Archive for 'By Tom'

Those Suing the F.A.A. – Letter to the Editor, East Hampton Star, February 8, 2015

Dear David: It appears the helicopter owners and operators will not go quietly. Thanks to a courageous, thoughtful, and competent town board concerned more about quality of life for the entire East End than lining the pockets of a few inconsiderate out-of-towners, we are very close to enacting reasonable restrictions on the noisiest helicopters and […]

Too Many Helicopters, Letter to the Editor, East Hampton Star, June 12, 2014

Dear David: Airport noise season is upon us again. Both helicopters and complaints about helicopters at East Hampton’s airport are pouring in at a record pace. Despite the best efforts of well-meaning town officials, airport workers and the Eastern Regional Helicopter Council (a helicopter lobby paid for by helicopter owners), noise complaints are being recorded from […]

Faceless and Careless – Letter to the Editor, East Hampton Star, September 2, 2013

Dear David, In an e-mail sent out by the East Hampton Business Alliance detailing a recent East Hampton Town Board meeting regarding town-owned property at the airport, Councilwoman Theresa Quigley is reported to have stated that rent at East Hampton Studios was raised from $2,000 to $50,000 because of Federal Aviation Administration rulings that require […]

Pilots’ Worst Fears – Letter to the Editor, East Hampton Star, May 28, 2013

Dear David: Your lead editorial of May 23 concerning East Hampton Airport was right on the money. Unfortunately it seems as if airport manager Brundige and Councilman Stanzione are using a dartboard and a direct line to something called the Eastern Regional Helicopter Association to determine whose summers are ruined below. Why aren’t they listening […]

Aerial Assault – Letter to the Editor, East Hampton Star, February 11, 2013

Dear Editor: Regarding the continuing saga of East Hampton Airport: How many times will this town board allow the foxes back into the hen house before they realize our chickens are being stolen? How much taxpayer money will they spend to help create a major luxury commuter jet and heliport to replace what once was […]