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Suffolk Closeup

  • Publication: Southampton Press
  • Published on: Oct 5, 2020
  • Columnist: Karl Grossman
The Suffolk County Legislature, since it was established 50 years ago, has been a governmental trailblazer, enacting first-in-the nation laws that are then replicated through the United States. These have... more

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It’s a change in the distribution of electricity and gas that is called Community Choice ... 7 Sep 2020 by Karl Grossman

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