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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…)
“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…)
“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…)
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…)
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.