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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

Denise Civiletti Why I was kicked out of the LIRR’s closed-door meeting with public officials

Assemblyman Fred Thiele called an 'invitation' only, closed-door meeting of 'stakeholders' to discuss LIRR's East End service. Stakeholders, as defined by Thiele and the LIRR, don't include the public — taxpayers, riders or members of the press.

Trendy sea greens, the ‘new kale,’ will soon be cultivated in East End bays

Trendy sea greens, a hip source of nutrition — fat-free, gluten-free, low-calorie, rich in minerals, vitamins and taste — are soon to be 'grown on Long Island.'

Bill requiring election of LIPA trustees introduced by LaValle and Thiele

A bill that would require the election of LIPA trustees was introduced in the State Legislature yesterday by Sen. Ken LaValle and Assemblyman Fred Thiele.

Budgets approved by both State Senate and Assembly would dramatically increase funding to combat heroin epidemic

State lawmakers look to increase by up to 40 percent spending to combat the escalating heroin crisis in New York.