Archive for 'By Barry'

Get a New Lawyer – Letter to the Editor, East Hampton Star, May 5, 2015

Dear David, Now that the town has finally taken some modest action to curb airport noise — and is under attack in federal court by the New Jersey-based helicopter companies (allied with Ben Krupinski’s Sound Aircraft Services) — the question has to be asked: Why is the attorney Peter Kirsch still representing East Hampton in […]

Their Private Club – Letter to the Editor, East Hampton Star. March 19, 2015

Dear David: At the airport hearing Thursday it was once again apparent that the users and profiteers insist that any regulation at all is unacceptable. In their arrogance and ignorance, they tell one another that they are entitled to free rein, that a public municipal facility supported by taxpayer dollars and surrounded by 500 square […]

Half-a-Loaf – Letter to the Editor, East Hampton Star, February 23, 2015

To the Editor: I am puzzled by the town board’s half a loaf is better than none approach to essential airport restrictions. Already there is an online offer of unlimited monthly air transport between New York City and East Hampton for $2,000. The “curfew” of 11 p.m. to 7 a.m. is nice for birds, but […]

Better Off Without – Letter to the Editor, East Hampton Star, January 12, 2015

Dear David: On behalf of the fish and the birds, I would like to thank the East Hampton Town Board for enacting a ban on plastic shopping bags, despite the threats by the National Plastic Bag Alliance, or whatever the purveyors of such wastefulness call themselves. A ban on helicopters would be even more popular […]

Out-of-Control Airport – Letter to the Editor, December 15, 2014

Dear David: Now that the East Hampton Town Board has a raft of measurable data validating the antipathy of the East End community toward our out-of-control airport, it is time for our leaders to lead. No one officially “led” us into this mess that threatens the very way of life for thousands of afflicted, innocent […]

Read This Log Please – Letter to East Hampton Town Board, August 5, 2014

Folks: How is it possible that the airport operators have been allowed to destroy the essence of living in the East End for thousands of residents? What you see below has recently been posted to the Sag Harbor Express website. One might call it “Two Days of Aircraft Hell”: “I live in a quiet, private, […]

NY Times, July 27, 2014

Folks, Here is a letter just sent in response to the somewhat frivolous NYT article this morning. It is unlikely to be printed, as they receive so many–perhaps on the website. And while I hunker down in my basement to shelter myself from the Sunday PM assault, I wonder if any of you know the […]

The Number One Environmental Problem For the East End – Letter to East Hampton Town Board, July 26, 2014

To all: Please find below a letter I have submitted for publication in next week’s Star and Sag Harbor Express. Thank you for monitoring the alarming airport debacle–as operations and their invasive impact grow apace. And I know that many of you are as concerned as I and do genuinely want a solution. Note: a) […]

Our Airport – Letter to East Hampton Town Supervisor, June 27, 2014

Larry, The airport is a detriment to East Hampton, more than anything else, at present. I have lived here since I was five years old. A long time. Our summers are now sacrificed to an unending and increasing onslaught from aircraft noise and the resultant pollution: of our air, our quality of life, our property […]

Environmental Mess – Letter to the Editor, East Hampton Star, June 26, 2014

Dear David: Hundreds of documented complaints from every sector of the region. Eight hundred seventy-three recorded operations at the airport over Memorial Day weekend — approximately one every four minutes during the peak period of 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., all daylight hours, basically. Who signed up for this? How has our little municipal airport […]

You Know – Letter to East Hampton Town Board, March 23, 2014

Folks, Spending time measuring “noise data” based on complaints to a “hotline” run by the aviation industry is just silly. (Unless you’re the aviation industry, of course.) If the noise problem is the fantasy of a “handful” of 10 uber-complaining households in East Hampton, why are federal elected officials involved? Why did QSC form with […]

Statement at East Hampton Town Public Hearing – November 21, 2013

The airport in its present form is a huge negative for the Town of East Hampton, as well as much of the rest of Long Island. Should it not now exist, and its creation, in its present form, be proposed, there is simply no way that it would come into being. No one can rationally […]

Airport Study – Letter to the Editor, East Hampton Star, November 14, 2013

Dear David: Ben Krupinski has a large personal stake in airport expansion. He owns Sound Aircraft and the fuel concession, among other things. His airport shill, Dominick Stanzione, received the fewest votes of any town council candidate. The most outspoken critic of airport expansion, Kathee Burke-Gonzalez, received the most votes. So Benzene Benny releases a […]

