Articles by

Joe Werkmeister

Featured Story
03/26/19 6:00am

An unexpected package arrived at Greenport High School Monday. Inside was an American flag that flew over the U.S. Capitol in honor of the Greenport boys basketball team. An accompanying Certificate of Authenticity noted how the flag was flown March 20. READ

02/23/19 6:00am

Nearly seven decades ago, a Mattituck teenager named Cono “Dick” Borrelli left the Main Road house where he grew up to enlist in the Marine Corps. The U.S. was becoming involved in the Korean War, and he served for six years, eventually becoming a pilot. He went on to a 32-year career as a pilot for Eastern Air Lines, flying “just about every airplane ever made.”

Mr. Borrelli settled in Georgia and through the years would return to the North Fork for occasional visits. READ

Featured Story
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