Police: Vineyard owner punched, slapped employee

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03/14/2011 10:46 AM |

Joseph Macari Jr., 55, who runs the family-owned Macari Vineyards on the North Fork, was arrested Saturday morning and accused of punching and slapping an employee, according to Southold Town Police.

Police said Mr. Macari hit 31-year-old Rosando Herrera of Riverhead several times just before 11:30 a.m. while Mr. Herrera was working in the Macari’s Cutchogue vineyard.

Mr. Herrera made a civilian arrest at the scene, according to reports.

Mr. Macari was later charged with second-degree harassment and released on bail.



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  • I suppose we don’t know the whole story, but one thing I do know: No one, I repeat no one, should be subjected to physical or mental abuse.

  • The victim made a civilian arrest? How does this happen?

  • Wow, what a great story that really shows the impact of a good school. There is so much that is wonderful about this story but to me one of the best things is the successful integration of helping another school join in the competition. Great job to all involved!

  • I am proud to say my nephew was one of the team members. Great job Southold RICE team..

  • awesome stuff!

  • I heard my daughter (Samantha) interviewing adviser Tony Kryl and I was so impressed, so touched, by his genuine enthusiasm and care for these kids and by the teamwork that is inherent in this competition. Mr. Kryl was effusive about the cooperation and support from parents/community/the Board of Ed that made it possible for Southhold to participate in the FIRST competition. I told Samantha that in the midst of all the often-tense school budget meetings she has been reporting about, this story stands out as an inspiring example of kids being kids and excelling despite whatever else is going on in the world around them. One of the boys in the video said it all: “It’s just crazy for me to be able to say I BUILT this thing. I’m16 and I built it!” …Bravo!
    – Dee Dee Brix
    (Video: http://northshoresun.timesreview.com/2011/03/8517/video-local-schools-compete-in-first-robotics-competition/)