East End Beacon
Sag Harbor American Legion Chelberg & Battle Post Commander Marty Knab, former Commander Ralph Ficorelli and Sag Harbor VFW Commander Roger King at Monday's ceremony.

Sag Harbor remembers a forgotten battle on a day to honor those who served

In Sag Harbor, you’ll often hear tales of the Meigs Raid, a 1777 Revolutionary War battle fought on the hill next door to the Old Whalers Church, which is now home to the town’s


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.

East Hamptonites let their honesty shine in wake of election

There’s nothing like the aftermath of election to inject some truthiness into any conversation. With all three members of Town Supervisor Bill Wilkinson’s team leaving office at the end of the year — Mr. Wilkinson


Now that the storm’s over, what are we going to do with all these leaves?

Now that this year’s town elections are over, highway superintendents can get back to work doing the thing taxpayers most depend on them for: picking up our leaves. The breezy, wet weather of the past


The Week in Pictures: October 30 through November 6

Thank you to Mike McCarty, Rick & Linda Kedenburg and Gianna Volpe for sending in their pictures for this week’s photo chronicle of the East End. If you’d like your photos included, send them


Throne-Holst and Walter win supervisor races; Glinka and Bender hold lead in Southampton council race

Incumbent Riverhead Town Supervisor Sean Walter and Southampton Town Supervisor Anna Throne-Holst both handily won re-election in Tuesday’s only two contested supervisor races on the East End. Ms. Throne-Holst took home 58.6 percent of


We have here some very talented scallops

The scallops have learned how to sing

They say the sound of fishermen singing disturbs the silent cove. But in Hallocks Bay, the scallops have learned a tune or two of their


Greenport Mayor David Nyce with the new bar he built at Aldo's this spring.

In Greenport: A barista and a craftsman make art of beans and wood

For the past year, Greenport’s iconic coffeemaker, Aldo Maiorana, and Greenport Mayor David Nyce have had a running joke in which the mayor, an accomplished furniture craftsman, said he should build Aldo a bar. Last


Opening day

Scallop season looks hopeful after summer of water quality issues

Despite a summer-long tale of algae blooms and deteriorating conditions in East End waters, scientists who study Peconic Bay scallop populations are predicting a decent season, which opens at dawn Monday. Dr. Stephen Tettelbach, who,


A waterfront house for sale in Bay View Pines.

House sales slow in third quarter as prices continue to decline

Houses were selling more slowly than expected on the East End in the third quarter of 2013, with more movement at the low end as concern over then possible end of low mortgage rates


The Shinnecock Hills train station in the 1960s.

Shinnecock Hills Train Station gets landmark status; Southampton board will mull ethics policy changes

Back in the 1800s, the easiest way to get from New York City to vacation in the Hamptons was to take the Long Island Rail Road. The rail lines were dotted with stations that have


A lot of people are getting these very impersonal form letters from their flood insurance companies.

A big flood of insurance changes ahead

I should really have been expecting the letter from my flood insurance company when it arrived in my mailbox in late August. Last July, even before Hurricane Sandy, Congress passed this thing called the Biggert-Waters


Rebuilding Veterans Beach in Mattituck this week.

One year on, and still rebuilding

There’s something innately human about the need to remember anniversaries. They can mark how far we’ve come, how much we’ve lost, how much we’ve learned or how much is still unknown. The anniversary of Superstorm


Training citizens to respond to the next big storm

When Stony Brook University shuttered its nascent sustainability programs at the former Long Island University campus in Southampton in 2010, environmentalists on the South Fork banded together to form The Peconic Institute to carry


Dune Road, Hampton Bays, September

Sandy still lives here

There might never have been an East End Beacon if there hadn’t been a Superstorm Sandy. Now, I’m not grateful for the storm by any stretch of the imagination. Last year, on October 27, I


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


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