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"Air Quality Alert" ...Air quality alert in effect from 11 am to 11 PM EDT Monday... 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...Orange...Putnam Air quality levels in outdoor air are predicted to be greater than an air quality index value of 100 for 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. For additional information, please visit the New York state department of environmental conservation website at, https://on.NY.Gov/nyaqi, or call the air quality hotline at 800-535-1345. 1103 PM EDT sun Jun 17 2018 ...Air quality alert in effect from 11 am to 11 PM EDT Monday... 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...Orange...Putnam Air quality levels in outdoor air are predicted to be greater than an air quality index value of 100 for 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. For additional information, please visit the New York state department of environmental conservation website at, https://on.NY.Gov/nyaqi, or call the air quality hotline at 800-535-1345. -- Monday Jun.18 18,07:04 AM

'Tis the Season for Christmas Tree Lightings

LongIsland.com

It's the most wonderful time of the year! Christmas tree lightings will be taking place all over the island this holiday season.

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Nothing is more beautiful than a tree decorated with ornaments and lights for Christmas. Some people have trees at home, but now tree lightings have become public events. What a better way to bring family and community together during the holiday season than with a public tree lighting.
 
Why have a tree for Christmas? The reasons stem back to what the tree symbolizes: eternal life. For whatever reason, the Christmas tree has become a centerpiece in many homes during the Christmas holiday. Originally decorated with fruits and nuts, it is now decorated with fun and meaningful ornaments and lights.
 
Most Long Islanders and New Yorkers think of Rockefeller Center's tree lighting, which is on December 4th. While that is a wonderful tree lighting, it is very difficult to get into Manhattan for that event. Why not try a local tree lighting event instead?
 
Check out all the great lighting events going on this season:
 
November 23rd:
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Where will you watch a tree lighting this year? How about a menorah lighting? Tell us in the comments below!