Long Island authorities reported issuing 70,199 active handgun permits as of late 2017 and early 2018, a 5.6 percent increase over the numbers they reported in July 2016.
The information was obtained from the Nassau and Suffolk County police and the Suffolk Sheriff's Office through requests under the state's Freedom of Information Law.
Here are the results of all tests for Long Island public school districts and individual schools from 2012 to 2016.
The overall unemployment rate on Long Island for May 2017 rose to 3.9 percent, up 0.2 percentage points from where it was a year earlier, according to data from the state.
Long Island's high school Class of 2017 graduated at a rate of 89.5 percent Nassau County, up slightly, and 88.4 percent in Suffolk County, down slightly, according to figures released by the State Education Department.
Long Island's snow total so far for the winter of 2017-2018 is 27.1 inches, after hitting 42.1 inches in 2016-2017, according to data from Brookhaven National Laboratory in Upton and the National Weather Service.
Wages range from a low of ,860 for manicurists and some garment workers to an average high of 7,980 for surgeons, the survey found.
The overall unemployment rate on Long Island for June 2017 rose to 4.2 percent, up 0.2 percentage points from where it was a year earlier.
There were an estimated 18.5 million military veterans living in the United States in 2016, and it is estimated that more than 112,000 live on Long Island; approximately 45,148 in Nassau and 66,867 in Suffolk.
Since mid-February, a robber is suspected of hitting 18 stores — 10 in Nassau and eight in Suffolk — mainly chain ice cream shops and sandwich restaurants, and demanding cash, according to police. Fifty full-time workers received raises totaling 9,200 from Babylon Village in June 2016, averaging 25 percent of their previous pay, according to documents received from the village under a Freedom of Information Act request."The Girl on the Train" was the most circulated book in both the Nassau and Suffolk library systems in 2016, according to data from the two counties.