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Past articles by Matt:

Brian Payne, firefighter in Larchmont and Mamaroneck, died from 9/11-related illness

Brian Payne died at the age of 55 on Nov. 12. He was a volunteer firefighter in Larchmont and Mamaroneck. → Read More

Yonkers history: After $20M renovation, Philipse Manor reopens with more access, accuracy

"I'm like a little kid in a candy shop because this is extraordinary," Gov. Kathy Hochul said about Philipse Manor's updated exhibits. → Read More

Lower Hudson Valley Elections 2022: Who's on the ballot, where to vote, what to know

Lower Hudson Valley voters have much at stake on Election Day, with tight races at the local, state and federal levels. → Read More

President Biden to visit Yonkers Sunday for 'get out the vote' event ahead of Election Day

President Joe Biden and Gov. Kathy Hochul will join fellow Democrats in Yonkers on Sunday for a "get out the vote" event before the midterm elections. → Read More

Memorial Field, 'jewel of Mount Vernon,' unveiled after long-awaited rebuild

Westchester County and Mount Vernon officials on Wednesday unveiled the rebuilt Memorial Field athletic complex, which was years in the making. → Read More

Stony Point murder case: Man charged in shooting of Garnerville resident

Javier Medina Jr. has been accused of killing Jason Colwell on Mott Farm Road in Stony Point. → Read More

Memorial Field, once 'the heart of the city,' to reopen in Mount Vernon this week

Once one of the Hudson Valley's most prominent athletic complexes, Memorial Field will reopen in Mount Vernon this week after a long-delayed rebuild. → Read More

Rockland County lifts water emergency, urges residents to continue conserving

Rockland County lifted its water emergency after dry conditions led it to impose restrictions this summer. → Read More

Mount Vernon man sentenced to prison for sexual conduct with child

Brandon David was sentenced to prison after the Mount Vernon man admitted to sexual conduct with a child over a two-year period. → Read More

Old Farmer's Almanac predicts 'shivery and snowy' winter weather for New York

The Old Farmer's Almanac's 2022-2023 winter weather forecast predicts the eastern U.S. "should brace for potentially record-breaking cold." → Read More

Former diving coach accused of bringing girls to Rockland County for sexual activity

Victor Byrne has been accused of bringing teenagers to Rockland for sexual activity. He coached them on a competitive diving team, officials said. → Read More

Sex trafficking operation in Westchester might have hundreds of victims, FBI says

The FBI is looking for victims of a sex trafficking ring in Westchester and New York City that may have targeted hundreds of women. → Read More

Spring Valley stabbing: Police investigate killing of Stalin De La Cruz

Stalin De La Cruz, a 21-year-old Spring Valley resident, died after being stabbed on Van Orden Avenue on Aug. 20, 2022. → Read More

Rescued beagles from Virginia find comfort at SPCA Westchester, prepare for adoption

Ten beagles rescued from poor conditions at a Virginia research facility were taken to SPCA Westchester in Ossining as they prepare for adoption. → Read More

Farmers' Almanac releases winter weather forecast, talks snow predictions

The Farmers' Almanac's 2022-2023 Extended Weather Forecast predicts an early start to winter, which should be cold and snowy. → Read More

Two children critically injured, driver arrested in wrong-way crash in Blauvelt

At least five people were injured, including two children critically, when a wrong-way driver caused a three-car crash in Blauvelt, police said. → Read More

Haverstraw man charged with murder in shooting of Spring Valley teenager

Anthony Mitchell has been accused of fatally shooting Treynahel Cineus, 17, at the Meadow Lane apartment complex in Spring Valley. → Read More

Spring Valley shooting on West Eckerson Road kills 17-year-old

A 17-year-old boy died after being shot at the Meadow Lane apartment complex in Spring Valley. → Read More

Fire tears through former White Plains Linen building in Peekskill

An overnight blaze burned through the vacant commercial building on Highland Avenue in Peekskill. → Read More

Leticia Bravo sentenced to prison for starving Newburgh's 7-year-old Peter Cuacuas to death

Leticia Bravo, of Newburgh, was the primary caregiver for Peter Cuacuas, 7, who starved to death in 2021. → Read More