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11/07/16 12:15pm
REPORTER FILE PHOTO

REPORTER FILE PHOTO

The East Hampton Town Board’s effort to restrict helicopters and other so-called “noisy” aircraft into and out of its airport was dealt a serious blow by a federal appeals court on Friday.

The U.S. Court of Appeals (2nd Circuit) in Manhattan, voted 3-0 on Friday to reverse the lower court’s decision, and said the town had no right to impose the restrictions. (more…)

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11/22/15 8:00am
KARL GROSSMAN

KARL GROSSMAN

“Save Montauk” — “No More Army Corps”

These were some of the signs as widespread opposition greeted the Army Corps of Engineers project to put “geotubes” at taxpayers’ expense of $8.9 million on the beach at Montauk.

With the start of the Montauk work, there was civil disobedience by protesters seeking to stop bulldozers and arrests. And there was a multitude of complaints at an East Hampton Town Board meeting drawing 250 people. (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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06/04/15 4:30pm
KYRIL BROMLEY, THE EAST HAMPTON PRESS  PHOTO | Legislation on flights into East Hampton, set to take effect Memorial Day weekend, has been delayed a second time by by a federal judge.

KYRIL BROMLEY, THE EAST HAMPTON PRESS PHOTO | Legislation on flights into East Hampton, set to take effect Memorial Day weekend, has been delayed a second time by by a federal judge.

A federal judge said Wednesday she needs more time to rule on a challenge to laws that would restrict flights into and out of East Hampton’s airport. (more…)

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04/22/15 9:58am
KYRIL BROMLEY, THE EAST HAMPTON PRESS  PHOTO |Recently passed legislation restricting uses of the East Hampton Airport have spurred a lawsuit.

KYRIL BROMLEY, THE EAST HAMPTON PRESS PHOTO |Recently passed legislation restricting uses of the East Hampton Airport have spurred a lawsuit.

Less than 24 hours after the East Hampton Town Board approved a handful of long-awaited restrictions on flights into and out of its airport on April 16, opponents vowed to take legal action against town.

On Tuesday they made good on that promise.
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