Here are some of the other top stories of the week (click on the link to read the story):
- It was easy for four Hudson Valley residents to offer up huge smiles when handed giant checks from the New Lottery making them the area's newest millionaires.
- The leading morning news anchor on television, NBC "Today" show host and Westchester native Matt Lauer, has been fired over sexual harassment allegations.
- Two members of Lakeland's championship field hockey team will be playing in college next year.
- Putnam County is aiming to hold pharmaceutical companies responsible for the opioid crisis that has devastated the county.
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