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"Wind Chill Advisory" ...Wind Chill Advisory in effect from 4 PM Saturday to noon EST Sunday... The National Weather Service in Upton has issued a Wind Chill Advisory...which is in effect from 4 PM Saturday to noon EST Sunday. * Locations...Metro New York City and New Jersey and Long Island. * Hazard types...potentially dangerous windchills. * Timing...coldest wind chills late Saturday night into early Sunday morning. * Wind chill...as low as 20 to 25 below due to temperatures of 5 above to 5 degrees below zero...and northwest winds 20 to 30 mph with gusts up to 45 mph. * Impacts...the frigid conditions will be dangerous to those venturing outside. Prolonged exposure may cause frostbite. Precautionary/preparedness actions... A Wind Chill Advisory means that very cold air and strong winds will combine to generate low wind chills. This will result in frost bite and lead to hypothermia if precautions are not taken. If you must venture outdoors...make sure you wear a hat and gloves. , "Special Statement" ...Dangerously cold air this weekend... Bitterly cold temperatures will move into the area this weekend. * Temperatures Saturday night into early Sunday morning will fall to around zero in and around the New York City and New Jersey Metro...Long Island...and coastal Connecticut. Temps will fall to 5 to 10 below across interior portions of northeast New Jersey...the lower Hudson Valley...and southern Connecticut. Wind chill values during this time could reach life threatening levels as cold as 20 to 30 below zero. * High temperatures on Sunday will only be in the teens. * Cold spells of this magnitude bring a risk of frostbite and hypothermia for anyone who does not take proper precautions. In addition...frozen pipes and overworked furnaces could leave your house without heat or running water...and car batteries run the risk of dying. * Never venture outdoors without wearing gloves...a hat and several layers of clothing. Wind chill values late Saturday night into Sunday morning could lead to frostbite in less than 30 minutes if proper precautions are not taken. * Run water at a trickle and keep Cabinet doors open to prevent pipes from freezing. * Never use a stove or oven to heat your home or use an open flame to melt frozen pipes. Many house fires result from these practices. * Check tire pressure and your car battery. Be sure your car has a winter safety kit that includes a blanket...warm clothes and gloves in case your car breaks down or becomes stranded. * Take extra steps to keep your pets warm and know their limits to cold. 405 am EST Fri Feb 12 2016 ...Dangerously cold air this weekend... Bitterly cold temperatures will move into the area this weekend. * Temperatures Saturday night into early Sunday morning will fall to around zero in and around the New York City and New Jersey Metro...Long Island...and coastal Connecticut. Temps will fall to 5 to 10 below across interior portions of northeast New Jersey...the lower Hudson Valley...and southern Connecticut. Wind chill values during this time could reach life threatening levels as cold as 20 to 30 below zero. * High temperatures on Sunday will only be in the teens. * Cold spells of this magnitude bring a risk of frostbite and hypothermia for anyone who does not take proper precautions. In addition...frozen pipes and overworked furnaces could leave your house without heat or running water...and car batteries run the risk of dying. * Never venture outdoors without wearing gloves...a hat and several layers of clothing. Wind chill values late Saturday night into Sunday morning could lead to frostbite in less than 30 minutes if proper precautions are not taken. * Run water at a trickle and keep Cabinet doors open to prevent pipes from freezing. * Never use a stove or oven to heat your home or use an open flame to melt frozen pipes. Many house fires result from these practices. * Check tire pressure and your car battery. Be sure your car has a winter safety kit that includes a blanket...warm clothes and gloves in case your car breaks down or becomes stranded. * Take extra steps to keep your pets warm and know their limits to cold. 1127 am EST Thu Feb 11 2016 ...Major outbreak of cold air this weekend... Bitterly cold temperatures will move into the area this weekend. * Temperatures Saturday night into early Sunday morning will fall close to zero in and around New York City...and zero to 5 below across Long Island...interior northeast New Jersey...the lower Hudson Valley...and southern Connecticut. Wind chill values during this time could reach life threatening levels as cold as 20 to 25 below zero. * High temperatures on Sunday will only be in the teens. * Cold spells of this magnitude bring a risk of frostbite and hypothermia for anyone who does not take proper precautions. In addition...frozen pipes and overworked furnaces could leave your house without heat or running water...and car batteries run the risk of dying. * Never venture outdoors without wearing gloves...a hat and several layers of clothing. Wind chill values late Saturday night into Sunday morning could lead to frostbite in less than 30 minutes if proper precautions are not taken. * Run water at a trickle and keep Cabinet doors open to prevent pipes from freezing. * Never use a stove or oven to heat your home or use an open flame to melt frozen pipes. Many house fires result from these practices. * Check tire pressure and your car battery. Be sure your car has a winter safety kit that includes a blanket...warm clothes and gloves in case your car breaks down or becomes stranded. * Take extra steps to keep your pets warm and know their limits to cold. -- Friday Feb.12 16,09:00 AM Weather  |  LIRR  |  Traffic  |  Traffic Cams |  Weather News

