REPORTER FILE PHOTO | The East Hampton Town Board has drafted legislation that would ban helicopters from the airport on summer weekends.
The new East Hampton Town Board has come up with a strategy to deal with what has become Long Island’s biggest noisemaker — helicopter traffic in and out of the town-owned airport in warm weather months.
The choppers fly loud and low with Shelter Island a doormat for many of their approaches and departures at the airport, just a few air miles south of the Island. The helicopters carry the well-heeled, able to pay $500 for a one-way ticket, between East Hampton and Manhattan.
To folks on the ground, the racket has been insufferable. (more…)
“To sum it up, over the last 15 years more members of the State Assembly have left Albany through the criminal justice system than the ballot box,” said Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele (I-Sag Harbor), who represents Shelter Island, last week. (more…)
After last year’s election campaign in Suffolk, a negative advertising slugfest, you would think that campaigning couldn’t get lower. (more…)
Hooray for the Towns of Southampton and East Hampton for instituting bans on those single-use plastic bags that litter our landscape and impact on wildlife. (more…)
Suffolk County Legislator Jay Schneiderman is seeking to get county government to commission a study on the heating of waters of the Long Island Sound and Peconic Estuary by the two Millstone nuclear power plants in Connecticut. The facilities are just 18 miles across the Sound from the Island. (more…)