East Hampton Bans Seaplanes in Town Waters

A seaplane landing in Montauk in 2016. Such planes will soon have far fewer places to takeoff and land in the Town of East Hampton.
Jane Bimson

The East Hampton Town Board, having taken note of a proliferation of seaplanes amid the swarm of aircraft flying over East Hampton in a typical summer, voted unanimously last Thursday to ban seaplanes in waters under the town’s jurisdiction. 

The board “recognized that the town’s economy is tied intrinsically to the use and enjoyment of its natural and scenic environment, including its world-renowned ocean beaches, wetlands, shorelines, harbors, bays, woodlands, and historic hamlets,” according to the legislation, which followed a Jan. 7 public hearing. 

Read the complete article in the East Hampton Star.

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