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Drug, alcohol rehab facility planned in Ft. Salonga sparks resident concerns

Drug, alcohol rehab facility planned in Ft. Salonga sparks resident concerns
A proposal for a drug and alcohol treatment facility in Ft. Salonga faces rising opposition from neighbors and a local civic group. More than two dozen have written letters of protest to town officia

Salonga faces rising opposition from neighbors and a local civic group.Salonga Association, a local civic group, is encouraging its members to "keep the pressure on.They point to a section of town code that says any use that has been "abandoned" for more than 12 consecutive months can’t be resumed, a time limit they say has been exceeded by years." Trimarco said he may argue the original use was never abandoned.

" In a letter to the board last month, Keith Macartney, the group’s president, called plans for 50 beds "an assault on a residentially zoned neighborhood.That approval, needed since the site is in a neighborhood now zoned residential, would allow the applicants to continue to use the property for rehabilitation.

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