The Fort Salonga Association

Established 1946

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The President’s Message Fall 2017

Dear Fort Salonga Neighbors,

As we enter the fall and winter months, the leaves turn color and the days shorten portending change. Our town government will also be changing with the retirement of our two long serving town supervisors, Frank Petrone and Pat Vecchio. We have enjoyed an excellent relationship with both over the years and wish them the best in their retirement. Since our hamlet overlaps two towns, we are presented with the challenge of dealing with multiple town agencies with different zoning and ordinances. Our long-standing commitment to represent the entire community has resulted in interaction with both supervisors on many occasions on numerous issues. They have consistently supported us and our community’s interests. We will continue our active involvement with both new administrations, scheduling early-on meetings, and also inviting them to speak at our spring brunch so you, our residents, can meet them personally.

On December 6th we will also be holding elections for the officers and directors who will be representing our community in 2018 and beyond. This will be held at the Fort Salonga School (Sunken Meadow Rd.) on December 6th at 7 PM. I encourage you to attend, stay informed and support our organization.  Louis Amsler from Richter’s Orchard will present a brief walk down memory lane, sharing the amazing history of the oldest surviving family apple orchard on Long Island. We will also provide updates on pending subdivisions, gas main expansion and road repaving among other topics. Refreshments including fresh Richters’s cold pressed cider and apples will be served.

We close out the year with our traditional caroling at IGA on December 16th before the arrival of the KPFD . This is always a fun family event with hot dogs, hot chocolate and a sing-along with former president Paul Graf and his holiday troubadours. I look forward to joining you there.

Warmest Regards,

Frank Capaccio

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The President’s Message Summer 2017

Dear Fort Salonga Neighbors,

When our community gave myself and the board a vote of confidence at our January election, I pledged that we would work to represent the entire community across a wide spectrum of issues. In this Summer issue I believe you will see that we are working hard to fulfill that commitment.

The issue of most interest was, and remains, the proposed development of the Indian Hills Country Club. The proposal to retain the golf course and permit cluster zoning while preserving the one acre overall yield was , we believe,  in the best interests of our community.  I, and a number of residents attended the July 26th Huntington Planning Board meeting. The number of units proposed was reduced to 98 and the guest cottages were eliminated. The application was approved. This, I feel, is a positive outcome and a victory for the community. An environmental study will follow which will allow the entire community to provide additional input. We will notify you when these meetings are scheduled.

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The President’s Message – Winter 2014

grafDear Neighbors,

On behalf of the FSA Board, I extend warm wishes to each of you for a very happy and healthy 2014. While writing this newsletter we experienced record high and low temperatures during the month of January. Certainly, this winter will leave its mark. On the day of the snowstorm, shoveling the driveway, it was delightful to hear the joyful squeals of neighborhood children as they sang, “Feliz Navidad,” while sleigh riding on their lawn. Such innocence!

Congratulations: Elections are over and a number of familiar faces have been joined by some newcomers selected by We the People to govern. Congratulations to Supervisors Vecchio and Petrone; Town Board members McCarthy and Cuthbertson, and Highway Superintendent Jorgenson on their reelections. Welcome to new Town Board members Tracy Edwards and Lynne Nowick as well as new Huntington Highway Superintendent Pete Gunther. Additionally, Fort Salonga resident Rob Trotta is now the County Legislator for our community.

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