05/24/15 11:00am
KARL GROSSMAN

KARL GROSSMAN

The arrest on federal corruption charges of Long Islander Dean Skelos, majority leader of the New York State Senate, and his resignation from that post last week, casts a spotlight on a major law firm.

Ruskin Moscou Faltischek is a mover-and-shaker of governments on Long Island and one of its partners is an East Ender in charge of lobbying activities for the firm. (more…)

05/19/15 2:00pm
KATHERINE SCHROEDER PHOTO | A mute swan mother with her cygnets.

KATHERINE SCHROEDER PHOTO | A mute swan mother with her cygnets.

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation just can’t let go of its outrageous plan to go after the 2,200 mute swans in the state. Most of these beautiful and graceful birds, some 1,600, are here on Long Island. (more…)

05/10/15 4:30pm
KARL GROSSMAN

KARL GROSSMAN

Work began last week on the first offshore wind farm in the United States, off Block Island, 37 miles east of Shelter Island.

“It’s a small project but this is a big deal,” said Gordian Raacke, executive director of Renewable Energy Long Island. “Paraphrasing Neil Armstrong, this is one small step for offshore wind power but it could turn out to be a giant leap for America’s energy future.” (more…)

05/03/15 8:00am
KARL GROSSMAN

KARL GROSSMAN

And then there was one.

With the closing of the Chester Massey & Sons duck farm in Eastport at the end of last year, all that’s left of a Long Island industry, which in the 1950s consisted of more than 90 duck farms, is the Crescent Duck Farm in Aquebogue. (more…)