Thursday, May 31, 2018

Seaford, Long Island, calendar

Saturday, July 7, 2018, 7:30 p.m., in the parking lot behind the Seaford Public Library -- After a ceremony honoring the memory of Dolores Humphries, "The Evergreen Band."
Saturday, July 14, 2018, 7 p.m., in the parking lot behind the Seaford Public Library. Outdoor comedy show, with John Shea, Jack Cloogan, and Stevie G.B.
Saturday, July 21, 2018, 7:30 p.m., in the parking lot behind the Seaford Public Library -- After an award ceremony honoring former Library Board Trustee Stephen Gaughran, "The Sea Monkeys" entertainment, hits from the 60's, 70's, and 80's.
Saturday, August 4, 2018, 7:30 p.m., in the parking lot behind the Seaford Public Library, the "Steel Silk Band."
Saturday, August 11, 2018, 8 p.m., on the grass area near the Seaford train station. Outdoor movie, Jumanji (2017)
Saturday, August 18, 2018, 7:30 p.m., on the grass at the Seaford train station, "Turnpike Joe and the Traffic Jam."
Tuesday, September 4, 2018 -- first day of the new school year in Seaford.

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Memorial Day, 2018

Shortly after 10 a.m. on Monday, May 28, 2018, members of the Seaford American Legion Post 1132 led the Memorial Day parade north on Washington Avenue. My camera balked as they passed, so I offer photos of some following marchers.

Clicking on any photo will enlarge it.

Any photo may be enlarged by clicking on it. I have not yet learned when this monument was erected, nor have I learned how many people from the hamlet (not village) of Seaford participated in the Great War in France. A hundred years ago was the first American battle of the war, a victory at Cantigny. which cost 199 American lives.
The beautification of this monument is a project of the Seaford Wellness Council.

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Seaford school budget passed

On May 15, 2018, the Seaford school board budget for the new fiscal year passed, 1,117 votes to 375.  Also permission to establish a Capital Reserve passed, 1,082 to 383.
Andrew Parisi gained 905 votes to defeat Edward Rail, who got 482 votes.
It seems that about 1,492 people voted.

Friday, May 4, 2018

Projected enrollment in various school districts

A chart in Newsday of 5.3.2018 presented various statistics about Nassau County public schools. Below are some sample enrollments. In the case of central school districts with separate elementary school districts (Sewanhaka, Valley Steam, Bellmore-Merrick), the number totals all K-12.

15,261 Sewanhaka
11,045 Bellmore-Merrick
9,327 Valley Stream
7,052 Levittown
6,741 Massapequa
2,856 Wantagh
2,262 Island Trees
2,243 Seaford
2,040 Locust Valley
1,353 Carle Place
1,169 East Rockaway

These are merely projected enrollments for the new school year.  New families sometimes arrive in late August, and some transfer to other schools or move away.

Monday, April 23, 2018

Seaford, NY, calendar

Thursday, June 7, 2018 -- Regular monthly meeting of the Seaford Board of Education at the Seaford Manor School.
Tuesday, September 4, 2018 -- first day of the new school year in Seaford.

Saturday, April 21, 2018

Seaford, New York, library budget passes

On April 18, 2018, the Seaford Library budget passed with a vote of 66-7. Unopposed, Peter Ruffer was re-elected as a trustee.

Sunday, April 15, 2018

Pinterest and Seaford can be a frustrating site for several reasons that I will not address now. However, I must thank Maryann Dicco for assembling a page of photos of Seaford and nearby interest.  The link is

The photos on Pinterest get saved from page to page, but rather than copy her entire page, I merely give the link to her work above.

My own Pinterest Long Island page is

I may edit this post to reference other findings. I am searching for older photos of the Palace diner than the 2018 photo below.

Seaford Little League parade

On April 14, 2018, the Seaford Little League teams opened the season with a parade on South Seaman's Neck Road to the Town of Hempstead park.

Clicking on a photo will enlarge it.

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

PSEG utility pole work in and near Seaford

The routes listed on this announcement seem to be nearly complete. I question whether some shorter poles will be removed after communication wires are moved to new poles. It has surprised me that some older poles are very tall, maybe forty or fifty feet.

Friday, March 9, 2018

Seaford, NY, public school enrollment

In February, 2018, the enrollment at the Seaford, New York, public schools was approximately as listed in the first column below.  The second column are numbers from November, 2016.

            Feb., 2018                            Nov., 2016

Kindergarten   153                                  161
Grade 1             167                                 148
Grade 2             151                                 178
Grade 3             180                                 145
Grade 4             155                                 170
Grade 5             177                                 171
Grade 6             176                                 169
Grade 7             174                                 191
Grade 8             191                                 185
Grade 9             161                                 186
Grade 10           205                                 158
Grade 11           142                                 180
Grade 12           178                                 185

Figures from 2007 and 2012 may be found HERE.

Friday, February 9, 2018

February meeting of the Seaford school board

(Errors are possible in these notes of mine.)
At the Seaford school board meeting of 2.1.2018, the people rose to recite the Pledge of Allegiance in the all-purpose room of the Seaford Manor School. Dr. Adele Pecora, the superintendent, explained that the NYS review of our district gave no pejorative designation of fiscal stress, awarding it a laudable zero score. with regard to evaluating programs within the district, a committee looked into the multi-age first and second grade program at the Harbor school and decided to discontinue the program.
A representative from Custom Computer Specialists gave a 45-minute interesting, clear assessment of the "IT"environment within the Seaford school district. From the outset,he presumed the audience knew a few bits of jargon without explaining them, for example, the use of "ticket" to identify a complaint about a computer problem. Tickets are tracked. "In the industry, tickets must be resolved in 48 hours" = "It may take two days to solve the problem."
The school district is moving from an Apple environment to Windows 10. About 3,000 devices will be introduced. They may come with 3-year warranties, and extensions will have to be purchased. He made a reference to the SAMR model. I later found this chart explaining what he had discussed. Most current applications are browser-based, so they will be reachable both from Apple machines and Windows. In the future,the district may need more bandwidth, but bandwidth purchase has become less expensive.
The residents' comments included a request for foreign language study in the elementary schools, a remark about the number in first grade classrooms at the Manor School (24 and 27), an inquiry about security at the front lobby doors of the high school,and the service of a teacher to help an IEP student in each and every class he attends.
A fire near the Seaford Harbor School recently showed the usefulness of the new road.