Title

Neighbors of the Portland International Jetport are complaining that jetport off

Authors

Connie Pacillo

Source

Casco Bay Weekly

Date

1-7-1999

Pages

8-9

Abstract

Neighbors of the Portland International Jetport are complaining that jetport officials are ignoring their complaints about growing noise problem at the jetport. The complaints seems well founded. In 1997, the jetport received 31 noise complaints, but, by the end of 1998 the number had increased tyo 127, though the daily number of flights remained constant at 142. Jetport officials profess to take the complaints seriously, and contend they are working on the problem. They cite recent changes to the jetport's small staff as a principal cause of the problem. Patrick Murphy of the Western Promenade Neighborhood Association doesn't accept that explanation. He contends that jetport officials have reneged on a 1989 noise abatement agreement, under which pilots would be requested to use certain runways to keep air traffic away from residential neighborhoods and which would limit flights to the hours between 6 A.M. and 11:30 P.M. Even Cyrus Hagge, a Portland Planning Board member, contends that Jeff Schultes, the jetport manager, and Jeff Monroe, Portland's director of transportation, "fell asleep at the switch this summer."

Subjects

Noise, Portland International Jetport

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