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

Monday, May 25, 2015 -- Memorial Day.
Friday and Saturday, May 29-30, 2015 --- Book sale  at the Seaford Public Library.
Thursday, June 4, 2015, 7:30 p.m. -- Regular monthly meeting of the Seaford Board of Education at the Manor school, Washington Avenue.
Tuesday, June 15, 2015, 7 p.m. -- Monthly meeting of the board of trustees of the Seaford Public Library.
Saturday, July 4, 2015, 10 a.m. -- Independence Day parade in Wantagh, starting at Wantagh and Park Avenues.
Monday, September 7, 2015 -- Labor Day.
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.
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, 2014

 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.

 Any photo may be enlarged by clicking on it.

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.