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Toxic blue green algae have been found in Maratooka Pond in Mattituck

Pond algae becomes a menace in Mattituck

Blue-green algae blooms have become an endemic problem in Lake Agawam in Southampton and Mill Pond in Water Mill, but have been scarce on the North Fork until last week Marratooka Lake in Mattituck


Look at these surfers having a good time at Ponquogue Beach yesterday while you contemplate next year's taxes

Town supervisors begin to unveil 2014 budgets

While the federal government was busy shutting down yesterday, town supervisors on the East End were hurriedly putting the finishing touches on their proposed 2014 town budgets, which were due at the close of


Flanders loves a parade

Fire Trucks! Fire Trucks! Fire Trucks!

I have to admit, I was a little skeptical when I heard the Flanders Fire Department was going to shut down Flanders Road for a couple hours today to hold its 65th Anniversary Parade.


1,000 Poets for Change at the Hampton Coffee Company this weekend.

‘One hundred thousand poets’ come to Southampton

A wave of poets who’ve been looking to make change in their communities and the world since 2011 is spreading to Southampton today. This afternoon, from 3 to 7 p.m., poet Madelon Chapman and performance


Visiting dignitaries outside the new Stony Brook Southampton Marine Sciences Center

Stony Brook Southampton Marine Center opens

Stony Brook Southampton held a grand opening for its new 15,000-square-foot Marine Sciences Center Friday morning, where about 100 undergraduate and graduate marine science students have been studying since the beginning of the fall


Last year's Sag Harbor American Music Festival, as envisioned by painter Maryann Lucas

Sag Harbor keeps music in the spotlight

This is the third year in a row that the streets and alleys, art galleries, computer shops and restaurants of Sag Harbor will come alive with the sounds of distinctly American forms of music. The


Pulaski Street School students at CAP's 2012 march

A new war chest for Riverhead’s fight against youth drinking and pill use

For the past 30 years, kids at Pulaski Street School in Riverhead have been involved in an intensive two-year program where leaders from the community and high school students help them build the skills


One of E.A. Brooks' carvings on the Long Island Sound shore

Orient’s treasure on the edge of the sea

There’s little record left of the Poquatuck Indians of Orient, except for a fisherman’s tribute carved into the rocks on the Long Island Sound shore in the 1930s, and even that record appears to


Flood inundation map for downtown Montauk.

Army Corps to air plan to buffer downtown Montauk from storms

Earlier this year, the U.S. Congress approved $700 million in funding for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to protect vulnerable areas of the south shore that are still recovering from Hurricane Sandy. On Sept.


A rendering of Vesta Development's proposed Sandy Hollow Cove apartments in Southampton

What are East End governments doing, anyway? Sept. 28 edition

Southampton Town Southampton Town has closed the public hearing on changes to a proposed affordable housing project in Tuckahoe known as Sandy Hollow Cove, after neighbors who originally supported the project told the town they


Orient causeway

A Day Without Cars

There’s been a lot of talk on the East End in recent years about a concept known as “intermodal transportation,” but when those words come up in conversation, a lot of peoples’ eyes seem


A rendering of Vesta Development's proposed Sandy Hollow Cove apartments in Southampton

What are East End governments doing, anyway? Sept. 23 edition

Southampton Town The Southampton Town Board is planning to open and close a public hearing on the proposed affordable Sandy Hollow Cove rental apartment complex in Tuckahoe scheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 24, without comment, said


Classic boat, modern fittings. A Wooden Boat Works Creation. Greenport, Sept. 20.

The week in pictures. Sept. 15 through Sept. 21

There’s no escaping it: Everyone wants to be on the North Fork in the fall. The Beacon beat the crowds to the Maritime Festival on Friday, and then kept heading east. [easingsliderpro


The average deer carries over 600 ticks | Josie Wales for the North Fork Deer Management Alliance

The East End gets serious about deer ticks

East Enders have become galvanized to stamp down the scourge of deer ticks here over the past few weeks after the U.S. Centers for Disease Control announced in late August that there are 10


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Rust tide spreads throughout bays

An algae bloom that began in the western Peconic Bays in mid-August has spread east, and now covers waters as far from its origins in Flanders Bay and MeetingHouse Creek as Accabonac Harbor in


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