December 1st, 2014
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 […]
November 22nd, 2014
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 […]
November 20th, 2014
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 […]
November 13th, 2014
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.
Karl Grossman: “Buy Local” promotes public health at the expense of protecting the well-being of the farmworkers
November 11th, 2014
The call “to ‘buy local’ promotes public health at the expense of protecting the well-being of the farmworkers who grow and harvest the much-coveted produce on regional farms.”
November 2nd, 2014
Long Island is known for, among other things, its beautiful beaches, for being the site of the first “mass-produced” suburb in the U.S—Levittown, for the resort areas of Fire Island and the East End notably the Hamptons, for farmland that allows Suffolk County to remain the top farming county in New York State in value of yearly produce. But Long Island isn’t sufficiently recognized for its major role in the American Revolution.
Karl Grossman: Despite recent challenges by the press, Frank MacKay is actively moving ahead—thinking nationally.
October 25th, 2014
The powerful Suffolk County and New York State chairman of the Independence Party, furious over investigative reporting by Newsday, invited me two weeks ago, in my capacity as a journalism professor who has taught Investigative Reporting as a college course for 35 years, to be on his radio program.
October 19th, 2014
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
October 16th, 2014
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.
September 25th, 2014
Senator Bernie Sanders may upset America’s proverbial political applecart.
September 21st, 2014
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.
September 14th, 2014
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
September 5th, 2014
Zephyr Teachout is the most refreshing candidate for New York governor in decades—and I’ve interviewed several
August 30th, 2014
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
August 28th, 2014
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