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Karl Grossman: The old Suffolk County Board vs Today’s Legislature. The advantage goes to…

Sunday, October 19, 2014

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I’m the only journalist still around who goes back to having covered the Suffolk Board of Supervisors. The structure of Suffolk government and activities of those who govern the county have changed

Karl Grossman: Suffolk Consumers Lose In Fight to Provide Truthful Advertising at The Pump

Thursday, October 16, 2014

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Karl Grossman:  Suffolk Consumers Lose In Fight to Provide Truthful Advertising at The Pump

I should have been suspicious last month driving into a gas station off the Long Island Expressway to fill my car up after having written a piece in May about Suffolk County Legislator Jay Schneiderman’s effort to require gas stations to make clearer the difference between the cash and credit prices of the fuel they sell.

Karl Grossman: Bernie Sanders has guts, political talent, vision and wisdom

Thursday, September 25, 2014

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Senator Bernie Sanders may upset America’s proverbial political applecart.

Karl Grossman: The fantasy of legalized gambling on Long Island

Sunday, September 21, 2014

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Karl Grossman: The fantasy of legalized gambling on Long Island

The closing of four and likely five of the dozen casino hotels in Atlantic City should cause public officials on Long Island and in New York State to realize that the fantasy of legalized gambling providing a huge boost to governmental economies is a bad bet.

Karl Grossman: Could politics be behind Mr. Bellone’s push to eliminate the treasurer’s office?

Sunday, September 14, 2014

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Karl Grossman:  Could politics be behind Mr. Bellone’s push to eliminate the treasurer’s office?

If the referendum passes, it won’t take effect until the end of 2017. Treasurer since 2006, she is term-limited from running for re-election.

Karl Grossman: Zephyr Teachout is the most refreshing candidate for New York governor in decades—and I’ve interviewed several

Friday, September 5, 2014

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Karl Grossman: Zephyr Teachout is the most refreshing candidate for New York governor in decades—and I’ve interviewed several

Zephyr Teachout is the most refreshing candidate for New York governor in decades—and I’ve interviewed several

Karl Grossman: Why Don’t Americans Elect Scientists?

Saturday, August 30, 2014

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Karl Grossman: Why Don’t Americans Elect Scientists?

President Barack Obama holds a polymer while talking with Peyton Robertson, 12, about his projects during the 2014 White House Science Fair in the State Dining Room of the White House, May 27, 2014.

Karl Grossman: What happened to the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plants could happen in the United States

Thursday, August 28, 2014

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It’s apparent to any visitor to the stretch of California where the two Diablo Canyon plants are sited that it is geologically hot. A major tourist feature of the area: hot spas. “Welcome to the Avila Hot Springs,” declares the website of one, noting how “historic Avila Hot Springs” was “discovered in 1907 by at the time unlucky oil drillers and established” as a “popular visitor-serving natural artesian mineral hot springs

Karl Grossman: East Hampton Airport noise issue has become a national story

Sunday, August 24, 2014

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  The East Hampton Town Board will hold a “special meeting” this week to give eastern Long Island residents an opportunity to speak about aircraft noise involving the town-owned East Hampton Airport. The meeting to be held on Wednesday, August 27, at the studios of LTV in Wainscott , beginning at 6:30 p.m. It follows […]

If Obama opens up the offshore Atlantic to oil and gas drilling?

Saturday, August 16, 2014

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If Obama opens up the offshore Atlantic to oil and gas drilling?

Despite the 2010 offshore oil drilling disaster in the Gulf of Mexico, despite the U.S. suddenly becoming the top oil producer in the world, and despite decades of opposition, President Barack Obama is moving to open up the offshore Atlantic to oil and gas drilling.

Green Party Candidate for Guv, Howie Hawkins Calls Education a Human Right

Monday, August 11, 2014

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In Open Letter from Howie Hawkins for Governor and Brian Jones for Lt. Governor to New York Teachers – Green Party recently called Education a Human Right.

Rob Astorino Calls for Term Limits [VIDEO]

Sunday, August 10, 2014

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Rob Astorino: We need term limits for state officials; loss of pensions for convicted state officials, and genuine ethics reform throughout the state capital.

Karl Grossman: Lyme disease has become epidemic on Long Island

Sunday, August 10, 2014

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Thank God and medical science, activism and the pharmaceutical industry, AIDS has been brought under control. But Lyme disease has become epidemic on Long Island and elsewhere.

NY AD-3: Dean Murray Campaign Responds to Assemblyman Hennessey Court Decision

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

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Statement on the court decision regarding Ed Hennessey’s residency by Edward Flood, Murray’s Campaign Manager.

Karl Grossman: Countdown to Historic Space Encounter of the Green Kind

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

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A demonstration that in space as on Earth solar power is an alternative to dangerous nuclear power is to come this week when a solar-powered spacecraft called Rosetta will rendezvous with a comet at 375 million miles from the Sun.

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