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08/23/16 10:00am
TIM GANNON PHOTO Congressman Lee Zeldin R-Shirley), left, at a press conference Monday in Riverhead.

TIM GANNON PHOTO Congressman Lee Zeldin (R-Shirley), left, at a press conference Monday in Riverhead.

A Federal Aviation Administration official recently told a group of East End leaders that a decision to approve a four-year extension of the current¬† North Shore helicopter route was done as a result of political pressure from U.S. Senator Charles Schumer (D-NY), according to Congressman Lee Zeldin (R-Shirley). (more…)

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05/29/15 8:00am
ILLUSTRATION: GETTY IMAGES/iSTOCK The popularity of drones, used for multiple purposes, has caught the attention of federal regulators.

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The popularity of drones, used for multiple purposes, has caught the attention of federal regulators.

You may have seen them hovering over your head at public events or perhaps you saw one flying around on a television news show. Amazon even has a plan to use them to deliver packages.

All the while, government agencies have had difficulty crafting regulations to address safety and privacy concerns involving unmanned aerial drones, and have put a de-facto ban on commercial use of the devices. (more…)