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Father, Son, and New York’s Power Brokerage

by Karl Grossman |

Residential ratepayers and businesses, including people and businesses on Fire Island and other entities including schools and governments in New York State, have since been paying, and for years will continue to have to pay an added charge on their electric bills thanks to the Andrew Cuomo nuclear bailout.

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The Pain Left Behind: Opioid Litigation in Suffolk County

by Karl Grossman |

What national media described as a “landmark trial” began with the lawsuit on June 29, 2021, in Central Islip. It was “the first opioid case in the country where a jury rather than a judge will decide the outcome,” pointed out The New York Times. There were so many defendants that the auditorium of Touro College’s Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center became a Supreme Court trial court.

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The World is Our Oysters

by Karl Grossman |

Between 1964 and 1974 my family lived in Sayville. In the 1960s, the Great South Bay off Sayville was clear and clams were abundant. A clam rake wasn’t required to harvest clams. All we needed to do was jump off our boat, dig our feet into the sand, wiggle toes, and lots of clams were forthcoming.

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“Scaling Up in Solar”

by Karl Grossman |

A statement that accompanies the “Long Island Solar Roadmap” points to, as an example of good solar siting, the solar carport at the H. Lee Dennison Building in Hauppauge. Admiring how it “twinkles in the sun. Since 2011, the solar canopies there, laid out in rows above the parking spaces, have generated shade in the hot summer months and carbon-free electricity all year round, along with a multitude of other benefits.”

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A New Deal to Recover from COVID

by Karl Grossman |

With the massive unemployment in our country and economic devastation caused in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, a call has come from New York to the U.S. heartland to recreate the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) and Works Progress Administration … Full Story

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No Shades of Gray

by Karl Grossman |

Long Island too was part of the protests that have swept the nation in the wake of the murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis – one of so many killings of black people by police through the years. Many of … Full Story