Press Releases

East Quoge Fall Blood Drive – 2019

Thiele Earns A 100% Rating from Epl/Environmental Advocates

The Environmental Planning Lobby (EPL)/Environmental Advocates has released its New York State Environmental Scorecard for the 2019 Legislative Session. EPL/Environmental Advocates is a state-wide environmental organization that advocates for environmental...

Long Island Regional Economic Development Council (Liredc) Designated 7 Priority Projects in The 1st Assembly District For State Funding

New York State Assemblyman Fred Thiele, Jr. (I, D, WF-Sag Harbor), Chair of the Assembly Committee on Local Governments, today announced that the Long Island Regional Economic Development Council (LIREDC) has designated 7 priority projects in the 1st...

Thiele to Hold Informational Forum for Manufactured Home Park Residents

Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele, Jr. (I, D, WF-Sag Harbor) today announced that he will be holding an informational forum for manufactured home park residents regarding the “Housing Stability and Tenant Protection Act of 2019" on Tuesday, October 29th...

Assemblyman Thiele: Suffolk County Early Voting Information for 2019 General Election

Voting is a fundamental right and an essential part of our democracy, but regrettably, far too many registered voters do not participate in elections due to time constraints. To provide New Yorkers with additional time to make it to the polls, the State...

Thiele Seeking Presidential Scholars Program Nominations

Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele, Jr. (I, D, WF-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...

Thiele Co-Sponsors Legislation Permitting Local Governments to Reduce Maximum Speed Limits to 25 MPH on Local Roads

New York State Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele, Jr. (I, D, WF-Sag Harbor) has co-sponsored legislation with Assembly Member Amy Paulin of Westchester County that would permit cities, towns, and villages, at their option, to reduce maximum speed limits on local...

Peconic Bay Community Preservation Fund Revenues are $52.82 Million for First Eight Months of 2019 Compared With $66.79 Million in 2018

Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele, Jr. (I-Sag Harbor) today reported that 2019 revenues for the Peconic Bay Community Preservation Fund (CPF) for the first eight months of 2019 produced revenue of $52.82 million. A year ago, $66.79 million was collected for...

Assemblyman Thiele: Continuing the Fight for True Pay Equity for Women

Gender and race should never be deciding factors in a person’s chance at economic security or opportunity. New York State has always been at the forefront of progress and a steadfast advocate for women’s rights. In order to continue living up...

Statement from Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele, Jr. on South Fork Commuter Connection

On March 4, 2019, during one of last winter’s few snowstorms, the 6:16 am train pulled out of the LIRR station in Speonk headed eastward on the maiden voyage of the South Fork Commuter Connection (SFCC). After more than 20 years of advocacy from...

Assemblyman Thiele: Remember the True Meaning of Labor Day and Celebrate Workers

For many New Yorkers, the first Monday of September each year – known as Labor Day – is a time to gather with family and friends and enjoy the final days of summer before the busy fall months arrive. But while we take part in these festivities,...

Assemblyman Thiele: Red Flag Law Goes Into Effect

Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele, Jr. (I, D, WF, REF - Sag Harbor) announced that legislation he helped pass to prevent and reduce gun violence in New York, known as the “Red Flag” Law, went into effect earlier this week on August 24, 2019. This new...

A Civil Service Exam for the Position of Correction Officer Will Be Held In October 2019

Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele Jr. (I, D, WF-Sag Harbor) today announced that the New York State Department of Civil Service will be holding a new examination for the position of correction officer in October 2019. The filing deadline for this examination...

Thiele Will Introduce Legislation to Clarify That “Security and Advance” Limitation in the Housing Stability and Tenant Protection Act Does Not Apply to Seasonal Rentals

New York State Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele, Jr. (I, D, WF-Sag Harbor) will introduce legislation making it clear that the “security and advance” limitation contained in the newly-enacted Housing Stability and Tenant Protection Act of 2019 (HSTPA)...

Assemblyman Thiele Reminds “Dreamers” to Apply for Financial Aid and Scholarships for Higher Education Under the José Peralta New York State DREAM Act

Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele, Jr. (I, D, WF, REF - Sag Harbor) reminds qualifying undocumented students educated in New York high schools to apply for state financial aid and scholarships for higher education, including the Tuition Assistance Program and...

Thiele Announces Public Library Construction Grant Awards for Four Local Libraries

Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele, Jr. (I, D, WF, REF - Sag Harbor) announced that New York State Public Library Construction Grants have been awarded to the Hampton Bays Public Library for $58,960; Quogue Library for $326,000; Rogers Memorial Library in Southampton...

Assemblyman Thiele Hosts August Food Drive

Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele, Jr. (I, D, WF, REF - Sag Harbor) announced that he is hosting a food drive for the month of August in association with Island Harvest, a hunger relief organization on Long Island. The collected goods will go to the Bridgehampton...

Governor Signs Bill Authorizing Emergency Responders to Remove Distressed Animals Left in Motor Vehicles

Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele, Jr. and State Senator Kenneth P. LaValle today announced that their legislation authorizing firefighters and other emergency medical responders to remove animals in unattended motor vehicles under conditions that endanger their...

Peconic Bay Community Preservation Fund Revenues are $38.23 Million for First Half of 2019 Compared With $50.17 Million In 2018

Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele, Jr. (I-Sag Harbor) today reported that 2019 revenues for the Peconic Bay Community Preservation Fund (CPF) for the first six months produced revenue of $38.23 million. A year ago $50.17 million was collected for the same period,...

Statement from Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele on Supreme Court Census Decision

The United States Supreme Court’s decision to block the inclusion of a citizenship question on the U.S. Census is a critical win for democracy. The Census helps determine the path of our communities, state and nation.I was proud to add my name to...