Friday, April 22, 2016

Seaford Library budget passes 84-14.

On April 20, 2016, the Seaford Library budget passed 84-14 (98 votes cast, 47 votes less than last year).

Friday, March 11, 2016

Seaford, Long Island, calendar


Saturday, April 23, to Sunday, May 1, 2016 -- Seaford schools spring recess.
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Sunday, May 1, 2016 -- Easter in the Julian Calendar.
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Thursday, May 5, 2016, 7:30 p.m. -- Annual School Budget Hearing in the auditorium of Seaford High School.
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Monday, May 9, 2016, 7 p.m. -- Regular monthly meeting of the Seaford Library board of trustees in the downstairs meeting room.
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Tuesday, May 17, 2016, 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.  -- School budget vote at the Seaford Manor and Seaford Harbor schools. The two seats on the board of trustees are uncontested.
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Monday, May 30, 2016 -- Memorial Day, this year on the traditional Decoration Day.
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Friday, June 24, 2016 -- Last day of school.
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Tuesday, June 28, 2016 -- Congressional primary day in Seaford, if needed.
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Tuesday, September 19, 2016 -- State and local primary day in Seaford, if needed.
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Sunday, September 24, 2016 -- The Wantagh Preservation Society will celebrate the 50th anniversary of saving the Wantagh train station.
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Tuesday, November 8, 2016 -- General election day.

Friday, March 4, 2016

Wantagh LIRR station rehab coming

New LIRR schedules go into effect March 7, 2016.  I note that this link refers to upcoming rehabilitation of the Wantagh station platforms.  Previous work at Seaford and Massapequa took almost two years for each project, but in Wantagh there is the constraint of working with hoists from Railroad Avenue.
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Please note this press release dated March 31, 2016. The estimated cost of the renovation is $23.9 million.  We will get an elevator and a new escalator.

Monday, February 29, 2016

Leap Year Day in Seaford, N.Y.


We had a clear sky on the morning of February 29, 2016.  These are views from Seaford, Long Island.







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Saturday, February 6, 2016

Eight inches of heavy snow Feb. 5

Through the morning of February 5, 2016, Seaford received eight inches of heavy snow. The temperature was in the mid-thirties. In the afternoon, the skies cleared.


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Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Demolition & construction


A wood-framed senior community is replacing the structural steel and brick Seaford Avenue School. The above view of Seasons at Seaford, looking southwest from Waverly and Locust Avenues, shows the lower floor and the girders of what may be the Club House. Any photo may be enlarged by clicking on it.







 
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A retirement community will replace the Seaford Avenue School.



Huge Gershow trucks are hauling away the debris from demolition of the school.


This was the north exit from the first floor corridor.

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Merrick Road & Jackson Ave.


A reader inquired whether I had a photo of Powell's Hotel. Yes, I took several street photos during our first years in Seaford, and about 2010 I scanned some. However, with too many of my scans, I did not record the date of the photo itself. The hotel above, on the northwest corner of Merrick Road and Seaford Avenue, was replaced by the Long Island Savings Bank, currently named Astoria Bank, and in 2016 to be purchased by New York Community Bank.
When Merrick Road was widened after the above photo, the electric distribution lines were moved behind the buildings.  Also, please note the fire alarm box on the pole.  I have been unable to learn the year when the Seaford Fire Department introduced these telegraph alarm boxes, nor have I been able to learn when they were removed.
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Sunday, December 20, 2015

Wood replaces brick


The above view of Seasons at Seaford, looking southwest from Waverly and Locust Avenues, show the frame construction of the lower floor and the girders of what may be the Club House. Any photo may be enlarged by clicking on it.




Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Late autumn colors





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Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Veterans' Day, 2015

Veterans' Day, November 11, 2015, in Seaford, New York.


This year, the chairs, podiums, and wreaths were set up inside the American Legion post because of unpredictable weather.  Post Commander William Harms led the dignified and appropriate ceremony.
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Saturday, October 24, 2015

Autumn in Seaford


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