East End Beacon

Moriches Bay Group Plans to Seed One Million Oysters

As you run around finishing the last of your holiday shopping, the Moriches Bay Project is hoping to have your support in a gift to help clean the water in their impaired South Shore


East Hampton Wins Coastal Planning Grant

East Hampton Town was awarded a $250,000 grant this week from New York State to develop a Coastal Assessment and Resiliency Plan. The grant will be used to gather and analyze scientific coastal data to


On the Lookout for Destructive Beetles on Long Island

The New York State DEC is looking for citizen scientists to keep an eye out for damage from the southern pine beetle, after damage from the beetles was found in three parks on Long


Quogue Wildlife Refuge Celebrates its 80th Birthday

The Quogue Wildlife Refuge will celebrate its 80th birthday with an afternoon celebration on Sat., Nov. 29, complete with hay wagon rides up the old bicycle path, deserts and refreshments, guided walks and stories


When the Settlers Arrived Across the Blue Water: Two Towns Get Ready to Turn 375

With just a little over a month left before the 375th birthday year begins for Southampton and Southold towns, both towns are firming up plans for a year-long series of events to celebrate their


Kevin McAllister Lays Out His Plan to Defend East End Water

Former Peconic Baykeeper Kevin McAllister is hoping to build a movement of public participation around the cause of protecting water on Long Island through his new group, Defend H2O. “I’m trying to educate. That’s what I


Crowd Defends Diving at Old Ponquogue Bridge

The old Ponquogue Bridge in Hampton Bays, long a favorite spot for divers and fishermen, has been in severe disrepair since Superstorm Sandy, but divers want to make sure that if it is fixed,


Greenport Dedicates Skating Rink to Veteran Dockbuilder

While members of Greenport’s Burton Potter American Legion Post 185 are still fundraising to reopen the roller skating rink at their headquarters on Third Street, they took some time on the morning of Veterans


East Hampton Builds A Case for Action at Airport

Few pilots are complying with East Hampton Airport’s voluntary helicopter flight paths, and the town received 22,700 complaints this year alone, which is 350 more complaints than the total number of flights into and


East End Town Budgets Toe a Tight Line

Across the East End, town budgets under negotiation are keeping tightly within New York State’s tax levy cap. With budgets due to be enacted by Nov. 20 and most public hearings on those budgets already


When Darkness Falls Early

Halloween isn’t really the most frightful part of this time of year. There’s nothing more frightening than the feeling, after you’ve worked at a desk in the depths of a building for six, eight


Scallop Season Starts with a Bang

Baymen and fishmongers on the East End are reporting a great start to Peconic Bay scallop season, which opened in most local waters at dawn Nov. 3. They’re hopeful that scallops will be plentiful


New Suffolk Waterfront Fund Cancels Community Discussions, Citing Legal Concerns

Trouble continues to brew in New Suffolk over the non-profit New Suffolk Waterfront Fund’s plan to re-open the old Galley Ho restaurant, which has met with resistance from a swath of the New Suffolk community. Tuesday


It’s Voting Time….Again

If you are lucky enough to not own a television that’s been plastered with 60 minute campaign spots or a land line swamped with robocalls over the past several weeks, perhaps you don’t know that


Suffolk County Offers Sportfishing Lessons

Suffolk County is unveiling a ten-week instructional course, “Sport Fishing on Long Island,” this winter. Captain Jerry McGrath, a former Montauk charter skipper, avid fisherman and experienced instructor will give instruction and tips for planning