East End Beacon
April's full moon setting at dawn.

Critics on East Hampton’s New Lighting Code: Keep It Out of the Blue

When East Hampton Town enacted its first Dark Skies law in 2006, it pioneered the cause of stargazers on the East End, where every other town has since followed suit with their own lighting


A toxic blue-green algae bloom in Marratooka Pond last summer has returned.

Toxic Blue-Green Algae Returns to Mattituck, Now Found in Southampton and Montauk

Blue-green algae blooms, long a problem in many freshwater bodies on the East End, have turned toxic this spring. The Suffolk County Health Department is urging people to keep their pets and children away from Lake


Damn Yankees

2013-14 Teeny Awards Winners

East End Arts’ 12th Annual Teeny Awards, honoring the best in East End high school theater, were held last night, June 8, at Longwood High School. The 2013-14 Teeny Awards winners are: DRAMA  Lead Actor in a


Riverhead's Second Street Firehouse

Riverhead Votes to Sell the Second Street Firehouse

The Riverhead Town Board has been arguing for months about how best to manage and use its town-owned buildings. What to do with the Second Street firehouse, given to the town by the Riverhead Fire


All In A Weekend: A Round-Up of Events on the Forks

This weekend kicks off tonight with a fascinating exhibit of Tacy Borg’s multi-media work-in-progress titled “Long Dream,” which looks at the topic of immigration, immigrant rights and the attainability of the American Dream, at


The proposed Sandy Hollow Cove apartment complex.

Sandy Hollow Debate Continues in Southampton

A proposed workforce housing development in Tuckahoe is still drawing a crowd to hearings before the Southampton Town Board, which must approve a revised Planned Development District in order for the project to proceed. Early


East Hampton Airport

Memorial Day Weekend Complaints Nearly Double at East Hampton Airport

East Hampton Town received 475 complaints from residents underneath the approach to the East Hampton Town Airport over the Memorial Day holiday weekend, up from 248 complaints the same weekend last year, according to


Divided New Suffolk Seeks Common Ground on Waterfront

Concerned citizens of New Suffolk and “people who are concerned about the concerned citizens” had their say over the future of the tiny North Fork hamlet’s waterfront at a packed hearing before the Southold


Misty morning farmland.

A New Direction for Southampton Farmland Preservation

When Southampton Town began preserving farmland at the inception of the Community Preservation Fund 16 years ago, there was little inkling of how wealthy would-be landowners would take advantage of land whose development rights


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The Beacon Turns One

First birthdays are awkward ones. You’re old enough to hobble to the table and eat the cake. You might have the strength to blow out your one candle. Your parents’ friends are there to


East End student leaders at a workshop at last year's East End Youth Leadership Conference in Riverhead

Report: East End in Critical Need of Youth Services

East End kids are in dire need of jobs, suffering from depression and are facing highly inadequate mental health services, according to a new report prepared by a consortium of youth workers on the


Jazz drummer Eliot Zigmund kicks off the Parrish Art Museum's free "Jazz In Plein Air" summer series on Friday night.

All In A Weekend: A Round-Up of Events on the Forks

After the madness of the holiday weekend last week, this weekend’s events are taking on a decidedly reflective aura, with plenty of thoughtful arts, theater and musical experiences to be had on both forks. Be


Sagaponack, beach fences.

This Morning’s Bulletin — 5.30.14

Good Morning! • The Shinnecock Indian Nation is hosting its annual softball game and family fun day at the baseball field on Church Street on the Shinnecock Indian Reservation in Southampton tomorrow, May 31, from


Poet LB Thompson and artist Ellen Wiener in the enchanted forest.

In the Reflecting Forest: When Poetry Meets Painting

When artists of any type cross the boundary from their chosen discipline to another art form, they enter a new dimension that can’t help but expand their creative ideas. Such was the case when North


East Hampton Airport

Lawmakers want Helicopters to Round Orient Point

By many accounts, the North Shore over-water helicopter fly route instituted by the FAA two years ago has not been very helpful to folks up on the North Fork, on Shelter Island and in


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