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Aug 23, 2012 4:13 PMPublication: The East Hampton Press

Aircraft Restricted At East Hampton Airport Due To Biden Visit

Aug 24, 2012 10:26 AM

A fundraising visit from Vice President Joe Biden to Bridgehampton this weekend has prompted the Federal Aviation Administration to issue temporary flight restrictions at the East Hampton Airport.

All aircraft traffic at the East Hampton Airport will be mandated to fly over the northwest corridor beginning Friday 6:30 p.m. to Saturday 1 a.m., according to a posting of the restriction on the FAA’s website.

East Hampton Town Councilman Dominick Stanzione emphasized that the restriction is ordered by the federal government.

“This is everything,” Mr. Stanzione said. “Every flight— everything that comes out of that airport . . . is restricted for that period of time for the order of the FAA.”

Mr. Biden will attend a fundraiser on Friday from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. at the home of Ellen Chesler and Matthew Mallow in Bridgehampton, according to an event invitation.

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RON PAUL!!!! The only true candidate for change!!!!!
By louse pt. (143), springs on Aug 23, 12 6:47 PM
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Peace and quiet in the air for a change?

We'd need more than flight restrictions for that...
By Mr. Z (11847), North Sea on Aug 23, 12 7:55 PM
He should visit more often. ON weekends especially!!!!
By V.Tomanoku (790), southampton on Aug 24, 12 12:12 AM
WOW If this could only happen all the time instead of having ALL the airport traffic over NORTH SEA< NOYAC ETC. Chnage the flight path MR STANZIONE!!! ITs and East Hampton Airport not SOUTHAMPTON! Oh welcome Mr Biden please enjoy your stay! PLease come back every Thursday through Sunday so that the Residents of North Sea and Noayc can have a peacefull weekend as well!
By North Sea Citizen (568), North Sea on Aug 24, 12 6:20 AM
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I hope he has his caregivers with him to remind him what state he is in, which century it is and see to it he does not mix his meds with too much booze. We don't need crazy Uncle Joe falling down drunk again.
By MickNY (43), East Hampton on Aug 24, 12 6:31 AM
Deus Ex Machina !!!

A great de facto demonstration of the qualitative changes that ARE POSSIBLE if the EH Town Board WANTS them.

The behind-closed-doors good old boy network may get a wake up call here?

Note Maestro Dom's defensive posture that HE did not order this covertly! You can't make this stuff up I swear.

The hubris and Stanzione's Folly will of course still play out, to everyone's growing discomfort.

Hopefully the fiddle section of the Chopper ...more
By Nero (301), Sag Harbor on Aug 24, 12 7:04 AM
In parts of the hamptons, Joe "BITE ME" Biden may may think he is in the 20th century. Hope he not looking to put Y'all in chains.
By kpjc (161), east quogue on Aug 24, 12 7:16 AM
I don't know why we need to restrict air space. Who would want to hurt poor ole joe Biden. Our enemies would embrace him as our leader
By razza5350 (1911), East Hampton on Aug 24, 12 7:33 AM
Haha, so true!!!
By dnice (2346), Hampton Bays on Aug 24, 12 5:05 PM
I'm hearing CR 39 is closed because of this. True? Makes no sense at all. Biden is flying in and out of East Hampton and going to Bridgehampton.
By btdt (449), water mill on Aug 24, 12 5:15 PM

pointless reactions to a useless politician
By loading... (601), quiogue on Aug 25, 12 3:27 AM
Quiet Skies over Noyac last night.

How did the NW route Apocalypse Now play out with the weekend rush hour?
By Nero (301), Sag Harbor on Aug 25, 12 10:01 AM
I know I'm going to get killed for this comment but.. The airport has been around for nearly 70 years I believe. I'm sure that for most of the people who are complaining about the noise the air traffic was present when you bought or built your house. Don't expect it to change just because you live there now. Additionally, as a resident of NYC who hears traffic noise, car horns, police sirens, etc. out of my apartment on a daily basis I have learned to just tune it out. I'm sure you could do the ...more
By Rich Morey (378), Brooklyn on Aug 28, 12 11:18 AM