While beautiful in all seasons, I always feel Spring really showcases the true beauty of Fort Salonga with our rolling hills, water views and expanding foliage, reinforcing my decision to live here. Our commitment at the FSA continues, as it has for the past 70 years, to preserve and protect our community and our remaining open spaces. Additionally, we seek to protect the existing character and safety of individual neighborhoods for all our residents. An important part of our mission is to foster a sense of community through our various community events. I want to thank the many residents who have supported us in these efforts through your enthusiastic response to our recent membership drive. Read More
The snow has melted. The trees and shrubs are blooming. Pollen is in the air. And litter is in our streets. We have all become aware of the growing problem of litter on the side of the many streets and roads in Fort Salonga. When the winds blow, so does the garbage. In addition, inconsiderate motorists travel our roads and discard their sandwich bags, coffee cups, soda bottles, water bottles, beer cans and more. This is our community and we can all do our part to keep Fort Salonga clean.
Fort Salonga has roads that are the responsibility of the state, county and towns of Smithtown and Huntington. This further complicates getting the roads cleaned unless the proper agency is contacted. Here are some helpful phone numbers and requests can also be made on each agency’s website 24/7.
Huntington Highway Department: 631-351-3074
Smithtown Highway Department: 631-360-7500
Suffolk County Highway Department: 631-852-4070
New York State: 952-952-6702
Let’s all pitch in and work together to keep Fort Salonga beautiful.
I took an early morning bike ride up to Geissler’s Beach. On the way home, four deer ran out of the preserve along Makamah Road and picked their way up the hills across the street. It was a sweet reminder of why we live here in Fort Salonga.
Updates: Inside this issue, we present an interview with Huntington Supervisor Frank Petrone, good news about Geissler’s Beach, a report about area roads and information about the proposal from St. Johnland known locally as the uplands.