East End Beacon

Opinion
28 June 2014

The Big Day

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

  It Starts with a Paddle Battle This series of races beginning in downtown Riverhead includes courses of varying lengths for canoes, kayaks, ocean kayaks and stand up paddleboards, and for paddlers of all ages. Check-in begins


All in a Weekend: A Round-up of Events on the Forks

Soldier Ride Soldier Ride returns to the Hamptons this weekend, beginning with a free screening of “Soldier Ride: The Movie” in the Amagansett Square Friday night at 7:30 p.m. There will be two soldier ride


Putting the Main Road on the National Historic Register

Lovers of North Fork history and preservationists looking to keep the rolling farm fields of the Route 25 corridor in Riverhead have been working since 2012 to make this corridor along the Main Road


Southold to Join Forces with South Fork Opponents of Helicopter Noise

Southold Town Supervisor Scott Russell’s office phone line is bombarded every Monday morning with calls from residents who’ve had enough of the non-stop weekend helicopter traffic en route to East Hampton Airport. And now, he’s


A Garbage District for Flanders?

None of the East End towns, with the exception of Riverhead, has curbside garbage pickup, but members of several civic groups in the Southampton hamlet of Flanders are looking for the town’s help in


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

It’s the height of the summer, and there’s plenty to do around here. Here’s the Beacon’s weekly cheat sheet for the best things to do on the forks. Classic Movies, En Plein Air There are plenty


Declaring Independence from Airport Noise

With just six months left until East Hampton is free of federal requirements to allow broad access to their airport, critics of the noise generated by ever-expanding air traffic there are sensing a potential


This Morning’s Bulletin — 7.10.14

Good Morning! • Two major competing art fairs are opening tonight in Bridgehampton.  ArtHamptons at the Nova’s Ark Sculpture Garden on Millstone Road will be the first to open its doors for a VIP preview at


A Social Club on Wheels: Making Alternative Transportation Cool

Way out on the far East End of the South Fork, a young entrepreneur is hoping to reshape the face of alternative transportation with the help of technology and a fleet of revamped school


Bike Trail Expansion Not A Priority at EPCAL

Inside the fence at the old Grumman property in Calverton is a short jaunt of an asphalt-paved bike path, which leads from the ball fields just west and across Route 25 from the Calverton


Southold Likes Farms, Court Directors

Before the North Fork was wine country, it was potato country, and while there are few potato farmers working now, one of the largest potato farms left could soon be preserved forever. The Southold Town


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

It wouldn’t be the Fourth of July without a whole bunch of celebrations, but a few have been rescheduled this weekend due to the lousy weather expected today. The Beacon’s full guide to parades,


Lawmakers Propose Plum Island Remain in Federal Hands as a Preserve

About a year ago, Congressman Tim Bishop and Connecticut Senator Richard Blumenthal introduced legislation that would keep the federal government from having to sell Plum Island as part if its decision to relocate the


East Hampton: 555 is for Farming, Reviving Accabonac Affordable Housing

The East Hampton Town Board was busy at its Tuesday work session with numerous issues of concern to folks in town. Here’s a quick look of where they’ve moved the ball on several projects: 555 For


Kevin McAllister Forms New Water Protection Group

Deposed Peconic Baykeeper Kevin McAllister is forming a new group to fight for clean water on Long Island. Mr. McAllister, whose name for 16 years was synonymous with the Peconic Baykeeper organization, announced Wednesday morning