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09/13/16 4:30pm
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO School and town officials gather at the American Legion Post with Assemblyman Fred Thiele Jr., who secured $500,000 in state funds to be used largely on a new septic system. Pictured front, from left, are Academic Administrator Jennifer Rylott, Board of Education member Kathleen Lynch, Board of Education President Thomas Graffagnino, Board members Mark Kanarvogel and Linda Eklund, school business official Tim Laube; back, from left, Town Public Works Commissioner Jay Card Jr., Assemblyman Fred Thiele Jr., Town Supervisor Jim Dougherty, School Superintendent Leonard Skuggevik and Director of Physical Education and District Operations Todd Gulluscio.

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO
School and town officials gather at the American Legion Post with Assemblyman Fred Thiele Jr., who secured $500,000 in state funds to be used largely on a new septic system. Pictured front, from left, are Academic Administrator Jennifer Rylott, Board of Education member Kathleen Lynch, Board of Education President Thomas Graffagnino, Board members Mark Kanarvogel and Linda Eklund, school business official Tim Laube; back, from left, Town Public Works Commissioner Jay Card Jr., Assemblyman Fred Thiele Jr., Town Supervisor Jim Dougherty, School Superintendent Leonard Skuggevik and Director of Physical Education and District Operations Todd Gulluscio.

Assemblyman Fred Thiele (I-Sag Harbor) arrived at the American Legion Hall Monday morning to let town and school officials know they haven’t been forgotten. He did so to the tune of $500,000 from the state. A portion of the funds will be used to install a new septic system serving the Youth Center in the Legion Hall and Shelter Island School. (more…)

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10/02/15 12:00pm
KATHARINE SCHROEDER PHOTO The Miss Nancy fishing boat moves through Greenport Harbor.

KATHARINE SCHROEDER PHOTO The Miss Nancy fishing boat moves through Greenport Harbor.

Local commercial fishermen who have had grievances with the state Department of Environmental Conservation — including one Greenport boat captain who was reimbursed over $8,000 two years ago after having his catch taken from his boat in 2011 — may now have some relief thanks to New York’s Inspector General. (more…)

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01/30/15 8:00am
COURTESY PHOTOS | From left, Assemblyman Fred Thiele Jr. (I-Sag Harbor, State Senator Ken LaValle (R-Port Jefferson) and Assemblyman Anthony Palumbo (R-new Suffolk).

COURTESY PHOTOS | From left, Assemblyman Fred Thiele Jr. (I-Sag Harbor, State Senator Ken LaValle (R-Port Jefferson) and Assemblyman Anthony Palumbo (R-new Suffolk).

In the aftermath of the arrest of one of New York State’s most powerful lawmakers, some local legislators are calling for change while others are remaining silent. (more…)
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10/27/14 12:00pm
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO | All smiles at Town Hall Monday with word that a state assistance program will bring funds to the Highway Department. From left, Assemblyman Fred Thiele Jr., Highway Superintendent Jay Card Jr. and Supervisor Jim Dougherty.

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO | All smiles at Town Hall Monday with word that a state assistance program will bring funds to the Highway Department. From left, Assemblyman Fred Thiele Jr., Highway Superintendent Jay Card Jr. and Supervisor Jim Dougherty.

Assemblyman Fred Thiele (I-Sag Harbor) was at Town Hall Monday morning to announce that  $125,000 in funds for road resurfacing would be coming from the state.

The money is part of the “Community Capital Assistance Program” that would be used for Island roads.