Press Releases

Assemblyman Thiele Signs onto Amicus Brief to United States Supreme Court in Support of Women’s Reproductive Rights

Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele, Jr. today announced that he signed onto an amicus brief to the United States Supreme Court with fellow state legislators in advance of Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health being heard by the nation’s highest Court at...

Assemblyman Thiele Announces State Aid for Library Construction of $47,000 to the Montauk Library

Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele, Jr. today announced that the Montauk Library has been allocated $47,000.00 in state aid for library construction funds. The funds will enable the Montauk Library to install staff and patron workstations throughout the library.The...

Assemblyman Thiele: State Legislature Will Amend Open Meetings Law to Allow More Accessible and Virtual Meetings

Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele, Jr. today announced that Governor Kathy Hochul has convened the State Legislature for an extraordinary session to address, among other things, amending the Open Meetings Law (OML) in an effort to allow virtual public meetings...

Peconic Bay Community Preservation Fund Revenues are $131.29 Million for First Seven Months of 2021 Compared with $61.1 Million in 2020

Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele, Jr. today reported that 2021 revenues for the Peconic Bay Community Preservation Fund (CPF) for the first 7 months produced revenue of $131.29 million. A year ago, $61.1 million was collected for the same period. Revenues for...

Appellate Division Denies State DEC Motions for Leave to Appeal the May 27 Sand Land Decision and Stay the Decision Annulling the Mining Permit

State Assemblyman Fred Thiele today reported that the Appellate Division, Third Department has rejected the motions of the State Department of Environmental Conservation for leave to appeal the recent decision by the Court annulling the mining permit...

Statement of Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele, Jr. on Governor Cuomo’s Resignation

“This is a sad day for all New Yorkers. Based on the facts and evidence presented, Governor Andrew Cuomo made the right decision today by announcing his resignation. Today’s announcement sends a clear message to the people of the State of...

Assemblyman Thiele: NYSDOT to Hold Public Hearing on Storm Drainage Improvement Project on NYS Route 25 and NYS Route 27

Assemblyman Fred Thiele today announced that the New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) will conduct a virtual public hearing regarding an upcoming project to enhance drainage at four locations in Suffolk County. This project was initiated...

Statement of Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele, Jr. on DEC Groundwater Study at Long Island Mines

In 1991, the State Legislature enacted Chapter 166 of the Laws of 1991 establishing the regulatory framework for mining in New York State. Specifically, Section 23-2703(3) was enacted, which provides a stricter regulatory structure for Long Island than...

Statement of Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele, Jr. on NYS Attorney General Report

“I have reviewed the report issued by the Office of New York State Attorney General Letitia James and concur with its findings. An investigation into the allegations of sexual harassment by Governor Andrew Cuomo was conducted by independent investigators...

Assemblyman Thiele: Stony Brook Southampton Hospital to Open New COVID-19 Vaccination Site at Parrish Memorial Hall

Assemblyman Fred Thiele today announced that Stony Brook Southampton Hospital will begin operating a new COVID-19 vaccination site starting August 3, 2021, on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Parrish Memorial Hall (corner...

Assemblyman Thiele: Assembly to Hold Hearing on LIPA/PSEG-LI Contract

Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele, Jr. today announced that the New York State Assembly Committee on Energy will be holding a hearing examining the management and provision of electric service on Long Island. The hearing will be held at the Brookhaven Town Hall,...

Assemblyman Thiele: Several Federal Stimulus Programs are Expiring Soon

“Federal stimulus legislation offered a critical lifeline to millions of households impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and included a host of programs that provide financial support to eligible Americans. Some of those unemployment benefit programs,...

Assemblyman Thiele: South Fork Commuter Connection Service to be Restored

Assemblyman Fred Thiele today announced that the MTA has approved the reinstatement of the South Fork Commuter Connection (SFCC). The LIRR will meet with the Assemblyman and the Towns of East Hampton and Southampton in the near future to finalize the...

Peconic Bay Community Preservation Fund Revenues Are $113.5 Million for First Half of 2021 Compared with $53.28 Million In 2020

Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele, Jr. today reported that 2021 revenues for the Peconic Bay Community Preservation Fund for the first 6 months produced revenue of $113.5 million, or 113% more than last year. In 2020, $53.28 million was collected for the same...

Thiele Legislation Authorizing Village of Sagaponack to Protect Open Space Signed into Law

Assemblyman Fred Thiele today announced that his legislation allowing the Village of Sagaponack, through its governing board, to enforce interests in real property acquired for the purposes of open space or open areas has been signed into law (Ch. 247...

Thiele Legislation to Extend Pilot Program Authorizing Open Bond Auctions Signed into Law

Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele, Jr. today announced that legislation he sponsors with Senator Jim Gaughran extending the effectiveness of a pilot program established in 2019 that provides certain municipalities with the option to sell bonds in an open electronic...

Thiele Legislation Expanding Investment Options for Counties Signed into Law

Assemblyman Fred Thiele today announced that legislation he sponsored with Senator Jim Gaughran to expand the types of investment options available for counties to provide similar options as those available to NYC under current law (A.7209/S.6323) has...

Assemblyman Fred Thiele: Opioid Settlement Fund Signed into Law to Better Support Recovery Programs and Prevention Efforts

“A bill was recently signed into law creating the Opioid Settlement Fund, which will bolster New York’s efforts to combat a devastating crisis that has ravaged our communities. This new law will ensure that funds the state receives from legal...

Assemblyman Fred Thiele: American Rescue Plan Act Funding for Towns, Villages and Small Cities

Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele, Jr. today announced that as part of the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA), a total of $774 million in Coronavirus Local Fiscal Recovery Funds is available for New York State to distribute to Non-Entitlement Units (NEUs), including...

Statement of Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele, Jr. on the LIPA/PSEG-Li Contract Settlement

The agreement between LIPA and PSEG-LI reached behind closed doors this past Sunday marks still another betrayal of LIPA’s ratepayers.During Tropical Storm Isaias this past August, LIPA’s third-party contractor, PSEG-LI, provided a communications...