New Haven seeks change to Tweed airport deal; neighbors call it ‘window dressing’

Mark Zaretsky Sep. 22, 2021 | Updated: Sep. 22, 2021 9:15 a.m.

New Haven, Connecticut – Thursday, March 11, 2021:Tweed New Haven AirportHearst Connecticut Media file photo

( Sept 22, 2021) NEW HAVEN — With a proposed 43-year lease extension for Tweed New Haven Regional Airport coming before the Board of Alders Thursday, city officials have submitted a proposed amendment that would remove all references to “eminent domain” and add hurdles to any potential move to bring freight facilities to Tweed.Read Full Article here.

New Haven approves new 43-year Tweed Airport lease; ‘dramatic improvement’ expected, mayor says

Mark Zaretsky Sep. 24, 2021 | Updated: Sep. 24, 2021 10:16 a.m

Tweed New Haven Airport Authority Executive Director Sean Scanlon, left, and Avports LLC CEO Jorge Roberts, right, express their satisfaction after the New Haven Board of Adlers unanimously approved a new 43-year Tweed lease Sept. 24, 2021.Mark Zaretsky / Hearst Connecticut Media

( Sept 24, 2021) NEW HAVEN — It came down to jobs, future economic development for the entire city and the region surrounding it. Read Full Article here.

Patrick Rowland Finds Passion in Fighting Tweed Expansion with 10,000 Hawks

BY JENN MCCULLOCH/ZIP06.COM • 01/05/2022 08:30 A.M. EST
Living in the neighborhood near the south end of Tweed’s runway, Patrick Rowland has become involved in 10,000 Hawks, a group working to halt the expansion of the airport. (Photo courtesy of Patrick Rowland)


There have been no shortage of challenges since Patrick Rowland and his wife, Lisa, decided to realize their dream of owning a home on the water. The couple bought a beach cottage in East Haven in 2012, but just as they were getting settled, it was destroyed by Superstorm Sandy. The couple began to rebuild, but after rags used for staining left by a work crew spontaneously combusted, house No. 2 burnt to the ground.Read full Article here.

County running more lead testing at Reid-Hillview, San Martin airports

By GABRIEL GRESCHLER | | Bay Area News GroupPUBLISHED: December 22, 2021 at 10:16 a.m. | UPDATED: December 27, 2021 at 5:51 p.m.

SAN JOSE, CA – AUGUST 3: A plane is seen taking off at Reid-Hillview Airport from a nearby neighborhood in San Jose, Calif., on Tuesday, Aug. 3, 2021. (Anda Chu/Bay Area News Group)

( December 22, 2021) In the wake of a study that concluded San Jose’s Reid-Hillview Airport exposes children to high levels of lead, Santa Clara County is doing further testing at the site and the county-owned airport in San Martin to understand the extent of contamination. Read Full Article here

Dan Haar: Why Lamont’s two-airport strategy for Sikorsky and Tweed could backfire

Dan Haar Dec. 6, 2021 | Updated: Dec. 6, 2021 9:54 p.m.

Gov. Ned Lamont, right, speaks during a ceremony before the Avelo Airlines inaugural flight from Tweed New Haven Regional Airport to Orlando on Nov. 3.Arnold Gold / Hearst Connecticut Media

( Dec 6, 2021) The competition between Tweed New Haven Airport and Sikorsky Memorial Airport for aviation supremacy on the Connecticut shoreline seemed over on May 6, when Tweed engineered a surprise announcement that a private operator would pour $100 million into the airfield and a start-up airline would launch flights in 2021. Read Full Article here

Tweed opponents say they don’t want airport’s noise, traffic or pollution

Mark Zaretsky Nov. 25, 2021

Tweed New Haven Airport Authority Executive Director Sean Scanlon, left, joined by Jeff Wood of McFarland Johnson, center, and  moderator Ryan Walsh, right, speaks at a public meeting on the environmental assessment for proposed improvements related to possible expansion of Tweed New Haven Regional Airport at Nathan Hale School in New Haven on Thursday, Nov. 18, 2021.Mark Zaretsky / Hearst Connecticut Media

( Nov. 25, 2021) NEW HAVEN — Tweed New Haven Regional Airport eventually may get the approvals it needs to move forward with its proposed expansion project, which includes lengthening the runway from 5,600 feet to 6,635 feet and building a new 70,000-square-foot terminal on the East Haven side of the airport. Read Full Article here.

Tweed hosts public forum on expansion environmental assessment

The New Haven airport heard questions and comments from community members as it starts the environmental assessment process to extend the runway and add a new terminal.



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(Yale Daily News Nov 2021) On Thursday night, the Tweed-New Haven Airport Authority hosted its first public forum on the environmental assessment they will conduct for their proposed airport expansion. Community members expressed concerns about how the expansion would affect public health, local wetlands and flooding in nearby neighborhoods Read Full Article here.

East Haven residents say battle over Tweed Airport expansion not over

Mark Zaretsky Oct. 1, 2021

East Haven resident Lorena Venegas speaks to about a dozen attendees at a forum on Wednesday, Sept. 29, 2021 on proposed expansion of Tweed New Haven Regional Airport.Mark Zaretsky / Hearst Connecticut Media

( Oct. 1, 2021) EAST HAVEN — The New Haven Board of Alders may have voted unanimously to approve a new 43-year lease with the Tweed New Haven Airport Authority that endorses Tweed New Haven Regional Airport’s future growth plans, but some of the airport’s neighbors say the battle over the airport’s future is not over. Read Full Article here.

Costs of Tweed improvements to terminals to accommodate Avelo rise up to $11 million

Mark Zaretsky Sep. 28, 2021 | Updated: Sep. 28, 2021 3:54 p.m.

Artists renderings show concepts of what the new terminal at Tweed New Haven Regional Airport could look like in the project proposed by Avports and the Tweed authority on May 6, 2021. The 74,000-square-foot terminal would be located on the East Haven side of the airport and the old terminal on the New Haven side would be retired. Target for completion was announced as the end of 2023.Courtesy of Avports

( Sept 28, 2021) NEW HAVEN — The cost estimate has more than doubled for near-term improvements to Tweed New Haven Regional Airport’s existing facilities on the New Haven side of the airport to accommodate Avelo Airlines’ upcoming service, Tweed officials said Tuesday. Read Full Article here.