East End Beacon
On Cutchogue's Oregon Road, mid-April

Southold Tries to Define Agriculture

Southold Town is known for its expansive farmland, but its town code has been silent for years on many modern agricultural practices. This Tuesday, April 25, the town adopted 13 definitions of modern agricultural practices,


Lee Zeldin and Suffolk County Comptroller John Kennedy at Sunday's community forum.

Lee Zeldin Pops Up in Northampton

After months of urging from his constituents, Congressman Lee Zeldin held a marathon series of three town hall community forums on Sunday throughout the First Congressional District. Mr. Zeldin took the stage at the first


On the tarmac at the East Hampton Airport

Supreme Court Asks for Further Briefing on East Hampton Airport Case

The U.S. Supreme Court has asked for further briefing on East Hampton Town’s petition for the country’s highest court to hear their case on whether the town can enact rules at its municipally owned airport. East


The Grumman Boulevard entrance to the Enterprise Park at Calverton.

Riverhead Intends to Sell EPCAL to Luminati Aerospace

The long-languishing former Grumman manufacturing plant that the U.S. Navy gave to Riverhead Town’s Industrial Development Agency in 1998 could soon be in the hands of ultralight aircraft manufacturer Luminati Aerospace, which purchased the 16-acre


At 41 North Phillips Avenue.

Southampton Town Unanimously Approves Zone Change for Speonk Workforce Housing

The Southampton Town Board voted unanimously March 28 to approve a zone change that would allow a new affordable housing complex in Speonk. The Speonk Commons mixed-use retail and 38-unit workforce housing project is proposed


1998 BROOKHAVEN NATIONAL LABORATORY AERIAL

Schumer: Trump Budget Slashes Funding for Brookhaven National Lab

President Donald Trump’s proposed 2018 budget proposal would substantially cut funding for the Department of Energy, which Senator Charles Schumer says will “decimate” Brookhaven National Laboratory, the Upton Department of Energy campus that employs nearly 3,000 scientists,


At the East Hampton Airport in September.

East Hampton Petitions U.S. Supreme Court to Hear Airport Noise Case

East Hampton Town today filed a petition asking the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn an appeals court decision over the town’s proposed airport noise regulations “that would rob East Hampton and thousands of other local


Southold Town Supervisor Scott Russell gave his State of the Town address Thursday evening.

Scott Russell: Southold Earns Clean Energy Community Designation, Pledges More Work on Affordable Housing

Southold Town has been designated a Clean Energy Community by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority for “its leadership in reducing energy use, cutting costs and driving clean energy locally,” said Town


Community members, mostly non-Latino, packed the East Hampton Town Board meeting room Thursday evening to ask the town board to take a stand on immigrant rights.

East Hampton Pledges to Protect Immigrant Community

East Hampton Town Supervisor Larry Cantwell, the son of immigrants who was raised in East Hampton, pledged Thursday night to not participate in President Donald Trump’s executive order allowing local police departments to serve


A bicycle studies the North Fork train line at the Riverhead station.

Thiele: LIRR Pledges East End Rail Service Improvements

Rail service improvements are coming to the East End, says State Assemblyman Fred Thiele, including an extra weekday and weekend train and a “Fisherman’s Train” on the North Fork and extra commuter trains and


At the U.S. Capitol.

Zeldin, Cuomo React to Obamacare on the Chopping Block

As the fight over the repeal and replacement of the Affordable Care Act begins in Washington with the swearing-in of the 115th Congress, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo presented his office’s analysis of what the


On the tarmac at the East Hampton Airport

Governor Cuomo Signs Legislation Allowing East Hampton To Finance Its Own Airport Operations

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has signed legislation that will allow East Hampton Town to finance improvements to its airport over a longer period of time, in an attempt to help free the town from


At Tuesday's press conference | photo courtesy office of Congressman Lee Zeldin

House of Representatives Expected Today to Pass Flanders, Riverside & Northampton Zip Code

Editor’s Note 12/1/16: The bill below passed the House of Representatives on Wednesday by a unanimous voice vote. Mr. Zeldin spoke in support of the video on the House floor. You can watch the video


Farmers discussed business at a Peconic Land Trust press conference in Mark Zaweski's cabbage patch this October.

Legislator Krupski, Agriculture Community React to Court Ruling on County Farmland Preservation

This September, the New York State Supreme Court struck down a 2010 Suffolk County law allowing farmers to build more farm buildings on preserved land, and this week, the county has pledged to fight


On the tarmac at the East Hampton Airport

East Hampton to Petition U.S. Supreme Court Over Airport Curfew Smackdown

East Hampton Town doesn’t think the Second Circuit Court of Appeals is the end of the line in the town’s quest for curfews and trip restrictions at its municipal airport. That stop, town officials