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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

Suffolk SPCA: Mastic Beach Man Charged with Animal Cruelty After Repeatedly Using Shock Collar on Dog

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Brian Hills, 41, allegedly repeatedly shocked his 2 year old male Doberman, causing the dog to scream in pain, cops say.

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SPCA Detectives charged Brian Hills of Mastic Beach, 41, with cruelty to animals.

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Mastic Beach, NY - November 27, 2017 - On November 26th, 2017 Suffolk County SPCA Detectives charged a Mastic Beach man with cruelty to animals.
 
Brian Hills, 41,  was charged with animal cruelty, a misdemeanor. After an investigation, it was alleged that Hills repeatedly shocked his 2 year old male Doberman with a shock collar causing the dog to scream in pain.
 
Hills has been ordered to appear in  First District Court in Central Islip on February 1st, 2018 to face charges of animal cruelty. The misdemeanor offense could lead to up to a $1,000 fine and/or up to one year in prison.
 
Chief Gross said that animal cruelty will not be tolerated in Suffolk County. If you witness any incident of animal cruelty or neglect in Suffolk County please contact the Suffolk County SPCA at (631) 382-7722. All calls will be kept confidential.
 
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