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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. -- Wednesday Aug.15 18,06:34 PM

Man Arrested for DWI in After Striking Man Operating Lawn Mower in Fort Salonga, Cops Say

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Officials: Eugene Coyne of Kings Park, 69, seriously injured a pedestrian on Sunken Meadow Road on Friday, September 29.

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SCPD have arrested Eugene Coyne of Kings Park, 69, for DWI that seriously injured a pedestrian in Fort Salonga on Friday, September 29.

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Fort Salonga, NY - October 2, 2017 - Suffolk County Police Major Case Unit detectives are investigating a motor vehicle crash that seriously injured a pedestrian in Fort Salonga, New York on Friday, September 29, 2017.
 
Nicholas Pineda-Maldonado, 58, was operating a stand behind lawn mower on Sunken Meadow Road in the roadway when he was struck by a 2008 Saturn that was traveling southbound on Sunken Meadow Road near Trescott Path on September 29 at approximately 4:30 p.m.
 
Pineda-Maldonado was transported to Saint Catherine of Sienna Medical Center in Smithtown, for treatment of serious injuries. The driver of the Saturn, Eugene Coyne, 69, of Kings Park, was arrested and charged with Driving While Intoxicated.
 
The vehicle was impounded for a safety check. Coyne was held overnight at the Third Precinct and scheduled for arraignment at First District Court in Central Islip on September 30.
 
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