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Nadler and Me

by Karl Grossman |

By Karl Grossman ~ Having been a journalist for nearly six decades, I’ve gotten to know many public officials. The smartest person in politics I’ve ever known – and I’ve told this to folks for years –is U.S. Representative Jerry … Full Story

Tick Truths or Conspiracy Theories?

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By Karl Grossman Lyme disease from a tick bite has been a problem on Fire Island. Thus of interest is the article in Newsweek this summer headlined: “Pentagon May Have Released Weaponized Ticks That Helped Spread of Lyme Disease: Investigation … Full Story

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Blowing in the Wind

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  Offshore wind turbines would rise 30 miles south of far western Fire Island under a plan approved by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo on July 18, 2019. What has been named the Empire Wind Project would mainly be off … Full Story

One Balloon Too Many

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“One balloon released is one too many,” says Suffolk County Legislator Sarah Anker. Thus she is sponsoring a bill to amend current county law, which allows the release of up to 25 helium filled balloons – and change that number … Full Story

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Environment: Bitter Harvest

by Karl Grossman |

“We present this report on Thanksgiving because were it not for the labor of the people you are going to meet, you might not starve, but your table would not be laden with the luxuries that we have all come to regard as essential,” declared Murrow, the preeminent U.S. broadcast journalist of his era, standing in a farm field. “They are the migrants, workers in the sweatshops of the soil – the harvest of shame,” says Murrow. They are “the forgotten people.”