Articles by

Joe Werkmeister

Featured Story
05/21/18 7:03pm

As he stepped into the batter’s box for the biggest at-bat of his career, DJ Brown already knew the sign his third base coach was about to flash.

His job was to lay down a bunt. And with the bases loaded in the bottom of the seventh of a tied game, that meant the chance to drive in the game-winning run against Miller Place. READ

Featured Story
05/20/18 6:00am

The 19th-century Vail-Leavitt Music Hall in Riverhead was buzzing as Sophia Burke fielded one question after another. A bobby pin had just fallen from a girl’s hair. A boy inquired about a name tag. Ms. Burke assured him she needs only five minutes to make it. READ

04/14/18 5:58am

A framed Newsday obituary for George Wybenga, a painter and longtime educator, hangs in the hallway at the Stony Brook University Hospital Blood Bank. The 2016 article details his journey to the United States as an immigrant during World War II and the paintings he created as an artist until he died at 79. READ