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


Monday, May 18, 2015, 7 p.m. -- Regular monthly meeting of the Seaford Library board of trustees in the downstairs meeting room.  
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Tuesday, May 19, 2015 -- School budget vote and election of trustee(s).
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Monday, May 25, 2015 -- Memorial Day.
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Monday, September 7, 2015 -- Labor Day.

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Scenes two days later






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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.

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.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Veterans' Day, 2015



 Each year, the well-phrased prayers and comments on peacetime and wartime impress me, especially since respect, decency, mature values and common sense replace jingoism.


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Groups of Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts added to the commemoration by their presence.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Autumn, 2014



North from the station platform, October 19, 2014.


View from Shore Place near Island Channel Road.


Mill Pond Park, Merrick Road, Wantagh, October 27, 2014.

Monday, September 15, 2014

Speed cameras


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This device clocked a skateboarder at 12 m.p.h.  The cameras are about 400 feet north of this sign.


Both northbound and southbound devices are attached to this pole.  At top are the lights.
The camera lens in this photo seems to be aimed at the rear of northbound cars.  Presumably, the boxes are merely controls and transmission devices.  Or is downloading done physically by an employee visiting each camera?  Near the lower box can be seen a flat pad, one in each direction. Might this register an approaching car and ready the camera, or is it the radar capturing the speed of the car that has just passed?  I could not determine the aim of these pads.