Opinion

Kudos to the East End Towns, East Hampton, Bridgehampton, their citizens and legislators for taking up the fight to abate the helicopter menace that plagues their communities, as reported in the Sunday, June 24, 2007 Long Island edition of The NY Times, under the banner headline, "A Rise in Helicopter Traffic, and Frustrations." Shame on The Town of North Hempstead, its leadership and administration for doing nothing to stop the noise pollution created by the incessant helicopter flights over the Village of Port Washington North from the crack of dawn until well into the night! Shame on the TNH for not protecting the residents of the Village of Port Washington North from a potential tragedy should, God forbid, one of these whirlybird monsters crash on village property.

After calling this in writing to TONH Supervisor Jon Kaiman's attention several times, requiring several follow ups for an answer, he did write to the FAA on April 6, 2007. I guess to placate the complaint, Mr. Kaiman felt that he fulfilled his obligation. The fact that he didn't indicate if he got any response, based on which he should have taken further action, serves to seriously question his qualification as the town's chief executive and his fiduciary responsibility to its residents. Since as the saying goes..."the apple doesn't fall far from the tree," the same admonition applies to his administration. Shame on you all!

Stan Ronell


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