East End Beacon
Pond, Graves, East Hampton

This Morning’s Bulletin — 9.29.16

Good Morning! • We’re expecting occasional drizzle today, under cloudy skies, with a high near 63 degrees and a northeast wind around 20 miles per hour. Drizzle and light rain are expected to continue tonight,


The eastern portion of the Army Corps Tentatively Selected Plan | click on the photo for full size image

Army Corps Considers More Sand For Montauk, Public Criticizes Sea Level Projections At FIMP Hearings

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is considering a major, sand-based expansion to its proposed work in downtown Montauk as part of the Fire Island to Montauk Point Reformulation Study. Members of the FIMP project


Seaside goldenrod.

This Morning’s Bulletin — 9.28.16

Good Morning! • There’s a 40 percent chance of rain today, mainly between 9 a.m. and noon, then patchy drizzle with a chance of rain after noon. Otherwise, it will be mostly cloudy, with a


The home page for East Hampton Town's new website.

A New Website for East Hampton Town

East Hampton Town unveiled a shiny new website last week that does much to bring the town into the modern era of user-friendly web design. Town board members received a peek at the functionality of


The film poster for Joe Pantoliano's "No Kidding, Me 2!"

South Fork Spotlights Mental Health Awareness

National Mental Health Awareness Week is this coming Sunday, Oct. 1 through Saturday, Oct. 8, and East Hampton and Southampton towns are joining in the awareness activities happening all across Long Island. The two towns are collaborating to offer


From a Buick

This Morning’s Bulletin — 9.27.16

Good Morning! • We’re expecting showers today, mainly before 2 p.m., with a high near 72 degrees and a southwest wind 11 to 14 miles per hour. Showers may continue overnight and into Wednesday morning,


Friday, leaving The Rock...

This Morning’s Bulletin — 9.26.16

Good Morning! • Today will be sunny, with a high near 69 degrees and a northeast wind 5 to 10 miles per hour, becoming south in the afternoon. We’re expecting increasing clouds tonight, with a low


Riverhead Sewer District Superintendent Michael Reichel and U.S. EPA Regional Administrator Judith Enck at the Riverhead Sewage Treatment Plant Friday.

A Happy Day for East End Water Quality Projects

From Riverhead to Shelter Island, environmentalists were celebrating all across the East End Friday with the launch of two innovative new projects to help improve water quality here. In the early morning sunshine, they first


East Hampton Town Hall

East Hampton Town Hall Complex Completion Comes with $8.5 Million Price Tag

When East Hampton moved its main town offices into a complex of barns on Pantigo Road a half-decade ago, they closed the doors on the old brick town hall building and moved into the new buildings


This is our stock photo of Southold Town Hall.

Southold Likely To Pierce All-Time Low Tax Cap

While it’s been several years since New York State imposed a “2 percent” tax levy cap on municipalities and schools, there is a bit of a misnomer at play: The 2 percent number is


Linda and Nathan Carman's 32-foot aluminum boat has gone missing after putting out for Block Island.

Coast Guard Expands Search Off Long Island For Mother-and-Son Fishing Crew From Rhode Island

The U.S. Coast Guard is searching the waters off of Montauk for two missing Rhode Island boaters who had embarked on an offshore fishing trip south of Block Island. At about 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Coast Guard watchstanders at Sector


Bay Street Theatre

Bay Street Theatre to Host Presidential Election Viewing Parties

Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor is inviting the community to watch the presidential debates and election night coverage live on the big screen throughout the rest of this election season, beginning with the


Gabreski Airport in 1996

New York State Designates Gabreski Airport A Superfund Site

Governor Andrew Cuomo announced last week that Gabreski Air National Guard Base, where two emerging contaminants used in firefighting foam have been found in the groundwater this year, has been named a State Superfund Site. With


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

Sponsor, Beach Access Issues Could Hamper Hashamomuck Project

As the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers plans to meet Monday with Southold residents to discuss what can be done to shore up Hashamomuck Cove, Southold Town representatives have some reservations over the feasibility


Ground-mounted solar panels can be a good solution for homeowners whose roof has too much shade for solar power.

Southampton Mulls Ground-Mounted Solar Panels, Energy Conservation Code

Southampton Town is considering a new renewable energy proposal that would allow people whose homes are not ideal for solar panels to instead place those solar panels on the ground or on an accessory