A helicopter at East Hampton Airport. (Credit: Kyril Bromley/The East Hampton Press, file)
Battle lines have been drawn by the Town of East Hampton in the war over excessive helicopter noise plaguing East End residents, especially those on the North Fork, Shelter Island and around the airport.
The board has crafted a local law to take control of the town’s airport and put significant restrictions on aircraft traffic.
The draft law, still subject to a public hearing and a vote, was announced at an East Hampton Town Board work session Wednesday and would:
• ban all helicopters on weekends during the summer season; (more…)
It’s been called a pipe dream. A myth. Insanity. Yet it’s been talked about on the East End for over 50 years.
And, it appears, after a brief glimmer of hope for a change in circumstance, the pipe dream is likely to remain just that. (more…)
Suffolk County District Attorney Thomas Spota (Credit: Jennifer Gustavson, file)
Police chiefs and other top brass from agencies across the East End met this week to share information with one another on local gang activities during a meeting called by the Suffolk County District Attorney.
The three-hour meeting in Riverside Wednesday follows last month’s gang shooting in a residential area of Southold, after which now five alleged members of MS-13 attacked two men from a rival gang with guns and a machete.
That incident, followed by much local and regional media coverage, has brought attention to the growing problem of gangs on the East End. (more…)
It appears Optimum will be the only cable provided on the East End for awhile. (Credit: Paul Squire)
Is Verizon FiOS coming to the East End?
Short answer: Nope.
“It’s a simple no,” said Verizon spokesperson John Bonomo. “I hate to be blunt, but the answer is no.” (more…)
Nancy Lynott, Youth Bureau director for Southampton Town leading the discussion Thursday evening. (Credit: Carrie Miller)
Drug abuse. Gang involvement. Low employment. High school suspension rates.
These are just some of the issues threatening the health, safety and success of young people on the East End, according to a draft version of a report compiled by Suffolk County and regional municipalities. (more…)
Drug abuse, gang involvement, low employment and high school graduation rates are just some of the issues threating the health, safety and success of young people on the East End, according to a report compiled by Suffolk County and regional municipalities. (more…)