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"Air Quality Alert" ...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... Richmond...Kings...Queens...New York...Bronx...Westchester... Rockland...Nassau...Suffolk. In effect from 11 am to 11 PM EDT Thursday. 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 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. 1105 PM EDT Wed may 25 2016 ...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... Richmond...Kings...Queens...New York...Bronx...Westchester... Rockland...Nassau...Suffolk. In effect from 11 am to 11 PM EDT Thursday. 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 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. -- Thursday May.26 16,02:12 PM

Update: Motorcyclist Killed in East Islip Crash

The motorcyclist was traveling eastbound on Sunrise Highway in East Islip on Sunday, July 20, 2014 at 7:08 p.m.

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Update - 3:30 PM - Christopher Gonzalez, the motorcyclist who was critically injured in a crash last night on Sunrise Highway in East Islip, has died.
 
East Islip, NY - July 21, 2014 - Suffolk County Police Vehicular Crime Unit detectives are investigating a crash that critically injured a motorcyclist who drove into the back of a car yesterday evening.
 
Christopher Gonzalez and a female passenger were travelling eastbound on Sunrise Highway just west of Exit 46 on a 2012 Yamaha motorcycle when they crashed into a 2001 Mitsubishi Galant that was also travelling eastbound. Gonzalez, 21 of Medford, suffered serious head injuries and was transported by ambulance to Southside Hospital in Bay Shore. The passenger on the motorcycle, Samantha Negron, 21, of Patchogue, was transported by ambulance to Stony Brook University Hospital with serious physical injuries.
 
The driver of the Mitsubishi, Mary Paniccia, 63, of Shirley and her 13-year-old grandson were not injured in the crash.
 
Both vehicles were impounded for safety checks and the investigation is continuing. Detectives are asking anyone with any information on this incident to contact the Vehicular Crime Unit at 631-852-6555.