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Heat, air quality bring danger

Best advice: Stay inside to avoid ozone

Evyn Schaeffer, 4, of Scotia, cools off in a sprinkler at the Tri City BMX Track in Rotterdam on Tuesday.
Evyn Schaeffer, 4, of Scotia, cools off in a sprinkler at the Tri City BMX Track in Rotterdam on Tuesday.
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The Capital Region’s hottest day of the year fell one degree short of a record high reached more than 100 years ago. Thermometers climbed to 98 degrees just before 4 p.m. Tuesday, coming up short of the 99 degrees the region experienced on June 17, 1900, according to National Weather Service meteorologist Ray O’Keefe. Those looking for respite from the heat and humidity will have to wait another day or so, as temperatures today are ...


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