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"Air Quality Alert" ...Air quality alert in effect from 11 am Wednesday to 11 PM Wednesday... The New York state department of environmental conservation has issued an air quality health advisory for the following counties... Nassau and Suffolk. Air quality levels in outdoor air are predicted to be greater than an air quality index value of 100 for the pollutant of 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 pre-existing 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 5 3 5, 1 3 4 5. 340 PM EDT Tue Jun 28 2016 ...Air quality alert in effect from 11 am Wednesday to 11 PM Wednesday... The New York state department of environmental conservation has issued an air quality health advisory for the following counties... Nassau and Suffolk. Air quality levels in outdoor air are predicted to be greater than an air quality index value of 100 for the pollutant of 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 pre-existing 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 5 3 5, 1 3 4 5. 310 PM EDT Tue Jun 28 2016 ...Air quality alert in effect from 11 am Wednesday to 11 PM Wednesday... The New York state department of environmental conservation has issued an air quality health advisory for the following counties... Suffolk...Nassau. Air quality levels in outdoor air are predicted to be greater than an air quality index value of 100 for the pollutant of 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 pre-existing 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 5 3 5, 1 3 4 5. Maloit 310 PM EDT Tue Jun 28 2016 ...Air quality alert in effect from 11 am Wednesday to 11 PM Wednesday... The New York state department of environmental conservation has issued an air quality health advisory for the following counties... Suffolk...Nassau. Air quality levels in outdoor air are predicted to be greater than an air quality index value of 100 for the pollutant of 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 pre-existing 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 5 3 5, 1 3 4 5. Maloit -- Wednesday Jun.29 16,08:36 AM

LIRR Commuters, Community Leaders and Local Businesses to Join Islip Officials to Discuss Economic Impact of Threatened Rail Road Strike

Officials to unveil plans for commuters and parking to be affected by walkout.

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Islip, NY - July 10, 2014 - Islip Town Councilman John Cochrane Jr. and Long Island Road Commuter Council President Mark Epstein will join LIRR commuters and officials from the Ronkonkoma Chamber of Commerce at a press conference, Friday July 11, 2014 at 11:00 am, Ronkonkoma LIRR station, to discuss the economic impact of the threatened LIRR strike. Local merchants and business owners who would be affected by the walkout will also be present. The Ronkonkoma station is one of the busiest transportation hubs on Long Island and in the New York metropolitan area. Tens of thousands of commuters will be affected by the strike, as well as those taking the train from NYC and other points west to Long Island MacArthur Airport.
 
Officials from Long Island Tourism and Hospitality Association will be discussing the economic impact of a strike on Long Island and NYC's summer tourism industry. Thousands of visitors to the region use the LIRR for passage to the Hamptons, Fire Island and other tourist destinations. Hotel occupancy in NYC is expected to be overflowing with commuters seeking to avoid massive traffic jams on their commute to work.   Islip officials will unveil contingency plans for commuters including parking options in the event of a strike, which could commence July 20 if no agreement is reached between LIRR workers and the MTA.
 
The LIRR is the of the nation's busiest commuter rail lines, serving over 335,000 passengers daily. The LIRR has 124 stations and more than 700 miles of track. It has branches in Manhattan, Queens, Brooklyn and Long Island.
 
 
WHEN:    Friday July 11, 2014 at 11 am
 
WHERE:  Ronkonkoma Long Island Rail Road Entrance-South Side
 
WHO:       Islip Town Councilman John P. Cochrane Jr.
                 LIRR Commuter Council President Mark Epstein
                 Greater Ronkonkoma Chamber of Commerce Officials
                 Long Island Tourism and Hospitality Association Officials
                 Local Business Owners, Merchants and Employees
                 Islip Town Public Safety Officials
                 Islip Town MacArthur Airport Officials
                 Long Island MacArthur Airport Business Alliance