A seaplane flies over Mattituck Aug. 22, one of several aircraft observed over a three-hour period that night. (Credit: Joe Werkmeister)
Three hours into an exhaustive stakeout to document the greatest threat to North Fork life — helicopter noise — I reached an inauspicious conclusion: On this night in Mattituck, the loudest noise was neither helicopter, seaplane, nor any other flying craft that pollutes our precious skies. (more…)
Residents from East End communities packed a Wainscott TV studio for a special meeting on aircraft noise Wednesday evening. (Credit: Ambrose Clancy)
Too low, too loud, too many.
That was the consensus from nearly 50 residents from East End communities who spoke at a packed public meeting Wednesday evening about a record number of aircraft — mostly helicopters — buzzing their homes this summer. (more…)
Southold Town has once again drafted a resolution to urge East Hampton Town to tighten its restrictions regarding aircraft noise in response to complaints of helicopters flying over the North Fork en route to the Hamptons.
I attended the meeting on Monday, Aug. 11, in Peconic concerning the increased helicopters over the North Fork, and what to do about it. I came away from that meeting with the following observations.
More than 200 North Fork residents upset by helicopter noise over their homes turned out last Monday night for a forum in Southold. (Credit: Jennifer Gustavson)
The hundreds of East End residents planning to protest helicopter noise during the East Hampton Town Board’s next regular meeting on Thursday are being asked to wait another week to voice their concerns. (more…)
Teresa McCaskie, of Mattituck, called for the shut down of East Hampton airport if a solution to noise couldn’t be reached. (Credit: Jennifer Gustavson)
There’s much to love about the North Fork as a place to live and visit. Its close-knit communities, wineries and farms stands, forests, creeks and bays all quickly come to mind. Living in what sounds like a war zone isn’t on that list. (more…)
More than 200 North Fork residents upset by helicopter noise over their homes turned out Monday night for a forum in Southold. (Credit: Jennifer Gustavson)
Residents from three East End communities voted with their feet Monday and Tuesday, when more than 500 people attended three public meetings to stop low-flying aircraft from buzzing over their homes.
In Southold Monday night, 200 people chastised Federal Aviation Administration officials about the barrage of noise this summer — up more than 40 percent over last year, according to several reports. On Tuesday afternoon, the Shelter Island Town Board held a standing-room-only work session to hear audience members complain bitterly about the racket they’ve been forced to endure. (more…)
Mattituck resident Teresa McCaskie talking with an FAA representative at Monday night’s meeting. (Credit: Jennifer Gustavson)
Frustrated by years of incessant helicopter flights over their homes and summer homes, more than 200 citizens showed up at a forum Monday night in Southold to demand real solutions to what’s become a huge problem in the otherwise quiet hamlets that dot the North Fork: noise pollution. (more…)
Curbing the noise created by helicopters flying over houses in Southold Town is the topic of conversation at a meeting in Southold tonight. (more…)
To the editor:
I applaud Southold Supervisor Scott Russell in developing a community-based group that will help in communicating and working with local groups and elected officials to help combat helicopter noise. Air traffic is on the rise as the affluent “Hamptonites” need to get to and from their rented homes and estates as quickly as possible. (more…)