While there was an exodus of NYers during the first two years of the pandemic, on LI, the number of full-time taxpayers climbed.
In the Nassau-Suffolk region, districts have held more than 70 special votes over the past dozen years and approved nearly $1.4 billion in spending, the report says.
On Jan. 1, the GOP will control the county executive and district attorney offices in Nassau and Suffolk for the first time since 2001.5m read
The highest compensated administrators are LIU's Kimberly Cline, NYIT's Hank Foley and Adelphi's Christine Riordan.
The MTA has said the system isn't working and vowed changes, including stepped-up police enforcement.
Rates are rising more rapidly among women. That has led to a 10-fold increase in syphilis cases in newborns nationwide.
Six schools ranked in the top 20 in New York State, according to U.S. News & World Report rankings.
Pump prices tend to decline this time of year, but they've fallen below where they were a year ago.
Experts say "managed retreat" — moving human infrastructure away from the advancing ocean — will be unavoidable in decades to come.
The data also showed that New York state faced a net loss of an estimated 244,000 people who moved to other states between 2021 and 2022, with the largest number relocating to Florida and other parts of the Sun Belt.
First-year enrollment on most local campuses is slightly above figures from last year, when colleges began to recover from the impacts of the COVID pandemic.4m read
Crashes claimed 243 lives in 2022, 29% more than in 2019. That's an average of nearly five deaths per week.
Some project opponents and fiscal watchdogs have criticized the tactic as an overt attempt to curry favor through earmarks unrelated to the project, funded in part by commuters and taxpayers.
Totals varied widely across the Island, with especially high numbers in southwest Nassau County.
A Newsday analysis shows three communities that saw big price increases, and three that saw big decreases. Check our database to see what happened in your community.
The average monthly delays between March and August were about 136% higher than for the same six-month period last year and 21% higher than during the same period in 2019.
On Long Island, most high schools have made the switch to turf fields. Of the 111 varsity teams, only 11 have grass football fields.
Pricey upfront but nearly free in the long run, geothermal systems are slowly heating up on Long Island.
Experts say the census data doesn't accurately portray the economic hardships Long Islanders are struggling with, especially in the real estate market.
Some pay packages are eye-popping, but the pace of raises moderated, a Newsday analysis found. Search our database of 200 public company executives to see who had the biggest paychecks.
That average cost per student is up nearly 6% from last year, Newsday found. Statewide, the average per pupil is $31,950.4m read
Explore Nassau County's 2022 payroll data through the charts, overview and a searchable database.
Explore Suffolk County's 2022 payroll data through the charts, overview and a searchable database.
Gastrointestinal cancers were the fastest growing category from 2010 to 2019, followed by cancers of the urinary system and female reproductive system, the data showed.
The ratings were suspended three years ago amid the COVID pandemic. Now they're back, but they face criticism from some educators, who contend that entire districts can be called out based on data covering relatively small numbers of students.
A Black Long Islander is seven times more likely to have been diagnosed with HIV as a white resident. A Latino resident is three times more likely, data shows.
Long Island's public school students will return to classrooms over several dates to start 2023-24, beginning Aug. 30 in Jericho and ending Sept. 7 in more than a dozen school systems.
Vibrant downtowns and lower prices are driving millennials to these Southwest Suffolk communities.
Minimum wage will reach $17 in 2026 and will rise annually to keep pace with inflation starting in 2027.
The report from the Empire Center on Public Policy, a conservative think tank, found that MTA overtime climbed from $1.1 billion in 2021 to $1.3 billion last year.
Hundreds of employees racked up more than $100,000 in overtime each, data shows.
Nassau's rate was 12.5% and Suffolk's 11.7%, proportions higher than more than 70% of counties nationwide, a Newsday analysis of the data found.
Nationwide, there have been 1,305 fire deaths this year, according to statistics compiled by the U.S. Fire Administration. The number of fire-related deaths on Long Island are three in Nassau and one in Suffolk.
Beaches in the report, based on 2022 numbers, were "potentially unsafe" if water samples showed bacteria levels exceeded a federal quality standard for safety.
U.S. News & World Report, the federal government and others rate hospitals. Which ratings should patients trust, and how can they choose the right hospital for them?
The epicenter of the escalating battle to curb water consumption can be found on the East End, where 70% of usage goes for lawn watering and irrigation.
Long Island students passed a total of 58,798 Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate tests out of 85,753 administered last year, a Newsday analysis found. That's a success rate of more than 3 percentage points higher than a year earlier.
The only other time that Long Island's air quality went into the "unhealthy" category was in July 2002, when forest fires in Quebec created a plume of smoke.
The agency is urging passengers to take mass transit, taxis or ride-share services during the summer peak travel period.
The large number with mortgages and renters who spend 35% or more of their income on housing "speaks to the high costs of our region," housing expert Gwen O'Shea said.
Overall vehicle volumes on Long Island highways were still below pre-COVID pandemic levels, but the region's bridges and tunnels showed that congestion is up.
The share of property owners who have won reductions remains persistently high, four years after the county spent more than $5 million to fix the system, according to new data.
The Island population declines are "something that policymakers should be paying attention to ... It has to do with the future prosperity of the region and the metro area as a whole," said one expert.
Long Islanders head to the polls Tuesday to vote on school districts' nearly $15.2 billion in proposed spending, as well as hundreds of school board candidates. Included in the budgets are a combined $9.5 billion in school property taxes.3m read
A rematch between Democrat Joe Biden and Republican Donald Trump would play out in a different political landscape on Long Island in 2024, analysts say.
"I'm ready to throw in the towel," one buyer said after looking unsuccessfully for 18 months.
Communities from Woodmere to Wading River saw another year of steep appreciation last year.
The funds must be used within four categories — to replace lost revenue, address public health issues, provide premium pay for essential workers and boost infrastructure — but municipalities have great latitude for spending within those classifications.
The designation means the communities will be prioritized for state funding and remediation efforts to introduce green energy and reduce pollution.
New York voters say the need to make housing more affordable is as serious a problem as crime both statewide and within their communities, according to a poll released Monday.
For years, the counties have been paying departing employees for unused days off. But experts question whether they are kicking the recurring expense down a road with no end in sight.