To the editor:
STIDD Systems is an outstanding local company.
A high-end manufacturer of ergonomic marine seats for recreational and military uses, the Greenport business provides quality jobs for 50 employees, most of whom live in the village.
A Greenport Village homeowner and attorney has decided to form a group called “Citizens of Greenport Against the Helipad” in order to fight an attempt to allow helicopter landings in the village.
The amount of air traffic at East Hampton Town Airport, as well as noise complaints and lawsuits, has significantly increased over the last year, a new study has found.
“We want to know when will it end?” asked Marie Beninati, the co-chair of the non-profit group Southold Voice at its annual meeting Saturday.
She was beginning a discussion on the subject of excessive aircraft noise in Southold Town. READ
In an eagerly awaited decision by aviation interests and anti-aircraft noise activists, a federal judge ruled Friday that local laws curbing uses at East Hampton’s airport will stand — at least for the most part. (more…)
In 2012, the Federal Aviation Administration pledged not to take negative action against East Hampton Town with regard to the enactment of noise restrictions at its airport.
Now, three years later, Congressman Lee Zeldin has taken steps to assure the agency keeps its word.
A funding bill passed June 9 by the House of Representatives includes an amendment written by Mr. Zeldin (R-Shirley) to ensure that the FAA does not use any new funds to take action against East Hampton Town following its recent efforts to restrict helicopter access.