Friday, August 28, 2015

Seaford, NY, Calendar

Thursday, September 3, 2015 -- First day of school for Seaford Public Schools.  
Thursday, September 3, 2015, 7:30 p.m.  -- Seaford Board of Education meeting at the Seaford Manor school.
Monday, September 7, 2015 -- Labor Day.
Tuesday, September 8, 2015, 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. --- Open House at Engine Company 3, at the corner of Neptune Avenue and Bayview Street, Seaford Harbor.  The goal is to encourage potential new members, as a firefighter, emergency medical technician, or firemedic.
Tuesday, September 8, 2015, 7 p.m. -- Meeting of the Seaford library board of trustees in the downstairs meeting room.
Thursday, September 10, 2015 --Primary Day, if there is a primary in your party. In the Democratic party, there is a primary duel between Madeline Singas and Michael Scotto for the party nomination for District Attorney.  Therese seems to be no primary contest for Republicans. 
Friday, September 11, 2015.  -- Commemoration of the losses of 9.11.2001, at Seaford High School.  Annual Candle-Lighting Ceremony.
Sunday, September 13, 2015 -- Rosh Hashanna 2015 begins at sundown.
Tuesday, September 22, 2015 -- Yom Kippur begins at sundown.
Sunday, September 27, 2015, 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. -- Harvest Fair at the Seaford Historical Museum.
Monday, October 12, 2015 -- Columbus Day.
November 1, 2015 -- Eastern Standard Time returns.

Monday, July 20, 2015

Seaford Pathmark may become Stop & Shop

On July 20, 2015, 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.
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.
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.
In 2011, Verizon sold its Eastcoast payphones to Pacific Telemanagement Services, which continues to provide payphones at some train stations.  

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.

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.
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.

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Wantagh Preservation Society

At the Wantagh railroad station, the Wantagh Preservation Society has a display of photographs and announcements as shown below.

Arlene, one of his granddaughters, lived here and attended Freeport High School because Wantagh High School had not yet been built.  Later, she shone as teacher of Latin and English literature at Freeport High School.

 I wonder which direction this view is, east or west.

When did Mulcahy's arrive?

Was it in 1972 that McDonald's replaced the hotel?  That McDonald's had decorations of railroad themes inside.  Because it did not have a drive-thru, it was demolished (in the 1980's or 1990's?) and the present building constructed.