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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 15,05:36 PM Weather  |  LIRR  |  Traffic  |  Traffic Cams |  Weather News

 

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William Floyd's First-Year Teachers Take Bus Tour Through Community

In preparation for the school year, the William Floyd School District held its annual New Teacher Institute, a series of professional development workshops for the district’s new and non-tenured teachers.

William Floyd Board of Education President Serves on NYSSBA Board Officers' Roundtable

Robert Vecchio, President of the William Floyd Board of Education, recently served as an invited panelist at the NYSSBA 2015 Board Officers Academy.

Suffolk Community College Celebrates Tobacco Free Campuses

All Suffolk County Community College campuses are now tobacco free.

County Executive Mangano & Acting Police Commissioner Krumpter Issue School Bus Safety Tips

It’s back to school time and Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano and Acting Police Commissioner Thomas C. Krumpter would like to issue some school bus safety tips for students and motorists.

Governor Cuomo Launches "Enough Is Enough" Public Awareness Campaign to Educate Students on New Law Combatting Sexual Violence on College Campuses

Governor Cuomo kicked off the Enough is Enough awareness campaign to highlight the State’s new law to combat sexual violence on college campuses, which takes effect this semester.

CDC: America’s Schools Make Positive Changes to Create Healthier School Meals

Most schools in the U.S. are implementing healthy practices to help meet federal school meal standards by offering whole grains, more fruits and vegetables, and reducing sodium content, according to data published today in the Centers for ...

Assemblywoman Jean-Pierre Secures Additional Funding for Local Schools

Assemblywoman Kimberly Jean-Pierre (D-Babylon) announced that she helped secure additional funding for school districts in the 11th Assembly District.

Back to School Blast at Smith Haven Mall

For the second year, Smith Haven Mall will host Back to School Blast, a daylong event featuring Long Island’s best family-friendly resources and essentials.

CSHL’s 22nd Annual Golf Tournament Raises $230,000 for Research and Education

On June 16th, 184 golfers took to the greens at Piping Rock Club for Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL)’s 22nd annual golf tournament. Run by golf chairman Eddie Chernoff, the outing brought in $230,000.

Governor Cuomo Announces $17.2 Million to Bolster Biomedical Research in New York State

Governor Cuomo announced $17.2 million in state awards to 26 academic medical institutions for the training of new clinical researchers working on cutting-edge biomedical research.

Governor Cuomo Warns New York's College Students About the Dangers of Buying False Identification Documents on the Internet

Governor Cuomo issued a warning to college students returning for the fall semester that purchasing fake IDs is not only illegal, but also increases the chance of becoming a victim of identify fraud.

William Floyd Bike Program Helps Children Achieve Their Dreams

For the second consecutive summer, William Floyd occupational therapist Ed Diaz and a dedicated group of volunteers worked with students for five sessions to help them achieve their dream of learning how to ride a bicycle by ...

Mangano Teams Up With Plainedge Schools To Provide Lifesaving Overdose Prevention Seminar

The Plainedge School District will be the first public school district in New York State to provide a free overdose prevention seminar and train its entire staff on the administration of the life-saving, opiate-overdose reversal agent known ...

National Campus Fire Safety Month Contest Works to Raise Student Awareness of Fire Hazards During September

NFPA, University of New Haven Fire Science Club and The Center for Campus Fire Safety co-host contest in partnership with Domino’s to address 24 percent increase in dorm fires from 2003-2013.

Long Island Gears up for Biggest Health, Wellness & Back-To-School Fair, Calls for Sponsors, Vendors, Donations

Long Island gears up for Biggest, Health, Wellness and Back- to-School. The fair be held in conjunction with African-American Media Network, Long Shoprite Supermarket Island African-American Chamber of Commerce, and Hempstead/Uniondale Times.

Charitable Foundation, President and Manager Indicted for Scamming Hundreds of High School Students

Acting Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas today announced that a Nassau County Grand Jury has indicted two Long Island men for operating a sham charitable foundation that bilked high school students out of summer wages earned ...

Governor Cuomo Signs Bill to Protect Youth from Harmful Effects of Cigarettes By Prohibiting Smoking Near After-School Programs

Governor Cuomo signed legislation to protect children across New York State from exposure to second-hand smoke. The bill prohibits individuals from smoking near schools while after-school programs are in operation.

Test Your Knowledge at a Local Trivia Night

Assemble your team and plan a fun night out at a local trivia night!

Mangano Commends College Interns

Over 50 interns from 30 disciplines completed over 5,000 hours of work across 20 county departments.

Maserati and VIP Billy Joel Concert Tickets Up for Grabs at Suffolk Community College Golf Classic

Golfers can drive home in a brand new Maserati and then to a V.I.P. experience at a Billy Joel Concert if they are among the lucky at the Suffolk Community College Foundation 32nd Annual Golf Classic on ...
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