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Helicopter foe girds for battle

Whatever I can do to help bring about chane and relieve aircraft noise stress from our lives, COUNT ME IN, Frank. Willing to demonstrate, collect signatures, join in a lawsuit---whatever it takes. Our elected officials have done little over 10 years to help residents. Southampton Town Supervisor Throne-Holst's recent comment reported in WSJ, "....that noise is part of the fabric of life in the Hamptons..." says it all. Enough of this and lets get active to help ourselves." Aug 11, 10 1:34 PM

East Hampton Town poised to adopt airport plan

FAA money is dirty money when it pollutes the environment. Shame on all of EH Town who voted that this abominable plan move forward to give EHA the possibility of substantially increasing the number of flights at this troubled airport. Residents will be hugely negatively impacted by the noise of these operations if FAAmoney is accepted. This plan benefits the coffers of EHA, and commercial operators coffers and offers absolutely nothing to address the never ending and growing concerns from residents about air pollution and NOISE, NOISE, NOISE. Town of East Hampton has managed to ruin their village and now they are working on the outlying areas. It is all about Greed. " Sep 2, 10 8:15 AM

Critics respond to airport plan

Let em fly over your hose, jockey!" Sep 10, 10 12:57 PM

Town Board Member Sees Potential Helicopter Solution On The South Shore

OK, they met in February, it is now August and they still have nothing to say!! Yes, they will wait until this season is over, and then do nothing until the next season. We have seen all this before. there is a manual on it by now.
No wonder the residents are fed up and not wanting to take it anymore. These folks should be in Washington, they have the right qualifications for either party!" Aug 10, 11 3:29 PM

FAA Approves East Hampton Town's Airport Layout Plan

Yet another example of how the current Town Board is willing to go AGAINST the will of the majority of taxpaying residents, in favor of a few very wealthy locals with more than one aircraft and deep enough pockets to possibly impact elections and the flying visiting elite. Democracy in action, I think not!!!!" Sep 11, 11 6:53 AM

Helicopters Try Out Proposed South Shore Route

This is good news for some, bad for others. The real issue is the number of aircraft flying in and out of EHA. And this route change (if indeed it is implemented and note they have not yet set a date---after the elections perhaps they will find it is not a solution and will permit them to fly this new route....any bets on that one?
And, the noise issue is not only from helicopters. The numbers of seaplanes and jets is increasing annually, as NYC and Westchester commuters choose to fly rather than drive or take public transport. This is a long long way from solved." Sep 14, 11 7:06 AM

Quiet Skies coalition.org ROCKS!!!!" Sep 15, 11 6:48 AM

Quiet Skies Coalition Keeps Airport Debate Alive

A seasonal control trailer will help with some safety aspects at the airport and in for that reason will be welcomed. However, it will also serve to spread the noise around, likely much of it over SH Town resients as usual. Other EH residents who have not yet had the horror and barrage above them will soon learn how bad it can be. Evenin those formerly proted areas like the south shore and Georgica. But, the tower may be controlled by the FAA, but it will be run by EHA. In other words they can direct the tower opertor to a large extent and they will, this is not a solution to the noise problem in any way, shape or form. And if the FAA money is accepted, I bbelieve that the Town will have non stop actions placed against them that WILL cost millions. there are more angry residents than there are pilots---hundreds, likely thousands more." Nov 2, 11 8:12 AM

PAW,
Would you accept an invitation to sit on the balcony of that home or a few others?? It can be easily arranged, you need to know the truth, and experience what many live with all summer long. This is a genuine offer. The sound level in the theatre was reduced by 10 DB FROM THE RECORDED REALITY---because 100DB would hve been too uncomfortable for the audience...That is the reality.
































" Nov 2, 11 7:30 PM

Groundwater Toxins 101

We know this, but it is horrifying to read it again, as I watch folk preparing their lawns for the winter with all matter of who knows what products......
thanks for the update." Nov 7, 11 8:00 PM

East Hampton Town Will Hold Hearing On Requesting Federal Airport Grant

One thing is certain, if Wilkinson and cronies get their way for a deer fence, expansion plans already laid out will shortly follow. The East End may end up looking like the Jersey Shore. East Enders on many much earlier occasions successfully fought off developers seeking to turn the East End into their dollar vision of paradise. Let us fervently hope that this time the "locals" will again come out in force, and they must, to voice what they appear to have said at the election---no more FAA money. What will it take for the Town to realise that this area belongs to the people who live here, not a few passing through town hall." Nov 16, 11 7:16 AM

To voter 1180 I can only say this....is Noyac or Roses Grove or North Sea near the EHA? No, they are in Southampton Town. How about Southold, Mattituck, they're on the Nork Fork. and Shelter Island? Should no one have bought or built homes in these areas? How far then do you think the realm of the EH Airport and current EH Town insiders extend? Should it be EH "controlled" air space all the way to the other "metropolitain" airposts in Islip, and la Guardia and JFK? To maybe Teterborough and Newark? Or further upstate in Dutchess and Westchester counties. Why stop here, make it free for all airspae right up to the Canadian border....what a selfish comment---don't build near the airport. have you nat taken a walk in the woods lately, been at the sea shore lately? if you had, you would know aircraft noise and pollution is pervasive over the entire East End. " Nov 16, 11 10:43 AM

What’s the urgency with the deer fence at the airport? What is so special about the few people using the airport that they deserve more protection from deer than the rest of us? There have been only three deer strike incidents recorded in 10 years at that airport. Over the past few weeks there have been eight separate deer strike incidents on roads in East Hampton, now that’s pretty serious but I don’t see the witless wonder currently sitting in the supervisor’s seat at town hall wanting to protect the 99% of us who are not using the airport. So, this begs the question---what is really behind the deer fence? My bet is: it’s a very interesting scenario that benefits only a few. " Nov 17, 11 12:36 PM

