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The number of state employees collecting both a salary and a pension dropped by 17 percent in 2012. Last year, 2,654 state employees earned both a salary and a pension, according to data obtained from the state Comptroller’s Office. That number...

Founded by John and Walter Wegman in 1916, Wegmans Food Markets now has more than 80 stores throughout the northeast. Wegmans has appeared on Fortune's annual "100 Best Companies to Work For" list since its inception in 1998, and has ranked...

The database below shows the 2000 and 2010 populations of each of the 3,221 counties in the United States.

The average salary for public employees in local governments grew 2 percent to 4 percent over the past year, but the number of employees dropped 3.4 percent as governments trimmed their workforces in the face of budget cuts.The number of employees...

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...

This database contains information on inspections conducted at food service establishments in New York state over the past six months. Inspections are conducted by county and city health departments and reported to the state Department of...

Education in New York is a complicated topic. Use this tool to see how some of the key issues – Common Core standards, charter schools, high-stakes testing, Pearson, teacher evalations, state funding, poverty and opting out – relate to one...

New York state employed more than 290,000 individuals in 2014, spending more than $15 billion dollars in worker salaries. The database below contains information on every person who worked for the state as provided by the Comptroller's Office....

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...

In a CSA (community-supported agriculture) program, consumers become shareholders in the farm by making investments at the beginning of the growing season. In return, the farm supplies the consumer with fresh produce on a weekly basis...

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,...

It didn't take long. Just seven minutes into her first start with the U.S. Women's National Team, a 22-year old Abby Wambach scored her first goal in international competition. In the years that have followed, she's been one of the most...

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