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Preservation fund revenues rise in 2017, up 8.3 percent in Riverhead

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Real estate transfer tax revenues in 2017 reached the fourth highest total in the 19-year history of the program, Assemblyman Fred Thiele announced this week.

Residents speak out against offshore drilling plan at marathon state hearing

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Dozens of speakers blasted a federal plan to allow offshore exploration and drilling for oil and gas during a hearing today in Hauppauge.

LaValle-Thiele: LIPA must consider fiscal impacts on ratepayers and area economy

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Legislation sponsored by Sen. Ken LaValle and Assemblyman Fred Thiele would require the fiscal impacts on ratepayers and the regional economy to be taken into account when PSEG-LI seeks a rate increase.

New law requires disclosure of PSEG-LI payroll in rate proceedings

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The next time LIPA petitions the State Public Service Commission for a rate increase, the contractor that manages its supply system will have to disclose its payroll, including executive pay, as well as fees paid to contractors and consultants.

State task force created targeting the sustainability and marketing of New York’s seafood industry

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The task force will hold roundtable meetings with stakeholders and make recommendations by Sept. 30, 2019 to promote marketing and sustainability of New York seafood.

Second quarter home sales surge in Riverhead, boosting CPF tax revenues

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Second quarter sales in Riverhead Town topped $51 million, an increase of almost 19 percent over the second quarter of 2016.

State lawmakers blast PSEG for ‘industrial’ 80-foot poles installed between Eastport and Riverhead

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Sen. Ken LaValle and Assemblyman Fred Thiele criticized the new steel poles as at odds with the rural character of the area.

Thiele: $7.6 billion bailout for aging upstate nuclear plants a double insult to L.I. ratepayers

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Long Islanders paid for LILCO’s Shoreham mistake so that a nuclear plant would not open. Now the state wants Long Islanders to pay again so that nuclear plants in another part of New York will not close.

Suffolk Closeup Thiele introduces measure that would help fund advanced septic sytems

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Like the legislation sought by County Executive Steve Bellone last year, State Assemblyman Fred Thiele's proposal would create a fund with a $1-per-thousand water surcharge for public water customers. The fund would help homeowners install costly advanced septic systems.

Local assembly members on opposite sides of the aisle, on opposite sides of reproductive rights bills

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Abortion rights and access to contraceptives were on the agenda in the New York State Assembly this week and the East End's two assembly members, on opposite sides of the political aisle, cast opposite votes on both measures.
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