Articles by

Joe Werkmeister

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03/13/17 4:30pm
COURTESY PHOTO A storm is bearing down on the East End.

COURTESY PHOTO A storm is bearing down on the East End.

The winter storm bearing down on Shelter Island Tuesday may switch over to rain for brief periods tomorrow afternoon, causing the National Weather Service (NWS) to cancel the blizzard watch. (more…)

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

bellone

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

Featured Story
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…)