07/23/17 8:00am
REPORTER FILE PHOTO | Farmers at work at Sylvester Manor. Executive Director Cara Loriz addressed the Irrigation Committee on the Manor farm's methods.

REPORTER FILE PHOTO | Farmers at work at Sylvester Manor.

“America has been losing over 40 acres of farmland every hour to development,” said the letter I recently received from the American Farmland Trust. “This land — the most fertile soil in the world — is irreplaceable and urgently needed to grow food. It’s a national disgrace on a catastrophic scale.”

With the letter was an American Farmland Trust bumper sticker: “No Farms No Food.” (more…)

01/09/16 8:00am
Assemblyman Fred Thiele Jr.

Assemblyman Fred Thiele Jr.

Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele, Jr. (D-Sag Harbor) has been steadfastly monitoring the prices charged for gasoline on Long Island and elsewhere in New York State. He’s found a “rigged pricing system” with the oil industry charging whatever it can get away with depending on the area. (more…)

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04/07/14 10:31am
JULIE LANE PHOTO | Assemblyman Fred Thiele Jr. has introduced legislation that puts property owners on the spot for damage caused by bamboo.

JULIE LANE PHOTO | Assemblyman Fred Thiele Jr. has introduced legislation that puts property owners on the spot for damage caused by bamboo.

“Running bamboo” might be stopped in its tracks.

New York State Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele, Jr. (I-Sag Harbor)has introduced a bill in the Assembly that would penalize property owners who plant out-of-control-bamboo that causes damage. (more…)