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
A helicopter at East Hampton Airport. (Credit: Kyril Bromley/The East Hampton Press, file)
Update: Thursday’s snow storm has postponed the meeting reported on below. Click here for more.
The East Hampton Town Board is expecting a big crowd Thursday for a public hearing on proposed aircraft restrictions at the town’s airport.
The venue for the meeting on low-flying and noisy aircraft — especially helicopters — is a TV studio, rather than the regular board meeting room. The need for more space is due to an issue that has united residents in opposition not only from the Hamptons, but from the North Fork and Shelter Island as well. (more…)