Even if you’re on the Huntington side of Fort Salonga, this survey is for you, too! Take a few minutes to share your views on the town’s parks, roads, development, and more. The deadline is Friday, July 15.
Topics of interest for Fort Salonga include the potential for a Long Island Railroad spur or railyard on Old Northport Road, expansion of industrial activity in the Kings Park Industrial Park off of Townline Road, and land preservation.
This is my first message to you as president of the Fort Salonga Association, and let me say first I’m very happy to be your neighbor here in this beautiful hamlet. My advancement to president left my previous role as vice president vacant, and I’m happy to share that the FSA board unanimously voted in Will Safer to fill that role. Will has been the director in charge of the FSA website, which has taken to the next level. I am confident he will do the same in his new role. A new slate of officers will be nominated and voted on at our annual meeting in December.
Was your mailbox damaged by a town snowplow during one of the recent storms? If so, help may be available. File a claim with your town for a replacement mailbox. Both Town of Huntington and Town of Smithtown have programs in place. The replacement would be a generic, functional mailbox that meets U.S. Postal Service requirements.
For Town of Huntington residents, call 631-499-0444 to file a claim.
For Town of Smithtown residents, call 631-360-7500.
Do you have other questions or concerns and need to find a town, county, or state department? Use the links on the FSA’s Local Government Web Pages resource to identify the right department and begin your inquiry
I hope that you have all enjoyed a wonderful summer in our beautiful hamlet. There are so many enjoyable things to do. As you look around you probably noticed some of the work NY State is doing on our local parks. The new clubhouse at the Sunken Meadow Golf course and the current renovation of the main entrance to Sunken Meadow beach. We regularly attend the community meetings to stay informed regarding the work in the park. It looks like they are doing excellent work.
I hope you have also enjoyed some of the events marking the 350th anniversary of the Town of Smithtown this season. There are more events planned. For example on September 19th there will be fireworks at Sunken Meadow State park (gates open at 4 p.m.). On September 26th there will be a historical parade down Main Street in Smithtown. On October 10th, our organization is planning a Day in History that will include a reenactment of the battle of Fort Slongo.
Bikerides… sleepovers… swimming… bunnies… horseshoes… tennis… orioles… osprey… flowers… home-grown veggies… turtles crossing Fresh Pond Road to lay their eggs by the golf course. I do like this place in the summer! Then again, the other three seasons always bring a smile.
I’m writing following our midsummer directors meeting—always an evening of lively conversation focused on the interests of the good folks in Fort Salonga. There are a number of areas for current attention. Kindly, consider them as you think about our hamlet. Read More
Great news! Thanks to the help of our neighbors, word has spread and the FSA’s natural gas interest registry has expanded to more than 180 homes as of August 1.
This summer the FSA submitted a detailed database to National Grid for a street by street gas main analysis. Since then, National Grid’s representative has advised us that several of our neighbors are within a “reasonable” distance from a natural gas main. For gas conversion purposes, the term “reasonable” means either directly in front of a gas line or close enough to a gas line that the cost could be reduced or eliminated if some neighbors join in the conversion process. Read More
April 27 was a warm and sunny day for our Annual FSA Spring Brunch at Indian Hills Country Club. It was a welcome pleasure after the long, cold winter. We had an exceptional turnout this year, with over 140 people in attendance, nearly reaching the capacity of the Indian Hills Country Club banquet hall.
Thank you to the Grace Music School for kicking off the event by providing their very talented string quartet for our musical enjoyment. After a beautiful debut performance at our 2013 brunch, we were privileged to have them return again this year. After dining on a delicious brunch, FSA President, Paul Graf, began the program with some “Facts from the Fort”. A game where the questions were well researched also the answers were not! Those who had brushed up on their local history and answered correctly were awarded with a Fort Salonga memento.
Every seat was filled for the Fort Salonga Association’s annual brunch, April 27. Association members heard Smithtown Supervisor Patrick Vecchio speak on quality of life issues in town and the value of saying “no” to unmitigated growth, Huntington Councilwoman Tracey Edwards on the important role civic associations play in town life, and FSA president Paul Graf on the Association’s goals in the coming year, including its interest in the Industrial Area to the south and the preservation of open space within the hamlet.
FSA president Paul Graf addresses the Association
Smithtown Supervisor Patrick Vecchio talks about quality of life issues
Huntington councilwoman Tracey Edwards talks about meeting constituents and civics
FSA director Kevin Claus with Tracey Edwards and councilman Mark Cuthbertson
Suffolk County legislator Robert Trotta
N.Y. State assemblyman Mike Fitzpatrick
The fantastic multi-layer cake by Rhapsody Cakes in Centerport. (Visit www.facebook.com/rhapsodycakes to learn more)
FSA directors Ken Kraska and Tony Geraci entertain the association and announce raffle winners
Grand prize winner Erin Kozeletz
The brunch would not have been a success without the tireless efforts of FSA directors Kevin Claus, Sera Liebowitz, Tony Geraci, and Ken Kraska. Also, many thanks go to the staff at the Indian Hills Country Club, and to the Grace Music School for their playing.
Also, a special thanks to event sponsors Laffey Fine Homes of Northport, Energy Fitness Center, Bob Smith, Clayton Funeral Home, The Engeman Theatre, Fort Salonga IGA, and Fort Salonga Shell.
See a picture of the gorgeous cake prepared by Rhapsody Cakes in Centerport. We encourage you to visit www.rhapsodycakes.biz or call 631-269-5949 to find out what kind of masterpiece Lisa Magrane can prepare for you.
This year’s raffle winners are:
R. Allen, Mountain View Dr.
M. Melander, Woodmere Dr.
R. Trotta, Tulane Ct.
L. Skoglund, Dolores Ln.
E. Mariek, Northfied Dr.
A. Uzzo, Bob O Link Ln.
And a big congratulations to grand prize winner Erin Kozeletz, also pictured.