Articles by

Joe Werkmeister

07/06/18 10:00am
COURTESY PHOTO

COURTESY PHOTO

When I began my career in journalism as a sportswriter, I’d often engage in the same conversation with people. When someone heard I covered sports, they would excitedly inquire whether I covered the Jets or Yankees or some other professional team in New York.

It seemed like everyone’s initial assumption was that my life was spent hanging out with professional athletes, traveling the country and smoking cigars with A-Rod on a yacht. (more…)

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06/28/18 2:26pm
COURTESY PHOTOS Congressman Lee Zeldin, left, and Democratic challenger Perry Gershon.

COURTESY PHOTOS Congressman Lee Zeldin, left, and Democratic challenger Perry Gershon.

Two days after the Democratic primary in the 1st Congressional District, election season appears to be in full swing.

Congressman Lee Zeldin (R-Shirley) and Democratic challenger Perry Gershon of East Hampton will be at competing events in Smithtown Thursday night as the race for the 1st Congressional District begins. (more…)

04/29/18 3:00pm
DON BINDLER PHOTO

DON BINDLER PHOTO

A strange wailing noise startled Elizabeth O’Reilly at her East Marion home last Saturday afternoon.

She walked back on her deck, with a few neighbors, and looked up toward a tree, where she spotted something that looked at first like a plastic bag.

But as she looked closer, she could see it was an osprey. At some point, it appeared, the bird had picked up some rope that caused it to become stuck in the tree. As the osprey attempted to fly away, it became trapped, and hung upside down from the tree, where it died. (more…)