Articles by

Joe Werkmeister

Featured Story
02/17/19 11:00am

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Shelter Island police officers aboard a marine patrol vessel kept an eye on a runaway boat as it spun in circles between Wades Beach and Shell Beach last summer

As technology evolves, so does the way distressed boaters seek help.

In lieu of traditional VHF radios, boaters frequently turn to dialing 911 when an emergency arises, especially when close to shore where a cell signal is still strong. That has, at times, led to poor communication between different departments coordinating a rescue and delayed notification to the U.S. Coast Guard, according to Joe Frohnhoefer III, CEO of Southold-based Sea Tow. (more…)

11/30/18 4:30pm

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In the holiday rankings, Thanksgiving always seems high atop any list. What’s not to love? Endless food, football games all day — and no pressure to buy any gifts. It’s a stress-free holiday (unless you’re in charge of the turkey, in which case, good luck). But if you’re heading to a relative’s house, bringing a pie or bottle of wine covers it. (more…)

Featured Story
09/25/18 10:00am
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Funding for the protection and preservation of Long Island Sound could reach historic levels if Congress appropriates the full funding outlined in a bill that recently passed through the House of Representatives. (more…)

07/06/18 10:00am
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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…)