03/18/16 12:00pm
REPORTER FILE POTO | The Shelter Island School

REPORTER FILE POTO | The Shelter Island School

Following his critical assessment of Governor Andrew Cuomo’s school aid proposal for the 2016-17 school year, Assemblyman Fred Thiele Jr. (I-Sag Harbor) has laid out a number of initiatives he and his legislative colleagues believe would improve funding, particularly for East End schools. (more…)

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04/08/14 4:50pm
COURTESY PHOTO |  In the middle of the Atlantic Ocean during a 47 day crossing in a Shelter Island-built rowboat are four of the rowers who set a Guinness World record.

COURTESY PHOTO |
In the middle of the Atlantic Ocean during a 47 day crossing in a Shelter Island-built rowboat are four of the rowers who set a Guinness World record.

David Davlianidze was in the middle of the ocean somewhere in the middle of a three-day storm. Waves as high as three-story buildings were tossing his boat as if it had already been smashed to floating debris. He knew, as did the other 15 onboard, that their lives were literally hanging by threads — the tethers tying them to the deck. (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…)