Karl Grossman - Investigative Reporter and Professor of Journalism

My First Big Story

My First Big Story Posted on November 29, 2015 (This ran as my column in the Fire Island News on May 29, 2015.) *** A year-long 50th anniversary celebration—extending through this summer—is underway to commemorate a great event: the creation of the Fire Island National Seashore. In a David-versus-Goliath saga, a most extraordinary place—Fire Island—was… Continue reading My First Big Story

“Fire Island Was Paradise, Truly Paradise”

“Fire Island Was Paradise, Truly Paradise” Posted on November 29, 2015 (This ran as my column in the Fire Island News on June 21, 2015) *** “Fire Island was paradise, truly paradise,” Phyllis Italiano was saying. “The life we had there for that period of years—for 35 years—was idyllic. “ Phyllis was blissfully reminiscing the… Continue reading “Fire Island Was Paradise, Truly Paradise”

The Renewable Energy Revolution — And Push to Suppress It

The Renewable Energy Revolution — And Push to Suppress It Posted on November 26, 2015 We’ve had solar power energizing our house in Sag Harbor on Long Island in New York for six years now—and it’s a bonanza! Once the photovoltaic panels are up on your roof, nothing more needs to be done. They harvest… Continue reading The Renewable Energy Revolution — And Push to Suppress It

The Army Corps of Engineers and the Montauk Shore

The Army Corps of Engineers and the Montauk Shore Posted on November 24, 2015 “Save Montauk” “No More Army Corps” These were some of the signs as widespread opposition arrived—at long last—to the Army Corps of Engineers project to put “geotubes” at a taxpayer expense of $8.9 million on the beach at Montauk. With the… Continue reading The Army Corps of Engineers and the Montauk Shore