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

by Jan 23, 2018
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

by Dec 26, 2017
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

by Dec 22, 2017
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

by Aug 1, 2017
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

by Jun 28, 2017
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

by Apr 10, 2017
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

by Mar 11, 2017
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

by Jan 19, 2017
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.

‘You should flip over this ballot’: Coalition group announces campaign to push for 2-percent transfer tax extension

by Sep 8, 2016
A coalition of more than 50 environmental and civic groups has formed to get the word out that voters need to flip the ballot over and vote “yes” to extend the transfer tax this year, with a measure that will allow the East End towns to spend 20 percent of the revenues on water quality improvement projects.
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Thiele: LIRR to restore year-round weekend service to North Fork

by Jul 19, 2016
The Long Island Railroad plans to restore year-round weekend service to Greenport this year, as part of an action plan that will also increase overall service on the North Fork, as agreed to at last week's meeting between local officials and LIRR representatives.