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COASTAL FLOOD ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 9 PM TUESDAY TO 2 AM EDT WEDNESDAY * WHAT...Up to one foot of inundation above ground level expected in vulnerable areas near the waterfront and shoreline. * WHERE...New York (Manhattan), Bronx, Northwestern Suffolk, Northeastern Suffolk, Northern Queens and Northern Nassau Counties. * WHEN...From 9 PM Tuesday to 2 AM EDT Wednesday. * IMPACTS...Minor flooding is expected in the most vulnerable locations near the waterfront and shoreline. Expect around 1 to locally 2 feet of inundation above ground level in low lying, vulnerable areas. Some roads and low lying property including parking lots, parks, lawns and homes/businesses with basements near the waterfront will experience shallow flooding. * ADDITIONAL DETAILS...There is still uncertainty on when the peak surge arrives. This forecast is based on a worst case scenario, with a 2-3 ft surge coming in at the time of high tide Tuesday Night. If the surge peaks earlier, then water levels and inundation will be less than forecast.

State Education Department Announces "Green Ribbon School" Nominee

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The ED-GRS program recognizes schools where staff, students, officials and communities have worked together to produce energy efficient, sustainable and healthy school environments.

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Eastchester, NY - February 25, 2014 - State Education Commissioner John B. King, Jr. announced today that New York State has nominated one school for the U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools (ED-GRS) program.  The nominee is:
 
Anne Hutchinson Elementary School, Eastchester, NY                      
 
The ED-GRS program recognizes schools where staff, students, officials and communities have worked together to produce energy efficient, sustainable and healthy school environments and to ensure the environmental literacy of graduates. The recognition award is part of a larger U.S. Department of Education effort to identify and disseminate knowledge about practices proven to result in improved student engagement, academic achievement, graduation rates, and workforce preparedness, as well as a government-wide goal to increase energy independence and economic security. For more information on the Green Ribbon Schools program, please visit http://www2.ed.gov/programs/green-ribbon-schools/index.html.
 
Winners of the ED-GRS program will be announced by U.S. Department of Education Secretary Arne Duncan on Earth Day, April 22, 2014.