03/13/16 8:00am
 FILE PHOTO | Two Democrats are competing to take on Congressman Lee Zeldin (above) in November.

REPORTER FILE PHOTO | Two Democrats are competing to take on Congressman Lee Zeldin (above) in November.

While the leading election event in November will be the vote for president, for this area another important contest involves the House of Representatives. The lst Congressional District seat is now held by Republican Lee Zeldin of Shirley. Anna Throne-Holst and Dave Calone are campaigning against each other to challenge him on the Democratic ticket. (more…)

06/23/14 10:00am
COURTESY PHOTO |  At the start of the big boat racing season, Sedge Ward with trophies he’s won in past years by his boats Mambo and Bravo.

COURTESY PHOTO |
At the start of the big boat racing season, Sedge Ward with trophies he’s won in past years by his boats Mambo and Bravo.

Understatement of the week: Sedge Ward sails a lot.

Afloat sat down with Sedge — at age 82 he still races Bravo, a trim 36 footer — at the Shelter Island Yacht Club the other day to find out more about his love of sailing and racing. (more…)