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County Backs Access Road for Seaford Harbor School

The Road in front of Seaford Harbor Elementary School Photo: Seaford School District
The Road in front of Seaford Harbor Elementary School Photo: Seaford School District
Nassau County has received a commitment from County Executive Ed Mangano to fund an access driveway at Seaford Harbor School, school district officials said.

The announcement comes after a decades long fight for a solution to the congestion problem at the elementary school.

The County Executive's announcement paves the way for the construction of the 310-foot road.that will connect Bayview Street and Ionia Steet. 

There have been several attempts to get the funds approved. Earlier this year, the school district mounted a letter writing campaign to lawmakers.

In 2010, a referendum that would have provided  $596,719 in funds, failed by 238 votes.

But support solidified  for an emergency exit from the heavily congested area in front of the school following Superstorm Sandy.

Seaford Superintendent Brian Conboy thanked those who made it posible including Mangano and county lawmakers. 

“We are certainly elated by the news,” Conboy said.

Seaford School Board President Brian Fagan said the project, “has been a passion for this board for quite some time."

He praised those who kept the project on the radar.

"We were pleased to learn that because we maintained the plans and renewed the permits for this project and the strong efforts of our community, we were able to help make this a reality, " Fagan said.
Constance Roland November 05, 2013 at 08:07 AM
Excellent news, oddly timed with election eve. It makes years of work by so many feel so dirty.
Chris Wendt November 05, 2013 at 12:53 PM
I posted this on W-S Patch last week. http://wantagh.patch.com/groups/opinion/p/seaford-harbor-access-road ............................................................................................. They (Patch) were obviously saving it up for maximum impact by publishing their version on the very eve of the election. That is called manipulating the news.

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