Town helicopter meeting scheduled for Tuesday


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.

The town is hosting an organizational meeting Tuesday, Sept. 30. The goal is to form a Southold-based civic group that would join forces with other community groups on the East End already working to combat helicopter noise.

Those groups would include the Wainscott-based Quiet Skies Coalition, which boasts more than 5,000 members fighting to stop helicopters from flying over East End homes.

The Southold organizational meeting comes about one month after residents of both forks packed an East Hampton Town Board meeting to protest members’ handling of the East Hampton Airport, the final destination for much of the helicopter traffic.

The organizational meeting will be held at 7 p.m. in the Town Hall meeting room.

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