A Federal Aviation Administration official recently told a group of East End leaders that a decision to approve a four-year extension of the current New York North Shore Helicopter Route was done as a result of political pressure from U.S. Senator Charles Schumer, according to Congressman Lee Zeldin.
When something isn’t working in private business, you consult with your customers and staff and make adjustments as you move ahead.
In the public sector, that isn’t always the case.
Southold Town is investigating possible legal action against the Federal Aviation Administration over the agency’s decision to extend a North Fork helicopter and aircraft route four more years without waiting for public comment from the Town. READ
Congressman Lee Zeldin came out blasting Saturday night against a four-year extension of the Federal Aviation Administration’s current New York North Shore Helicopter Route, which he called “unresponsive bureaucracy at its best.” READ
Congressman Lee Zeldin (R-Shirley) has a seemingly simple fix for getting rid of helicopter and airplane noise on the North Fork: send the aircraft south. READ
Looking to file a complaint for that familiar buzzing helicopter noise in the air? A new link on the Southold Town website may help. READ
To the editor:
So they are going to fly all the single-engine aircraft returning to the city right over my house — how lucky are my neighbors and I? READ
If you live near the Southold Town border, in Peconic or Orient, you might notice more helicopter traffic this summer.
Don’t chase away a business
In response to your recent editorial, I totally agree with that sentiment but I would also like to add my opinion. In full disclosure, I worked at STIDD Systems around 15 years ago but I have not spoken with owner Walter Gezari since leaving there. READ
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.