There isn’t a lot of open space to acquire in Sag Harbor. But there is a unique historical community and sense of place. The Community Preservation Fund can be used to acquire built properties that are of historical importance. We are working with community groups and the Village of Sag Harbor to identify built properties suitable for acquisition — to protect and preserve our collective memory of the people who built Sag Harbor.
At the same time, we fully understand that the historical charm and beauty of Sag Harbor will not be worth much if we allow them to be overwhelmed by the noise of modern machinery. When the Town Board recovered control of the East Hampton Airport last January, we acted. We adopted the first-ever airport noise restrictions.
You don’t feel it yet, because the helicopter companies obtained a preliminary injunction to prevent the key restriction from going into effect. But we are vigorously defending our authority to regulate noise in federal court and are confident of ultimate success.
We will persevere until the historical character of Sag Harbor is protected, both from development pressures and from oppressive noise from the air.
Election Day is Tuesday, November 3. We ask for your support and your vote to continue this important work.