Stanzione Welcomes Airport Debate

First of all, let's find out who are the principals of the EHAA...I think that will say a LOT about WHO has what to LOSE. this is not about the good of the town, or the residents, its not about tax either. Money is available right now. The airport does not need FAA funding. this is about private interests who BENEFIT from the airport either with aircraft or services, or through cheap landing and parking fees beause of those services. Now, let's get this out in the open BEFORE the meeting...and then and only then can we have an open discussion. If the private interests are not outed now----they soon will be. Better to get it out ion the open for a "clean" discussion." Nov 25, 11 5:56 PM

Wilkinson's Win Made Official

And further deterioration of quality of life in East hampton, Montauk and farther afield will surely follow. Kicking the can down the road is not the way to move forward. " Nov 30, 11 7:19 AM

East Hampton Town Board Agrees To Seek FAA Grant

One thing is for sure, the money will stay in the" family"." Dec 2, 11 3:52 PM

Court Rejects Request To Stop East Hampton From Accepting FAA Funds For Airport

And may these good citizencontinutinbg to block the special avialtion interest represented by Levy and others. keep doing so. To accept funds from the FAA will lock the town into airport expansion that will end the serenity of the East End for at leat 20 years. It will bring an end to the reason peole flock to the hamptons--to enjoy the peace and quiet they cnanot find in the city. " Mar 9, 12 7:05 PM

East Hampton Town's Aviation Attorney Weighs In On Recent FAA Answers

Somehow, methinks there wil be a lot more on this than Mr. Kirsch presents. He is being paid thousands of dollars each time he "pronounces" and he is not about to say, " I was wrong, let me give you a refund here".
Those making big money from businesses at the airport (Krupenski et al) and a handful of ultra wealthy people saving an hour of commuting time from the city to their luxury estates are using the airport. 99% of the people who live here do not use the airport. Accepting FAA dollars is about making even more money for a handful like the Krupinskis and a few ultra rich people who demand the convenience of a faster commute. That coalition of the greedy is turning paradise into hell for those of us who live here year round. And word is getting out in the real estate world about the extent of the growing noise problem. Who wants to vacation let alone live under an aerial assualt that continues for months at a time, day and night, 24/7? " Apr 18, 12 7:21 AM

Airport Noise Unabated By Tower, Residents Ire Aroused Again

I have to admit, a million bucks would come in handy, Tommy. I'm dead certain most of my neighbors feel the same way. We live in small homes and lead simple lives doing ordinary jobs for salaries which barely cover our needs. But we can HEAR and we are troubled by noise. Have a heart Tommy, not everyone living in the Hamptons is wealthy. Visit a food pantry sometime, you just might see some of your neighbors there, just as I do here." Jul 11, 12 7:05 AM

Helicopter Route Change On The Table Again

Decades of dissent and nothing done. Either fix the problem or end the problem. No more delay tactics. No more asking for federal handouts,that will defintely make it worse. Do it while there is some chance to have a reasonable airport facility remain open as a good neighbor and for local enthusiasts to enjoy. No more charters, no more helicopters. It is a small airport not a money making enterprise for a few. Further delay and civil disturbances will close the airport for good. " Aug 22, 12 5:23 AM

No, not over the golf course, there are homes each side and many familes are impacted. They fly left and right of the lines, all over the place. Routes should be Only over the water as much as possible, only solution acceptable. That means around Orient Point, then the southern route approach into EH Airport. It is their noise, let them deal with it. Georgica route is only 2.7 miles over land, the Jessups route, deemed not safe by the air traffic controllers, is the longest over land (and over homes) route at around 7 miles. Listen/view the EH Town Board work Session of 21 August, begin at 1.34 miutes into the session....amazing video/listening. NOT TO BE MISSED. the airport is one big big problem for EH town. " Aug 22, 12 9:06 AM

Airport Noise Opponents Claim FBI Investigated Rally

The protesters have been at the airport for several weeks, and most are---well, to be polite about it--very mature, grey panthers, if anything. They have been peaceful, respectufl and even their signs are polite, several of the signs said PLEASE!!! The person who called the noise complaint line was more than likely a pilot or an airport supporter trying to cause trouble for the protesters. Standard operating procedure for the aviation association. The police will know who the protesters are, they said they have been present at every protest. " Sep 4, 12 9:35 PM

UPDATE: Officials Discuss Plans For Southampton Hospital, Stony Brook Alliance, Plans For New Hospital

I had heard that St. Joseph's was the "go to" facility for heart ailments?
Winthrop?
" Oct 1, 12 7:38 AM

Air Traffic Control Tower Public Hearing On Wednesday

IStanzione says of the tower
"It's made a difference in how safe the airport is operating,"

:Let us not forget the plane crash at the airport last year -- which happened just after the tower began operation!!!!!!" May 1, 13 9:17 PM

Residents Turn Out To East Hampton Airport To Protest Helicopter Noise

There is and should be a place for local recreational aviators at the local airport. But helicopters and ALL those who support the menace must go. there is no other way. East hampton Town shamefully has sent all its traffic over other towns and the people last night apparently made it clear that they will not take it anymore. Hopefully EH will send at least 50% of the traffic over its land, or all hell seems ready to break loose. We don't need that! But we do need to treat our neighbors with the courtesy we extend to ourselves. " May 2, 13 6:15 PM

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