East End Beacon

East End Town Budgets Toe a Tight Line

Across the East End, town budgets under negotiation are keeping tightly within New York State’s tax levy cap. With budgets due to be enacted by Nov. 20 and most public hearings on those budgets already


New Suffolk Waterfront Fund Cancels Community Discussions, Citing Legal Concerns

Trouble continues to brew in New Suffolk over the non-profit New Suffolk Waterfront Fund’s plan to re-open the old Galley Ho restaurant, which has met with resistance from a swath of the New Suffolk community. Tuesday


It’s Voting Time….Again

If you are lucky enough to not own a television that’s been plastered with 60 minute campaign spots or a land line swamped with robocalls over the past several weeks, perhaps you don’t know that


Suffolk County Offers Sportfishing Lessons

Suffolk County is unveiling a ten-week instructional course, “Sport Fishing on Long Island,” this winter. Captain Jerry McGrath, a former Montauk charter skipper, avid fisherman and experienced instructor will give instruction and tips for planning


What Are We Going to do with All These Leaves?

As the northeast winds of fall begin to blow, there are only a few certainties in life: Christmas displays in stores, property tax bills on their way, and leaves falling down on our manicured lawns. If


Celebrating the Restoration of The Witch’s Hat

There are two kinds of people in the world, says Save Main Road organizer Larry Simms: there are people who love The Witch’s Hat in Aquebogue and there are people who haven’t seen it


Every Girl Needs One Certain Thing: A Boy Friend

It’s clear from the very opening measures of the overture to North Fork Community Theatre’s new production of “The Boy Friend” that the folks involved in this play are having a rollicking good time. This


Southampton to Host Renewable Energy Forum

Southampton Town’s Sustainable Advisory Committee is hosting a public forum on “Green Power: Renewable Energy for Southampton’s Future” at the Hampton Bays Community Center on Oct. 30 from 7 to 9 p.m. Deepwater Wind Vice


Riverhead Poe Festival Schedule Released

Riverhead is gearing up for its first-ever Edgar Allan Poe Festival, to be held all next weekend throughout downtown. The fright begins just as school lets out on Halloween, with trick-or-treating and scary street characters


Amagansett Lifesaving Station Gets A Historic Lifeboat

The Amaganset U.S. Livesaving and Coast Guard Station has received a lifeboat, of the type historically used in Amagansett, from the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy. The committee working to preserve the lifesaving station approached Congressman


East Hampton Hosts “Recycling Awareness Month” Events

East Hampton has designated the month of October as “Recycling Awareness Month,” and members of the town’s recycling and litter committee and the highway and sanitation departments are asking residents to participate in a


East End’s Fall Live Theater Season Begins

As autumn’s chill overtakes us all, the board-treaders of the East End’s stages are promising a season of live theater to keep us all engaged until spring comes again. This weekend marks the opening of two


Tim Bishop and Lee Zeldin Have a Nice Chat

Congressional candidates Tim Bishop and Lee Zeldin worked hard to keep things civilized at a debate at Westhampton Beach High School Oct. 16, despite brief spurts of bad behavior on the part of Mr.


Suffolk County is Looking for Homeowners Who Want a Free Upgraded Septic System

Suffolk County is looking for a few brave homeowners to participate in a septic system demonstration project. The county is looking to select 19 homeowners who will receive a $15,000 advanced wastewater treatment system, which


Flanders Road Repaving Work Gets Underway

The New York State Department of Transportation had expected to begin work repaving Flanders Road yesterday, but pushed back the beginning of the work to today due to yesterday’s heavy rains. The $5.2 million project will