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East Hampton Airport the Focus of Tuesday Town Board Meeting

Sat, 07/31/2021 - 07:42
Durell Godfrey

Consultants to the East Hampton Town Board will deliver a presentation on East Hampton Airport’s environmental conditions and planning and zoning during the board’s work session on Tuesday. The 11 a.m. meeting will be held in person in the meeting room at Town Hall and be broadcast live on LTV’s channel 22 and streamed on LTV’s YouTube channel and at 

During the work session members of the public will be able to comment in person or by calling 351-888-6331. 

The presentation will follow previous sessions in May and July that focused on economic impacts, airport operations and noise, and carbon emissions and air quality. Reports on these topics and others related to the airport are available at the town’s website, at 

Many residents of East Hampton and other towns on the east end of Long Island and beyond have long pleaded with the town board to close the airport or severely restrict flights when Federal Aviation Administration grant assurances expire in September. But a sizable minority of the more than 40 people who spoke at the July 6 work session urged the board not to take such action. 

The work sessions are part of ongoing deliberations and data collection as the board considers a re-imagining of the airport and its future operations. Closure of the airport is a possibility, as is the enactment of restrictions.

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