Tweed neighbors, expansion opponents to meet Tuesday at East Haven library

Tweed New Haven Regional Airport neighbors and opponents of airport expansion who have been frustrated by the lack of information flowing their way will hold their own airport forum in a “Tweed Talk” meeting Tuesday night at East Haven’s Hagaman Memorial Library. Organizers aim “to create a neighbor to neighbor conversation to share information regarding the current impacts of the airport now with increased service, as well as the potential impacts with the proposed runway expansion,” the announcement says. The Tweed Talk meeting will take place from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday in the Hagaman Memorial Library’s Community Room, 227 Main St. in East Haven. Tweed New Haven Airport Authority Executive Director Sean Scanlon said he had not been invited to attend or to speak. Tweed’s $70 million long-term plan calls to pave portions of the existing turf runway safety areas to lengthen the runway from the current 5,600 feet to 6,635 feet and build a new, 74,000-square-foot terminal on the East Haven side of the airport, while moving the airport’s entrance to the East Haven side. The new terminal and entrance would require the approval of various East Haven boards and commissions, among other things.

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