Press Releases

Peconic Bay Community Housing Fund Act Signed by Governor

State legislation authorizing the five East End Towns of East Hampton, Riverhead, Shelter Island, Southampton, and Southold to each establish a Town Community Housing Fund (A.2633/S.6492) has been signed into law by Governor Kathy Hochul. The bill was...

Thiele Seeking Presidential Scholars Program Nominations

Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele, Jr. (I-Sag Harbor) is seeking assistance from his local high schools in making nominations for the Presidential Scholars Program. The Presidential Scholars Program was established by President Lyndon Johnson in 1964 and recognizes...

Peconic Bay Community Preservation Fund Revenues are $144.74 Million for First Eight Months of 2021 Compared with $72.26 Million in 2020

Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele, Jr. (I-Sag Harbor) today reported that revenues for the Peconic Bay Community Preservation Fund (CPF) for the first eight months of 2021 produced revenue of $144.74 million. A year ago, $72.26 million was collected for the...

Peconic Bay Region Coalition of Government, Business, Environmental, Community, and Civic Leaders Calls on Governor Hochul to Sign Peconic Bay Region Community Housing Act

Today, Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele and State Senator Anthony Palumbo led a coalition of more than 35 East End leaders and organizations who signed a letter urging Governor Kathy Hochul to sign A.2633/S.6492, enacting the Peconic Bay Region Community Housing...

Thiele Nominates Southampton Campus Windmill for $500,000 Capital Grant to Rehabilitate Storm Damage

New York State Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele, Jr. today announced that he has nominated Stony Brook University for a $500,000 capital grant for the restoration and rehabilitation of the Windmill at the Southampton campus. The funding has been secured from...

Thiele Praises State Attorney General James for Declining to Appeal Sand Land Decision

Today I was pleased to learn from State Attorney General Letitia James that she has decided not to seek leave to appeal the Sand Land decision rendered by the Appellate Division this past May. In that decision, the Court ruled that the State DEC had violated...

Assemblyman Thiele Once Again Earns a 100% Environmental Rating from the New York League of Conservation Voters

The New York League of Conservation Voters has released its State Environmental Scorecard for the 2021 State Legislative Session, which scores State Legislators based on their support for environmental legislation. Assemblyman Fred Thiele has received...

Thiele Seasonal Rentals Legislation Signed Into Law

Assemblyman Fred Thiele today announced that his legislation to clarify that certain seasonal rentals are excluded from the provisions regulating deposits and advances for residential dwelling units under the Housing Stability and Tenant Protection Act...

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 some point...

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....

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 New York...

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,...