- Associated Press - Tuesday, May 19, 2015

EAST HAMPTON, N.Y. (AP) - New ordinances restricting operations at East Hampton’s town airport are on hold following growing complaints about aircraft noise.

The town agreed to a delay while a federal judge considers a lawsuit seeking to block the ordinances from taking effect this weekend.

Newsday (http://nwsdy.li/1AcVzY1 ) reports that U.S. District Court Judge Joanna Seybert expects to decide by June 8 on whether to issue an injunction in the case.

The town enacted the laws last month to address tens of thousands of complaints it’s received about noise from planes and helicopters shuttling the rich and famous into the Hamptons, particularly during the summer.

A group called Friends of East Hampton Airport filed a lawsuit, claiming among other things that local governments have no authority to impose airport noise or access restrictions.


Information from: Newsday, http://www.newsday.com



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