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Source of power matters: Electric trash trucks ‘will not move the carbon-footprint needle’

September 15, 2021

To the editor: I sent the letter below to the Village of Pelham mayor and board of trustees on Sept. 14 to be read into the record at the board of trustees' regular meeting. In addition to being...

‘Lipstick on a pig:’ Dismayed Village of Pelham moving to buy 4 diesel garbage trucks

September 13, 2021

To the editor: I sent the letter below to the Village of Pelham mayor and board of trustees on August 12. In the wake of the havoc wreaked by Hurricane Ida in Pelham, Westchester, Queens and other parts...

‘Monumental decision’ on Village trash plan made ‘with almost no opportunity for public input’

September 13, 2021

To the editor: We've been residents of the Village of Pelham for just over seven years; when we moved here, I found it frustrating that the board of trustees did not communicate well about their activities,...

Back ban on gas-powered leaf blowers in Pelham Manor

September 13, 2021

To the editor: Necessity is the mother of invention and the impetus for change. The time to eliminate the use of gas-powered leaf blowers in the Village of Pelham Manor should stand as currently...

Supports school district’s proposed diversity policy despite talk it is not necessary

July 13, 2021

To the editor: I write today to express my support for the district's proposed diversity, equity and inclusion policy, which will be read for the third time at the board of education meeting scheduled...

School district needs to add diversity staffer, set policies to support all students

June 18, 2021

To the editor: I have been an educator in New York City for 25 years, first as a teacher, then a principal and currently as a schools superintendent. I’m also a parent of a child in the Pelham Union...

Manor board should reverse unwritten ‘longstanding policy’ and fly Pride flag like many other municipalities

June 2, 2021

To the editor: More than 100 Pelham Manor residents once again requested the Pelham Manor Board of Trustees fly a Pride flag during this June Pride Month in support of our LGBTQIA+ family, friends,...

Town, American Legion to hold Memorial Day ceremonies following motorcade procession

May 26, 2021

To the editor: It is with pleasure that I confirm that the Town of Pelham and Pelham Post 50 will hold the annual Memorial Day ceremonies on Monday at 12 noon at Veterans Park (across from DeCicco &...

Teachers’ union chief Finegan apologizes to Rowe, Owen-Michaane for his letter on trustee candidates

May 24, 2021

To the editor: To Ian Rowe, Dr. Michael Owen-Michaane and the Pelham community: I would like to apologize to Ian Rowe, Dr. Michael Owen-Michaane and their families for the letter written by me last week....

Urges voting off expertise, not friendships; endorses Miller, Young, Powers for school board seats

May 17, 2021

To the editor: I write this letter as the mother of young children with many years left in Pelham’s public school system. On Tuesday, May 18 we face a choice to determine which two of the five candidates...

Former superintendent writes on critical role, major responsibilities of school trustees

May 16, 2021

To the editor: I write as I have been ruminating on the important roles that the superintendent and the board of education play as a governance team together. Service on a board of education is among...

Citing excellence and dedication on school board, supports Miller for reelection

May 16, 2021

To the editor: I am writing to express my enthusiastic support for Eileen Miller for the Pelham Board of Education. Miller has been an excellent and dedicated board member for the past three years during...

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