05/07/16 8:00am
KARL GROSSMAN

KARL GROSSMAN

With money corrupting the democratic process becoming a major issue in the United States, Suffolk Legislator Rob Trotta (R-Fort Salonga) has introduced a bill to limit campaign contributions from county contractors and public employee unions.

The latter would include police unions, which have become big players in Suffolk politics by providing large campaign contributions. Mr. Trotta, a member of the Suffolk County Police Department for 25 years, ties this to pay increases Suffolk police have received. (more…)

11/23/14 12:00pm
KARL GROSSMAN

KARL GROSSMAN

This space was devoted last week to the negative advertising, the “attack ads” or election by character assassination, which dominated the 2014 election in Suffolk County, the state and nation.

But in Suffolk, there were other aspects worth noting. (more…)

09/07/14 12:00pm
KARL GROSSMAN

KARL GROSSMAN

The most refreshing candidate for New York governor in decades was on the East End last week.

Zephyr Teachout is challenging incumbent Andrew Cuomo in a primary this coming Tuesday to decide who will be the Democratic nominee for governor. (more…)