East End Beacon

East Hampton to Host Several Meetings on Hot Issues

East Hampton Town is hosting several meetings in the upcoming weeks on several issues of serious concern to the community. The town is planning a session with representatives from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, who


Shinnecock Wampum Factory Site Preserved by Southampton Town

It’s been well over a decade since members of the Shinnecock Nation first protested the subdivision of a piece of land across Montauk Highwy from the Shinnecock reservation that had contained their wampum-making factory. This week,


In New Suffolk: Changes, Concerns on Waterfront Plan; Planning Board Takes A Keen View of Project

After a broad swath of the New Suffolk community expressed concerns about the New Suffolk Waterfront Fund’s plan to re-open the Galley Ho restaurant on a swath of land at the heart of the


Changing of Guard for East Hampton Airport Manager, Georgica Pond Algae in the Spotlight

Longtime East Hampton Airport Manager Jim Brundige announced late last week that he’ll be retiring at end of this season, and he’s due to leave the town’s employ just after Columbus Day, said East


EPCAL Plan Gets an Earful from Riverhead Residents

It seemed there was something to hate for everybody when Riverhead Town unleashed its plan to subdivide the Enterprise Park at Calverton at the former Grumman plant for public comment Wednesday night. Environmentalists weren’t crazy about the


After Two Options To Raise Money Fail, Riverhead Supervisor Promises an Ugly Balanced Budget

It wasn’t pretty. Riverhead Town could be facing a budget shortfall next year of up to $4 million, and two attempts to take extraordinary measures to balance the budget failed when the board met Wednesday


Southolders Concerned About Mini-Hotels Popping Up in Their Neighborhoods

With more and more traffic en route to the vineyards and beaches of the North Fork each year, the eventual Hamptonization of eastern Riverhead and Southold Towns has taken on the air of inevitability.


Happy Tumbleweed Tuesday!

There are only two real Tuesdays in September, in my estimation. There’s the Tuesday after Labor Day, and then there’s the Tuesday after that, which will always be filled in my mind with the images


Southold to Get to Work on Two Big Projects after Labor Day

The Gull Pond boat ramp at the end of Manhanset Road in Greenport has long been one of the best put-in spots on North Fork, used by scallopers, fluke fishermen and recreational boaters trying


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

Fireworks! Fireworks! Fireworks! There are three very good chances to see great fireworks shows on the East End this weekend, but you’d be hard-pressed to catch all three. The first two will be held Saturday


Hearing on PSEG’s Plans: “A Year Too Late”

In the months since PSEG-Long Island began installing a new transmission line from East Hampton Village to Amagansett down a seven-mile stretch of back roads in quiet residential neighborhoods, the utility company has done


More Than 300 People Pack into LTV; Most Tell East Hampton to Stop Taking FAA Money for Airport

When State Assemblyman Fred Thiele said the crowd gathered at LTV Studios in Wainscott Wednesday night to give the East Hampton Town Board an earful on helicopter noise reminded him of a Peconic County


“All Options on the Table” after Deer Cull Disappoints Organizers

In part, it was the winter’s foul weather. In part, it was the limited amount of land available to them. And the groundswell of public opposition to this past winter’s USDA deer cull on the


Following Ben Franklin’s Path Down the North Fork

If you are steeped in Southold lore, you know about the day in 1755 when Benjamin Franklin, then the postmaster for the British colonies, took a trip down the North Fork to measure the


East Hampton Town Gets Wise to Short-Term Rentals

Short-term rentals and share houses are nothing new to the Hamptons, but the past couple years, with the help of websites devoted to connecting visitors with people who want to rent out rooms in their