Tag Archive | "Karl Grossman"

Karl Grossman: Strife involving the Independence Party‏

Saturday, March 29, 2014


The Independence Party and its Suffolk County and New York State chairman, Frank MacKay, have been under intense media and political attack in recent weeks. That comes despite the increased power of the party in recent years, notably on Long Island.

Karl Grossman’s Long Island Election 2013 Analysis

Saturday, November 16, 2013

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For Long Island, the results of Election 2013 reflected a singular theme in the race for Nassau County executive—incumbent Nassau County Executive Edward Mangano’s repeated pledge not to raise taxes. But in Suffolk County, what happened was more complex.

Karl Grossman: The Rise and Fall of Southampton College (1963-2005)

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

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Who knew that Long Island University, Southampton’s parent institution, went into bankruptcy soon after it was established? Two years after it opened came the 1929 stock market crash. Prospective donors “were unable to make good on their pledges. The endowment was wiped out,” relates Dr. Strong. “It was a defining moment for LIU” and the “institution never fully recovered….Without an adequate endowment the university was forced to survive primarily on the tuition that came in each September.”

Karl Grossman: Agriculture in Suffolk, although booming, remains threatened.

Saturday, March 16, 2013


With Suffolk County government continuing to undergo financial problems, what has remained a solid, sustainable industry on eastern Long Island—agriculture—should be celebrated and fully supported.

Karl Grossman: Will Long Island learn from history—or repeat it?

Sunday, January 6, 2013


As the new year starts and we’re still dealing with impacts of superstorm Sandy, with a great push underway to “fortify” the Long Island shoreline by dumping sand on it, some lessons of history would be helpful.

Karl Grossman: The Deprivation of Peace and Quiet

Friday, August 17, 2012


The noise of helicopters heading to and returning from what’s become Long Island’s biggest noisemaker—East Hampton Airport—has been intense this summer.

Karl Grossman: Mainstream Media Makes No Mention of the Huge Danger of NASA’s Curiosity

Monday, August 6, 2012


The first Mars rover fueled with plutonium landed on the red planet Monday—and there was much cheerleading by mainstream media but no mention of the huge danger the device, which NASA calls Curiosity, has posed to people and other life on Earth before getting to Mars.

Karl Grossman: Rich Long Island. Poor Long Island.

Thursday, July 26, 2012


Karl Grossman, professor of journalism at the State University of New York/College at Old Westbury, has been a Long Island-based journalist for 50 years.

Karl Grossman: The “pus” that pervades Japanese nuclear industry is international.

Sunday, July 15, 2012


The conclusion of a report of a Japanese parliamentary panel issued last week that the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant disaster was rooted in government-industry “collusion” and thus was “man-made” is mirrored throughout the world. The “regulatory capture” cited by the panel is the pattern among nuclear agencies right up to the International Atomic Energy […]

Karl Grossman: Suffolk has played a big part in battling smoking, but far more needs to be done

Thursday, July 12, 2012


The Suffolk County Legislature last month passed a bill that, with exceptions, would ban smoking at county-owned parks and beaches. The measure was authored by a freshman legislator, William Spencer, a physician. Suffolk has been a pioneer in banning or limiting smoking. Indeed, the New York Times has reported that Suffolk “has led the nation […]

Karl Grossman: Altschuler and Bishop both agree on something … Plum Island

Thursday, July 5, 2012


The National Research Council has issued a report identifying “a number of deficiencies” in an “updated risk assessment” done by the federal government for the National Bio and Agro Defense Facility (NBAF) it wants to build in Kansas to replace the Plum Island Animal Disease Center just off Long Island. U.S. Representative Tim Bishop, who […]

Karl Grossman: But what about Stony Brook Southampton’s original mission of sustainability?

Friday, June 29, 2012


Stony Brook Southampton has been sitting there very lightly used ever since the administration of Stony Brook University pulled the plug on it two years ago. A campus on which the State of New York spent nearly $80 million, its dormitories are empty, its classrooms largely vacant. It’s a far cry from what it had […]

Karl Grossman: Worshipping Nuclear Power Like A Religion

Monday, June 18, 2012


Nuclear scientists and engineers embrace nuclear power like a religion. The term “nuclear priesthood” was coined by Dr. Alvin Weinberg, long director of Oak Ridge National Laboratory, and the laboratory’s website proudly notes this.  It’s not unusual for scientists at Oak Ridge and other U.S. national nuclear laboratories to refer to themselves as “nukies.” The […]

Grossman: Extending the Life-Span of Nuclear Power Plants Impacts Long Island

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

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The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission is considering having nuclear power plants run 80 years—although they were never seen as running for more than 40 years because of radioactivity embrittling metal parts and otherwise causing safety problems. “The idea of keeping these reactors going for 80 years is crazy!” declares Robert Alvarez, senior scholar at the […]

LI Politics.com Wins Press Club of Long Island award

Friday, June 8, 2012

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LIPolitics.com has won its first Press Club of Long Island award. The Third Place Award in the “Environment/Science/Health/Technology:Online” category went to opinion columnist Karl Grossman for his editorial “Long Islanders Beyond Nuclear, So Why Aren’t Our FederaL Reps?” It appeared on LIPolitics.com on July 25, 2011. Karl Grossman, a Long Island-based journalist for 50 years, […]

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