11/11/17 11:00am
REPORTER FILE PHOTO Helicopters at the East Hampton airport.

REPORTER FILE PHOTO Helicopters at the East Hampton airport.

Good for democracy.

That’s the significance of the legislation authored by State Senator Kenneth LaValle (R-Port Jefferson) and Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele, Jr. (I-Sag Harbor) signed into law last week by Governor Andrew Cuomo providing that if any future East Hampton Town Board wants a Federal Aviation Administration grant running 10 years or more, it would have to be approved by the voters. (more…)

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09/11/15 8:00am
JO ANN KIRKLAND PHOTO

JO ANN KIRKLAND PHOTO

September 11, 2001
To the Editor:
We should never forget the tens of thousands of troops who went to war, those who lost their lives, and those who were wounded and forever scarred.

We should never forget that they did so to defend our democracy.

We should never forget our politicians who so often flagrantly disregard that very democracy for their own agendas and gain. (more…)

06/07/15 8:00am
KARL GROSSMAN

KARL GROSSMAN

“Yet another summer of unrelenting, health-threatening aircraft noise?”

That was the heading of a statement from the Quiet Skies Coalition as Long Island’s biggest contributor to noise pollution ratcheted  up again — helicopter traffic in and out of East Hampton’s airport. (more…)

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03/09/15 8:00am
Congressman Lee Zeldin speaks to reporters and concerned members of the public at a press conference on helicopter noise at Southold Town Hall Sunday. (Credit: Vera Chinese)

VERA CHINESE PHOTO Congressman Lee Zeldin speaks to reporters and concerned members of the public at a press conference on helicopter noise at Southold Town Hall Sunday.  Third from left, Supervisor Jim Dougherty.

Congressman Lee Zeldin asked the Federal Aviation Administration to do its part in reducing helicopter noise on the East End before the busy summer season in a letter he sent last week.  (more…)