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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... Nassau and 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 preexisting 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. 335 PM EDT Wed Aug 15 2018 ...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... Nassau and 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 preexisting 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. -- Thursday Aug.16 18,03:49 AM

Legislator Anker Presents at Suffolk Independent Living Organization

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On April 11, 2018, Suffolk County Legislator Sarah Anker was the guest speaker at the Suffolk Independent Living Organization (SILO) Transportation Committee meeting in Holtsville.

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Legislator Sarah Anker was the guest speaker at the Suffolk Independent Living Organization meeting.

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Holtsville, NY - April 23, 2018 - Holtsville, N.Y. - On April 11, 2018, Suffolk County Legislator Sarah Anker was the guest speaker at the Suffolk Independent Living Organization (SILO) Transportation Committee meeting in Holtsville. Suffolk Independent Living Organization is a community group that is dedicated to advocating for Suffolk County residents with disabilities and providing them with beneficial resources to help improve their quality of life. Legislator Anker opened up the dialogue by asking members of the Transportation Committee for their specific questions and concerns.
 
“Transportation is an issue that affects so many of our disabled residents in Suffolk County,” said Legislator Anker. “SILO provides a strong voice for our residents with special needs and disabilities. SILO’s Transporation Committee focuses on improving public transporation’s funding, process and overall condition of fleet services. I commend their efforts to engage and assist government agencies and policy makers.”
 
The Suffolk Independent Living Organization Transportation Committee meetings are held once a month. Its committee members range from county officials, social workers, and partners from other community agencies. The committee advocates for safety, accessibility and affordability, and works to educate the public on the use of the transit system. For more information on SILO and the Transportation Committee, please visit www.siloinc.org.