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03/28/16 12:00pm
ILLUSTRATION GETTY IMAGE/iStock | For many here, housing has become impossible

ILLUSTRATION GETTY IMAGE/iStock | For many here, housing has become impossible

As co-chair with Hoot Sherman of the Shelter Island’s Community Housing Board, Mary-Faith Westervelt is a veteran of the housing wars.

She was already on the front lines when the Community Housing Law was passed by the Town Board in June 2008 and has seen it through several amendments over the years.

“We’ve tried many things,” Ms. Westervelt said. “The result is always the same.” (more…)

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07/01/15 12:00pm
REPORTER FILE PHOTO | A federal judge has ruled on East Hampton's local laws passed in April to reduce noise from aircrafts.

REPORTER FILE PHOTO | A federal judge has ruled on East Hampton’s local laws passed in April to reduce noise from aircrafts.

In an eagerly awaited decision by aviation interests and anti-aircraft noise activists, a federal judge ruled June 26 that two local laws curbing uses at East Hampton’s airport will stand. Update: Turbulence over judge’s chopper ruling

Federal District Court Judge Joanna Seybert decided in Central Islip that the Town of East Hampton had proved its case that there was a problem of noise, mainly from helicopters, and the town had the right to regulate the use of its airport. (more…)