Sunday, June 26, 2016

Just Sixties

On Saturday evening, June 25, 2016, about two hudred people gathered in the parking lot near the Seaford Library to hear the band "Just Sixties." Any  photo may be enlarged by clicking on it.

The library board honored a deceased leader, Robert Coughlin.  His family received the citation in his place.

Monday, May 30, 2016

Seaford, New York, calendar

Tuesday, June 28, 2016 -- Congressional primary day in some congressional districts, but not in NY CD 2, which includes Seaford. A challenge within the Independence Party is marked Declined.
Wednesday, June 29, 2016, 7:30 p.m. -- Long Island Rail Road Community Forum at the Tackapausha Museum, 2225 Washington Avenue, Seaford, sponsored by county legislator Steve Rhoads.  "Representatives from the Long Island Rail Road can provide an overview of the railroad's operations and address community concerns."
Saturday, July 16, 2016, 7:30 p.m. -- Concert, "Stagecoach," in the parking lot west of the Seaford Library.  Bring chairs.
Saturday, July 23, 2016, 8:30 p.m. -- Outdoor movie, "Ghostbusters" 1984, in the grassy area near the Seaford train station.
Saturday, July 30, 2016, 7:30 p.m. -- Concert, "Captain Jack," in the parking lot west of the Seaford Library. Bring chairs.
Saturday August 13, 2016, 7:30 p.m. -- Concert, "Seven Bridges Road," in a grassy area near the Seaford train station.
Sunday, September 11, 2016, 7 p.m. -- The 9-11 Memorial Candle Lighting at the high school.
Tuesday, September 13, 2016, 7 p.m. -- Regular monthly meeting of the Seaford Library board of trustees in the downstairs meeting room.
Tuesday, September 20, 2016 -- State and local primary day in Seaford, if needed.
Saturday, September 24, 2016 -- The Wantagh Preservation Society will celebrate the 50th anniversary of saving the Wantagh train station.
Tuesday, November 8, 2016 -- General election day.

Memorial Day, 2016, rain

In 2016, Memorial Day fell on May 30th, the date for Decoration Day for many decades prior to 1971. Unfortunately, a moderate rain swept through Seaford about 7 a. m. and caused the cancellation of the Washington Avenue parade.  I presume some ceremony was held at Seaford Middle School.

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Some projected enrollments

On May 5, 2016, in a chart on school spending, Newsday reprinted the Estimated Enrollments for each school district in the coming September, as listed by the NYS Education Department. What follows is merely a selected comparison of enrollments for some of the school districts.

19,000 Brentwood, largest in Suffolk
17,028 Sewanaka incl. elem. districts
9,190 Valley Stream incl. elem. districts
7,899 Hempstead
7,897 Bellmore-Merrick incl. elem. districts
7,383 Levittown
7,277 Freeport
6,979 Massapequa
5,230 Hicksville
2,996 Wantagh
2,963 Plainedge
2,100 Locust Valley
1,976 West Hempstead
1,735 East Williston, Wheatley
1,603 Oyster Bay, East Norwich
1,375 Carle Place
1,190 East Rockaway

Seaford school budget passes, 1,197 to 432

Seaford's school budget passed in yesterday's voting, with 1,197 yes and 432 no votes. The total vote was 1.629, which is about 200 voters fewer than in 2015. Incumbents Janice Baldwin and Bruce Kahn, unopposed, won another three years on the Board of Trustees.
At the Harbor school a different entrance and voting room was used.  Signs directed voters to the rear parking lot and a doorway to an east-west corridor, then west along the corridor to the half-gym, where the voting personnel and equipment were.  We filled in ovals and used one large sheet of paper per voter. The old lever machines (used as recently as 2014?) did not consume paper, but apparently they are no longer stored and maintained by the Nassau County Board of Elections.

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 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.
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.

Any photo may be enlarged by clicking on it.

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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