Articles by

Joe Werkmeister

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02/14/19 5:57am

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 Sea Tow, based in Southold. READ

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02/11/19 8:18pm

As he had done so many times in the game, Nick Grathwohl fearlessly drove down the lane. Surrounded by three Pierson defenders as he entered the paint, the Southold junior barreled toward the basket, somehow avoiding the outstretched arms that engulfed him, jumped off both feet and used his right hand to drop the ball into the basket. READ

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01/09/19 11:10am

Nails never fails, or so he says.

Former New York Met Lenny Dykstra, a leadoff hitter on the 1986 World Series team, came to the aid of victims of a minor accident in Laurel Tuesday by calling 911, according to a video the former major leaguer posted on Twitter. READ