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High tide Wednesday at Kimogenor Point.

This Morning’s Bulletin — 9.21.17

Good Morning! • Today will be mostly cloudy and breezy, with a high near 80 degrees and a north wind 15 to 20 miles per hour. It will be mostly cloudy overnight, with a low

Spartina, Tuesday

This Morning’s Bulletin — 9.20.17

Good Morning! • We’re under a coastal flood warning until 2 p.m. today and continue to be under a tropical storm watch as former Hurricane José, now downgraded to a tropical storm, passes to the

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

It takes many hands, and many ideas, to find solutions for the East End’s housing crisis. Southampton Town took one such step in May.

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

Cutchogue car crash

Limo Driver Indicted in Last Summer’s Fatal Cutchogue Crash

Limousine driver Carlos F. Pino, 58, of Old Bethpage has been indicted by a special grand jury investigating last summer’s fatal crash on Route 48 in Cutchogue, which claimed the lives of four of his

Foghorn, after dawn, at the light, Tuesday.

Stories We’re Watching in 2016

This past year was a year of wake-up calls for the changing environment of the East End, and we’re going to be closely following what our local governments do in response to those wake-up

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