Monday, July 20, 2015

Seaford Pathmark may become Stop & Shop


On July 20, 2015, newsday.com reported that A. & P., owner of Pathmark, Waldbaum's, and other chains will sell many of the stores.  If the bankruptcy court approves, the Seaford Pathmark will be sold to Stop & Shop, which is itself owned by the Dutch firm Ahold, which may be merging with the Delhaize Group.
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From the Nassau County property website, it seems that Pathmark arrived in Seaford in 1968. What was on the property between Washington Avenue and Tackapausha Pond before Pathmark?  Was ShopRite there?  Many thanks for answers!

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Is this the last payphone in Seaford?



A few years ago, noticing that the coin telephones disappeared from outside Pathmark and from inside the Seaford Library, I wondered which payphone would be the last in Seaford. Today, I discovered that neither Seaford nor Massapequa train stations have payphones, though half the waiting passengers were looking at hand-held screens.  Maybe this derelict, non-working phone near Burger King is the last relic.
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An article in the Irish Times the other day reminded me of this topic. The Republic has a million more subscriptions to mobile phones than its 4.6 million people! Each pay phone is used, on an average, once every two or two-and-a-half days.
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In 2011, Verizon sold its Eastcoast payphones to Pacific Telemanagement Services, which continues to provide payphones at some train stations.  







Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Seaford, Long Island, calendar

Thursday, August 6, 2015, 7:30 p.m. -- Monthly meeting of the Seaford Board of Education in the Band Room of Seaford HS.
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Saturday, August 15, 2015, 7:30 p.m. -- "Captain Jack, 7:30 p.m., presentation in partnership with the Seaford Wellness Council, in the Seaford train station parking lot near the gazebo.
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Monday, September 7, 2015 -- Labor Day.
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Tuesday, September 8, 2015, 7 p.m. -- Meeting of the Seaford library board of trustees in the downstairs meeting room.
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Sunday, September 13, 2015 -- Rosh Hashanna 2015 begins at sundown.
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Sunday, September 27, 2015, 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. -- Harvest Fair at the Seaford Historical Museum.

Monday, May 25, 2015

Memorial Day, 2015


In 2015, May 25th was Memorial Day.  In the above photo, the American Legion post leads the parade up Washington Avenue near William Street.  Any photo may be enlarged by clicking on it.







Three bagpipers provided music for the volunteer fire department.





Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Seaford school budget passes 1,396 to 431.

On Tuesday, May 19, 2015, the Seaford School Budget for 2015-2016 passed by a vote of 1,396 to 431.  The total number of votes cast was 1,827.  Unopposed, Patrick Rail was elected to the board.  The mileage for qualification for bus transportation of kindergarten students was set at 0.75 mile.

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Seaford Library budget passes 127-18.

On April 15, 2015, voters passed the proposed Seaford Library budget, 127-18 (145 votes cast, 34 less than last year).  Mary Westermann won the seat on the library board of trustees, for a five-year term.

Friday, February 27, 2015

Seaford, NY, Calendar

Thursday, June 4, 2015, 7:30 p.m. -- Regular monthly meeting of the Seaford Board of Education at the Manor school, Washington Avenue.
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Tuesday, June 15, 2015, 7 p.m. -- Monthly meeting of the board of trustees of the Seaford Public Library.
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Saturday, July 4, 2015, 10 a.m. -- Independence Day parade in Wantagh, starting at Wantagh and Park Avenues.
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Monday, September 7, 2015 -- Labor Day.
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Sunday, September 27, 2015, 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. -- Harvest Fair at the Seaford Historical Museum.

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Scenes two days later






Clicking on any photo will enlarge it.


Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Plaques saved from Seaford Ave. School

In the past few months, the Seaford Herald Citizen has been running excellent news articles by Editor Andrew Hackmack, Reporter Laura Shofer and others.  In the issue of November 20-26, 2014, it reports on several items saved from the Seaford Avenue School before demolition and donated to the Seaford Historical Society.  Almost every time I voted there, I looked at the 1939 plaques and resolved to photograph them.  I never did so, but I am glad the Herald Citizen has published the photos.
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I erroneously thought that the upper plaque referred to the WPA, which we learned about in history books of the early 1950's.  Instead, it refers to the Federal Emergency Administration of Public Works, which built 7,488 school buildings, the Triborough Bridge, and financed the 11,000 volt electrification of the Pennsylvania Railroad, if I'm correct, from New Rochelle to Harrisburg and Washington.