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Meeting to focus on controlling jet noise

A meeting in Lawrence will focus on jet

A meeting in Lawrence will focus on jet noise. Credit: Newsday File

The Town-Village Aircraft Safety Noise Abatement Committee will host a meeting in Lawrence Monday to discuss concerns about low-flying planes and ways to control jet noise in communities near Kennedy and LaGuardia airports.

The meeting will start at 7:30 p.m. in Lawrence Village Hall, 196 Central Ave.

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo in November directed the Port Authority to study aircraft noise over Long Island and hold public hearings about the issue. Cuomo ordered the work after vetoing a bill that called for such a study, but required approval from New Jersey lawmakers.

Residents and elected officials in Nassau County and Queens have said they worry that a new satellite-based air traffic control system will lead to increased aircraft noise from landings and takeoffs, and also mean more aircraft flying at lower altitudes over communities near Kennedy and LaGuardia.

Representatives from the Port Authority are to give a presentation on the rollout of the noise study at the committee’s March 24 meeting, separate meeting from this Monday’s, according to a meeting notice.

For more information, call TVASNAC at 516-489-5000 ext. 3562 or visit the committee’s website at www.toh.li/tvasnac.

 

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