Letter to All Elected Officials – September 2, 2013

Folks: Please find below the link to a recent article about the genuine dangers of excessive and unnecessary noise. Just one more reason to do what needs to be done–give us our summers again! Why do out-of-town commercial aircraft operators have more rights than local residents? They don’t–unless we (government officials, concerned citizens, and civic […]

It Is a Nightmare – Letter to the Editor, East Hampton Star, August 12, 2013

Dear David: By 9:12 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 5, we had already had 35 aircraft fly directly over our home, beginning by waking us up at 6:15 a.m. and continuing wave after wave, every three to five minutes, aurally akin to the Luftwaffe over Poland in 1939. I am not making this up. It is […]

Share Then Pain? – Letter to the Editor, East Hampton Star, June 9, 2013

Dear David: The recent statement by East Hampton officials that changing the helicopter routes is a way to “share the pain” is absurd. Who wants to share pain? Why do we have to share the pain? When virtually everyone on Long Island either doesn’t use helicopters or hates them, why have none of our elected […]

Why Is It Allowed? – Letter to the Editor, East Hampton Star, May 20, 2013

Dear David: Here is a question for the East End: If there was no such thing as East Hampton Airport, and a corporation came forward with a proposal to create East Hampton Airport as it is presently constituted — 24-hour flights, minimal landing fees, huge jets swooping in and out over East Hampton Village and […]

Barry’s Statement at FAA Hearing at East Hampton Airport May 1, 2013

Hello, my name is Barry Raebeck and I am a year round resident of East Hampton and have been since 1957. Based on my experience with East Hampton Airport, under the aegis of the FAA, it is hard to believe that it actually IS a federal agency, which I sustain through my taxes. As far […]

Going Round and Round – Letter to East Hampton Town Board, April 7, 2013

Dear Government Officials: You have been going round and round for many years regarding helicopter routes to and from EHA. When will you publicly demand the obvious–that helicopter negatives  of awful noise, pollution, safety hazards, class warfare, fear, anxiety, decreasing property values, and damaging  our quality of life, to name several, outweigh the only positive, […]

Obvious Solutions – Letter to the Editor, East Hampton Star, February 6, 2013

To the Editor, Dear East Hampton Town Board members: Please note that what (Peter) Kirsch is proposing will not alleviate what we citizens of East Hampton and the East End know to be the primary two problems at East Hampton Airport. These remain 1. the intolerable noise generated by helicopters at any time, and 2. […]

Airport Meeting Sept 10th

August 31, 2012 Dear Local and Regional Officials: Thursday night (8/30/12) at 11:04 and 11:29 PM, and the next “morning” at 5:03 and 5:17 AM our sleep was broken by EHA aircraft noise. For thousands of East End residents, most summer days begin and end with invasive aircraft noise. Beginning in the last century there […]

A New Approach – Letter to the Editor, East Hampton Star, July 23, 2012

Dear David: This past Saturday morning a jet aircraft flew over my home at 5:20 a.m. That same night I heard four loud aircraft operations between 11:35 and 11:55 p.m. Of course, every Friday afternoon and evening and Sunday afternoon and evening remain especially horrific, with constant, intrusive operations. The use of East Hampton Airport, […]

Letter From Barry 8/6/11

Dear Town Board; Frank is a zealot, not a crank. He is leading the charge–but be assured that it is only going to increase. The airport is not a “jewel,” though perhaps once it was a low impact resource for local recreational pilots. Now it is a major metro air and heliport–and that is despite […]

Follow-up Letter to East Hampton Town Board

July 20, 2011 Dear Mr. Wilkinson and Town Board Members: Approximately 10 days ago I sent an email to several of you, including Mr. Wilkinson, Ms. Quigley, and Mr. Brundidge with a host of pertinent questions regarding the ongoing helicopter debacle at our airport. The only response I received was from Ms. Quigley (thank you). […]

Heliport in East Hampton

Dear Mr. Wilkinson, et. al: I have lived in East Hampton since 1957. My wife Susan and I built our first house ourselves (on Two Holes of Water Road) in 1979, and had our current house constructed in 1995, on Wainscott Northwest Road, approximately 1.5 miles from the town airport. Susan teaches kindergarten in Sag […]