The Fort Salonga Associaton

Established 1946

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The President’s Message, Fall 2015

Dear Neighbors,

Large Blog ImageOur association has been hard at work. The reenactment of the Battle of Fort Slongo on October 10th was an exciting event. You can read more about the event in this issue. We are working with Boy Scout troop 52 on a project at Makamah beach. There is a proposal with the Town of Smithtown zoning board called (Open Meadow) 9 Sunken Meadow road that we oppose and we hope that the Town of Smithtown Zoning board decides that Flag Lots are not for our community.

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“A Day in History–1781” Event

By Katherine Kovins

On Saturday, Oct. 10, 2015, the Fort Salonga Association sponsored a very special event. As part of the 350th anniversary of the Town of Smithtown, a reenactment of the Battle of Fort Slongo was presented by the 3rd NY Regiment at Callahan’s Beach. The 3rd NY Regiment is a not-for-profit historical organization committed to the recreation of the daily activities of the Long Island soldier and his family during the American Revolution.

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On the night of Oct. 3, 1781, Elijah Churchill, sailing across Long Island Sound from Connecticut, led patriot soldiers in a surprise attack on Fort Slongo which was held by the British. The patriots won the battle, burned down the fort, and took prisoners. Two British soldiers were killed, and Churchill was the only colonist who was wounded. For his courage in leading the successful attack, he was awarded the first Badge of Military Merit, bestowed upon him personally by General George Washington. This award eventually became the Purple Heart.

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Roads and Related Issues, Fall 2015

We are having ongoing discussions with Huntington Code Enforcement regarding the 2 large trailers blocking the rear entrance at the Norwood Plaza shopping center. While they are no longer blocking the entrance and have been moved, we feel the parking lot is an inappropriate site to store them.

Many of our roads have been recently striped and several repaved. With the repaving of 25A many of our roads are now in good shape for the winter. While Huntington has striped Middleville, the Middleville/Old Bridge area is still in need and we have submitted a request to Huntington Highway.

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Annual Holiday Caroling Event 2015

IMG_1382December 19, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. in front of the IGA Market.

Featuring Paul Graf and The Fort Salonga Band and a Special Performance by Grace Music.

Come join your neighbors and spread some Holiday Cheer along with Santa and his friends.

Community Service Certificate awarded to any public or private school Fort Salonga student who participates in the event.

Refreshments include Hot Chocolate, Boars Head Hot Dogs and Cookies.


Eagle Scout Project to Build Kiosk at Geissler’s Beach

By William C. Berg D.D.S.

We had interest from a prospective Eagle Scout by the name of Michael Woltmann from Troop 52. John Tweedie and Bill Berg met with Michael and his parents on July 19, 2015, to discuss his possible project at Geissler’s Beach. It was determined that Michael would research information for a kiosk which would be fabricated by the Boy Scouts.

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About the Association


battle signAbout the Fort Salonga Association

The Fort Salonga Association brings together members of the community to enjoy all the hamlet has to offer. It monitors and engages with local government, advocating on community members’ behalf and offering counsel on issues that impact residents.

The Association hosts an annual spring brunch, a spring egg hunt, caroling in December, and more. It also publishes a quarterly newsletter for all households in the hamlet, and provides news and other community updates through this web site.

Who joins the Fort Salonga Association?
Everyone who lives in Fort Salonga is invited to join. Each spring the Association promotes its annual paid membership, which is $15 per household. Households don’t need to join to receive the quarterly newsletter but know that your annual dues payment helps the Association promote the community and advocate on its behalf to help preserve our way of life.

How do I know I’m in Fort Salonga?
Fort Salonga is bounded by portions of Bellrose Avenue, Pulaski Road, and Old Northport Road to the south, the Sunken Meadow Parkway to the east, the Long Island Sound to the north, and approximately along Norwood Avenue to the west. Fort Salonga is split by Bread & Cheese Hollow Road, and to the west the hamlet sits in the Northport portion of the Town of Huntington, and to the east it sits in the Kings Park portion of the Town of Smithtown.