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Karl Grossman

Vandana Shiva: Chemical industry’s GMO drive is choking out diversity

by Nov 5, 2015
“Your region still has farms that look like farms,” international environmental leader Vandana Shiva said during a talk on the East End last month. In contrast, “industrial farms” are “creating deserts” and doing “violence against the earth.” Suffolk Closeup by Karl Grossman.

Suffolk Closeup: Why we need more women in elective office

by Oct 29, 2015
As U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor said, only with women being fully represented can the U.S. be a “fully representative democracy.”

Suffolk Closeup: County cops meddling in local politics is a decades-old pattern

by Oct 24, 2015
The situation with Suffolk County police in Riverhead fits into a pattern that is decades old. With the “average homeowner” in the county police district now paying $1,165 annually for police services, the county department would benefit greatly from new sources of property tax revenue — and the East End is ripe.