at Thursday’s town board work session that a firm called

Riverhead Town Supervisor Sean Walter gave his budget presentation this morning.

Riverhead Supervisor’s Budget Would Pierce State Tax Cap

Riverhead Town Supervisor Sean Walter has proposed a tax levy increase of 5.06 percent for 2016, which he says will allow the town to prepare structurally balanced budgets going forward, though it does pierce

Joaquin Tracks

Severe Weather Precautions Urged, Whether Joaquin Comes Our Way Or Not

We don’t yet know whether Hurricane Joaquin will make a beeline for Long Island or veer westward toward the Carolinas or out to sea. But what we do know is that we’re in for a

Riverhead Town Board candidates Laura Jens-Smith, Jim Wooten, Timothy Hubbard and Neil Krupnick at Thursday's debate.

Riverhead Candidates Talk Revamping Town Government at Jamesport Debate

Jamesport residents packed the pews of the Jamesport Meeting House Thursday night to hear candidates for Riverhead Town Board pitch their solutions for the town’s enduring problems. With just one incumbent, Jim Wooten, in the

Mitchell Park will be filled with spectators this weekend for Greenport's annual Maritime Festival

Greenport Gets Set for Maritime Festival

The East End Seaport Museum and Marine Foundation has celebrated the nautical history of both Greenport and the rest of the East End every September for the past 25 years, and the 26th festival this

Proposed Southampton Budget Toes The Line at Zero Percent Tax Increase for Sixth Year

Southampton Town Supervisor Anna Throne-Holst proposed a 2016 budget on Tuesday that includes a zero percent tax rate increase for the sixth year in a row. Her budget is proposed to total $91.1 million, up from

Opening Day of Scallop Season

Post-Sandy Grants to Fishing Industry Now Available

It’s been nearly three years now since Superstorm Sandy, but the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has just made $3.6 million in grants available to businesses in New York’s fishing industry that were impacted by

Southampton to Weigh Requiring Landlords to Provide Garbage Pickup

Southampton Town is weighing a proposal to require landlords to provide garbage pickup for their tenants, in an attempt to cut down on illegal dumping throughout the town. The town’s move, spearheaded by Councilman Brad Bender,

Peconic Land Trust Orient Farm

Peconic Land Trust Looking For Help With Acquisition of Orient Farm

The Peconic Land Trust is looking for the community’s support in helping them to preserve a 20.9-acre farm owned by generations of Edwards, Terry and Latham farmers in Orient. Siblings Elbert and Harriet Edwards recently inherited

Southold Democrats have launched

Campaign Countdown: “Sustainable Southold,” Debates Begin

Southold Democrats have spent the summer getting petitions to add a new line, “Sustainable Southold,” to this November’s ballot. The names of Democratic candidates for town office will appear on both the Democratic line and on

Sag Harbor American Music Festival

Sag Harbor’s Celebration of American Music, Still Going Strong After Five Years

For the fifth year in a row, the streets and venues of Sag Harbor will come alive next weekend with the sounds of distinctly American forms of music. The Sag Harbor American Music Festival, organized by Kelly

Riverhead, PBMC, Columbia Care to Look for New Site for Medical Marijuana

Riverhead Town, Peconic Bay Medical Center and marijuana dispensary company Columbia Care have agreed to look for a new location within Riverhead for a medical marijuana dispensary, after overwhelming public opposition last night to a proposed

Plastic Bags

East Hampton Bag Ban To Go Into Effect Tuesday

Nine months after East Hampton Town adopted a ban on single-use plastic bags, the law is slated to go into effect next Tuesday, Sept. 22. East Hampton Village, Southampton Town, Sagaponack Village and Southampton Village all