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Student Athletes Heat and Wind Chill NYSPHSAA Policy

I am posting this information for both students and parents because my objective always is to help student athletes prevent avoidable injuries and keep them safe. My daughter is an athlete that participates in 3 sports throughout the school year and is often faced with EXTREME WEATHER CONDITIONS. PARENTS it is VERY IMPORTANT that athletes say hydrated in extreme hot weather, the coaches will constantly reinforce this message, but it is advisable that this message start at home.

The information below is listed on the NYSPHSAA website.

  1. Modified Heat Alert – When the heat index reaches 88 (equivalent to T.H.I. of 73), practice sessions or contests in all sports must include:
    a. Forced, frequent water breaks (every 10-15 minutes).
    b. Loose clothing, light colored shorts and tee shirts (mesh recommended) for practice sessions.
    c. Frequent rest breaks in shaded areas.
    d. For football and lacrosse, mandatory water breaks every 15 minutes during which all players must remove helmets. Those players not participating in contact activities during practice, games or scrimmages shall not wear helmets.

NOTE: During all contests, the rules are to be modified to permit additional time outs for rest and forced water breaks.

  1. Full Heat Alert – When the heat index reaches 95 (equivalent to T.H.I. of 78), no physical activity in any sport is permitted. Team meetings are permitted.HEAT POLICY

for more information on New York State Public High School Athletic Association (NYSPHSAA) Heat and wind chill policies click on links below:

Remember it takes a village to raise a child….Parents lets work together to keep our kids injury free and safe.
In addition you can check for your local temperature and “REAL FEEL” temperature.

Hamptons Happenings: Community: Southampton Urges Residents to Sign-Up Emergency Alerts
Town of Southampton
Press Release
Town Urges Residents to Sign-Up
for Notify Me® Emergency Alerts

Dear Neighbors and Visitors:

As a coastal community, we must prepare for any emergency -whether it is a hurricane, fire, flood, or snow storm. An important priority, Southampton Town is constantly improving its own readiness through planning and hands-on exercises, and by coordinating with county, state, and federal agencies.
Recognizing that preparation is our best defense, we have released a new brochure, Be Prepared. (Available in English & Spanish) Updated, handy, and compact, the pamphlet is designed specifically for Southampton residents, with valuable information such as: important telephone numbers, advice on caring for the elderly and those with special needs, ensuring your pet’s safety, protecting your home or business, and assembling a “go bag” and home emergency kit. Pick up your Be Prepared brochure at the following locations:

Southampton Town Hall
Town Senior Centers
Parks & Recreation Office
Village Halls
Chambers of Commerce
Southampton Youth Services (SYS)

In addition, citizens can also register for the new CodeRED notification system. CodeRED is now used by local governments, schools, universities and utilities. The CODE RED emergency notification system is an extremely high speed communication service capable of delivering millions of pre-recorded emergency telephone messages per day to Suffolk County homes and businesses. CODE RED also has high speed email and text messaging capability. Participants may register up to two phone numbers and one email address. Adding your contact information will ensure that you will be included when a message is sent.

You are encouraged to use these new resources to assist you in keeping you and your family safe. With improved technology and better tracking, we now have the means to obtain advance notification of severe weather events, regional emergencies, and how best to prepare for them. CodeRED-Logo_thumb-2

Should you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Town’s Citizens’ Response Center (CRC) at (631) 702-2440, or contact the Emergency Management Office at (631) 728-3400.
Anna Throne-Holst, Supervisor

The Town’s Citizens’ Response Center (CRC)
can now provide “followers” and “friends” with real time updates about emergencies and important events. These notices will include public service announcements, notifications about road closures, extreme traffic situations, as well as other important information.

To sign up for CODE RED, click here
CODE RED is a free and secure service offered by the Suffolk County Department of Fire Rescue and Emergency Services (FRES) that can provide you with important information in times of emergency, including the threat of severe weather.

Data collected will only be used for emergency notification purposes. For more information, or to sign up over the phone, please contact the Suffolk County Office of Emergency Management during regular business hours at (631) 852-4900.

Facts about CODE RED:

· If a call is not answered, CODE RED will deliver the message in its entirety to voicemail and answering devices.

· CODE RED messages can be delivered in text format to the hearing impaired via TTY/TDD equipment.

· Message recipients may dial the toll-free number displayed on their Caller ID to hear the last CODE RED message delivered to that phone number.

· When you receive a call from CODE RED, your caller ID will show that the call is coming from (866) 419-5000 and the caller will be Emergency Communications.

