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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 16,10:24 AM

Bellone Invites Residents to Career Development Workshops

The Department of Labor will hold three career-development workshops in September.

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Hauppauge, NY - August 20, 2014 - County Executive Steve Bellone announced today that the Suffolk County Department of Labor, Licensing and Consumer Affairs is hosting three career-development workshops in September, designed to educate residents about opportunities in new fields of work.
 
“These workshops represent a gold opportunity for people looking to change careers or get started in the workforce,” Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone said. “We encourage everyone in the market for a new and better career to take advantage of the information available at these sessions.”
 
On Tuesday, Sept. 9, Kensington Company representative Stuart Levenberg will present information on franchising opportunities and successful franchise career development. Topics include how to find a franchise and learning how to finance a new business.
 
On Wednesday, Sept. 10, a representative from Suffolk County Community College will present information on careers in the heating and cooling (HVAC) industry.  Work opportunities in HVAC include air quality, heating systems, refrigeration, industrial cooling, and in manufacturing technology, such as precision metal work and computer numeric control.
 
On Thursday, Sept. 11, a representative of the Suffolk County Department of Civil Service will outline information on available careers in civil service and how to apply for examinations.
 
Career  Quest workshops start at 9:30 a.m. and run approximately two hours. They are held at the Suffolk County One-stop Employment Center, 725 Veterans Memorial Highway, Hauppauge.
 
Advance registration is required; call (631) 853-6600.