East End Beacon

Opinion
28 June 2014

The Big Day

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

From the streets of Polish Town to the halls of the Parrish Art Museum to a 66-year-old softball tradition in East Hampton’s Herrick Park, there’s plenty to see and do on the East End


Algae Doctor to Pair with Southampton on Nitrogen-Reduction Initiative

Dr. Christopher Gobler, of Stony Brook Southampton’s School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences, is a man who needs no introduction in Southampton Town. Dr. Gobler’s work, and the work of graduate students in his Southampton


Riverhead to Take Action Soon on 2015 Budget Crisis

Riverhead Town taxpayers are facing a potential 12.5 percent tax hike next year if the town doesn’t take one of two decisive alternative actions: laying off about 60 workers — 20 percent of their work force


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

Grab your spuds and your rubber duckies, put on your walking shoes and your Shark Week t-shirt, pack your beach blanket and a cooler and get set for a weekend of the best the East


East Hampton Works to Reduce Flood Insurance Rates, Update on Airport Traffic & Trucks

The ferocity of nature’s storms can’t be controlled by our municipal governments, but the plans that towns put into place can help keep them from killing people and destroying property. That’s the theory behind the


Books: Peter Matthiessen Finds Paradise in Hell

In the years before his death this April at the age of 86, Sagaponack author and naturalist Peter Matthiessen had had an unusual pastime for nearly two decades: attending group Buddhist meditation sessions on


Riverhead Gets Ready for JumpstART!

If you plan to take a walk through downtown Riverhead next Friday night, August 8, you might be accosted by a crowd of ghoulish dancers right out of Michael Jackson’s “Thriller.” You might find yourself


Riverhead Gets Ready for the Literati: Edgar Allan Poe Fest and a Coffee Shop

Edgar Allan Poe may not have visited the streets of downtown Riverhead, but this Halloween, the writer’s ghoulish work will become a part of Riverhead’s living history. Sal St. George, who created Port Jefferson’s Charles


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

From art fairs to ice cream, circus to carnivals, artistic celebrations to author talks, this weekend serves up a bevy of fine annual events on the East End. Art on the Clothesline Since 1946, Guild Hall


Southold Hears Complaints on Historic District, Sets Helicopter Meeting

When historic preservationists in Riverhead gave a list of properties they’d like to see included in a Main Road National Historic District to New York State several months ago, the state asked that 42 Laurel


Suffolk County’s New Tick Committee to Meet Wednesday

Suffolk County has a brand spanking new Tick Control Advisory Committee, which will be attacking the tick-borne disease crisis on a precise new front: working with the county’s Vector Control office, which now devotes


East Hampton Clash Over Trucks Turns to Debate on Class, Race and Property Values

The working man’s pickup truck has long been a symbol of Bonac pride, but out in the Springs hamlet of East Hampton, a war is now raging between neighbors who bring large work trucks


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


Businesses to Rally on the River this Saturday

Longtime Riverhead bar manager David Lotito has just launched a new business, but in his explorations of business networking groups, he’s become fed up with having to pay to join groups to talk to people


East Hampton Rekindles Legacy of Two Springs Artists

The artists James Brooks and Charlotte Park were among the earliest notable participants in the Abstract Expressionist movement, but when their 11-acre property and studios in Springs was purchased by East Hampton Town last