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Karl Grossman: It’s Time to Look at the Thermal Effects of Millstone Nukes on Long Island Marine Life

Saturday, January 31, 2015

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Karl Grossman: It’s Time to Look at the Thermal Effects of Millstone Nukes on Long Island Marine Life

  Suffolk County Legislator Jay Schneiderman is seeking to get county government to commission a study on the heating of waters of the Long Island Sound and Peconic Estuary by the two Millstone nuclear power plants in Connecticut, just 11 miles cross the Sound from the North Fork, and the impact of this on marine […]

Assemblyman Mike Fitzpatrick: Create a Bi-Partisan Coalition to take Speaker Seat out of NYC

Saturday, January 31, 2015

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Assemblyman Mike Fitzpatrick: Create a Bi-Partisan Coalition to take Speaker Seat out of NYC

The time has come for a new era. While Speaker Sheldon Silver is presumed innocent until proven guilty, the stain of these allegations can never be washed away. The Assembly needs a fresh start, not just a fresh face. A temporary ceding of power cannot, and will not, work. The people we serve, the very […]

Karl Grossman: Will Mr. Krupski’s lone voice in Suffolk county government be heeded?

Monday, January 19, 2015

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Karl Grossman: Will Mr. Krupski’s lone voice in Suffolk county government be heeded?

“We live on an island made of sand.” That’s how Suffolk County Legislator Al Krupski accurately describes Long Island. Mr. Krupski well understands the nature of the island’s coastline. For 20 years he was a member of the Southold Town Board of Trustees, for14 years its president. The Southold Trustees, with origins dating back to […]

Michael A. Montesano: New Yorkers Need Real Solutions

Friday, January 16, 2015

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Michael A. Montesano: New Yorkers Need Real Solutions

A statement on the governor’s proposal for a new property tax credit “Tax relief in any form will always be welcomed by Long Islanders, but the recent property tax credit proposal from the governor does not appear to be a suitable, long-term solution to our exorbitant taxes. While I look forward to learning more about […]

Kudos to Obama for Not Going to the Paris Protest

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

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Kudos to Obama for Not Going to the Paris Protest

  Unless you live under a rock, you’ve seen the powerful images of foreign leaders marching arm-in-arm, with France, to protest the Paris attacks on the satirical political weekly Charlie Hebdo.  President Obama has been taking a beating lately for not sending a high-ranking official to the rally that attracted the largest crowds to the […]

Karl Grossman: Have you been to the movies lately — and suffered through the ads?

Sunday, January 11, 2015

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Karl Grossman: Have you been to the movies lately — and suffered through the ads?

Have you been to the movies lately and suffered through the half-hour mostly of ads and then coming attractions before the feature film finally appears?  On Long Island, indeed across the United States, that has now become the movie-going experience. It’s obnoxious, punishing. And, I’d say, counter-productive for the film industry. “Movies Have Worst Summer […]

Johnson & Atherton: Eminent domain abuse in Brookhaven

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

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Johnson & Atherton: Eminent domain abuse in Brookhaven

  By Robert Everett Johnson and Garrett Atherton Almost anywhere else in America, what the Town of Brookhaven is doing to Greg Mensch would be against the law. The town has declared Mench’s property to be “blighted,” although nobody would consider his property blighted in the normal sense of the word. The blight designation is a first procedural […]

Guest Columnist Douglas Gladstone: The Untold Story of Luigi Del Bianco and Mount Rushmore

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

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Guest Columnist Douglas Gladstone: The Untold Story of Luigi Del Bianco and Mount Rushmore

“The truth is like the sun, you can shut it out for a time, but it ain’t going away.” That quote from Elvis Presley has always struck a chord with me. Especially when my thoughts turn to an obscure Italian immigrant named Luigi Del Bianco. Hopefully, since 28 percent of Suffolk County’s population identifies themselves […]

Karl Grossman: Assemblyman Thiele on NYS Assembly’s trip to Israel‏

Friday, December 26, 2014

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“It was the trip of a lifetime.” That’s how New York State Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele, Jr. of Sag Harbor sums up his trip earlier this month to Israel. Thiele was with a group of 12 members of the State Assembly including its leader, Speaker Sheldon Silver of Manhattan. Israeli officials whom the New York […]

Karl Grossman: Is there medication in your drinking water?

Friday, December 19, 2014

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Karl Grossman: Is there medication in your drinking water?

Tom McAbee is working to prevent medications from getting into the hands of teens and others who would use them for non-medical use. He began his initiative after moving to Long Island in 2012 from Horseheads, New York.  He came here with his wife, Dr. Olga McAbee, after she took a job as a neurologist […]

Karl Grossman: Long Islander Erling Hope’s work has ever more special meaning this holiday season

Friday, December 19, 2014

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Karl Grossman: Long Islander Erling Hope’s work has ever more special meaning this holiday season

Erling Hope’s work has ever more special meaning this holiday season. Erling is the son of Judith Hope known for her breakthrough role in government and politics. In 1973, she became Long Island’s first woman town supervisor with her election as East Hampton town supervisor. She went on to become New York State Democratic Party […]

Tom Twomey will be deeply missed

Monday, December 1, 2014

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Tom Twomey will be deeply missed

Tom Twomey, a leading Long Island attorney, had many accomplishments. But the most important can be seen on a drive along Sound Avenue on the North Fork, just before Riverhead Town becomes Southold Town. There, to the north, is what’s now state parkland. There’s also a 500-foot high meteorological tower put up by the Long […]

LI Vote 2014: Election by character assassination? Or robust public vetting of candidates?

Saturday, November 22, 2014

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LI Vote 2014: Election by character assassination? Or robust public vetting of candidates?

Election by character assassination?  Or robust public vetting of candidates? Growing old, as the saying goes, isn’t for sissies—and neither is running for office these days on Long Island or elsewhere in the United States and being mercilessly attacked. Years ago it was known as mudslinging. In recent times, terms also used have been negative […]

Nuclear Rockets — not a fail-safe plan

Thursday, November 20, 2014

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  The recent crash of Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo and explosion on launch three days earlier of an Antares rocket further underline the dangers of inserting nuclear material in the always perilous space flight equation­as the U.S. and Russia still plan. “SpaceShipTwo has experienced an in-flight anomaly,” Virgin Galactic tweeted after the spacecraft, on which $500 […]

Frank Scaturro: For Republicans, a cautionary tale from Nassau County

Thursday, November 13, 2014

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Frank Scaturro: For Republicans, a cautionary tale from Nassau County

Frank Scaturro is a former Counsel for the Constitution on the Senate Judiciary Committee and Republican and Conservative candidate for the House of Representatives in New York’s 4th Congressional District. He wrote this Op/Ed for the Washington Examiner.

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