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This Morning’s Bulletin — 5.24.17

Good Morning! • We’re expecting light rain today, mainly before 9 a.m., with a high temperature near 68 degrees and a northeast wind 9 to 15 miles per hour. There’s a 50 percent chance of rain


Buckets of Rain

This Morning’s Bulletin — 5.23.17

Good Morning! • There’s a 30 percent chance of rain after 3 p.m. today, but otherwise it gradually become mostly sunny, with a high near 74 degrees and a northeast wind 6 to 11 miles


The Flanders, Riverside & Northampton Community Association hosted a wildly successful food truck festival all weekend.

This Morning’s Bulletin — 5.22.17

Good Morning! • We’re expecting periods of rain, areas of fog and possibly a thunderstorm today, with a high near 61 degrees and a southeast wind 10 to 13 miles per hour. New rainfall amounts between


Thursday afternoon, Sag Harbor Cove

This Morning’s Bulletin — 5.19.17

Good Morning! •  We’re expecting a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after noon today, but otherwise it will be mostly sunny, with a high near 84 degrees and a west wind 10 to


When Darkness Falls Early...

Rural Character, Strategic Growth are the Focus of Mattituck Forum

The Mattituck-Laurel Civic Association is hosting a major forum this Saturday, May 20 on “Maintaining Rural Character While Planning for Strategic Growth.” The forum, to be held at the Mattituck-Laurel Library from 11 a.m. to


Beacon Inaugural Front Page

Right Now: A Spring East End Beacon Subscription Match!

Hello, Beacon readers! A faithful anonymous reader has given us a great matching grant for subscribers to our brand new print edition! The first five people who sign up for a subscription to our print edition through this post


Faith and Human Rights Groups Launch Unity Collaborative in Hampton Bays

About 100 people gathered into the Southampton Town Senior Center in Hampton Bays Sunday afternoon for a grassroots town hall meeting to share their concerns about the human impact of the direction the country


Bells for the New Year

Stories We’re Watching in 2017

This past year was a doozy of unpredictability on a national level, but here on the East End, the big stories were more about waiting and seeing than about dramatic change.  With New Year’s Day upon


A graphical description of saltwater intrusion in the LICAP report.

Hearings to be held on Long Island State of the Aquifer Report

The Long Island Commission for Aquifer Protection (LICAP) will present the Commission’s new State of the Aquifer report for public input at public hearings in the upcoming week in both Nassau and Suffolk Counties. The first


The eastern portion of the Army Corps Tentatively Selected Plan | click on the photo for full size image

Army Corps Considers More Sand For Montauk, Public Criticizes Sea Level Projections At FIMP Hearings

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is considering a major, sand-based expansion to its proposed work in downtown Montauk as part of the Fire Island to Montauk Point Reformulation Study. Members of the FIMP project


Linda and Nathan Carman's 32-foot aluminum boat has gone missing after putting out for Block Island.

Coast Guard Expands Search Off Long Island For Mother-and-Son Fishing Crew From Rhode Island

The U.S. Coast Guard is searching the waters off of Montauk for two missing Rhode Island boaters who had embarked on an offshore fishing trip south of Block Island. At about 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Coast Guard watchstanders at Sector


Hermine's track as predicted by the National Weather Service at 5 p.m. Saturday

Bracing for Hermine’s Storm Surge & Winds

Suffolk County is under a State of Emergency as Tropical Storm Hermine prepares to camp out off the South Shore of Long Island for the next few days. County Executive Steve Bellone declared the state


Congressman Lee Zeldin with North Fork elected officials at Monday's press conference.

FAA Refutes Lee Zeldin’s Account of Schumer’s Involvement With Helicopter Route Extension

One day after Congressman Lee Zeldin said at a press conference that the North Shore helicopter route was extended earlier this summer due to “political pressure” and that Senator Charles Schumer was aware of


Raising the second wall of the first Habitat for Humanity house in Orient.

Southold Seeks to Attract Affordable Housing Developers

Southold Town is considering changes to the town code to allow more affordable housing units per acre, in an attempt to incentivize construction of affordable housing. The town has pitched a zoning code amendment that would


The Sears building in Riverhead was nearly demolished by Thursday afternoon.

In Riverhead: Former Sears Building Demolished

The former Sears building on East Main Street in Riverhead had a date with the wrecking ball earlier this week, one of several downtown properties that had been considered for a new mixed-use development planned by Jerico-based