East End Beacon

Campaign Countdown: Oct. 26

Well, we just looked at the calendar here, and it appears there are still 11 painful days of radio ads and vitriol, ever-increasingly ugly campaign signs and perhaps some sort of Halloween surprise to


At the fairy dining hall | photo Avenue Smith

How to resurrect fairies: An investigative report

The Beacon’s youth reporter corps took to the woods in Greenport Saturday morning after we were tipped off by the North Fork Audubon Society that Inlet Pond County Park is full of fairy houses.


These trucks are in Springs, but they aren't in front of anyone's house, and they particularly aren't in front of the houses of anyone who has a 12-year-old daughter.

Don’t park your work trucks overnight in The Springs. Someone might take pictures of them.

There are an awful lot of people up in a place called The Springs who are sick and tired of their neighbors, because their neighbors like to park heavy duty work trucks all over


Both forks from the Route 105 bridge. Sunrise, Oct. 19.

The Week in Pictures: Oct. 25

Somehow, when the air begins to thin out and grow colder, this place just keeps getting more beautiful. The Beacon would love to have your help documenting what it means to you to live


Southampton hosts battle of the supervisors and their battalions

Southampton Town Board candidates have been running all over town from Remsenburg to Bridgehampton this autumn for a series of hamlet-centered voter forums, but Thursday night they were in the heart of Southampton for


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Custer Institute Jamboree celebrates 35 years

For 35 years now, Southold’s Custer Institute observatory has been welcoming amateur astronomers from all over the country for a jamboree weekend of stargazing, lectures with renowned astronomers, and astronomers’ drinking songs at the


Riverhead supervisor candidates talk environmental issues

The New York League of Conservation Voters is beginning to focus a lot of effort on the East End. Earlier this election season, they began by partnering with environmental groups to prepare a guide


Matt Pisani of Clean Slate Living gets youth leaders from across the East End to stand up for themselves at Friday's summit

East End students learn to be upstanders at annual youth summit

Way back in 1996, Shane Daniels, a young black man from Riverhead, was beaten and nearly killed outside of a Westhampton Beach nightclub by a white man from Queens named Austin Offen, in a


Legacies of prior two administrations shape East Hampton town board debate

East Hampton’s town board will face a political shift leftward regardless of who wins the two seats up for grabs on Nov. 5, and that changing tide was an undercurrent throughout a spirited and


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

Riverhead’s Community Life Center wins broad support

Riverhead’s First Baptist Church has raised $1.1 million toward the construction of a complex that will include a public 24-hour adult and child day care center, 132 affordable housing units, a performing arts center


Sharpshooters set sights on East End deer; public concern abounds in towns

In the two months since the Centers for Disease Control announced that Lyme Disease is 10 times more prevalent than they had previously thought, there’s been a lot of action on the part of


Sustainability in the spotlight in Southampton

Southampton seems poised to adopt its sustainability plan next month, and members of the town’s Green Committee are holding their third annual public forum this Friday night, Oct. 25, to discuss both the elements


Campaign Countdown: Oct. 18

It’s debate central on the East End this week, and if you haven’t had a chance to go see some of your favorite candidates talk, now’s the time to do so before the election


The majority on the East Hampton Town Board don't want to ask the Army Corps of Engineers to help shore up Ditch Plains Beach (pictured above).

East Hampton board argues over Montauk project…again

No, alas, the East Hampton Town Board isn’t discussing the Montauk Project, the spooky conspiracy theory over purported time travel experiments conducted by the U.S. government at the Camp Hero Air Force Station. Instead, they’re


"Desert Runners" won the audience award for best documentary at the Hamptons International Film Festival on Monday.

Absurd “Desert Runners” gets a thumbs up from Hamptons audiences

There’s always more than a touch of the absurd in the world of extreme sports, but for ultramarathon runners who brave the hottest and driest places on the planet, those absurdities are magnified by


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