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03/27/17 4:30pm
COURTESY PHOTO Assemblyman Fred Thiele Jr.

COURTESY PHOTO Assemblyman Fred Thiele Jr.

Ironically, on the same day that most Shelter Islanders experienced a brief power outage while Silver Beach residents were out for close to two hours, came word from Assemblyman Fred Thiele Jr. (I-Sag Harbor) that he is cosponsoring a bill to create a dedicated state fund  to install underground utility lines across the state. (more…)

03/11/17 8:00am
BEVERELA WALZ Scallopers on Coecles Harbor.

BEVERELA WALZ Scallopers on Coecles Harbor.

The Town of East Hampton is moving ahead with a program to provide financial assistance to homeowners and businesses to upgrade their cesspool systems with new technology that drastically reduces nitrogen discharges.

It’s a program that should be countywide, and could be through a bill authored by Assemblyman Fred Thiele Jr. (I-Sag harbor). (more…)

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02/28/17 12:00pm
REPORTER FILE PHOTO he Community Preservation Fund, collects taxes on real estate sales to spend on open space aquisitions.

REPORTER FILE PHOTO The Community Preservation Fund collects taxes on real estate sales to spend on open space aquisitions.

While the first month of 2017 saw an overall downturn in Community Preservation Fund revenue among the five East End towns, Shelter Island booked a 160 percent increase from what was reported in January 2016. (more…)