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Karl Grossman

Assessing the midterm results: What do they mean for 2020 and beyond?

Will Perry Gershon run for congress again? Will Jay Schneiderman? How about John Kennedy for county executive? Karl Grossman sorts it all out.

Who will clean up the ‘island of secrets’?

Can contamination on Plum Island, originally developed in the early 1950s by the U.S. Army Chemical Corps to use animal diseases to wage biological warfare, even be cleaned up?

Army Corps should follow New York’s embrace of ‘living shoreline’ approach

The shoreline should remain in its nature state as much as is possible, according to a guidance document issued by the State DEC this year. Shoreline projects that mimic the natural environment are preferred over hybrid options that utilize structural components.

Our sole-source aquifer is not a limitless resource

Imagine the groundwater reservoir to be a balloon of a certain size and due to pumping of water and coastal discharge of the wastewater the size of the balloon lessens. Some significant things happen as a result.

The race for Suffolk County sheriff: Score one for the democratic process

The race for county sheriff isn't what the party bosses had planned.

Suffolk Closeup We must ‘listen to the cry of the Earth’

It’s critical for the world to work together to try to stop what is happening.

Suffolk Closeup Here’s hoping ‘anti-vaxxer’ hysteria doesn’t kill new Lyme vaccnine

A second Lyme vaccine is in clinical trials under an expedited review by the FDA. An earlier vaccine, approved in 1998, was pulled from the market after a class-action lawsuit a year later claiming the vaccine caused arthritis.

Suffolk Closeup With crash and burn of space probe set for Sept. 15, a reminder that NASA’s nuclear space follies must...

On Sept. 15, the Cassini space probe and its 72.3 pounds of Plutonium-238 fuel — which is 280 times more radioactive than the Plutonum-239 used in atomic bombs — will be crashed into Saturn.

Suffolk Closeup: Coping with the thieves among us

When backyard varmints strip all the fruit from more than 40 trees, there's only one thing left to do.

Must STEM focus come at the expense of the humanities at Stony Brook?

A major university should offer a broad education. Learning in literature, theatre, cultural studies are important to a student’s education, and her or his understanding of the world.