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Joe Werkmeister

02/05/17 11:00am
COURTESY PHOTO

COURTESY PHOTO

As my wife and I sat down for dinner recently, the iconic sounds of Paul Simon played in the background. The live album “Paul Simon in Concert: Live Rhymin’” was recorded in 1973 at the former home of the New York Islanders, Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum. (more…)

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05/12/16 1:43pm

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Citing a “culture of corruption,” Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone demanded district attorney Thomas Spota, whom he described as the head of a “criminal enterprise,” resign following the latest investigative story published by Newsday today detailing the DA’s office failure to prosecute crimes revealed on a wiretap.  READ

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03/29/16 2:00pm
COURTESY PHOTO | An aerial view of Plum Island.

COURTESY PHOTO | An aerial view of Plum Island.

The fight to prevent Plum Island’s sale to a private developer — an effort local officials have been pushing for several years — received another boost this week from Senators Charles Schumer (D-NY) and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY). (more…)

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03/01/16 4:30pm
PHOTO COURTESY HAYDEE ELLIS | COURTESY PHOTO Islander Joe Lauro, left, with Fats Domino, the subject of a documentary that aired on PBS last week.

PHOTO COURTESY HAYDEE ELLIS | COURTESY PHOTO Islander Joe Lauro, left, with Fats Domino, the subject of a documentary that aired on PBS last week.

On the final day of the 25th annual New Orleans Film Festival in October 2014, Shelter Islander Joe Lauro sat next to a musical legend, a man synonymous with the city where music is a way of life. At the Carver Theater, Mr. Lauro’s documentary “The Big Beat” — a detailed look at the rise of boogie-woogie sensation Fats Domino — was set to premiere. (more…)