Press Releases

Assemblyman Thiele Helps Redirect a $250,000 Grant to Purchase a New Fire Boat in Sag Harbor

This week, Assemblyman Fred Thiele (D-Sag Harbor) announced that he has approved the repurposing of a $250,000 grant to support the purchase of a fire boat for the Village of Sag Harbor Fire Department.In 2017, the Sag Harbor Fire Department was awarded...

Lewis Road PRD/Lewis Road Site Plan East Quogue, Town of Southampton

Peconic Bay Community Preservation Fund Revenues are $122.21 Million for First Seven Months of 2022 Compared with $131.29 Million in 2021

Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele, Jr. (D-Sag Harbor) today reported that 2022 revenues for the Peconic Bay Community Preservation Fund (CPF) for the first seven months totaled $122.21 million. A year ago, $131.29 million was collected for the same period. Revenues...

Peconic Bay Community Preservation Fund Revenues are $107.44 Million for First Half of 2022 Compared with $113.5 Million in 2021

Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele, Jr. (D-Sag Harbor) today reported that 2022 revenues for the Peconic Bay Community Preservation Fund (CPF) for the first six months were $107.44 million. A year ago, $113.5 million was collected for the same period, or 5.3%...

Assemblymember Thiele Appointed Co-Chair of the Newly Established Legislative Commission on the Future of LIPA

On Wednesday, Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele, Jr. (D-Sag Harbor) announced that he has been appointed by Speaker Carl Heastie to serve on the Legislative Commission on the Future of the Long Island Power Authority (LIPA), together with Assemblymembers Stacey...

Thiele Statement on the Passage of the Equality Amendment

Assemblymember Fred W. Thiele (D-Sag Harbor) today announced that last week the New York State Legislature passed an Equality Amendment to enshrine equal rights into the State Constitution and solidify the right to abortion access in New York. This concurrent...

Thiele Legislation Extending the Volunteer Firefighter Recruitment and Retention Task Force Signed into Law

Today, Assemblyman Fred Thiele (D-Sag Harbor) announced that Governor Kathy Hochul has signed legislation that would enable the New York State Volunteer Firefighter Recruitment and Retention Task Force to continue its work until December 31, 2022. This...

Assemblymember Thiele Statement on the Supreme Court’s Decision Limiting EPA’s Authority in the Fight Against Climate Change

Today, Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele, Jr. (D-Sag Harbor) issued the following statement after the Supreme Court of the United States ruled to limit the scope of the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) power to address climate change in the case of...

Peconic Bay Community Preservation Fund Revenues Total $89.59 Million for the First 5 Months of 2022 Compared to $93.69 Million for 2021

Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele, Jr. (D-Sag Harbor) today reported that 2022 revenues for the Peconic Bay Community Preservation Fund for the first 5 months were $89.59 million. This is 4.4% lower than the same period a year ago. A year ago, $93.69 million...

Assemblymember Thiele Statement on the Supreme Court’s Repeal of the Landmark Roe v. Wade Decision

Today, Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele, Jr. (D-Sag Harbor) issued the following statement on the news that the Supreme Court of the United States overruled Roe v. Wade, eliminating the federal constitutional right to an abortion, which will now be determined...

Assemblymember Thiele Statement on the Supreme Court’s Repeal of New York’s Concealed Carry Law

Today, Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele, Jr. (D-Sag Harbor) issued the following statement on the news that the Supreme Court of the United States overturned a 1913 New York statute which required applicants for concealed carry permits to demonstrate ‘proper...

Assemblyman Thiele Earns A 98% Rating from Environmental Advocates Action

Last week, Environmental Advocates Action, a state-wide organization advocating for environmental legislation, released the Assembly edition of its New York State Environmental Scorecard for the 2022 Legislative Session. The ranking is based upon seventy-seven...

Thiele: Legislation to Protect Abortion Access Signed by Governor

Assemblymember Fred W. Thiele (D-Sag Harbor) today announced that critical legislation enacted by the New York State Legislature to safeguard further the right to choose and access safe abortions has received Governor Kathy Hochul’s signature. After...

Assemblymember Thiele Helps Passing Crucial Gun Control Measures in Wake of Buffalo and Texas Mass Shootings

Assemblymember Thiele (D-Sag Harbor) announced that he helped pass a series of gun safety bills in response to mass shootings in Buffalo that tragically claimed the lives of 10 people and was perpetrated by an avowed white supremacist, and in Uvalde,...

Thiele: Local Issues Prioritized in Final Days of 2022 Legislative Session

On Saturday, the New York State Assembly concluded the 2022 Legislative Session. Assemblymember Fred W. Thiele (D-Sag Harbor) issued the following statement on the passage of several bills that benefit his district on the East End: “As the Assembly...

Thiele: New York State Assembly Passes Bills to Expand Access to Water Supply and Make Polluters Pay

This week, Assemblymember Fred W. Thiele, Jr. (D-Sag Harbor) announced that crucial legislation he sponsored to increase and protect access to water supply passed both houses during the 2022 legislative session. This package of bills includes: A.2620...

Assemblymember Thiele Applauds the Assembly’s Passage of the Unmarked Burial Site Protection Act

This week, the New York State Assembly passed a bill co-sponsored by Assemblyman Thiele (D- Sag Harbor) to protect unmarked burial sites. The Unmarked Burial Site Protection Act provides comprehensive protections to determine the cultural affiliation...

Assemblymember Thiele Announces Nomination of the Steinbeck Homestead for $500,000 in State Funding to Establish Writers Retreat

Legendary author and Nobel Prize Winner John Steinbeck lived and worked in the Village of Sag Harbor from 1955 until his passing in 1968. In his work, he was known for his compelling voice and unapologetic social commentary, which cemented his novels...

Thiele Co-Sponsors Legislation That Has Passed Both Houses of the Legislature Permitting Local Governments to Reduce Maximum Speed Limits to 25 MPH on Local Roads

New York State Assemblyman and Chair of the Assembly Committee on Local Governments Fred W. Thiele, Jr. (D - Sag Harbor) today announced that legislation he sponsors with Assembly Member Amy Paulin of Westchester County to allow cities, towns, and villages...

Statement from Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele, Jr.

Memorial Day weekend has arrived on the East End of Long Island. Traffic is already backing up everywhere and the “Trade Parade” stretches all the way to the East Quogue exit on the Sunrise Highway. It’s taking hours for residents to get to work...