East End Beacon

Opinion
9 April 2014

In the Zendo

This Morning’s Bulletin — 4.23.14

Good Morning! • The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will be at East Hampton Town Hall today at 1 p.m. to discuss their contentious plans for shoring up downtown Montauk. The public will be able


Letter: Hydrofracking is a Downstate Issue, Too

To the Editor, We are concerned that the danger of unregulated shale gas hydrofracking will destroy New York State’s water supply for generations to come. The health cost and environmental damage associated with this process


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

The East End is waking up from a bleary, never-ending winter this weekend, with a whole slew of exciting events. SoFo’s Earth Day Celebration The weekend kicks off with the South Fork Natural History Museum’s Earth


Riverside Redevelopment Plan Begins with Office for Developer

The firm that is partnering with Southampton Town to redevelop the blighted hamlet of Riverside is planning to open an office alongside the Peconic River on May 1. Renaissance Downtowns Vice President of Development Sean McLean,


Southampton Buys Beach Club, Peels Away the Veil on Its Lifesaving Past

Southampton Town has taken title to the former Neptune Beach Club on Dune Road in Hampton Bays, and is now hoping to restore the building, which is one of the few federal lifesaving stations


A Push to Stop Southold Sound Shore Erosion

Public discussions about the fate of Goldsmith Inlet, which feeds into the Long Island Sound at the north end of Mill Road in Peconic, often center on the health of the inlet or the


Dr. Gobler: The State of the Bays “Is Not Great”

The news that barreled through the East End’s waterways last summer was never pleasant. From Shinnecock Bay to Marratooka Pond in Mattituck, it seemed not a week went by that there wasn’t a tale


Something In the Way of Mental Health Care

I’d just finished my afternoon shift as a cashier at the A&P in Mattituck on that day 20 years ago when the world learned Kurt Cobain had died. One of the women who was running


East Hampton Weighs Sherrill Farm Preservation

An effort afoot to preserve the dairy farm belonging to one of East Hampton’s founding families has gained steam in the past month, as advocates have taken to East Hampton Town Board meetings to


Bow Hunters Will Be Allowed To Hunt Closer To Houses

East End lawmakers have spent years wrangling state legislators to try to allow bowhunters to hunt closer to houses, as the increasing suburbanization of the region has left hunters with far less ground to


A Tough Winter for Both Scallops and Baymen

As scallop season winds to a close on the last day of March, baymen and purveyors of scallops are taking stock in a season that saw fewer scallops and more iced-over bays than recent


This Week in Pictures — 3.30.14

There’s something to these weeks of waiting for spring. They test your faith in the process of renewal. The peas planted on St. Patrick’s Day shrivel with the plummeting temperatures, or get washed out


Good Ground Park Gets An Architect

It’s been more than a decade since the Town of Southampton purchased the 36-acre site known as Good Ground Park behind a pocket park on Montauk Highway in Hampton Bays. On March 25, the town


Southold Reopens Goldsmith Jetty Discussion

For years, people who have been concerned about the health of Goldsmith Inlet, on the Long Island Sound in Peconic, have attempted to remain neutral about the effect the one jetty to the west


East End Could Receive Energy From First U.S. Offshore Wind Park

A 200 megawatt wind farm under development in the Atlantic Ocean could soon be providing power for the East End. Deepwater Wind, which won a federal lease last July to develop the project on the