11/12/18 12:00pm

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East End residents who have long been frustrated over constant helicopter noise overhead, particularly during summer months, will finally get their chance to vent to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). A public hearing is scheduled for November 14 in Riverhead, following the bill passed in October that requires the FAA to reassess the North Shore Helicopter Route. (more…)

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10/21/18 11:00am

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New York State has given East Hampton a voice in future FAA grants on its airport use.

Assemblyman Fred Thiele, Jr. (I- Sag Harbor) said he’s  pleased that the recently signed FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018 includes a requirement that the Federal Aviation Administration reassess helicopter flight routes over eastern Long Island. (more…)

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06/05/17 12:00pm
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Elected leaders say they aren’t giving up their fight against helicopter noise despite the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) decision last month to reject a petition by Southold Town requesting that the controversial North Shore route be reconsidered.

Southold argues in its petition that the FAA did not give the town its right of notice and opportunity to be heard before extending the route to August 6, 2020 and requested it mandate a South Shore route for flights to and from the South Fork. (more…)

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12/08/16 8:00am
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Southold Town Councilman Robert Ghosio has requested the purchase and installation of an antenna to improve Southold Town’s ability to monitor aircraft, the target of frequent noise complaints from  North Fork and Shelter Island residents. (more…)