Press Releases

Assemblyman Thiele and Senator Gaughran Introduce Legislation to Improve the Real Property Tax Relief Credit

Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele, Jr. (I-Sag Harbor) and State Senator James Gaughran today announced the introduction of legislation to improve and expand the Real Property Tax Relief Credit. If enacted, the legislation would increase the Real Property Tax...

Governor Signs Bill by Assemblyman Thiele to Empower Long Island Communities to Form Community Choice Aggregation Programs

Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele, Jr. (I-Sag Harbor) today announced that legislation sponsored with Senator Todd Kaminsky (D-Long Beach) to authorize the development of Community Choice Aggregation (CCA) programs in Long Island Power Authority’s (LIPA) service...

Assemblyman Fred Thiele Secures Historic NYS Council on the Arts Funding for Local Art and Culture Organizations

Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele, Jr. (I-Sag Harbor) today announced that ten local art and culture organizations have been awarded $467,000 in state funding through the New York State Council on the Arts, enabling these groups to operate more sustainably and...

Assemblyman Thiele Congratulates a Local Student on Being Nominated for the Presidential Scholars Program

Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele, Jr. (I-Sag Harbor) announced that one of the students he recommended has been chosen by State Education Department Commissioner Betty A. Rosa to be part of the twenty-five New York State high school seniors nominated for the...

State Economic Development Funding Will Assist East End Economy

Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele, Jr. (I-Sag Harbor) today announced that the East End will benefit from $2,906,750 awarded to six organizations and municipalities through Round XI of the Regional Economic Development Council (REDC) Initiative to support community...

Gaughran and Thiele Introduce LIPA Public Power Legislation

State Senator James Gaughran and State Assemblyman Fred Thiele have jointly introduced state legislation establishing a process by which LIPA would be restructured as a true public power authority operated and managed directly by LIPA. Currently, LIPA...

Thiele Legislation Signed into Law Permitting Kelp Cultivation in Underwater Lands at Gardiner’s Bay and Peconic Bays

Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele, Jr. (I-Sag Harbor) today announced that legislation he sponsors with Senator Kaminsky (A.7547-A/S.6532-A) allowing kelp cultivation in underwater lands at Gardiner’s Bay and Peconic Bays was signed into law by Governor Hochul....

Peconic Bay Community Preservation Fund Revenues Are $177.37 Million for First Ten Months of 2021 Compared With $102.61 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 ten months of 2021 totaled $177.37 million. In 2020, $102.61 million was collected for the same period. The...

Peconic Bay Community Preservation Fund Revenues are $158.88 Million for First Three Quarters of 2021 Compared with $84.68 Million in 2020

Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele, Jr. (I-Sag Harbor) today reported that 2021 revenues for the Peconic Bay Community Preservation Fund (CPF) for the first three quarters were $158.88 million or 87.6% percent MORE than last year. A year ago, $84.68 million was...

Thiele and Van Scoyoc Announce Funding Plan to Underground Utility Lines for the Montauk Gateway

New York State Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele, Jr. and East Hampton Town Supervisor Peter Van Scoyoc today announced an intergovernmental partnership to fund the undergrounding of utility lines at the gateway to the hamlet of Montauk. The project would supplement...

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....