Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Memorial Day, 2011

Two hours of rain stopped ten minutes before the 2011 Memorial Day parade began its path north on Washington Avenue, Seaford.  Above, the color guard of the Seaford American Legion post leads the parade. I had better luck with photography last year, linked here.
Decoration Day had its beginning honoring those who lost their lives in the American Civil War of 1861-1865 and those who were veterans of that conflict.  This year, the day after Memorial Day, the newspaper USA Today gave the names of eleven more service personnel who paid with their lives in Afghanistan.  Three of the eleven called Ohio home, and one each from Arizona, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, Kansas, Washington, North Carolina, Iowa, California.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

May 17, 2011, voting results

These numbers are found on the Seaford Schools website here.
The proposed budget failed: No: 1881; Yes: 1448.  Votes cast: 3329.
The Harbor roadway proposal lost: 1604 to 1366.  Votes cast: 2970.
The increased transportation proposal lost: 1810 to 1098.  Votes cast: 2908.
Two trustees were elected: Richard DiBlasio with 2278 votes, and Brian Fagan with 2157 votes.  Laura Philips received 957 votes.  Each voter could vote for two candidates. 

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Seaford School Budget

Quite a few people searched this blog for "Seaford School Budget" and did not find it.  Below, I provide a link to the budget issue of Seaford Education Spotlight, mailed out to almost all households about a week ago.  It is a pdf file:
Link here.
I use the word "almost" above, because I have heard that school district residents residing in Wantagh zip 11793 have not been getting some mailings.  That's the neighborhood north of Merrick Road and west of Willoughby Avenue, almost to Cedar Creek.