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The air quality index...or aqi...was created as an easy way to correlate levels of different pollutants to one scale. The higher the aqi value...the greater the health concern. When pollution levels are elevated...the New York state department of health recommends that individuals consider limiting strenuous outdoor physical activity to reduce the risk of adverse health effects. People who may be especially sensitive to the effects of elevated levels of pollutants include the very Young...and those with preexisting respiratory problems such as asthma or heart disease. Those with symptoms should consider consulting their personal physician. A toll free air quality hotline has been established so New York residents can stay informed on the air quality situation. The toll free number is 1-800-535-1345. 342 PM EDT Wed Jul 19 2017 ...Air quality alert in effect until 11 PM EDT this evening... ...Air quality alert in effect from 11 am to 11 PM EDT Thursday... The New York state department of environmental conservation has issued an air quality health advisory for the following counties... Suffolk...Nassau...Richmond...Kings...Queens...New York...Bronx... Westchester...Rockland. Air quality levels in outdoor air are predicted to be greater than an air quality index value of 100 for the pollutant of ground level ozone. The air quality index...or aqi...was created as an easy way to correlate levels of different pollutants to one scale. The higher the aqi value...the greater the health concern. When pollution levels are elevated...the New York state department of health recommends that individuals consider limiting strenuous outdoor physical activity to reduce the risk of adverse health effects. People who may be especially sensitive to the effects of elevated levels of pollutants include the very Young...and those with preexisting respiratory problems such as asthma or heart disease. Those with symptoms should consider consulting their personal physician. A toll free air quality hotline has been established so New York residents can stay informed on the air quality situation. The toll free number is 1-800-535-1345. 342 PM EDT Wed Jul 19 2017 ...Air quality alert in effect until 11 PM EDT this evening... ...Air quality alert in effect from 11 am to 11 PM EDT Thursday... The New York state department of environmental conservation has issued an air quality health advisory for the following counties... Suffolk...Nassau...Richmond...Kings...Queens...New York...Bronx... Westchester...Rockland. Air quality levels in outdoor air are predicted to be greater than an air quality index value of 100 for the pollutant of ground level ozone. The air quality index...or aqi...was created as an easy way to correlate levels of different pollutants to one scale. The higher the aqi value...the greater the health concern. 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Maragos Kicks Off Women’s History Month with Art and Photography Exhibition

Comptroller George Maragos is proud to announce the first Nassau County “Women of the World” - Art and Photography Exhibition to promote local female artists and contribute to the growing arts industry in the County.

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Mineola, NY - January 28th, 2014 -  Over 50 Female Artists Will Compete for Prizes from Sponsors on February 26th at 6 pm at the Nassau County Legislature Building located at 1550 Franklin Avenue, Mineola, New York. Comptroller George Maragos is proud to announce the first Nassau County “Women of the World” - Art and Photography Exhibition to promote local female artists and contribute to the growing arts industry in the County. The display of art will bring recognition to over 50 award winning artists and kick-off Women’s History Month in Nassau County. The artists will compete for prizes from Sponsors on February 26th at 6 pm at the Nassau County Legislature Building. Participation from local artists, local businesses and individual sponsors has been overwhelming.

“Nassau County is home to some of the most talented artists in the Country,” Comptroller Maragos said. “I am honored to host the Women of the World Art Exhibit as a way to promote our local artists and spur further growth in our local film and art industry. The Comptroller’s office is always ready to support our local businesses, artists and entrepreneurs.”

"As curator of "Women Of The World" it was an amazing 'artventure' for me to set out on a quest to locate and invite fifty outstanding women artists from every corner of Long Island to showcase their individual style,” Curator Jill Rader Levine (Member: Society of Professional Journalists, Long Island Press Club, National League of American Pen Women - MA Master of Visual Arts.) “The results of their creativity in expressing the theme of the feminine mystique in the medium of their choice are brilliant - fifty unique images that will leave a memorable impression on all who attend this event."

The event format will include a panel of distinguished judges to evaluate each piece based upon focusing on the criteria of the "Wow" factor, expression of the theme, creativity and expertise in their chosen medium. There will be three awards in each of the two divisions - a total of six. Prizes will be awarded in each category for Fine Art and Photography.

Judges will include notables in the arts such as: Donna Tuman, Ph.D, Chair of C.W. Post Art Department, Dr. Joan Powers, Director of Photography at C.W. Post, Professor Marc Kopman of Hutton House Lecture Series, Professor Thomas Germano of Farmingdale State College, Artist Tom Sammon, Newsday Photo Editor Ken Sawchuk, Dr. Regina Gil, Director of the Great Neck Arts Center, and Fatimah White, of the African American Museum of Art.

The "Women Of The World" Long Island Art & Photography Exhibition featuring over 100 works of art will be on display for the entire month of March - Opening March 4,2014 at the Hutchins Gallery in the main library at CW Post Campus. Tuesdays - Saturday 2- 5 PM.