East End Beacon

Opinion
9 April 2014

In the Zendo

This Morning’s Bulletin — 4.17.14

Good Morning! • The East Hampton Town Board is a busy crew today. They will be approving numerous projects at the East Hampton Airport at their 6:30 p.m. meeting tonight, including paving a section of


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


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


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


Cutchogue Landfill Wins Solar Project Award

After years of stalled solar energy proposals for Southold Town’s capped Cutchogue landfill, Southold Town is now in the solar business. Town Supervisor Scott Russell announced Wednesday morning that “the Town of Southold landfill has


East Hampton Rally Planned on PSEG Lines

PSEG’s plan to continue working on a seven-mile long overhead transmission line project in East Hampton while exploring the possibility of eventually running the line underground isn’t sitting well with the East Hampton community. The


Farmers Market Planned for Mattituck

The corner of Love Lane and the Main Road could be the home to a new farmers market this spring. Danielle LaScala, who owns the Mattituck Florist, is teaming up with farmers Gene and Maryann


This Week In Pictures — 3.23.14

Open your eyes and open up a fresh season. We pealed off winter (at least for the moment) this week, for just a few days’ glance at the beauty in store for us as


Will North Fork Bob Make It Home in Time to Nest?

In the four years since then-youngster osprey North Fork Bob was fitted with a satellite location transmitter at the North Fork Country Club in Cutchogue, he’s spent his late winter chilling in Venezuela, taking