Peter D. Kramer, USA TODAY

Peter D. Kramer


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Past articles by Peter:

A WWII bomber vanished in an upstate New York blizzard. A new book tracks the mystery

Their mission: Fly above the clouds, join and break formation, and return to base. Nearly 80 years later, the fate of Getaway Gertie is still unknown. → Read More

High school musicals this week: 'Twelfth Night,' Python knights, a plant that bites

From grail-seeking knights to a plant that bites, from a girl named Wednesday to a girl dressed as a boy, a full week awaits theater audiences. → Read More

Our Elite 8 is set in the Musical Madness tournament. Vote to get them in the Final Four

The Elite 8 will give way to the Final Four, with this week's matchups set. → Read More

20 years ago today: It was their last morning, but they didn't know it. Read their stories

Wallkill and Yonkers are 60 miles apart, but Megan McDonald and the Velez family are linked by what happened 20 years ago. → Read More

Westchester leaders, in letter, balk at Hochul housing plan. Here's why

'The suburbs are not monolithic,' they write, decrying governor's plan to order rezoning and fast-track development despite local opposition. → Read More

High school musicals this week: 'Anastasia,' 'Mean Girls,' 'Footloose' take the stage

3 wildly different musicals take to the stage in and around Rye this week. → Read More

Our Musical Madness tourney gets real: Pick your top high school musical from 16 matchups

All 32 musicals see action this week in our Musical Madness bracket-style tournament. Who's your pick to win this week? → Read More

What musical makes you sing? Cast your vote in Hudson Valley Musical Madness Tournament

It's time for some Hudson Valley Musical Madness, where you get to choose your favorite -- March-Madness style. → Read More

High school musicals this week: See 'Hello Dolly,' 'Addams Family,' 'Footloose'

A look at three musicals hitting high school stages this week. → Read More

DiNapoli: Thruway should tighten its belt before raising tolls. Read his report.

State comptroller wants belt-tightening and financial transparency before toll hike. → Read More

High school musicals are back. Here's what you can expect.

High school stages will brim with musicals from now till May. Here's our look at what to expect. → Read More

Who were they? Looking for answers in Armonk plane crash

Two men from Cleveland, prominent members of the Jewish community, died Thursday, a mile from Westchester County Airport. → Read More

Metro Awards return to honor high school musicals, at new venue

They went dark for three years, but the loudest, proudest night on the high school musical calendar now has a date, and a brand-new venue. → Read More

Measuring a year in 2 conversations, one in laughter, the other through tears

I measure 2022 in two conversations. Both were in Buffalo houses of worship, dealt with faith and loss. One was lighthearted, the other shattering. → Read More

NY Thruway plans toll hike: Here's what you'd pay, and when

The plan will be floated at Monday's Thruway board meeting. Get ready to dig deeper if toll hikes are approved. → Read More

How to pay the least (or the most) for Radio City Spectacular

You don't have to pay top dollar to see the Radio City Rockettes in the Christmas Spectacular, unless you want to. → Read More

Meet the Black dancer who broke the Rockettes' color barrier. She has stories to tell.

Her arrival was met with pushback from some inside the organization and love from Black Americans. → Read More

Napoleon Dynamite in Tarrytown: 11 questions for Jon Heder

Jon Heder, Jon Gries and Efren Ramirez will attend September screening and Q&A of "Napoleon Dynamite" at the Tarrytown Music Hall. → Read More

Dan Masterson, Rockland's 1st poet laureate whose work was rooted in the soul, remembered

Dan Masterson eschewed mushy sentiment. He wanted "gut poems" that would capture a moment visceral and unforgettable and rooted in the soul. → Read More

He tackled Lee Zeldin's attacker. What he saw and heard is more complicated than it seems

Joe Chenelly was emcee at the Lee Zeldin rally Thursday and tackled the man who brandished a weapon at the gubernatorial candidate. → Read More