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Joe Werkmeister

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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…)

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01/06/16 12:00pm
COURTESY PHOTO | Legislators Al Krupski and Bridget Fleming.

COURTESY PHOTO | Legislators Al Krupski and Bridget Fleming.

After his fellow legislators rebuffed an effort last year to hold more meetings on the East End, Legislator Al Krupski of Cutchogue, with the assistance of recently sworn-in Legislator Bridget Fleming, successfully negotiated to hold two committee meetings in Riverhead Town, his office announced Tuesday. (more…)