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Group for the East End President Bob DeLuca at Thursday's press conference.

Group for the East End Launches Online Wildlife Portal

It’s easy to take local species like black ducks, horseshoe crabs and hard clams for granted, but New York State has identified them as in need of protection. In all, the state’s recently-released Wildlife


Down to the windy beach...

This Morning’s Bulletin — 4.20.18

Good Morning! • The weekend is looking kinda nice, but we won’t be happy around here until the temperature breaks 55. We’re expecting mostly sunny skies today, with a high near 53 but wind chill


Mr. Bacon's adventure continues: Robins Island, Wednesday morning.

This Morning’s Bulletin — 4.19.18

Good Morning! • We’re expecting light rain today, with a high near 48 degrees and a northeast wind 7 to 11 miles per hour, becoming north in the afternoon. There’s a 30 percent chance of rain


Wrack Wrath, Afterstorm

This Morning’s Bulletin — 4.18.18

Good Morning! • Today will be mostly sunny, with a high near 54 degrees, but wind chill values between 30 and 40 early, with a west wind 14 to 16 miles per hour, with gusts


Supermoon melt, 6:50 a.m. Jan 31, Cutchogue.

Suffolk County Joins State Suit Against EPA Over LI Sound Dredge Spoil Dumping

Suffolk County has been granted intervener status in New York State’s lawsuit against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency over the agency’s proposed dredge spoil dumping site in the Long Island Sound, at the urging


At the kickoff of the March for Science 2018

Marchers: “You Know Something is Very Wrong When People Have to March For Science”

An enthusiastic group of more than 50 unabashed nerds and nature lovers from the North Fork and throughout Long Island converged on downtown Riverhead the balmy morning of April 14 to share their love


District Attorney Tim Sini addressed the crowd at Southampton Town's second opioid forum.

Hopeful Signs, But Still More To Do, as Southampton Opioid Task Force Continues Work

There was only one opioid overdose in Southampton Town in the first quarter of 2018, down from seven in the first quarter of 2017, but the town’s Opioid Addiction Task Force knows there’s still


Hashamomuck Cove, as viewed from the Air | Army Corps photo

Hashing Out Hashamomuck Taxing District

Neighbors of Greenport’s Hashamomuck Cove met with Southold Town representatives Thursday morning for a succinct meeting to discuss how to pay to replenish the sand in front of their storm-battered coast. The Soundfront neighborhood, where


Potter Chris Fanjul at the Peconic Community School's Maker Fair

Peconic Community School Hosts Third Annual Maker Fair

The Peconic Community School will present its third annual Maker Fair & Food Truck Rally on Saturday, April 14 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the school at 269 Main Road, Aquebogue. The fair


HRHCare Health Promoters meet monthly at the health clinic network's Southampton office.

Rompiendo Barreras Para Buena Salud

Hace casi un año, los administradores de la clínica Southampton de Hudson River Health Care comenzaron a darse cuenta de que podían llegar a más pacientes potenciales si se involucraban con miembros del público


State Lawmakers Go To Bat Over Fisheries Cutbacks

The federal government is proposing a 12 percent reduction for the recreational black sea bass fishery in 2018,  despite the fact that scientists say the black sea bass fishery has been rebuilt to two-and-a-half


Riverhead Seeks Downtown Revitalization Committee Members

The Riverhead Town Board is seeking members for a new, 12-member Downtown Revitalization Advisory Committee, which will exchange ideas and implement strategies to create a long term plan to attract new business, devise innovative


Canio’s Cultural Café to Host Marathon Reading of Steinbeck’s “The Winter of Our Discontent”

Canio’s Cultural Cafe’s marathon reading of John Steinbeck’s The Winter of Our Discontent is set for Friday, May 18 through Sunday, May 20, 2018.  The organizers are hope the community will join in, as readers, audience members and donors, in this historic event celebrating Sag Harbor’s Nobel Prize-winning author. The Marathon is part of the village’s annual Cultural Heritage


April Beacon

Opinion: Reflections on Year One

This April’s edition of the East End Beacon marks our one-year anniversary of providing fresh local news, in print, for the whole of the East End. We’ve been welcomed with open arms by readers


Dave’s Desk@Ditch: Embracing Our Inner Warrior

Several decades ago, an interesting “gift” was handed to me by a former girlfriend, literally on the day we broke up. Wrapped in somewhat transparent tissue paper, using recycled twine, the object required little


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