East End Beacon

Amagansett Lifesaving Station Gets A Historic Lifeboat

The Amaganset U.S. Livesaving and Coast Guard Station has received a lifeboat, of the type historically used in Amagansett, from the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy. The committee working to preserve the lifesaving station approached Congressman


Tim Bishop and Lee Zeldin Have a Nice Chat

Congressional candidates Tim Bishop and Lee Zeldin worked hard to keep things civilized at a debate at Westhampton Beach High School Oct. 16, despite brief spurts of bad behavior on the part of Mr.


Hallockville Hosts Re-Enactment of Battle of War of 1812

This weekend, Hallockville Museum Farm in Riverhead will host “Defense of the Eagle,” a weekend-long commemoration of the 200th anniversary of the War of 1812 battle that took place on the Long Island Sound shore


Film Festival’s Focus on Conflict

This year’s Films of Conflict & Resolution program at the Hamptons International Film Festival this weekend includes four documentaries and a narrative film, all of which deal with the human dramas and complex issues of war and


East Hampton to Host Several Meetings on Hot Issues

East Hampton Town is hosting several meetings in the upcoming weeks on several issues of serious concern to the community. The town is planning a session with representatives from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, who


New Suffolk Civic Association Reveals Survey Results — Few Favor A Restaurant

The New Suffolk Civic Association has unveiled the results of a survey on the future of the New Suffolk Waterfront mailed to 261 residents in August, and few seem to favor the idea of


Shinnecock Wampum Factory Site Preserved by Southampton Town

It’s been well over a decade since members of the Shinnecock Nation first protested the subdivision of a piece of land across Montauk Highwy from the Shinnecock reservation that had contained their wampum-making factory. This week,


In New Suffolk: Changes, Concerns on Waterfront Plan; Planning Board Takes A Keen View of Project

After a broad swath of the New Suffolk community expressed concerns about the New Suffolk Waterfront Fund’s plan to re-open the Galley Ho restaurant on a swath of land at the heart of the


Changing of Guard for East Hampton Airport Manager; Georgica Pond Algae in the Spotlight

Longtime East Hampton Airport Manager Jim Brundige announced late last week that he’ll be retiring at end of this season, and he’s due to leave the town’s employ just after Columbus Day, said East


EPCAL Plan Gets an Earful from Riverhead Residents

It seemed there was something to hate for everybody when Riverhead Town unleashed its plan to subdivide the Enterprise Park at Calverton at the former Grumman plant for public comment Wednesday night. Environmentalists weren’t crazy about the


After Two Options To Raise Money Fail, Riverhead Supervisor Promises an Ugly Balanced Budget

It wasn’t pretty. Riverhead Town could be facing a budget shortfall next year of up to $4 million, and two attempts to take extraordinary measures to balance the budget failed when the board met Wednesday


Southolders Concerned About Mini-Hotels Popping Up in Their Neighborhoods

With more and more traffic en route to the vineyards and beaches of the North Fork each year, the eventual Hamptonization of eastern Riverhead and Southold Towns has taken on the air of inevitability.


Happy Tumbleweed Tuesday!

There are only two real Tuesdays in September, in my estimation. There’s the Tuesday after Labor Day, and then there’s the Tuesday after that, which will always be filled in my mind with the images


Southold to Get to Work on Two Big Projects after Labor Day

The Gull Pond boat ramp at the end of Manhanset Road in Greenport has long been one of the best put-in spots on North Fork, used by scallopers, fluke fishermen and recreational boaters trying


All In A Weekend: A Round-Up of Events on the Forks

Fireworks! Fireworks! Fireworks! There are three very good chances to see great fireworks shows on the East End this weekend, but you’d be hard-pressed to catch all three. The first two will be held Saturday