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Flooded on Seventh Avenue: stomach pains when it rains, car destroyed, four pumps, can't travel for more than seven days
February 20, 2024

To the editor: I have resided at 515 Seventh Avenue for 24 years. When I initially moved there, I...

'We, the flood-affected residents of north Pelham and Highbrook, need your help'
February 19, 2024

To the editor: We, the flood-affected residents of north Pelham and Highbrook, need your help. Perception...

Commends school board 'for putting our children first by voting unanimously against' reservoirs at playground
February 16, 2024

To the editor: Julianne’s Playground is essential for the physical and mental health of our children. As...

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Trustee Will Treves discusses the boards unanimous decision to not grant the easement for the sewer project. (Source: Pelham Union Free School District video feed)
Village of Pelham denied easement by school board for Julianne's Playground; use of eminent domain remains 'an option'
By Pelham Examiner Editors February 21, 2024

The Village of Pelham will not get an easement from the school district to build underground stormwater reservoirs and install pumps at Julianne's Playground. School Board President Dr. Michael Owen-Michaane opened the Feb. 12 trustees meeting with...

Superintendent Dr. Cheryl Champ makes her budget presentation.
Preliminary school district budget increases spending 2.68% to $93.4 million; tax rise at 2.67%
By Gabby Ahitow, Executive Editor • February 20, 2024

Superintendent Dr. Cheryl Champ presented to the school board Feb. 12 a preliminary budget that increases spending by 2.68% to $93.4 million and seeks to maintain existing programs while the district works on a new strategic plan. The spending plan...

Pelham schools close Tuesday because of noreaster; county declares state of emergency
Pelham schools close Tuesday because of nor'easter; county declares state of emergency
By Charlotte Cohn, Assistant Managing Editor • February 13, 2024

The Pelham school district announced a snow day for Tuesday as a potentially powerful nor'easter approached the region, while Westchester County declared a state of emergency beginning at 10 p.m. Monday. The Pelham Union Free School District said Monday...

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Superintendent Dr. Cheryl Champ makes her budget presentation.
Preliminary school district budget increases spending 2.68% to $93.4 million; tax rise at 2.67%
By Gabby Ahitow, Executive Editor • February 20, 2024

Superintendent Dr. Cheryl Champ presented to the school board Feb. 12 a preliminary budget that increases spending by 2.68% to $93.4 million and seeks...

Pelham Memorial High School unveils its first logo; design created by student
Pelham Memorial High School unveils its first logo; design created by student
By Gabby Ahitow, Executive Editor • February 16, 2024

Pelham Memorial High School has adopted its first logo, replacing the one used by the school district. The new design came after PMHS Principal Mark...

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Shea Station cafe to open in Pelhams train station, restoring food offering absent from historic building since 2021
Shea Station cafe to open in Pelham's train station, restoring food offering absent from historic building since 2021
By Hannah Steinberg, Managing Editor • December 15, 2023

The Shea Station cafe is set to open sometime this holiday season in the historic Pelham Train Station, with the exact opening date yet to be set. Replacing...

Boxed up items line the store aisles of Michaels in Pelham Manor.
Michaels in Pelham Manor Plaza to close Jan 18; remaining products 50% off
By Gabby Ahitow, Executive Editor • December 12, 2023

Michaels at the Pelham Manor Shopping Plaza is closing on Jan. 18. Many of the products have already been boxed up or sold. A Michaels employee refused...

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Sprint team breaks fifth PMHS record; track and field athletes qualify for states in several events
Sprint team breaks fifth PMHS record; track and field athletes qualify for states in several events
By Nicolas Flores, Sports Editor • February 6, 2024

Pelham's track and field sprint team continues to dominate in the postseason, with Sunday's section championship performance including yet another broken...

Co-captain Will Crotty poses with his 100 point puck.
PMHS hockey takes down Divison II state champs Skaneateles; Will Crotty reaches 100 career points
By Nicolas Flores, Sports Editor • January 6, 2024

The PMHS ice hockey team made the journey north this weekend for the annual Duke Schneider Tournament in Skaneateles, where they placed second overall. Pelham...

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'Mean Girls' is enjoyable remake of 2004 Broadway adaption though lacks punch of original
By Matt Michailoff, Assistant Managing Editor • February 21, 2024

With a movie as iconic as the 2004 "Mean Girls," there was no doubt that a remake would face criticism. With a 2.2 out of 5 rating on Google Reviews and...

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Time to talk with your older teens and college kids about fentanyl
Time to talk with your older teens and college kids about fentanyl
By Melissa Rona September 11, 2023

One of my childhood friends just lost his 22-year-old son to an accidental fentanyl overdose—accidental because when he took the pill, he had no...

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Best of Westchester finalist: Vote for Pelham Examiner as Best Local Community Newspaper
Best of Westchester finalist: Vote for Pelham Examiner as Best Local Community Newspaper
February 20, 2024

For the second consecutive year, the Pelham Examiner has been named a finalist for Best Local Community Newspaper in the Best of Westchester competition....

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