Friday, February 9, 2018

February meeting of the Seaford school board

(Errors are possible in these notes of mine.)
At the Seaford school board meeting of 2.1.2018, the people rose to recite the Pledge of Allegiance in the all-purpose room of the Seaford Manor School. Dr. Adele Pecora, the superintendent, explained that the NYS review of our district gave no pejorative designation of fiscal stress, awarding it a laudable zero score. with regard to evaluating programs within the district, a committee looked into the multi-age first and second grade program at the Harbor school and decided to discontinue the program.
A representative from Custom Computer Specialists gave a 45-minute interesting, clear assessment of the "IT"environment within the Seaford school district. From the outset,he presumed the audience knew a few bits of jargon without explaining them, for example, the use of "ticket" to identify a complaint about a computer problem. Tickets are tracked. "In the industry, tickets must be resolved in 48 hours" = "It may take two days to solve the problem."
The school district is moving from an Apple environment to Windows 10. About 3,000 devices will be introduced. they may come with 3-year warranties, and extensions will have to be purchased. He made a reference to the SAMR model. I later found this chart explaining what he had discussed. Most current applications are browser-based, so they will be reachable both from Apple machines and Windows. In the future,the district may need more bandwidth, but bandwidth purchase has become less expensive.
The residents' comments included a request for foreign language study in the elementary schools, a remark about the number in first grade classrooms at the Manor School (24 and 27), an inquiry about security at the front lobby doors of the high school,and the service of a teacher to help an IEP student in each and every class he attends.
A fire near the Seaford Harbor School recently showed the usefulness of the new road.

Monday, January 1, 2018

Saturday, November 18, 2017

Seaford, NY, calendar

February 17 to 25, 2018 -- Winter Recess.
Monday, February 19, 2018 -- Presidents' Day.
Wednesday, March 7, and Friday, March 9, 2018 -- From 6 a.m. to 8:30 a.m, staff from the Town of Hempstead will be selling parking permits at the Seaford train station. Vehicle registration and $10 are required.
March 11, 2018 -- Daylight Saving Time begins.
May 15, 2018 -- School Board elections and budget vote.

Starbucks on Sunrise Hwy.

Just west of Wendy's on Sunrise Highway, Seaford, a construction fence has enclosed two properties available for development. At 3870 Sunrise Highway is a frame house built in 1933 as a residence; this property includes a second, smaller house of the same era, behind the first. They were converted to business use, most recently as Ray the Plumber.  If Sunrise Highway was constructed from Wantagh about 1928, these two may be the oldest structures on the short Seaford portion of Sunrise Highway.
Also enclosed by the fence is what was Kelley Flooring, a warehouse and sales office, built in 1956 at 3860 Sunrise Highway, listed on the Nassau County property site as a 6,171 sq. ft. building.
Each of the properties has 80-foot frontage on the highway.
In late November, 2017, a sign declared that Starbucks was seeking to built on these lots. Clicking on any photo will enlarge it.

Saturday, November 11, 2017

Veterans' Day, 2017

Freezing temperature and a stiff wind caused the 2017 Veterans' Day ceremony at Seaford's American Legion Post to be moved indoors. As usual, the morning ceremony was solemn, respectful, and free of political blather. Charles Wroblewski, post chaplain, offered both the invocation and benediction. The words of Post Commander William Harms and the other speakers were measured, respectful, thankful.

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

September 11, 2017

We had good weather this year for the ceremony, and that may have increased the large number in attendance. The NCPD honor guard arrived, flags hoisted, pipers puffing, about 7 p.m. With admirable organization, the ceremony ended at 7:50 p.m. Folding chairs were provided, the high school band played, and students helped much with the distribution and collection of candles. I had to discard my photos taken after sundown. Photos from better photographers will appear elsewhere.

The above view looks north on Seaman's Neck Road. The high school is on the right.

Five alumni lost their lives during the attack on the World Trade Center.

Each photo may be enlarged by clicking on it.

Many excellent photos can be found on the Seaford 9.11 Memorial Facebook page. Was the photographer the young man wearing his cap peak backwards?

For photos and commentary from previous years, please click below on the label 9-11 memorial.

Sunday, July 2, 2017

Graduation numbers

Apparently 182 students graduated from Seaford High School in June, 2017.
Source: Herald.

Friday, June 2, 2017

Memorial Day 2017

In both 2016 and 2017 the Seaford Memorial Day parade was cancelled because of rain.

Friday, May 19, 2017

The Sussex Express

The Sussex Express (of Sussex, England) ran an excellent article dated May 18, 2017,  on Seaford, New York. Titled "A Sussex migrant founded Seaford on Long Island, USA," the link is HERE.
John Seaman came from Sussex.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Seaford school budget passes 1,248 to 347.

All three propositions on yesterday's vote passed.
The school budget for 2017-2018 passed, 1,248 to 347.
The transportation changes passed, 1,114 to 467. The high school and middle school students will now get bus transportation when they live more than 0.8 mile from the school.
A proposal to sell a small piece of property passed, 1,199, to 299.
The only two candidates won unopposed.

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Seaford, N.Y., Library budget passes

On April 5, 2017, the Seaford Library budget passed, 86-12. Last year saw the same number of voters, with 84-14. Patricia Coughlin was re-elected unchallenged.