East End Beacon
Kids crying on the soccer field at Mattituck High School in 1994. Kurt Cobain had just died.

Making Suicide Everyone’s Business

The death of teenagers by suicide is a subject that hits communities to the core, but people in our midst are quietly contemplating suicide every day, giving off subtle clues that often go unnoticed


At the North Forkers For the Common Good health care forum March 23.

Push is on for New York Single-Payer Health Plan

While federal plans to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act were dead on arrival at the U.S. House of Representatives last week, New York advocates for health care reform are working on a


East Hampton's Little League fields on Pantigo Place could be the site of the town's new satellite emergency room

East Hampton Gets Ready for Satellite ER

Southampton Hospital’s plan to build a satellite emergency room in East Hampton got a big boost this month when it received a $10 million state grant toward the project. East Hampton Town Supervisor Larry Cantwell


At Sunday's rally on Montauk Highway in Southampton

North Forkers for the Common Good to Host Health Care Forum

In the midst of a national debate over the future of health care, North Forkers for the Common Good will sponsor a teach-in and community discussion on the proposed New York Health Act on


At PBMC's Emergency Room.

Peconic Bay Medical Center Ready to Become Level III Trauma Center

Peconic Bay Medical Center in Riverhead will begin operating as a Level III Trauma Center on March 1, after earning provisional status from the New York State Department of Health. To receive a designation as a


At Sunday's rally on Montauk Highway in Southampton

East Enders Take to the Street Over Health Care Repeal

About three dozen residents from both the North and South forks gathered on Montauk Highway near Stony Brook Southampton Sunday afternoon to raise concerns about the expected repeal of the Affordable Care Act. The rally


Summertime is a great time to make a difference with your blood donation.

East End Responds to Holiday Blood Shortage

Long Island’s blood supplies are running low, and East Enders are doing their share to help fill up blood bank supplies with a slew of blood drives in the upcoming weeks. Here is a list


The film poster for Joe Pantoliano's "No Kidding, Me 2!"

South Fork Spotlights Mental Health Awareness

National Mental Health Awareness Week is this coming Sunday, Oct. 1 through Saturday, Oct. 8, and East Hampton and Southampton towns are joining in the awareness activities happening all across Long Island. The two towns are collaborating to offer


The Walk of Hope

Southampton’s Walk of Hope Puts The Focus On Depression

There are many physical ailments that deserve human energy and enterprise to overcome, but when it comes to research on mental issues, often our public consciousness can’t hold enough sympathy for the afflicted. But depression


The Lyme-bearing deer tick at several stages of development | CDC image

More State Money for East End Tick Education

Senator Ken LaValle announced last week that he has secured $75,000 in state funding to fight Lyme and other tick-borne diseases on the East End through programs at Southampton Hospital’s Tick-Borne Disease Resource Center. Another legislation, co-sponsored by


Summertime is a great time to make a difference with your blood donation.

A Summertime Push for More Blood Donations

If you’re planning for a summer of easy beachgoing and barbecues, keep in mind that summertime is also a time when blood supplies dwindle nationwide due to lack of donations. The New York Blood Center issued


Dr. Brett Ruffo, Dr. Mark Coronel, Dr. George Ruggiero, Dr. James Tomarken

Giant Colon Reminds Riverhead to Prevent Cancer

Suffolk County Health Commissioner Dr. James Tomarken was in Riverhead Monday to sign a pledge with Peconic Bay Medical Center to reach a shared goal of 80 percent of at-risk Suffolk County residents screened


Shinnecock tribal leaders lead the grand entrance procession at the 2015 Shinnecock Powwow

Shinnecock Nation Votes To Grow and Dispense Medical Marijuana

The Shinnecock Nation is planning to open a medical cannabis dispensary and cultivation facility on its tribal land in Southampton, after voting this weekend to pursue designation as a provider for patients in New


Columbia Care CEO Nicholas Vita and Riverhead Town Councilman John Dunleavy helped cut the ribbon at Columbia Care's Riverhead medical marijuana dispensary Friday morning.

Medical Marijuana Dispensary Opens in Riverhead

Riverhead became one of the first places on Long Island where patients can access medical marijuana on Friday, with the opening of Columbia Care’s cannabis dispensary on East Main Street. Columbia Care is one of five


Kids crying on the soccer field at Mattituck High School in 1994. Kurt Cobain had just died.

East End Mental Health in the Spotlight Again

Southampton and East Hampton towns are hosting their 12th annual East End Mental Health Awareness Day on Saturday, April 11 at Southampton High School. The free day-long event features presentations, panel discussions and group workshops


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