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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 Nadler. In Jerry Nadler, chairman of the House Judiciary Committee that just handed down articles of impeachment against Donald Trump, … 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 Ordered.” The story below it was about the U.S. House of Representatives having “quietly passed a bill requiring the Inspector … Full Story

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Blowing in the Wind

by Karl Grossman |

  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 Nassau County – at its closest point 14 miles south of Jones Beach – and then extend in a block … Full Story

One Balloon Too Many

by Karl Grossman |

“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 to zero. There would be no release in Suffolk of helium- filled balloons or balloons otherwise filled with “lighter-than-air-gas.” A … Full Story

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Environment: Bitter Harvest

by Karl Grossman |

There are no farms on Fire Island. But Suffolk County, of which it is a part, is a top agricultural county in New York State. As New York Comptroller Tom DiNapoli noted in a recent “economic snapshot” of the area, “Suffolk County has the highest value for agricultural crops of any county in New York State.” It has also, for … Full Story