East End Beacon
Heron on James Creek

This Morning’s Bulletin — 8.27.15

Good Morning! • Today will be sunny, with a high near 81 degrees and a west wind around 10 miles per hour. Tonight will be mostly clear, with a low around 56 degrees. Friday is


Lighthouse, Marina

This Morning’s Bulletin — 8.26.15

Good Morning! • Today will be sunny, with a high near 85 degrees and a west wind 6 to 8 miles per hour. Tonight is expected to be mostly clear, with a low around 61


Flanders fire plan

Flanders Criticizes Focus of Pine Barrens Fire Prevention Plan

The Central Pine Barrens Commission’s newly released a plan to reduce the risk of wildfires in the Flanders pine barrens has many who live and fight fires in Flanders shaking their heads. Will Bowman of consultant


Sister Margaret Smyth, Angela DeVito

Anti-Bias Groups Respond to Riverhead as “Sanctuary City”

Riverhead has recently appeared on a nationwide list of “sanctuary cities,” cities decried by anti-immigration groups for purportedly providing safe harbor for illegal immigrants, and members of immigrant rights groups are trying to educate both


A Renewed Push for Zip Codes for Flanders, Riverside & Northampton

Congressman Lee Zeldin was in Flanders Wednesday to advocate for a new zip code for the Southampton hamlets of Flanders, Riverside and Northampton, which currently share a zip code with Riverhead. A separate zip code came


East Marion

Southold Planners to Give East Marion an Update on Comprehensive Plan

After a break this past year in their public outreach on Southold’s comprehensive plan update, town planners will give an overview of the remaining steps in the plan at the next meeting of the East Marion


Long Island Sound

As LI Sound Dredge Dumping Plan is Released, Politicians Voice Opposition

Update: Aug. 20, 2015: The Army Corps of Engineers has responded to public pressure to extend the deadline for public comment on their plan to renew dumping of dredge spoils in the Long Island Sound.


AirBNB Southold

Fans of Southold Short-Term Rentals Plead Their Case

When Southold Town held its first public hearing on a proposed short-term rental law in early June, Town Supervisor Scott Russell declared that, like King Solomon, the town board had produced a result “that


Leif Hope at a past Artists & Writers Game

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

The 67th annual East Hampton Artists & Writers Charity Softball Game, one of the longest running traditions on the East End, will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. in East Hampton’s Herrick Park. The National Anthem


Riverhead Marijuana dispensary

With Medical Marijuana Dispensary on its Doorstep, Riverhead to Draft Moratorium

The Riverhead Town Board has asked its attorney to draft a potential moratorium on medical marijuana dispensaries, after representatives from marijuana dispensing company Columbia Care told Supervisor Sean Walter last week they hope to open


Army Corps Revives Plan To Dump Dredge Spoils in Long Island Sound

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is planning to go ahead with long-languishing plans to continue to allow the dumping of toxin-laden dredge spoils from Connecticut rivers into the Long Island Sound, and environmentalists


DEC Deputy Regional Permit Administrator George W. Hammarth

Quogue Turns Out to Pan Dredging Project

More than 200 people turned out Monday night to a public hearing organized by the state Department of Environmental Conservation in Quogue over a proposed plan to place 1.1 million cubic yards of sand


beach fires

East Hampton Votes to Contain Beach Fires & Edgemere Parking

The East Hampton Town Board voted unanimously Aug. 6 to ban parking on the west side of South Edgemere Street near the Surf Lodge, and to require that beach fires be placed in metal containers. Members


JumpstART! 2014

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

It’s the height of summer, and there’s plenty to do on both forks this weekend, from Shakespeare in the Park to community picnics, to art openings, live music and book readings. JumpstART!, an evening of


Peconic River

Cost Escalation Creates Questions for Future of Peconic River Bridge Proposal

The folks at Southampton Town who hope to build a pedestrian bridge from a planned county park in Riverside across the Peconic River to Riverhead’s riverfront boardwalk by the Long Island Aquarium got a bit


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