Ann Golob

Final review: The Long Island Index strikes a balance

By GREGORY ZELLER // Like any great adventure story, the Long Island Index saga has concluded with plenty of drama – specifically, with the Index’s final-ever regional report, a cautionary tale filled with conflict and even a stare-off-into-the-sunset ending. Fifteen years after taking its first dive into Long Island’s socioeconomic clime, the project of the Garden City-based Rauch Foundation on Thursday released its final report of regional indicators – an amalgam of the latest data…


LI Index seeking new publisher

The Rauch Foundation is seeking proposals from other organizations to take over its Long Island Index project, launched in 2003 as an experiment in what has been called “advocacy through data.” The foundation, which focuses primarily on early education and environmental programs, announced it is looking for an organization that has a “strong, passionate voice to contribute to helping Long Island develop to its fullest potential.” “The Long Island Index has a crucial role to play…