How's the water? See test results for dozens of LI bays, rivers and more.

Seven out of the 30 locations tested around Long Island this week were given poor water quality ratings.

What are LI's most popular baby names?

From Aaron to Zuri, here are the names that Long Islanders are giving their children.

See how much hospitals charge for key services

Search by hospital, health system and service to compare costs across Long Island.

Search Nassau County's payroll

Nassau County paid 13,889 employees or former employees a total of $1,002,013,139 in 2021, a decrease of 3.82% from 2020.

Search Suffolk County's payroll

Suffolk County paid 13,889 employees or former employees a total of $1,002,013,139 in 2021, a decrease of 3.82% from 2020.

How much do LI's top executives make?

Examine the details of the compensation packages of 221 top executives at Long Island's publicly traded companies.

Suffolk PD to auction over 120 vehicles, with $300 minimum starting bids

The auction will include sedans, SUVs, pickup trucks, vans, motorcycles and even a bucket truck, according to the department. See the full list of vehicles being auctioned.

LI school elections: See your district's results

School district residents went to the polls to vote on budgets, board members and propositions for the coming school year.

How Senate voted on Supreme Court nominees

The Senate has voted on 26 Supreme Court nominees since President Lyndon Johnson took office in the 1960s, confirming 23 and rejecting three.

More than 84,000 LI businesses and nonprofits got PPP loans. See the ones near you.

See the list of businesses and nonprofits in Nassau and Suffolk counties that received federal PPP loans during 2020-21, according to U.S. Small Business Administration data.

Compare auto insurance premiums by community

Drivers in some western Nassau County communities pay higher annual auto insurance premiums than their fellow motorists in Suffolk, but not as much as residents of Brooklyn and Queens.  See rates all across the New York area.

Data shows colorectal cancer rate up 60% for people under 50

The trend led to a recommendation that screenings begin at age 45, instead of 50, as had been the case for years. Cancer of the colon and rectum kills more than 50,000 Americans a year.

LI to get $457 million extra in state school aid

Nassau County's state assistance would rise by 16.52%, or $222.25 million, and Suffolk's by 10.41%, or $235.33 million.

North Fork home prices nearly doubled in last decade

A surge of interest during the pandemic has far outpaced the number of homes hitting the market.

See the number of cases among students, teachers in your district

Long Island reported the second-highest number of COVID-19 cases among students for any region in the state during the initial weeks of school, according to data released by the state's COVID-19 Report Card system.

Search the latest LI teacher, administrator payrolls

See how much educators across Long Island were paid for the 2020-21 academic year.

How often is your LIRR branch running on time?

The LIRR's annual on-time performance of 96.3% was the highest since the railroad adopted its record-keeping system nearly 50 years ago.

How LI voters shifted Republican in 2021

A "red wave" overtook most of Long Island in the November elections, dramatically shifting the balance of power toward Republicans. See how your neighborhood voted.

See the highest-paid educators in NY

Long Island public school districts account for 570 of the 1,000 highest paid educators for the 2020-21 academic year in New York State public schools, according to a new report.

See COVID-19 cases in your school district

Long Island public school districts reported 34,034 positive coronavirus cases among students, teachers and staff in the 2020-21 academic year at a positivity rate of 6.97%.

Storms that touched Long Island

Atlantic storms follow a variety of tracks as they move toward land. Here is a sampling of storms that have visited Long Island, some with a direct hit and some with a glancing blow.

Long Island school elections, 2021-22

School district residents went to the polls to vote on budgets and members of their local boards for the coming school year. Here are the results from LI's 124 districts.

School district 2021-22 budget and tax plans

School district 2021-22 budget and tax plans

Search state math exam opt-out rates by district

More than half of students across 57 Long Island school districts in grades 3-8 eligible to take the state ELA exam refused, according to a Newsday survey.

Search state ELA exam opt-out rates by district

More than half of students across 61 Long Island school districts in grades 3-8 eligible to take the state ELA exam refused, according to a Newsday survey.

Search Nassau County's payroll

Nassau County paid 14,750 employees or former employees a total of $1,041,862,380.73 in 2020, an increase of 3.6% from the year before.

Search Suffolk County's payroll

Suffolk County paid 12,359 employees or former employees a total of $1,087,665,098 in 2020, an increase of 3.6% from the year before.

How much aid will your school district get?

The State Legislature has approved a plan for more than $3.6 billion in aid to public school districts on Long Island.

Overdose deaths: 'A perfect storm of two pandemics'

The pandemic sparked an unprecedented mental health crisis, public health experts said, and stressed and isolated people turned to alcohol and drugs to ease their pain.

Which state park did LIers love the most in 2020?

State parks on Long Island saw 32.1 million visitors last year, up from 26.9 million visitors in 2019.

How much state aid will your school district get?

Federal and state financial aid to Long Island school districts would rise by just 1.15% in 2021-22, according to a Newsday analysis of Gov. Cuomo's proposed budget.

Search graduation rates in your district

Long Island's high school Class of 2020 had a graduation rate of 91.5%, according to state Education Department data.

From 4.5 inches to 90.8, see how much snow LI has gotten each winter

See the latest official snowfall totals from Brookhaven National Laboratory in Upton and the National Weather Service.

These LI towns had the fiercest competition for homes

In some areas, two-thirds of homes sell for above asking price. See how hot your town is. 

Compare your district's graduation rates across LI

Long Island's 2021 graduation rate rose to 92.2%, up from 91.5% in 2020, according to state education officials.

Minorities now 52.8% of LI's students, but just 9.5% of the teachers, data show

In some districts, minority children, especially boys, may rarely — if ever — see a teacher who looks like them. But expected end-of-school-year resignations and early retirements should create hiring opportunities, education advocates said.

LI school property taxes projected to rise an average 1.9%

Long Island's 124 school districts will boost property taxes next year by an average of just under 2%, to a combined total of $9.43 billion, state figures show. 

From $300,921 to $380M, see how much state aid your school district could get

Some LI school districts would see a more than 20% hike in state aid, according to a Newsday analysis of Gov. Hochul's state budget proposal.

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