(info taken from Newsday)
Did you know Uber has flat rates from NYC to Long Island.
For those interested in hailing an Uber from New York City to Long Island, what fares can you expect? The following rates as of August 16, 2015,these rates can change depending on time of day, demand, etc.

Uber offers various modes of transportation. UberX cars are non-luxury sedans that seat four passengers. UberXL’s are non-luxury SUVs that can fit up to six people. UberBlack cars are luxury sedans such as BMW and Cadillac for four passengers. And UberSUVs are full-sized, black luxury SUVs for up to six passengers. It these rates are split between four people, then the rates are doable. On the low-end an UBer from NYC to the Hamptons could cost four people $75 each.

Long Beach
Rates: UberX – $94-$122; UberXL – $138-$180; UberBLACK – $156-$203; UberSUV – $193-$250
Glen Cove
Rates: UberX – $87-$114; UberXL – $128-$169; UberBLACK – $146-$191; UberSUV – $181-$235
Garden City
Rates: UberX – $74-$97; UberXL – $110-$144; UberBLACK – $125-$163; UberSUV – $156-$201
Rates: UberX – $100-$132; UberXL – $148-$196; UberBLACK – $169-$221; UberSUV – $209-$272
Rates: UberX – $115-152; UberXL – $171-$226; UberBLACK – $195-$255; UberSUV – $240-$314
Babylon Village
Rates: UberX – $126-$167; UberXL – $188-$249; UberBLACK – $214-$281; UberSUV – $263-$344
Stony Brook
Rates: UberX – $158-209; UberXL – $236-$312; UberBLACK – $268-$354; UberSUV – $329-$432
Rates: UberX – $162-$215; UberXL – $242-$321; UberBLACK – $276-$364; UberSUV – $338-$444
Wading River
Rates: UberX – $198-$263; UberXL – $297-$393; UberBLACK – $338-$446; UberSUV – $413-$544
Riverhead – North Fork – Hamptons
Uber has flat rates for rides to the East End of Long Island. Rates:
UberX – $305; UberXL – $355; UberBLACK – $405; UberSUV – $505

Stop and Shop takes over Waldbaums in the Hamptons
The Stop & Shop Supermarket Company LLC announced today that it has entered into an agreement with The Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company to acquire 25 A&P stores in Greater New York for $146 million. The agreement relates to the following stores: Waldbaums in both East Hampton and Southampton, 9 in total, 14 Patohmarks and 2 A&P’s throughout New York and New JerseyNY65221LOGO

67 Newtown Ln, East Hampton, NY
167 Main St, Southampton, NY
905 Atlantic Ave, Baldwin NY
702 Hicksville Rd, Massapequa NY
112 15 Beach Channel Dr, Belle Harbor NY
213-215 26th Ave, Bayside NY
156 01 Crossbay Blvd, Howard Beach NY
85 E Park Ave, Long Beach NY
60 Wall St, Huntington NY
407 Valley St, South Orange NJ
25 Kinnelon Rd, Butler NJ
130 Wheatly Plz, Greenvale NY
134-40 Springfield Blvd, Springfield Gardens NY
625 Atlantic Ave, Brooklyn NY
3106 Farrington St, Flushing NY
4055 Merrick Rd, Seaford NY
92 10 Atlantic Ave, Ozone Park, NY
460 Franklin Ave, Franklin Square NY
2965 Cropsey Ave, Brooklyn NY
2136 Bartow Ave, Bronx NY
961 E 174th St, Bronx NY
1720 E Chester Rd, Bronx NY
1351 Forest Ave, Staten Island NY
195 N Bedford Rod, Mount Kisco NY
400 Demarest Ave, Closter NJ

The agreement is subject to further terms and conditions set forth therein and subject to court approval in A&P’s bankruptcy case filed on July 19, 2015, which include the potential of a subsequent auction under which other higher bid or bids could be received and accepted by A&P for these stores. The agreement is also conditioned on regulatory requirements, including expiration of the applicable waiting period under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976.

“Stop & Shop is always looking for convenient locations to better serve our customers,” said Don Sussman, Stop & Shop’s New York Metro Division President. “We are very happy to have the opportunity to expand our presence in greater New York and serve new customers. We look forward to providing customers with delivering unmatched selection, quality and value that they have come to expect from Stop & Shop.”

Upon completion of the transaction, Stop & Shop plans to convert these Waldbaum’s, Pathmark and A&P stores into Stop & Shop stores. Additional details regarding the conversions will be announced at a later date. The sale is currently expected to close within the second half of 2015.

To learn more about Stop & Shop, visit or

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