Alfred E. Werner, a Town of Islip mainstay who helped shape Long Island MacArthur Airport from a single-runway outpost into a regional transportation hub, died Tuesday at Brookhaven Memorial Hosptial in Patchogue. He was 83.
The cause was intestinal cancer, said Mary Lou Cohalan, his longtime partner.
"The town, in many ways, is known for its airport," she said. "He was 'Mr. Airport.'...
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