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Between 2009 and 2011, more than ten thousand lottery tickets sold in New York yielded prizes of at least five thousand dollars. They ranged in value from hundreds of $5,000 Quick Draw winners to a Mega-Millions winner who claimed $312 million....

The New York State Education Department Wednesday released the 2013 test scores for students in grades three to eight for English language arts (ELA) and math. The tests students took in the 2012-13 school year were based on a new, more...

At an average gross salary of $112,000, State Police officers constitute the highest paid department in the executive branch -- and are eclipsed only by judges in state government. The average includes all ranks; troopers alone made an average...

Just 27 school districts have indicated preliminary plans to try to override the property-tax cap in their May budget votes, state records show. That’s slightly more than the 19 schools that overrode the cap last year, but still a small...

Gov. Andrew Cuomo's budget proposal includes several revisions to the teacher evaluation system that are expected to place teachers rated 'ineffective' at greater risk of losing their jobs. Below are districts in Westchester, Rockland and...

Districts learned March 31 how much state aid, including building aid, they may expect to receive next school year.

The debate over teacher evaluations has been heating up across the state and in local communities. One of the issues being cited by Gov. Andrew Cuomo is the disparity between student scores and teacher evaluation ratings. The New York state...

The state caps the salary of BOCES superintendents at $166,672. Here are the lower Hudson Valley school districts that pay their administrators more than the BOCES superintendents.

It can be hard to make sense of all the federal Centers data available on nursing homes. Use this interactive map to explore New York nursing homes and how they stack up to one another.

Population growth in New York was mainly downstate over the past five years, according to 2014 projections released by the U.S. Census Bureau. Forty upstate counties had population declines between 2010 and 2014, including in the Southern Tier,...

Police departments in Westchester, Rockland and Putnam often do not reflect the racial make-up found in the communities they serve. Check the disparity found in your local departments here. Population data is based on the 2010 U.S. Census with...

The New York State Department of Transportation oversees more than 17,000 bridges across the state. It is responsible for making sure all the highway bridges in the state are inspected following state and federal mandates. NYSDOT inspects its...

The Revolutionary War whispers to all of us in the Lower Hudson Valley, where armies marched through, battles and skirmishes raged, supplies were seized, spies were captured and soldiers were buried. Here are some of the locations that played a...

Electronic waste recycling has surged in recent years due in some part by the scores of e-waste drop-off sites available across the state. Here are the sites in Westchester, Rockland and Putnam as of March 2015. For another view, check out this...

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