A helicopter at East Hampton Airport. (Credit: Kyril Bromley/The East Hampton Press, file)
Battle lines have been drawn by the Town of East Hampton in the war over excessive helicopter noise plaguing East End residents, especially those on the North Fork, Shelter Island and around the airport.
The board has crafted a local law to take control of the town’s airport and put significant restrictions on aircraft traffic.
The draft law, still subject to a public hearing and a vote, was announced at an East Hampton Town Board work session Wednesday and would:
• ban all helicopters on weekends during the summer season; (more…)
Aircraft at the East Hampton Airport. (Credit: Kyril Bromley/East Hampton Press)
In the quiet of winter, big legal guns have opened fire, joining the controversy over excessive helicopter traffic and noise over the the North and South forks. (more…)
A helicopter at East Hampton Airport (Credit: Kyril Bromley/The East Hampton Press, file)
The Town Board on Tuesday appointed eight people to its newly formed Southold Town Helicopter Noise Steering Committee. (more…)
At long last an East Hampton Town Board is moving on a situation — commercial helicopters, flying low and loud between Manhattan and East Hampton -— that has plagued residents of the North Fork and Shelter Island. (more…)
More than dozen of Southold residents gathered to learn about the town’s new ad hoc civic committee. (Cyndi Murray photo)
Hands shot up from the audience when Southold Supervisor Scott Russell asked for volunteers to join the town’s newly formed citizens advisory committee to combat helicopter noise. (more…)
Southold Town residents are invited to Town Hall Tuesday to join a community activist group aiming to help combat helicopter noise in Southold Town and across the East End. (more…)
Southold Town is calling on its residents take part in a locally based community activist group to help combat helicopter noise in Southold and across the East End. (more…)
To the editor:
We’ve heard that flying around Orient Point and across Gardiners Bay would add 60 miles to a commuter helicopter trip. In our Hagstrom map, it appears the distances from the East River to Mattituck Inlet to East Hampton Airport amounts to about 90 miles. From East River to Mattituck Inlet to Orient Point to East Hampton Airport, it’s approximately 111 miles. (more…)
Helicopter traffic at East Hampton Airport cannot be curtailed at the moment, since the FAA contributed money toward infrastructure improvements there, and FAA rules prohibit any discrimination against certain types of aircraft. (Credit: Kyril Bromley/The East Hampton Press)
Joe Werkmeister’s column last week seemingly downplaying the impact of helicopter noise on the North Fork was an interesting take on the subject. I’m sure that he’s not the only person in town who doesn’t understand the impact helicopter noise can have on the neighborhoods directly under the flight path. (more…)
Before last week’s packed public aircraft noise meeting in Wainscott, a smaller group of public officials met with representatives of the Federal Aviation Administration in Riverhead.
As with previous encounters with the FAA, nothing much was accomplished, according to those who attended the meeting. (more…)