East End Beacon

This week in pictures: June 16—22

This week, we’re off the beaches, looking at people, thinking about interior lives. Take the trip


Mattituck freshman Chelsea Lovett's Save Our Beaches

Honoring the bays around us

Writer and marine biologist Rachel Carson’s legacy of inspiring young people to care about the environment has lasted decades, and it’s continuing here on the East End this summer. Earlier this year, high school students


TWA Flight 800 International Memorial at Smith Point County Park in November 2007. | Creative Commons

Reopening the wounds of Flight 800?

Six retired investigators, who helped determine the cause of the 1996 explosion of TWA Flight 800 over the Atlantic Ocean off of East Moriches, submitted a petition Wednesday to the National Transportation Safety Board


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Native plant revolution brewing

Down a dirt road behind the horticulture department at the Eastern Campus of Suffolk County Community College, there’s a revolution brewing. It’s a revolution of native seeds, which are collected, planted and cared for by


Six cars remained in the parking lot at the Cutchogue 7-Eleven Monday afternoon.

Feds: Suffolk immigrants victims of 7-Eleven franchise holders

There’s a long history in this country of immigrants and children of immigrants pulling the rope up behind them when the next wave of immigrants comes into America, and what happened at three 7-Elevens


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Bloomsday in the Harbor

I almost went blind trying to read Ulysses. It was just after I’d finished graduate school. I packed up my son and my dog and a box of books and left Sag Harbor headed


This week in photos: June 9 — June 15

This week was a whirlwind of images, from the ever-threatening rainstorms to hulling night at the Mattituck Strawberry Festival to the moment a photograph of a blue bicycle was taken on Main Street in


Talking about climate change at Guild Hall.

Surviving Sandy: If you go down in the flood it’ll be your fault

It takes a lot to drag people off the beach in East Hampton on a perfect Saturday afternoon, so it’s a pretty nice feat that The Hamptons Institute at Guild Hall managed to bring


This is the beginning of a Ray Bradbury novel.

Learning to love the Strawberry Festival

I’m afraid of hulling night. I have to admit it and I’m very sorry to the Mattituck Lions Club and to all the people who love the Mattituck Strawberry Festival. I will learn to love


image courtesy Stony Brook University

Algae bloom season starts; shellfish programs fighting back

Like swallows returning to Capistrano, every one of the last seven years the brown tide has come back to Shinnecock Bay, a large, shallow lagoon-like bay just south of Hampton Bays and the Shinnecock


Shannon Merker's Big Duck flag flies over Flanders today.

Oh, you live in a duck? Where is Flanders?

It’s difficult to not have an inferiority complex when you live in Flanders. People in Riverhead think you’re uptight about reminding everyone that you live in Southampton Town, and therefore in The Hamptons. People


North Forkers to dance their butts off?

The East End has more than 1,000 registered non-profit organizations, and, despite the fact that they obviously can’t make a profit, they need money to do their work. Music producer and New York native Nile


This week in pictures: June 1—June 8

This week on the East End was punctuated by the usual early June sunshine and early summer traffic, dampened by a late week storm that washed the twin forks clean. The Beacon’s week began on


East End women like to be equal

A consortium of East End women took a bus trip to Albany June 4 to rally in support of Governor Andrew Cuomo’s new 10-point plan addressing women’s rights. Among the highlights of the governor’s proposal,


This is the view from Lazy Point.

Bookshelf: The View from Lazy Point

It’s been more than a year since nature writer Carl Safina’s “The View from Lazy Point” was published, but the cautionary tale of this book is haunting enough to deserve a second read. Mr. Safina,


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