This is a printer-friendly version of an article from Zip06.com.04/13/2022 08:00 AM
I’m old and can attest to the fact that if you live long enough, everything comes around again. I’m watching it happen here in my home town, East Haven.
When I lived in New York City, Newark, New Jersey, wasn’t what it is today. It was a nice small city with a small airport. Now, there is a plane landing and taking off every two minutes—great big planes—and the City of Newark is not a nice little city anymore.
Airports ask for a little more space and say that’s all they want, and then they ask for a little more. I’ve lived to see this happen with Tweed-New Haven Airport three times. We had an agreement with New Haven a few years ago. That was a good deal. What happened to it?
I was horrified when I found out that our Mayor Joe Carfora was agreeing to this new, super-expansion of the airport, but I read he has changed his mind. We need an etched-in-the-stone agreement with the airport, the Federal Aviation Administration, and state Department of Transportation that limits the number of takeoffs and landings in a 24-hour-period. It’s the only way to control the future of the Town of East Haven. We don’t want East Haven to end up like Newark, and ladies and gentlemen, it will.
I applaud Mayor Carfora for standing up to the bullies. The mayor should make a deal. He should use U.S. Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro, use U.S. Senator Blumenthal, use State Representative Joe Zullo (R-99)—anyone and anything he can think of to fight for what is right. We know Goldman Sachs is a giant, but Mayor Carfora is City Hall!