East End Beacon

East Hampton & Suffolk ABTFs Weigh In On Charlottesville Violence; Zeldin Backs President’s Assertions

In the wake of Donald Trump’s shocking equivocation Tuesday of hate groups and protesters protesting the hate groups in Charlotesville, Va., the East Hampton Town Anti-Bias Task Force weighed in Wednesday with the following


Jim Crow-era signage in Durham, NC | Georgetown University photo

Letter: This Nation’s Founding Sin, Alive in the Present Day

To the Editor,  My heart is continually sickened that this Trump has allowed out of the closet the founding sin of our republic. That being slavery, hatred and bigotry and a belief that one race is superior


Founder’s Landing on the Peconic Bay in Southold at left, Kenney’s Beach in Southold on the Long Island Sound, right. | Jennifer Luke photos

The Sound or the Bay? North Forkers on their Favorite Beaches

by Jennifer Luke On the North Fork, we have the amazing rocky Sound, and the sandy Bay. They are both almost complete opposites, so that would mean they attract different kinds of visitors. My theory is


Let’s Put More Community in the CPF

by Michael Daly Com• mu•ni•ty: 1. A group of people living in the same place or having a particular characteristic in common. 2. A particular area or place considered together with its inhabitants. 3.  The people of a


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Top Chefs Flock to the North Fork

by William Sertl The North Fork is the new Brooklyn. You know that. I know that. But it became official this summer when Eater.com ran a headline proclaiming just that: “North Fork is Becoming the


Celebration of Immigration to be Held August 4

Neighbors in Support of Immigrants will hold their third annual “Celebration of Immigration” at the St Rosalie’s Church Community Center, 31 Montauk Highway, Hampton Bays, on August 4th from 6 to 9 p.m. There is


Corn Chowder  |  Jim Slezak photo

Eat Local: Supporting East End Farms

by Linda Slezak My first experience of a farm stand was on a day-trip to the North Fork. I wasn’t living here just yet and I was delighted by the big outdoor displays of fresh


People don’t often notice the architectural variety on Main Street in Hampton Bays, but it does add character to the hamlet.

At Good Ground: A Test Case For Meshing Past & Future

by Jinsoo Henry Oh Preservation. In a word, this philosophy and course of action defines the culture, the politics, and the ethos of the East End of Long Island. The idea to collectively protect agriculture


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Last Laff for Art Village’s Laffalot

By Jo-Ann McLean You’ve heard the phrase “It Takes a Village?” Well, in a recent case in Shinnecock Hills, it took an attentive ombudsman, an amenable owner, a dogged neighbor, a savvy solicitor, an accessible


Charles Irvin Fain
Scene of the crime, the Snake River, Melba, Idaho
Served 18 years of a Death sentence for Murder, Rape and Kidnapping
The Innocents, 2002
Framed archival inkjet print and Letraset on wall
48 1⁄4 x 62 1⁄4 inches (122.6 x 158.1 cm)

Scene of the Crime: Taryn Simon’s Innocents

  by Kara Westerman Charles Irvin Fain, a Vietnam veteran who had served with the 101st Airborne and had difficulty holding a job after his honorable discharge, was convicted on Feb. 24, 1982, of the kidnapping,


Between the Lines: Making Babies is Tricky Business

Unless you have the time and the stomach for a lengthy and, more than likely, pained response, never, ever ask anyone who works in Washington, D.C. but drives to and from the Virginia or


Youth on Stage: A Team is Born

by William Sertl Calling all musical comedy stars between the ages of 14 and 22: “Please prepare 16 bars of a Broadway theater song and be prepared to dance.” That’s the way for young adults to


East Hampton’s John Little Studio to Open to Public

After an 18-month restoration, the historic barn that once housed the studio of the artist John Little will open to the public on Saturday, July 15 with an exhibition by Sydney Albertini. In 2013


The Homestead: It’s Not About Either/Or, It’s About AND

by Michael Daly Affordable housing or preservation? Workforce housing or grand estates? People or animals? Senior housing or clean water? Preservation or sustainability? It has been (cynically) said that today’s home buyer is tomorrow’s environmentalist. As


Gardenwise: Testing the Waters of Conservation

By Susan Tito By her own admission, a dear friend of mine has a black thumb. I would be hard-pressed to disagree with her, as most everything she plants quickly withers and dies. In fact, one