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East End Beacon Week in Review

Declaring Independence from Airport Noise

With just six months left until East Hampton is free of federal requirements to allow broad access to their airport, critics of the noise generated by ever-expanding air traffic there are sensing a potential changing wind for their cause in the halls of town hall. Neighbors of the airport and people who live under its many direct approach and departure routes crowded into the town board meeting room July 3 to plead for independence from airport noise. Read more...

A Social Club on Wheels: Making Alternative Transportation Cool

Way out on the far East End of the South Fork, a young entrepreneur is hoping to reshape the face of alternative transportation with the help of technology and a fleet of revamped school buses. Derek Kleinow, who grew up in the Hamptons, always wondered why there was no convenient local bus service on the South Fork.  Read more...

Bike Trail Expansion Not A Priority At EPCAL

Inside the fence at the old Grumman property in Calverton is a short jaunt of an asphalt-paved bike path, which leads from the ball fields just west and across Route 25 from the Calverton National Cemetery, along the perimeter of the old barbed wire-topped fence that for years was a symbol of the secretive work being done by Grumman at the site, which was owned by the Navy before it was given to Riverhead Town’s Industrial Development Agency in 1998. Read more...

A Garbage District for Flanders?

None of the East End towns, with the exception of Riverhead, has curbside garbage pickup, but members of several civic groups in the Southampton hamlet of Flanders are looking for the town’s help in establishing a garbage district of their own.

Members of the Flanders/Riverside/Northampton Civic Association met with the Southampton Town Board at a work session July 10 to make plans to request bids on a curbside pickup contract in order to give residents an idea of what the service will cost before public hearings are held.


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