East End Beacon

Between the Lines: I Didn’t Just See What I Thought I Saw, Did I?

Do you believe in ghosts? Do you believe in strange visions or manifestations, in otherworldly phenomena that defy comprehension or explanation? If so, you’re not alone, because I do too. Here’s a for instance: One sunny


Suffolk Historical Society to Host Symposium on “Long Island & The Great War”

Continuing their commemoration of the centennial of World War I, the Suffolk County Historical Society is hosting a symposium on the Long Island experience during the war on Saturday, March 10 from 8:30 a.m.

Death Hath No Power Over Thy Beauty: Romeo & Juliet Comes to Guild Hall

Death Hath No Power Over Thy Beauty Romeo & Juliet Comes to Guild Hall by Kara Westerman The play Romeo and Juliet has survived since the late 1500s, no doubt because love, lust, bigamy, revenge and murder

Riverhead To Soon Open Lottery for Artist Housing on Main Street

Affordable housing, with a preference for artists and displaced Hurricane Sandy survivors, will soon be available in downtown Riverhead’s new Peconic Crossing, overlooking Grangebel Park. Preference will be given to artists and displaced victims of


Editorial: It’s Not Rocket Science

We’re disgusted, and that doesn’t happen often. But this debate over the best ways to protect our children from mass shootings in schools can’t pit solutions against one another. There are many ways to

Let’s Cook: Exotic IGA

Let’s Cook: Exotic IGA by Alison Boyd & William Sertl The Idea We celebrate our farmstands and love to boast about swordfish caught off Montauk, but in winter, when those options aren’t available, we can still shop

Between The Lines: Running for President is Like Herding Cats

Hi, everyone, and thanks for coming. There are plenty of seats up front so don’t be shy. Now the reason I’ve asked you all here is…What? No, we’re not at the point where we have

If you are a take charge person who loves to plan, you probably prefer the look of flowers with warm hues, such as Alstroemeria 'Inca Ice' (shown in foreground).

Gardenwise: What Do Your Garden Colors Say About You?

Gardenwise: What Do Your Garden Colors Say About You? By Susan Tito Unless you live in the Arctic, you probably find this winter to be brutal so far, certainly from a comfort point of view. Or

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Editorial: The East End Vs. Opioids

The East End is certainly not the only place in the country suffering from the nationwide opioid epidemic, but Suffolk County has the dubious distinction of being the number one county in New York

Dr. Blake Kerr, the Dalai Lama and John Ackerly in in 1987.

Dr. Blake Kerr: An Honorary Tibetan

Dr. Blake Kerr: An Honorary Tibetan by Kara Westerman One of our favorite local doctors, Dr. Blake Kerr, burst onto the film festival scene this past year with his documentary “Eye Of The Lammergeier.” As an “accidental

Trees infested with southern pine beetles exude popcorn-shaped bubbles of sap in an attempt to expel the beetles.

New York Issues Grants to Help with Southern Pine Beetle Scourge

The New York Department of Environmental Conservation has awarded more than $275,000 in Southern Pine Beetle Community Recovery Grants to five projects in Nassau and Suffolk counties, including in Southampton and East Hampton Towns. East

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The Homestead: 2030 or Bust!

The Homestead: 2030 or Bust! by Michael Daly Inadequate housing and transportation systems are violations of human rights and need to be seen as such. Rights-based housing strategies are not the same for every city, village and

East End Fringe Fest To Screen Local Theater Doc

The East End Fringe Festival returns to Vail-Leavitt Music Hall Feb. 2 to launch its second season with the East End Premiere of “Play Time”, the engaging documentary on Long Island theater featuring over

Between the Lines: Cary Grant Musta Thought I Was a Moron

One of the drawbacks of living here out in the sticks will become obvious later this month when the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announces the nominations for the 2018 Oscars. Since most

A shepherd's pie will chase the winter blues away.

Let’s Cook: Casseroles to Chase the Winter Blues

Let’s Cook: Casseroles to Chase the Winter Blues by Alison Boyd & William Sertl New Year’s Day kicks off the Season of Gloom, and there’s only one way to fight back. With hearty Eat ‘n’ Watch