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Nassau communities near Kennedy Airport to discuss concerns over jet noise, possible solutions

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The Town-Village Aircraft Safety Noise Abatement Committee will meet Monday night to discuss concerns about low-flying planes and ways to control jet noise in communities near Kennedy Airport.

The meeting will be at 7:30 p.m. in the Nathan L.H. Bennett Pavilion, adjacent to Hempstead Town Hall, on Washington Street in Hempstead Village. Representatives from the Federal Aviation Administration and Port Authority of New York and New Jersey have been invited to attend.

Members of the 40-year-old coalition have called for equitable distribution of flights onto the airport’s eight runway approaches, a ban on low-flying planes, and a reduction of late-night flights as a way to reduce aircraft noise.

Communities participating in the committee include Atlantic Beach, Cedarhurst, East Williston, Floral Park, Garden City, Hewlett Harbor, Inwood, Lawrence, Long Beach, Malverne, New Hyde Park, Stewart Manor, Valley Stream, and Woodsburgh.

FAA officials have said runway usage is determined by many factors, including wind direction, weather conditions, construction projects, and noise abatement procedures.

For more information, call the committee at 516-489-5000 ext. 3562.

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