Articles by

Joe Werkmeister

10/11/18 6:00am

During her lunch breaks at Eastern Long Island Hospital in Greenport, Yolanda Miranda would sit in the lobby and study. There were questions about the Constitution, Congress and U.S. history dating back to the Colonial period.

Here she was, 61 years old, nearing retirement from her housekeeping job, and cramming American history like a high school student preparing for the upcoming Regents. READ

09/25/18 5:48am

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.

The Water Resources bill authorizes up to $65 million per year over the next five years for the Environmental Protection Agency’s Long Island Sound Program. That money would be used toward restoration and stewardship, according to Curt Johnson, the president of Save the Sound, a Connecticut based environmental organization. READ

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09/24/18 6:00am

Late last month in Oklahoma, K-9 Smokey of the Nowata Police Department was killed when an intoxicated woman opened the back door of a police vehicle, allowing the dog to run into the roadway where he was struck by a truck. And in Texas earlier this month, K-9s Grunt and Neil, who were trained to track critically missing persons with dementia for the Refugio County Sheriff’s Office, were strangled to death by a suspect they were tracking. READ

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09/20/18 6:00am

Newlyweds Rich and Marilyn Fiedler celebrated their nuptials at Greenport’s Soundview Restaurant on a chilly winter night in January 1982. About a dozen immediate family members joined them for dinner in a back room, where a guitar player strummed tunes.

They feasted on Manhattan clam chowder, shrimp cocktail and prime rib. Their wedding cake was chocolate with vanilla frosting.

“That was Rich’s favorite,” Ms. Fiedler recalled. READ