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Mysteries of a New Year

Every year-end is a time for reflection and for strengthening the resolve we believe we’ve developed over the past year. But it’s also a mystery, a blank slate, a time to follow your senses

The light at 4:37 p.m.

The Light at 4:37 p.m.

They give me times about this shimmer on the earth when it will appear and who it will bring out Or what or what demons the second hand suspended for a minute like the skip of an arythmic heart The light at

East Hampton's Hortonsphere during the early stages of demolition last month.

DEC database expansion gives a view into East End contamination

East End environmental advocates have been pressuring the state Department of Environmental Conservation to provide easy public access to data on contaminated sites throughout the state for three years, and this winter they got

Intuition Sag Harbor

Meet The Beacon’s 2014 Wall Calendar

Get off to the new year on the right foot with the East End Beacon 2014 Calendar, a downloadable PDF wall calendar. Designed specifically to be printed as many times as you’d like on

A municipal power project by Sun Edison| Courtesy Sun Edison

East End towns sending LIPA solar project wish lists

Governments all over the East End are itching to send bids in to the Long Island Power Authority for the second round of large-scale solar projects that would feed in to the LIPA grid. Last

I must stop Christmas from coming. But how?

Confessions of a Christmas Elf

The first confession of a Christmas elf: I’m a bicycle mechanic. I’ve always been a bicycle mechanic. When I was seven years old, I got a new Huffy bicycle for Christmas, but it was still

Southold Highway Department trucks stood ready to clear snow last week. Town employees have been working under an expired contract since the start of the year.

Southold’s labor negotiations could stretch well in to 2014

Southold’s town workers, who have been working under an expired contract since the beginning of 2013, could be without a contract until well into 2014, said both the town’s special labor counsel and labor

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WEHM and two other local stations sold to DJ’s firm

Radio trade magazines are reporting this week that South Fork radio station WEHM, which broadcasts adult album alternative music at 92.9 and 96.9 FM, WBAZ  at 102.5 FM and WBEA  at 101.7 FM have

An artist's rendering of the proposed Family Community Life Center

Riverhead shelves First Baptist’s Community Life Center zoning change

Despite broad support from federal, state and county government, it looks today like Riverhead’s First Baptist Church’s plan to build a workforce housing complex and community center on Northville Turnpike won’t leave the hands

Dogs spent some time in the uncovered runs at the Southold Animal Shelter on a snowy Tuesday this winter.

Southold shelter dogs are getting solar roofs for their runs for Christmas

For years, workers at the Southold Town Animal Shelter have propped up makeshift shelters made from tarps and canvas to shield the shelter’s dog runs from the sun and weather. Their dream was to

The boardwalk along the Peconic River, where photographer Meryl Spiegel would like to exhibit photographs celebrating Riverhead

Celebrating Riverhead in photographs

East Quogue artist Meryl Spiegel wants to tell a photographic tale of Riverhead through her lens and the lenses of her students, along the downtown Riverhead waterfront. Ms. Spiegel would like to print one of

One of East Hampton's more than 30 small family gravesites, scattered mostly through the Northwest Woods and Springs. Ned had originally been the only person interred in a similarly marked graveyard in Springs

East Hampton searches for new gravesite for Ned

For a long time in East Hampton, people have been hearing tales of the grave site of Ned. Known only by his first name, the inscription on his 1817 gravestone had once read “Ned, Faithful

Deer move in to the suburbs.

Petitioners ask towns to forget about USDA sharpshooter program

As of Thursday afternoon, more than 4,500 East Enders and people from all over the world have signed a change.org petition asking the East End’s mayors and supervisors to not join the Long Island

The Bulova Watchcase Factory condominium project in Sag Harbor this summer.

Sag Harbor’s watchworks is the star of a new novella

When writer Erica-Lynn Huberty was a child growing up in Westhampton in the 1970s, she often visited Sag Harbor, which was then a run-down working-class town that had just lost a major employer: The

Southampton Town is planning to partner with Renaissance Downtowns to revive Riverside

A Renaissance for Riverside?

The long-blighted community of Riverside, just across the Peconic River from downtown Riverhead, has never been a particularly welcoming place, but in recent years, many of the few struggling businesses there have been shuttered,

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