East End Beacon

David Lys Appointed to East Hampton Town Board

The East Hampton Town Board voted 3-1 Jan. 18 to appoint town zoning board member David Lys, an advocate for beach access and the Amagansett Lifesaving Station, to a seat on the town board. Mr.


East Hampton Town Board members Jeff Bragman, Sylvia Overby, Supervisor Peter Van Scoyoc and Councilwoman Kathee Burke-Gonzalez at the board's Jan. 2 organizational meeting.

In East Hampton: Van Scoyoc Pledges Action on Environment, Opioids & Housing

New Democratic East Hampton Town Supervisor Peter Van Scoyoc pledged to work on drinking water safety, protect the town from climate change and honor the town’s history, while meeting the needs of residents impacted


Riverhead Town Assessor Laverne Tennenberg, Councilwoman Catherine Kent, Town Supervisor Laura Jens-Smith, Councilwoman Jodi Giglio and Highway Superintendent George "Geo" Woodson at the inauguration New Year's Day.

Riverhead Inaugurates First Female Town Supervisor

Riverhead Town Inaugurated its first-ever female town supervisor Jan. 1, in a packed ceremony at Pulaski Street School. Laura Jens-Smith, who upset four-term incumbent town supervisor Sean Walter in November’s election, will be the town’s


Laura Jens-Smith and Catherine Kent at the Blue Duck Bakery on Main Street in Riverhead.

Bringing Back Riverhead: Laura Jens-Smith & Catherine Kent Share Priorities for the New Year

When new Riverhead Town Supervisor Laura Jens-Smith takes office January 1st, she will not only be the first female supervisor in the town’s history — she will also be a member of the first female


On June 16, Luminati Aerospace executives cut a ribbon ceremonially opening Plant 6 at the former Calverton Grumman Plant.

Riverhead Board Votes To Go Ahead On Luminati Hearing

The Riverhead Town Board voted 3-2 Tuesday evening to hold a public hearing January 17 on whether a new partnership known as Calverton Aviation & Technology LLC, a joint venture to be formed by


An artist's rendering of the proposed 50-unit workforce housing complex in Greenport.

Fifty-Unit Affordable Housing Complex Planned for Western Greenport

A 17-acre plot of land that has been the subject of much public debate for decades could soon become the site of 50 new affordable rental units if a project proposed by Conifer Real


Sunset in the vineyards, Jamesport

Southold Nixes New Winery Code

After nearly five hours of testimony from farmers and vineyard owners Dec. 5, Southold Town has withdrawn a controversial new measure to define use regulations for wineries in residential zoning districts. The code amendment was


A proposal for "The Hills at East Quogue"

The Hills at Southampton PDD Fails in Long-Awaited Vote

The Southampton Town Board did not reach the supermajority vote it needed to pass The Hills at Southampton Planned Development District in East Quogue Tuesday afternoon. The proposal, which has been the subject of controversy


County Executive Steve Bellone | courtesy photo

Bellone Wants Suffolk To Stand Up To Trump on Tax Bill

Both houses of Congress have already approved sweeping changes in the nation’s tax code, and Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone is now asking Long Islanders to push President Donald Trump to reconsider aspects of


Deer feeding at a four poster station on Shelter Island | Shelter Island Deer and Tick Committee photo

Survey: Shelter Islanders Favor Hunting For Deer & Tick Control

Shelter Islanders who responded en masse to a survey conducted by Shelter Island Town overwhelmingly supported hunting, including the use of professional hunters, as a means to control deer and tick populations. The survey results,


Southampton Town Supervisor Jay Schneiderman, Director of Public Safety Steven Troyd and his team of code enforcement officers at Friday's press conference.

Southampton Targets Hampton Bays Housing Conditions

Southampton Town’s new Department of Public Safety spent the past week engaging in one of its most comprehensive crackdowns yet on overcrowded and unsafe properties in Hampton Bays. From Oct. 10 through Oct. 13, the


The Plum Island lighthouse

Southold Town Hall Notes: Seeking Plum Island Landmarks

Fort Terry and the Plum Island Lighthouse on Plum Island are falling into disrepair, and nautical history buffs are hoping that Southold Town will landmark the buildings, in the interest of helping bolster the


LWV Seeks to Energize Voters over NY Constitutional Convention

New York voters will decide this November whether or not to hold a state constitutional convention in in 2019, the beginning of a process of amending our state laws that both advocates and detractors


On the tarmac at the East Hampton Airport

East Hampton To Go Forward with FAA Study on Noise Restrictions

The East Hampton Town Board voted unanimously, with little fanfare, Thursday evening to go ahead with the lengthy and costly process of applying to the Federal Aviation Administration for noise relief at the town’s


East Hampton Airport

East Hampton Poised For New Noise Restriction Attempt

After East Hampton Town’s attempt to regulate aircraft that can enter its municipal-owned airport failed to be upheld in court last year, the town is now left with just one more option to try


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