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"Air Quality Alert" ...Air quality alert in effect until 11 PM EDT this evening... 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... weschester...Rockland. In effect until 11 PM EDT this evening. 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. 403 PM EDT Wed Sep 2 2015 ...Air quality alert in effect until 11 PM EDT this evening... 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... weschester...Rockland. In effect until 11 PM EDT this evening. 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 Sep.03 15,04:48 AM Weather  |  LIRR  |  Traffic  |  Traffic Cams |  Weather News

 

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Missing Person Alert: Michael Adragna Last Seen in Massapequa Park

Crime Stoppers and the Nassau County Police Department are seeking the public’s help in locating the pictured Missing Person (Michael Adragna).

LIRR Anticipates Operating a Normal PM Rush Hour Schedule But Cautions that Delays out of Penn Station Remain Possible

The Long Island Rail Road anticipates operating on a normal schedule for this evening’s rush hour.

LIRR Service Alert for September 2

The LIRR is in the process of restoring service into and out of Penn Station.

Suspect Wanted for Robbing Baldwin Gas Station at Gunpoint

First Squad detectives are investigating a robbery that occurred in Baldwin on Tuesday, 09/01/15 at 8:34 P.M.

Brooklyn Woman Arrested for Stealing Over $15k in Designer Merchandise from Nassau TJ Maxx Stores

Third Squad detectives report the arrest of a Brooklyn woman for grand larceny that occurred in Greenvale and Hicksville on 08/13/15 and 08/23/15, respectively.

DEC Announces 2015-16 Waterfowl Season Dates

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Acting Commissioner Marc Gerstman today announced that information is now available about the upcoming waterfowl hunting seasons, including season dates and updated regulations.

Jericho Water District Superintendent Peter Logan Addresses Nassau Suffolk Water Commissioners’ Association On Nitrate Removal

Jericho Water District Superintendent Peter Logan recently addressed Nassau Suffolk Water Commissioners’ Association (NSWCA) on nitrate removal as part of NSWCA's ongoing educational education and training series.

Suffolk County SPCA: September is National Disaster Preparedness Month

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Governor Cuomo Announces Innovative Clean Energy Project on Long Island Under Reforming the Energy Vision

Governor Cuomo announced the launch of an anaerobic digester project on Long Island that will serve as an innovative model of how clean, on-site power can significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions and support sustainable communities.

Local Long Island, NY Resident Wins Grand Prize in The Weather Channel’s “It’s Amazing Out There” Photo Contest

Local Long Island resident, Matt Clark, has been named the grand-prize winner of The Weather Channel’s 2015 “It’s Amazing Out There” photo contest.

LIRR Adding Early Afternoon Eastbound Service Friday, September 4, to Speed Your Labor Day Weekend Getaway

MTA Long Island Rail Road will provide additional early-afternoon trains from Penn Station on Friday, September 4, for customers planning an early getaway for the Labor Day weekend.

Schumer, Gillibrand & Rice Announce $1.8M Federal Flood Protection Grant for Island Park

The Village of Island Park has been awarded a $1,800,000 federal grant to fund the first phase of a project to upgrade the Village’s municipal storm drainage system in order to better protect the Island Park community ...

LIRR Timetables Change September 8

Long Island Rail Road timetables will change on Tuesday, September 8, bringing better service and some temporary schedule adjustments related to track work.

Nassau County SPCA Advocates for Miss Harper as Partial Ruling is Reached

After many months of delays and frustration, a partial decision has been reached in the Miss Harper case.

Governor Cuomo Urges New Yorkers to Create Emergency Plans as Part Of National Preparedness Month

Governor Cuomo announced that September is Preparedness Month across New York State and urged all New Yorkers to create an emergency plan that they can activate in the event of a natural or man-made disaster.

Albertson First Responders Celebrated in Hometown Ceremony

Yesterday, members of the Albertson Fire Department and the leadership of the Firemen’s Association of the State of New York gathered to honor two of their own.

ACLD Enviable Life Ball Supporting Individuals with Learning & Developmental Disabilities

ACLD's Enviable Life Ball on October 8, 2015 to raise funds to help individuals with learning and developmental disabilities.

Mangano: Legendary Tributes To Buddy Holly, Big Bopper & Ritchie Valens At Eisenhower Park

Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano today announced John Mueller’s Winter Dance Party - a tribute to Buddy Holly, Big Bopper, and Ritchie Valens will take place at Eisenhower Park’s Lakeside Theatre on Saturday, September 26th at ...

Glen Cove Man Indicted for Stabbing Death of Ex-Girlfriend

Acting Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced the arraignment of a Glen Cove man who was indicted for the stabbing death of his former girlfriend.

PSEG Long Island Announces September 2015 Power Supply Charge

PSEG Long Island today released the Power Supply Charge for September.
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