 

Robert C. Goldsmith Named ACLD Executive Director

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After over 35 years, ACLD welcomes new Executive Director.

Bethpage, New York - June 3, 2014 - The Board of Trustees of Adults and Children with Learning and Developmental Disabilities, Inc. (ACLD) today announced that Robert C. Goldsmith will assume the position of Executive Director effective June 2, 2014.

As Executive Director, Mr. Goldsmith will oversee the entire ACLD organization to provide strategic direction, innovative leadership, program integrity, and identification of emerging opportunities.  He succeeds Aaron Liebowitz, who will officially retire at the end of this year after more than 35 years of dedicated service. Mr. Liebowitz will remain with ACLD during this transition as Executive Director Emeritus.

Founded in 1957, ACLD is Long Island’s fourth largest not-for-profit agency*. The organization  serves more than 3,000 individuals with autism and developmental disabilities, and their families, by increasing their independence and improving the quality of their lives. 

Mr. Goldsmith possesses a lifelong passion for working with the developmentally disabled.  He served as the Associate Executive Director at AHRC Nassau and as the former Chief Operating

Officer/Associate Executive Director of AHRC NYC Chapter.  His 30-year career in the non-profit and business sectors includes healthcare management, education, and finance experience. He has developed solutions to complex financial and service related challenges, and his background as a successful business owner gives him a unique perspective for managing teams, operations and budgets.

“These are challenging times for agencies providing services to the special needs community. I was attracted to ACLD because of its outstanding reputation and celebrated history,” Mr. Goldsmith     stated.  “The Board and the staff are committed to the highest quality of service for people with      developmental disabilities and their families. My goal is to build on ACLD’s foundation of success  and continue the mission of providing an enviable life for the individuals whom they serve.”

“The Board of Trustees unanimously approved Bob Goldsmith’s leadership appointment and welcome him to our ACLD family,” commented Joseph J. Ortego, President of the ACLD Board of Trustees. “It is clear to our Board that he possesses a keen understanding of the changes taking place in the regulatory environment and their potential impact on the individuals and families that ACLD serves. His energy and commitment will be integral to the future success of the agency.”

Founded in 1957, the not-for-profit organization has served the needs of over 3,000 children, teens and adults with autism and developmental disabilities, and their families. ACLD’s mission is to provide opportunities for individuals with autism and developmental disabilities to pursue enviable lives, increase their independence and improve the quality of their lives in the community. ACLD employs over 1,100 people and operates 74 different program sites across Nassau and Suffolk counties.

Service programs include early childhood services, after school programs, respite programs, day habilitation, residential alternatives, vocational training and job placement, recreation programs, family support services, Medicaid service coordination, and medical and behavioral health services. 

For more information, please contact Juliette McKenna, Director of Development and Community Relations at ACLD, (516) 822-0028, ext. 206, or email, mckennaj@acld.org, or by visiting www.acld.org.

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