East End Beacon
Sean Monegro stirs a vat of Kerbers Farms' cherry jam in the kitchens at the Stony Brook Incubator at Calverton.

Incubating Long Island’s Food Future

Inside the gates of the former Grumman plant in Calverton is a place you might liken to Willie Wonka’s Chocolate Factory — a land of pure imagination, made real through the hard work of


The Hampton Bays trolley, expected to launch June 17.

New Trolley Services to Pop Up in Hampton Bays, on North Fork

The summer and pumpkin-picking fall traffic on the East End is just about to begin its seasonal explosion, and one company is partnering with Southampton and Southold towns to try to ease the congestion. M&V


Katie Baldwin & Amanda Merrow in late April at the Amagansett Farmers Market

Amber Waves Farm To Re-Open Amagansett Farmers Market

by Beth Young It’s been eight years since Katie Baldwin and Amanda Merrow planted the first field of wheat at their farm, Amber Waves, behind the Amagansett Farmers Market, during the early days of a


Our first installment!

The Beacon Goes to Press

The Beacon is now in print! Our monthly publication launched today, on April Fool’s Day, because this may seem to you like a foolish idea. Despite the changes in the national news industry, the East End has


The Beacon Goes to Press

Many of you have been asking me for years where you can pick up a copy of the East End Beacon, which is a thought that just about knocks my socks off. This website was first visualized


Amagansett's Amber Waves Farm

Amber Waves Farm Purchases Amagansett Farmers Market and Farmland

The Peconic Land Trust last week announced the sale of the Amagansett Farmers Market and farmland, a total of 9.33 acres, to Amber Waves Farm, which has been growing organic wheat, vegetables and herbs


Riverhead Farmers Market Facebook photo

Riverhead Winter Farmers Market Opens for Fourth Season

The fourth annual Riverhead Winter Farmer’s Market reopens this Saturday, Dec. 3 in downtown Riverhead at 117 East Main Street, across from the Suffolk Theater. With almost all the vendor spots filled for the upcoming six-month


Suffolk County National Bank's Riverhead headquarters.

People’s United to buy Suffolk County National Bank

The world of banking mergers came close to home on June 27, with the announcement that People’s United Financial, Inc. will acquire the Suffolk County National Bank. People’s United Financial, Inc., traded on the NASDAQ as


Dignitaries cut the ribbon on Peconic Landing's new expansion

Peconic Landing Brims With Pride Over New Expansion

Residents of Peconic Landing were as excited and antsy in their seats as a bunch of graduating high school kids at a ceremony Thursday morning celebrating the grand opening of a major expansion to


Outside Martha Clara Vineyards

North Fork Vineyards Take New Angle: The Wine is the Star

Musicians searching for gigs at North Fork wineries have often heard this line from vineyard owners who are wary of new music bookings: “The wine is the star.” The Long Island Wine Council is now taking


Gotcha Rides began its service providing free rides on university campuses.

New Free Ride Service Seeks to Serve Southampton Downtowns, Beaches

Residents in several new hamlets of Southampton Town may have access to free rides to the beach this summer. Loop Rides, a company that provides free rides in open-air electric cars, sponsored by advertising in


Co-owner Theresa Belkin steams milk for a cappuccino Sunday morning.

Hampton Coffee Company Opens In Aquebogue

Hampton Coffee Company’s fourth store was packed to the gills opening morning in Aquebogue, in the former Esso gas station that had most recently been Go Solar’s North Fork shop. This new shop is a


Peconic Bay Scallop Season Opening Day, 2014

Much Hope Heading in to 2015 Scallop Season

Last year’s Peconic Bay scallop season was the second year in a row of good news for the struggling East End scallop fishery, and environmental factors are shaping up for the possibility of another


Opening Day of Scallop Season

Post-Sandy Grants to Fishing Industry Now Available

It’s been nearly three years now since Superstorm Sandy, but the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has just made $3.6 million in grants available to businesses in New York’s fishing industry that were impacted by


East End Home Prices Edge Upward as Inventory Shrinks

Home prices are edging higher on the East End, and inventory of houses on the market continues to shrink as the pace of sales exceeds the rate that houses are listed on the market —


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