Residents meet to discuss Republic Airport plan

Residents living near the Republic Airport in Farmingdale gathered Thursday to discuss Gov. Andrew Cuomo's plan to revitalize the site. They met in Melville to voice concerns over Gov. Cuomo's proposal

News 12 Staff

May 1, 2015, 6:39 AM

Updated 3,305 days ago

Share:

Residents meet to discuss Republic Airport plan
Residents living near the Republic Airport in Farmingdale gathered Thursday to discuss Gov. Andrew Cuomo's plan to revitalize the site.
They met in Melville to voice concerns over Gov. Cuomo's proposal to expand the airport, add commercial flights, privatize management and create a tax-free zone for businesses.
Some say the governor's proposal will increase traffic both in the air and on the roads.
Helen Norjen, who lives nearby, says the state did not ask local residents for input.
"I think it's a shame that we got to this point," Norjen says. "Obviously, they were consulting with someone, but it wasn't the community."
A representative for Gov. Cuomo said she attended the meeting to listen to concerns and report back to the governor.


More from News 12
0:39
Police: Man injured in Wyandanch shooting; suspect at large

Police: Man injured in Wyandanch shooting; suspect at large

2:12
Mild and dry Sunday on Long Island

Mild and dry Sunday on Long Island

1:59
Greenlawn teen arrested, accused of making ‘threat of mass harm’ at Oldfield Middle School

Greenlawn teen arrested, accused of making ‘threat of mass harm’ at Oldfield Middle School

0:51
Vet Fest in Farmingdale aims to support, encourage veterans who need help

Vet Fest in Farmingdale aims to support, encourage veterans who need help

0:17
Authorities: George Washington Bridge climber in custody

Authorities: George Washington Bridge climber in custody

0:32
Police: 3 people arrested during State Liquor Authority compliance check at Huntington Station deli

Police: 3 people arrested during State Liquor Authority compliance check at Huntington Station deli

2:28
How did a Nassau County doctor overprescribe highly addictive pain pills, despite strict laws in place?

How did a Nassau County doctor overprescribe highly addictive pain pills, despite strict laws in place?

1:43
CDC urges people to get vaccinated amid resurgence of mpox

CDC urges people to get vaccinated amid resurgence of mpox

1:46
Hit-and-run on South Oyster Bay Rd. in Plainview leaves woman with concussion, 6 staples in head

Hit-and-run on South Oyster Bay Rd. in Plainview leaves woman with concussion, 6 staples in head

0:26
Principal: Student approached by van full of men in ski masks in Selden

Principal: Student approached by van full of men in ski masks in Selden

1:39
Montauk Music Festival rocks the East End

Montauk Music Festival rocks the East End

2:06
Homeowners asked to check home security video after string of Nassau County break-ins

Homeowners asked to check home security video after string of Nassau County break-ins

0:24
Police: Hempstead man exposed, touched himself inappropriately at Roosevelt Field Mall

Police: Hempstead man exposed, touched himself inappropriately at Roosevelt Field Mall

0:51
Plainview-Old Bethpage hosts basketball team from Israel impacted by Oct. 7 attacks

Plainview-Old Bethpage hosts basketball team from Israel impacted by Oct. 7 attacks

1:24
Nassau County high school seniors take part in aerial simulation exercise

Nassau County high school seniors take part in aerial simulation exercise

1:53
Toys for Tots make contribution to Promise of Hope Foundation to honor fallen Detective Jonathan Diller

Toys for Tots make contribution to Promise of Hope Foundation to honor fallen Detective Jonathan Diller

2:29
Museum of American Armor hosting 10th anniversary of World War II Encampment weekend

Museum of American Armor hosting 10th anniversary of World War II Encampment weekend

1:55
12-year-old prodigy set to become Malverne High School’s youngest graduate

12-year-old prodigy set to become Malverne High School’s youngest graduate

1:08
East End: Kick off party to the summer showcasing the beauty of the region

East End: Kick off party to the summer showcasing the beauty of the region

1:07
The East End: Calissa in Water Mill

The East End: Calissa in Water Mill