A Federal Aviation Administration official recently told a group of East End leaders that a decision to approve a four-year extension of the current New York North Shore Helicopter Route was done as a result of political pressure from U.S. Senator Charles Schumer, according to Congressman Lee Zeldin.
The Riverhead Town Board has appointed eight people to serve on its newly formed helicopter noise task force.
The Riverhead Town Board is expected to vote on resolutions approving the rest of the outdoor drive-in movies that Riverhead Raceway has planned for its property on Route 58 at its meeting Tuesday. READ
I have been living on the North Fork for nine years and for many on the South Fork. I am in the direct path of the aircraft coming and going to East Hampton Airport. The residents on both forks have been complaining for over 20 years about this problem and it continues to fall on deaf ears.
When something isn’t working in private business, you consult with your customers and staff and make adjustments as you move ahead.
In the public sector, that isn’t always the case.
Congressman Lee Zeldin came out blasting Saturday night against a four-year extension of the Federal Aviation Administration’s current New York North Shore Helicopter Route, which he called “unresponsive bureaucracy at its best.” READ
Riverhead Town officials are seeking volunteers to serve on a helicopter and seaplane noise task force.
Councilman Tim Hubbard said a public meeting has been scheduled for Wednesday at 7 p.m. in Town Hall to appoint about seven people to the task force.
At its work session on Thursday, the Riverhead Town Board is expected to discuss Southampton Town’s request that Riverhead reserve 30,000 gallons per day of sewer district capacity for Riverside, the Southampton Town hamlet to the immediate south of Riverhead. READ