East End

Smoke billowed hundreds of feet in the air when wild fires broke out in the Long Island Pine Barrens  in 1995. (Credit: CBS2)

For Long Island Firefighters, 1995 Pine Barren Blaze Was An Intense Learning Experience

Twenty-years-ago on Monday, a firestorm erupted on Long Island’s East End. Flames leaped 200 feet into the sky.

08/24/2015

Iona and Emily Costello (Credit: CBS2)

Family Concerned After Long Island Mother, Daughter Missing For Nearly 3 Weeks

Southold’s police chief said they were last seen on March 30 when a security camera recorded the mother and daughter leaving a Times Square parking garage.

04/19/2015

Iona Costello (right) (Credit: SoutholdLOCAL)

East End Mother, Daughter Missing Since Trip To Manhattan Over 2 Weeks Ago

Since leaving Long Island’s East End on March 30 for a trip to the city, the Costellos have been off the grid.

04/18/2015

Southampton Trails Preservation Society trail marker on Long Island's East End (credit: CBS2)

Miles Of Public Trails On Long Island’s East End Now Marked For Hiking

Every week members of the Southampton Trails Preservation Society walk the public trails dotting the landscape from Southampton to Bridgehampton, but until now, you had to know the way.

12/02/2014

The Village of East Hampton has launched a plan to sterilize female deer as a population control method. (Credit: CBS 2)

Group Collects Over $110,000 To Sterilize Deer In East Hampton

Donations have exceeded expectations in an unusual fundraiser on Long Island, in which a group is raising money to capture and sterilize deer and then set them free.

09/19/2014

Garbage from the Hamptons and other east end towns has been shipped into the town of Brentwood, and one lawmaker wants to know why. (Photo: CBS 2)

Lawmaker Screams Environmental Racism After Hamptons Garbage Shipped To His Town

A Long Island community was upset Monday, outraged that garbage from the Hamptons and other east end towns is being held in their town until state officials can figure out how to send it to a landfill out of state.

07/28/2014

The aluminum colossus dubbed "Walking Figure" appeared at the airport in Westhampton, not far from the village and beaches. (Credit: CBS 2)

Massive Sculpture Turning Heads In Westhampton Beach

The aluminum colossus dubbed “Walking Figure” appeared at the airport in Westhampton, not far from the village and beaches.

06/11/2014

Senator Charles Schumer (left) and Congressman Tim Bishop (right) with LI residents Craig Cooper and Lenny Piskorz, holding map of helicopter routes (Credit: Mona Rivera/1010 WINS)

Sen. Schumer, Rep. Bishop Call For Extension To Chopper Noise Regulation On Long Island

Sen. Charles Schumer and Rep. Tim Bishop are calling on the FAA to extend the over-the-water route regulation for helicopters flying to and from Long Island’s East End.

05/27/2014

Weed-Eating Goats

Goats Brought To Long Island Nature Preserve To Clear Weeds

Weeds are popping up everywhere now that the weather has warmed up, and now, there is a different kind of eco-friendly solution.

05/15/2014

Montauk Point Lighthouse (credit: Thinkstock)

East End Residents Frustrated With Army Corps Over Post-Sandy Repairs

It’s been 18 months since Sandy struck and now on the cusp of the 2014 hurricane season, Montauk residents are calling the federal emergency project to protect their vulnerable East End community pathetic.

04/30/2014

Man’s Body Found Inside Burning Truck In Hampton Bays

Southampton Town Police Department Sgt. Michael Burns said a 911 call of a vehicle on fire was made at 12:04 p.m.

04/12/2014

Local brewers are relying on locally grown hops for their popular craft beers. (Credit CBS 2)

Farm-To-Table Movement Hops On The Craft Beer Wagon

Cornell graduate John Condzella, 27, leased land on his parents’ East End farm to grow hops. The vines curl up 30-foot trellises and poles and branch out into flowers known as hops. Hops give beer much of its flavor and aroma.

08/23/2013

Rust Tide

Toxic Tide Worries Residents, Scientists On Long Island’s East End

A toxic tide has been rolling in on the east end of Long Island, and residents have been concerned.

08/20/2013

Sun beats down on crops on Long Island (credit: CBS 2)

Heat Wave Could Damage Crops, Impact Prices For Local Produce

This has been an especially tough growing year. The spring growing season was stunted due to cool temperatures and rain, and now a week long unrelenting burst of humid heat is taxing fields and farm stands across the East End.

07/16/2013

A helicopter in the sky (file / credit: Evan Bindelglass / CBSNewYork)

Helicopters To Alter Routes To Reduce Noise On Long Island’s East End

The Hamptons is known for its beautiful beaches and wealth, and summertime helicopter noise. Some, however, hope a solution to the noise has been found.

06/13/2013

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