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

August 16th, 2014

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Karl Grossman: 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

August 11th, 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]

August 10th, 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

August 10th, 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

August 6th, 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

August 6th, 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.

NY AD-3: Court Rules for Assemblyman Edward Hennessey. Murray Stunt Called “Just Plain Wrong”

August 6th, 2014

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“Dean Murray’s latest political stunt crosses the line. He has clearly reached a new low. I don’t know what’s worse – attempting to mislead the court in a lawsuit claiming I don’t live here, or having some creep crawl under my family car to place a GPS tracking device to stalk us. With this disturbing behavior, Murray has taken negative campaigning to a new low.

Moreland Commission Investigation centers On Two Prominent Long Island Politicians

August 4th, 2014

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Moreland Commission Investigation centers On Two Prominent Long Island Politicians

The recent Page One lead story in the New York Times about the interfered-with work and then abrupt shutdown of a commission set up to investigate corruption in state politics was a solid and extensive piece of investigative reporting that centrally involved two people who have been prominent in Long Island government. Headlined “Governor’s Office […]

Steve Levy: Border Crisis Was Self Created

July 31st, 2014

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The absurd promotion of illegal immigration policies by our nation’s leaders, the media and academic elite are finally coming home to roost. The images are disturbing and startling.The absurd promotion of illegal immigration policies by our nation’s leaders, the media and academic elite are finally coming home to roost. The images are disturbing and startling.

Karl Grossman: Make Plum Island a site for alternative energy

July 28th, 2014

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Karl Grossman: Make Plum Island a site for alternative energy

A sensible plan would be to make Plum Island a site for alternative energy. Bill Smith of Shelter Island, long head of Fish Unlimited, is leading an initiative to do this.

Karl Grossman: Long Island-grown State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli

July 20th, 2014

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Karl Grossman:  Long Island-grown State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli

The only Long Islander running statewide on a major party ticket in New York State this year, Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli, was just on the island feted at an unusual political happening

New York State Comptroller candidate Bob Antonacci to Tom DiNapoli: What Took You So Long?

July 16th, 2014

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New York State Comptroller candidate Bob Antonacci today called out incumbent State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli for waiting more than a year to audit the administration’s highly-secretive and controversial START-Up NY ad campaign.

Long Island Pols Speak Out on the potential LIRR strike

July 16th, 2014

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Representatives from Long Island were united in their demand for the MTA/LIRR to make immediate contingency plans for the potential LIRR strike in 3 days and the return to the negotiating table

Statement from Anthony Senft, Jr.: I am declining the Republican, Conservative and Independence party nominations

July 15th, 2014

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I officially notified the Board of Elections I am declining the Republican, Conservative and Independence party nominations to run for the New York State Senate.

The Battle for New York’s First Congressional District

July 14th, 2014

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The Battle for New York’s First Congressional District

Karl Grossman has covered Long Island for over 50 years. He is an honored member of Long Island’s Journalism Hall of Fame.

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