12/22/17 8:00am
COURTESY PHOTO Assemblyman Fred Thiele Jr. (I-Sag Harbor)

COURTESY PHOTO Assemblyman Fred Thiele Jr. (I-Sag Harbor)

It was a red letter day for Shelter Island’s scholar-athletes as Assemblyman Fred Thiele Jr. (I-Sag Harbor) arrived December 15 with a proclamation honoring the students for maintaining high academic averages while playing varsity sports. (more…)

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11/06/17 12:00pm
JIM COLLIGAN PHOTO

JIM COLLIGAN PHOTO

The number of deer culled from the herd on Shelter Island in October — the first month of the recreational hunting season — was down from the number recorded for the same month in 2016.

Animal Control Officer Beau Payne told the Deer & Tick Committee at its November 1 meeting that 33 deer were killed by 15 hunters last month compared with 41 taken by 14 hunters in October 2016. (more…)

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10/19/17 4:30pm
COURTESY PHOTOS Fred Thiele and Kate Browning.

COURTESY PHOTOS Fred Thiele and Kate Browning.

Longtime state Assemblyman Fred Thiele (I-Sag Harbor), who represents the Island,  has decided against a bid to challenge incumbent 1st District Republican Congressman Lee Zeldin of Shirley in 2018. (more…)

10/01/17 8:00am
JIM COLLIGAN PHOTO

JIM COLLIGAN PHOTO

“I’d like to see them abandon this task that they are compelled to do,” said State Assemblyman Fred Thiele, Jr. (I-Sag Harbor) last week about a revised plan by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) to go after mute swans, possibly killing some of the birds. (more…)

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05/11/17 4:30pm
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone completing the ceremonial first flush in a bathroom employing a state-of-the-art waste water treatment system at Sylvester Manor Thursday.

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone completing the ceremonial first flush in a bathroom employing a state-of-the-art waste water treatment system at Sylvester Manor Thursday.

It was, said Assemblyman Fred Thiele Jr. (I-Sag Harbor), “the most people ever gathered in one place to flush a toilet.”

In lieu of cutting a ribbon, Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone and other state, county and local elected officials gave the first flush to toilets in a new facility Thursday on the Sylvester Manor Educational Farm grounds. (more…)