Helicopter forum scheduled for next Monday


Hoping to develop a community-based plan to combat noise created by helicopters flying over homes in Southold Town, the board has scheduled a public forum for Monday, Aug. 11.

The meeting aims to bring Southold residents together with groups advocating against helicopter traffic on the North Fork — such as Group for the East End — to discuss strategies to reduce the number of helicopters the fly overhead on their way to the South Fork, town officials said.

One goal of the meeting is to establish a community advisory group. The committee would be responsible for working with regional groups, as well as Congressman Tim Bishop (D-Southampton) and U.S. Senator Charles Schumer (D-Brooklyn) to resolve the noise problem.

The meeting is scheduled for Aug. 11 at 6 p.m. at the town Recreation Center on Peconic Lane in Peconic. A representative for Mr. Schumer is expected to attend.

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Correction: A previous version of this article reported that Mr. Schumer would be attending the meeting. He was not originally expected to attend.