Sun, Oct 11, 2020 • Westchester Airport
Hearing More Aircraft Noise?
Dear PEPA Member:
We hope this email finds you and your family in good health. Our community has been through a lot over the last six months, and all of us are looking forward to safely resuming our normal habits and routines. An unexpected consequence of the COVID pandemic was quieter skies above Purchase while many carriers ceased operation. However, recently commercial carriers and private/ general aviation operators have begun to resume and ramp up operations. Many members have contacted us to report they have noticed an increase in bothersome air traffic.
PEPA has continued working with the founder of Air Noise Buttons to make improvements and prepare for the resumption of flights. We are pleased to report:
If you need to replace your button please reach out using the contact information below:
Anne J. Gold, Executive Director
Purchase Environmental Protective Association
3003 Purchase Street – Box 21
Purchase, NY 10577
Also, if you know of a neighbor, or friend who would benefit from the campaign please let us know. Tell them that the devices are meant to make creating an air noise complaint easy and fast so that we can make our voices heard to decision makers. With each air noise complaint device, they will receive a 6-month free subscription with the button that instantly locates the loud flights and automatically registers a complaint.
The latest edition of the County’s Airport Monitor reports that Purchase is registering more complaints & households than the rest of Westchester combined. We need to build on our momentum.
Finally we are sharing an email for the Coalition to prevent Westchester Airport Expansion (“Coalition”). PEPA serves on the Steering Committee of the “Coalition.” It is the largest umbrella group advocating against expansion and for a vibrant but limited and environmentally responsible County airport governed by policies that prioritize public health and safety, the reservoir and environment, and our quality of life in Westchester and the surrounding region.
LETTER FROM THE COALITION TO PREVENT WESTCHESTER AIRPORT EXPANSION
Dear Airport Coalition Supporter,
This is a brief message to let you know that our Coalition's Steering Committee continues to closely monitor and actively participate in several ongoing discussions/developments regarding the Westchester County Airport.
Two issues in particular deserve your attention:
Potential Water Contamination
Please let me know if you would like to further discuss any of the issues outlined above and/or learn about how to get more personally involved with the Coalition by volunteering to work in our social media/website support/public relations, legal and technical research areas.
George Klein, Steering Committee Chairperson
Coalition to Prevent Westchester Airport Expansion
To read more about, or to become a supporter of, the “Coalition” visit the website in Key Links below. Again, thank you for taking interest in PEPA’s Air Noise campaign. Together we are combating aircraft noise and working to keep Purchase the special community we all know that it is.
Anne Gold, Executive Director