Press Releases

Montauk Highway Resurfacing Update From Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele, Jr.

Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele, Jr. (I, D, WF-Sag Harbor) today announced that the first phase of the resurfacing of Montauk Highway between East Hampton and Southampton was completed on time. The 2.3 mile segment between Route 114 and Stephen Hands Path...

Thiele: Assembly Approves Legislation to Increase Boating Safety in New York

Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele, Jr. (I, D, WF-Sag Harbor) today announced that the State Assembly has passed legislation to increase boating safety in New York State by requiring all individuals born after 1995 who operate a mechanically propelled boating...

Thiele: Criminalize Fraudulent Mortgage-Foreclosure Practices

Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele, Jr. (I, D, WF-Sag Harbor) announced that the Assembly has passed a bill which he supported that would protect struggling East End homeowners from deceitful business practices perpetrated by mortgage lenders in the home mortgage...

Thiele Helps Assembly Pass DREAM Act to Expand College Aid Opportunities to Immigrant Students

Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele, Jr. (I, D, WF-Sag Harbor) announced he helped the Assembly pass the New York State Development, Relief and Education for Alien Minors (DREAM) Act (A.2597). In addition to creating a private scholarship fund (the DREAM Fund),...

$20 Million in Grants Available to Help Sandy-Impacted Fishing Industry

Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele, Jr. (I, D, WF-Sag Harbor) urges coastal fishing businesses in his district harmed by Hurricance Sandy to apply for available funding through the State’s recently approved Coastal Fishing Industry Grant Program. Under the...

Thiele Sponsors Legislation to Permit Long Island Local Governments to Consider Public Power in the Future

Under Article 14-A of the General Municipal Law, counties, towns, cities, and villages in New York State are permitted to establish public utility companies. Section 360 of the State General Municipal Law provides that, “any municipal corporation may...

Thiele: Summer Jobs Program Will Put More Than 18,000 Teens to Work

Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele, Jr. (I, D, WF-Sag Harbor) announced that more than 18,000 teens will have jobs this summer through New York State’s Summer Youth Employment Program. The State Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance (OTDA) has distributed...

Thiele: On Memorial Day, Let Us Pay Tribute to Our Fallen Heroes

As the summer season approaches and East End families get ready to attend Memorial Day parties or barbecues, it’s important that we remember what this holiday truly stands for. Memorial Day is so much more than a day off from work or an unofficial kickoff...

Thiele: New Yorkers Among the Most at Risk for Lyme Disease

New York is a great place to live, especially in the summer months, due to the many opportunities our State Parks provide to get out and explore the wonders nature has to offer. But as East End families spend more time outside, the dangers posed by Lyme...

Thiele: Assembly Bill Empowers Victims of Price Gouging During Emergencies

Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele, Jr. (I, D, WF-Sag Harbor) announced passage of legislation that would give the right to sue to those who fall victim to price gouging in times of emergency such as the devastation caused by Superstorm Sandy. The bill (A.311)...

Thiele: NYSDOT Announces Transportation Enhancement Program

Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele, Jr. (I, D, WF-Sag Harbor) today announced that the New York State Department of Transportation is accepting applications for transportation projects, such as construction of bicycle paths and streetscape improvements, through...

Thiele: Sweeping Election Reform Measure Tackles NY’s Campaign Finance System

Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele, Jr. (I, D, WF-Sag Harbor) announced the Assembly passed the 2013 Fair Elections Act he sponsored to help reform New York’s campaign finance system. The bill, which would cover statewide offices, state legislative offices...

Assembly Gives Final Passage to Legislation Defining Town Trustees in East Hampton, Southampton and Southold as Municipal Corporations Under Section 72-h of the General Municipal Law

The New York State Assembly has given final passage to legislation that would include the Trustees of the Freeholders and Commonalty of the Town of Southampton, the Trustees of the Freeholders and Commonalty of the Town of East Hampton and the Trustees...

Thiele Introduces Legislation to Lower the Age to 65 for State Senior Fishing, Hunting and Trapping Licenses

New York State Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele, Jr. (I, D, WF-Sag Harbor) has introduced legislation in the New York State Assembly that would reduce the age for senior citizen hunting, fishing, and trapping licenses under the State Environmental Conservation...

Assembly Approves Legislation That Includes East End Town Police Forces in LIRR No Fare Program

By a vote of 133-5, the New York State Assembly has given final passage to a bill sponsored by Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele, Jr. (I, D, WF-Sag Harbor) which will include the town police forces in the East End in an existing 20 year Long Island Rail Road...

Statement by Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele, Jr. – “The Future of LIPA Should Be Decided in an Open and Transparent Process”

Over 25 years ago, the New York State Legislature created the Long Island Power Authority (LIPA) with two primary purposes: (1) to insure that the Shoreham Nuclear Power Station never opened, and (2) to replace Long Island’s irresponsible investor owned...

Thiele: Super Storm Sandy Recovery Centers and Programs Available

Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele, Jr. (I, D, WF-Sag Harbor) announced today that representatives of the New York State Department of Financial Services will help homeowners and business owners affected by Superstorm Sandy apply for recovery aid that was approved...

Assemblyman Thiele Helps Pass Legislation to Protect New Yorkers from Gender Identity Discrimination

“Nobody should have to worry when they apply for an apartment, seek a job or even enter a restaurant that they may be discriminated against or bullied for any reason. That’s why I voted in favor of the Gender Expression Non-Discrimination Act (GENDA)...

Assemblyman Thiele Working to Bring Early Voting to New York

Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele, Jr. (I, D, WF-Sag Harbor) announced that he helped pass legislation that would strengthen the state’s electoral process by instituting early voting in all general, primary and special elections in New York (A.689-A). “Voting...

Assemblyman Thiele Appointed as Chair of NYS Assembly Task Force on University-Industry Cooperation

Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele, Jr. (I, D, WF-Sag Harbor) today announced that Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver has appointment him as Chair of the New York State Assembly Task Force on University-Industry Cooperation. “I am truly honored to be given...