East End Beacon
A first chance to play with the new equipment.

Riverside Head Start Gets a Boost From Community

Community organizations throughout Riverside, Flanders and Riverhead came together over the past few weeks to provide the kids at Southampton Head Start in Riverside with play equipment and art supplies. Spearheaded by Riverside Rediscovered, the


Award winners at SEPA Mujer's gala Thursday evening.

A Night of Community for SEPA Mujer

The Islandia-based Latina advocacy group SEPA Mujer has been working for 24 years to help give Long Island women a voice, but over the past couple years, their presence has become much more pronounced


The Princess Diner in Southampton.

SEPA Mujer: Princess Diner Wage Theft Case Should Encourage Immigrants to Report Abuse

With the assistance of Latina justice advocate groups, the owner and manager of the Princess Diner in Southampton have been arrested and indicted on charges by the New York State Attorney General that they


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Maritime Festival is Upon Us

For the past 28 years, the East End Seaport Museum and Marine Foundation in Greenport has celebrated the nautical history of the East End with its Maritime Festival, which continues this year on the


At Thursday's Rally

Greenport Takes A Stand Against Hate

Greenport Village announced earlier this year that it is a Welcoming Community, committed to diversity, and this Thursday, Porters echoed that commitment at a rally in Mitchell Park. About sixty people, mostly Greenporters, gathered to


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


Getting ready to Feed the Street | photo courtesy The Butterfly Effect

Butterfly Effect Project Delivers Food & Hope

The girls of the Butterfly Effect Project braved the heat last Saturday to bring lunches all around the neighborhoods surrounding Ludlum Park in Riverside, as part of their second annual “Feed the Streets” initiative. The


American Legion members and new recruits at the Mattituck post's swearing in ceremony July 6.

Mattituck American Legion Will Live On

The Mattituck American Legion will soldier on, as 17 new members and transfers signed on to join the post Thursday evening, after getting word that it might close without new recruits. The Raymond J. Cleaves


Tijuana Fulford and Frank Zappone discuss the PRCDA's work.

Making Cross-River Connections

If you’ve spent any time in downtown Riverhead, you’ve probably taken a look south, across the river, to the dense woods on the far shore, or driven across the river on Peconic Avenue around


The New Pioneers of SEPA Mujer

by Jo-Ann McLean Many Latina women living on the East End today as dependent spouses are subject to an inequity of federal immigration law that determines that their legal status is dependent on the integrity


Kids, many of whom are members of the Butterfly Effect, have a tug-o-war at Saturday's Juneteenth celebration.

Riverside Juneteenth Party Celebrates 10th Anniversary

For the past 10 years, members of the East End Voter Coalition have held a party in Riverside’s Ludlum Park in mid-June to celebrate Juneteenth, also known as Juneteenth Independence Day, a commemoration of


The Mattituck American Legion Hall is primarily used by the Mattituck Fire Department.

In Danger of Closing, Mattituck American Legion Sounds Call For Help

Mattituck’s American Legion was set up just after the end of World War I, a war whose centennial is being commemorated this year. But the Legion Hall is in danger of not seeing its


Fire Fighter returned to Greenport Thursday night.

Fire Fighter Returns to Greenport

In the dead of the night overnight June 8, the FDNY Fireboat Fire Fighter returned to Greenport, after spending the winter getting an overhaul at Goodison Shipyards in Rhode Island. Fire Fighter will be open


The amphitheater at Good Ground Park in Hampton Bays.

As Good Ground Park Opens, Hope For Hampton Bays as Walking Destination

by Beth Young When Good Ground Park in Hampton Bays opens to the public on June 10, it will be part of a coordinated effort to turn downtown Hampton Bays into a pedestrian-friendly cultural and


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