The long shot didn’t pay off.
On Monday, the United States Supreme Court decided not to hear the Town of East Hampton’s petition to overrule a lower court’s decision that the town had no right to restrict access into and out of its airport by helicopters and other so called “noisy” aircraft. READ
East Hampton Town is taking its case to the highest court in the land to restrict access into and out of its airport by helicopters and other so called “noisy” aircraft. READ
The East Hampton Town Board’s effort to restrict helicopters and other so-called “noisy” aircraft into and out of its airport was dealt a serious blow by a federal appeals court on Friday. READ
The amount of air traffic at East Hampton Town Airport, as well as noise complaints and lawsuits, has significantly increased over the last year, a new study has found.
After spending months creating ways to minimize noise pollution created by private helicopters, the Town of East Hampton appealed a court injunction on one of three laws the town proposed in April. READ
In an eagerly awaited decision by aviation interests and anti-aircraft noise activists, a federal judge ruled Friday that local laws curbing uses at East Hampton’s airport will stand — at least for the most part. (more…)
A federal judge said Wednesday she needs more time to rule on a challenge to laws that would restrict flights into and out of East Hampton’s airport.
Judge Joanna Seybert originally said she would rule on the challenge by Monday, but now has extended that until June 26, according to a press release from the East Hampton Town Board. (more…)
A helicopter at East Hampton Airport. (Credit: Kyril Bromley/The East Hampton Press, file)
The Town of East Hampton has agreed to hold off implementing its historic airport restrictions to allow a federal judge to rule on a lawsuit challenging the new regulations.
U.S. District Court Judge Joanna Seybert in Islip said Monday she’ll decide within three weeks whether the town can control access to its airport. (more…)