WOODBURY - ? There is a shortcut around Hamptons summer traffic that has been a nightmare for some North Shore Long Isladners.

Officials say now, there will be limits on helicopter noise by the summer of 2012. Today, Sen. Charles Schumer announced the Senate passed the new rules last night. The amendment requires the FAA to put the new regulations into effect within 12 months.

North Shore residents say helicopter noise has gotten unbearable in the summer months.