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The Airport Issue: Pass the trash? No way.

Posted by Barry S Raebeck on June 6, 2021 at 11:15 AM Comments comments (0)

It is logical that people in Montauk are concerned that closure of East Hampton Airport (KHTO) could negatively impact you in terms of increased unwanted aircraft operations. What you fear is what everyone on Long Island in the current EHA flight paths presently is forced to endure. What you and all of us are already experiencing from aircraft operations regionally and globally is acceleration of the climate crisis.

However, to fight this serious problem by simply insisting on the statu...

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South Fork Wind

Posted by joan on July 16, 2019 at 5:50 PM Comments comments (10)

In an effort to help inform and engage with the community, Montauk United has offered to serve as a forum for the South Fork Wind development. Here is a brief overview of the project. You can view a presentation prepared by its sponsor, Orsted, by clicking on the link on our home page

- Orsted is a Danish company focused on clean energy

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Posted by John Stikeman on May 29, 2019 at 9:30 AM Comments comments (2)

There have been a number of comments, pro and con, with respect to the acquisition of Duryea's by Mr. Marc Rowan and his plans for the restaurant. This is a space where members of Montauk United can post their commens for all to see. Please click on "comments" if you wish to add your own views.

To help frame the issues, below is a summary of the position of Lisa Grenci of the Tuthilll Road Association, and that of Marc Rowan, the present owner of Duryea's. 


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Posted by joan on April 12, 2019 at 10:50 AM Comments comments (5)

To the Editor:

While excellent in both content and craftsmanship, The Star’s reportage of the April 2 PSEG new substation presentation in Montauk contained two inaccuracies.

Over 500 individual informational pieces of literature were distributed to attending individuals during the entire event. Two hundred-plus people attended the presentation in the morning/afternoon period, and over 300 att...

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Airport Questionnaire

Posted by John Stikeman on October 7, 2017 at 6:10 PM Comments comments (9)

The folllowing is a Montauk United sponsored questionnaire sent to the six candidates for the East Hampton Town Board. An analysis of the results will be published on our website as soon as the results are available.


As a service to the residents of Montauk, MONTAUK UNITED requests all Town Board candidates to respond to the following questionnaire. Upon completion, please sign, date and return the completed questio...

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Airport Letter

Posted by John Stikeman on September 16, 2017 at 10:50 AM Comments comments (1)

From: Tom Bogdan, MONTAUK UNITED.ORG 631 668 3290

To the Editor,

Quiet Skies, an anti E.H. airport special interest group has attacked the veracity of Montauk United and its efforts in defending the interests of Montauk and its citizens. In order to separate relevant fact from insinuation, the following is the basis for Montauk United involvement.

Both Mon...

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Posted by Bruce Lee on May 25, 2017 at 2:05 PM Comments comments (5)

Sorry Montauk residents---You might consider lobbying the EH Town into buying the Montauk airport--and then when the EH airport closes---Montauk's will close as well. You have can't force suffering onto others for your own gain. Only selfish weak people would engage in such rhetoric.

Residents all around the airport---including the entire North Fork of Long Island and the entire North Shore--all the way to Manhattan have been suffering for years--and it's time to stop. Pitting Montauk a...

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Surf Lodge Communication

Posted by joan on March 22, 2017 at 9:20 PM Comments comments (1)

From: Tom Bogdan

Sent: Wed 3/22/2017 1:25 PM

To: Jayma The Surf Lodge

Re: Meeting Request

In all due respect, the time for talking is over. You have made meeting requests with other Montauk groups in the past and they have all led nowhere. It is a dismal record of all agreements made by Surf Lodge forgotten, and any promises declared unkempt including a Wilkinson Town Board administration noise abatement directive that was completely ignored. Your...

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The View from Montauk

Posted by joan on January 26, 2017 at 7:00 PM Comments comments (2)

To the Editor


In an effort to respond to a vocal segment of East Hampton’s population, the Town Board is spending over 2 million dollars in legal fees in order to banish “noisy” aircraft from the East Hampton Airport. These types of aircraft are estimated to land within seconds of each other from early morning to well into the evening. Local citizen action gro...

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The Airport

Posted by joan on January 26, 2017 at 5:30 PM Comments comments (2)

To the Editor,

In the 1/12/17 issue of the East Hampton Star, David Gruber and the East Hampton Airport Planning Committee, a group of airport neighboring property owners, announced a solution to their long term suffering inflicted by the outrageous activities of the East Hampton Airport. The plan is in response to what the Committee has continually deemed an intolerable and dangerous affront to mind and body, an intentional all-out attac...

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Surf Lodge

Posted by joan on April 26, 2016 at 8:15 PM Comments comments (0)

Below you will find the exact text from an official document from East Hampton Town Board records concerning East Hampton Town Board meetings, on February 2, and March 2, 2010. The document deals with three separate noise violations committed by the Surf Lodge Club, as defined under Chapter 185 of the Town Code. The purp...

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The Lesser of Two Evils is Still Evil

Posted by joan on April 11, 2016 at 2:40 PM Comments comments (3)

The Lesser of Two Evils is Still Evil


I feel the need to splash some cold water on the big love fest that has been going on lately among the local Montauk community organizations, the owners of the former East Deck property and to some extent town officials. They are all commending one another for the unusually cooperative effort they’ve engaged in to work out a plan to subdivide the 4 plus acre property into four residential lots that will legally allo...

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Hamlet Study

Posted by joan on April 11, 2016 at 2:25 PM Comments comments (3)

I’m a Local

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Sloppy Tuna

Posted by joan on April 11, 2016 at 1:00 PM Comments comments (4)

The Situation

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Social Misconduct and Taxi Reports

Posted by joan on January 7, 2016 at 3:15 PM Comments comments (5)


During the last three months of 2015 MONTAUK UNITED completed two major studies concerning issues currently affecting Montauk. The results of these studies were presented to Town Supervisor Cantwell and Montauk’s Council representative Councilman Van Scoyoc. The following is a summary of the study’s...

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Housing Report

Posted by joan on December 12, 2015 at 1:00 PM Comments comments (3)

To the Editor,

As we all know, Montauk has been plagued by a number of civic outrages such as public drunkenness, disgracefully bad behavior, late night crime and a generally “wild party” attitude which has been foisted on our community by a small number of busines...

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November Report - Illegal Rentals

Posted by joan on November 11, 2015 at 4:30 PM Comments comments (4)

Montauk United

It's Time to Show Our Strength


There is little doub...

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October Report - Airport Noise

Posted by joan on October 31, 2015 at 2:40 PM Comments comments (6)

Tom Bogdan

The October Concerned Citizens of Montauk’s “Meet the Candidates Debate”, produced interesting and definitive remarks by all candidates, but in regard to the mission of Montauk United, especially so by the current Supervisor L. Cantwell. When asked wha...

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Members comments

Posted by joan on September 20, 2015 at 3:20 PM Comments comments (7)

Hello, I am, Joan Stikeman,  the Digital Editor for Montauk United.  We created this space for your to post your comments.  Basically, it's a blog.  You can comment on a post by another member or to Tom Bogdan's posts.   Please share your ideas and thoughts with this community.&#...

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Breaking the late-night music law - Letter to the Editor East Hampton Star

Posted by joan on August 24, 2015 at 8:00 PM Comments comments (5)



August 24, 2015


To the Editor:


During the first week of September, the East Hampton Town Board will consider sanctions in response to unlawful actions by Ciao, a Montauk nightclub restaurant. This establishment has knowingly and continuously broken the late-night music law in spite of multiple warnings by town officials.


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