TIMES REVIEW ILLUSTRATION Newly proposed routes for aircraft flying into and out of East Hampton Airport.
The Eastern Region Helicopter Council (ERHC), an advocacy group for pilots, has unveiled its recommendations to have the volume of air traffic dispersed, it said in a statement, by establishing a new passage for landings and two additional routes for takeoffs at East Hampton Airport. (more…)
COURTESY PHOTO | Rendering of proposed additions to the Shelter Island Historical Society Haven’s House, which would include a new building to house a storage vault, classroom and display space.
The Shelter Island Historical Society’s (SIHS) ambitious $1.7 million building project is expected to receive a special permit by the Town Board May 3 to proceed. (more…)
ANNETTE HINKLE PHOTO The scene in Hay Beach Tuesday morning as first responders monitored a faulty electrical system.
It was all hands on deck in the Hay Beach area shortly before 10 a.m. Tuesday when an electrical box adjacent to a house was smoking. But firefighters, police and the EMS could do nothing but stand by and watch. (more…)
ILLUSTRATION GETTY IMAGE/iStock | Affordable housing is back in the news on Shelter Island.
“We’ve tried many things — the result is always the same.”
The speaker was Mary-Faith Westervelt, co-chair of Shelter Island’s Community Housing Board (CHB) noting how quickly opposition develops to any proposal for affordable housing, whether it’s houses for purchase or rent.
That’s the case with an idea floated by real estate broker Janalyn Travis-Messer, who last month brought a proposal to the CHB for a three-bedroom rental with an attached one-bedroom rental. (more…)
COURTESY PHOTO Congressman Lee Zeldin (R-Shirley), center, announced a new initiative to make Plum Island a protected wildlife refuge and park.
A bill aiming to stop the federal government’s proposed sale of Plum Island to the highest bidder is expected to be approved by the House of Representatives’ Homeland Security Committee on Thursday, opening the door for an eventual vote by the entire House, according to East End Congressman Lee Zeldin (R-Shirley). (more…)