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.
Since his election to Congress two years ago, this paper has covered Lee Zeldin’s (R-Shirley) efforts to ensure that certain East End concerns — helicopter noise, clean water, preserving Plum Island — are heard in Washington.
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
Rep. Lee Zeldin (R-Shirley) issued the following press release Thursday defending his proposed Protect America Act (H.R. 4237). The release included his statement regarding the June 12 mass shooting in Orlando.
Hours after Riverhead’s Memorial Day Parade was called off due to inclement weather, hundreds of vehicles descended on the town.
Their destination: Calverton National Cemetery.
One annual tradition might have been canceled Monday, but another gave the community a place to honor the fallen anyway. READ
The U.S. House of Representatives approved a bill Monday that will stop the federal government’s proposed sale of Plum Island to the highest bidder.
A bill aiming to stop the federal government’s proposed sale of Plum Island to the highest bidder is expected to be approved by the House of Representatives’ Homeland Security Committee on Thursday, opening the door for an eventual vote by the entire House, according to East End Congressman Lee Zeldin (R-Shirley). READ
While the leading election event in November will be the vote for president, for this area another important contest involves the House of Representatives.