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Ella Stern, Washington Bureau Chief

Ella Stern is a freshman at the George Washington University studying journalism and mass communication. Ella's grateful for her experience on the Pelham Examiner her senior year and looks forward to continuing her contributions while studying in Washington, D.C.

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‘Do more than share a hashtag:’ Pelham needs dialogue about how we build better race relations

June 14, 2020

I was 11 when Trayvon Martin was killed. Every year since then I’ve seen headlines of innocent black men and women murdered unjustly: Philando Castile, Ahmaud Arbery, Sandra Bland and so many more....

Your weekly top 10 or so list: Quarantine to-do's

Your weekly top 10 or so list: Quarantine to-do’s

March 20, 2020

Officially a global pandemic, the coronavirus has spread in Westchester aggressively, putting our neighboring communities on the national news and invoking fear in many Pelhamites about what's to come....

Rep. Engel statement on swastikas: 'We must fight anti-Semitism, Islamophobia, xenophobia and racism'

Rep. Engel statement on swastikas: ‘We must fight anti-Semitism, Islamophobia, xenophobia and racism’

October 5, 2019

WASHINGTON — Following the report of the discovery of three swastikas at Pelham Middle School last week, Rep. Eliot Engel (D-N.Y.) issued a statement in response to the rise in anti-semitic attitudes...

GOP Town Councilman McLaughlin heads full slate in run for supervisor; Dems seeking two board seats and town justice post

GOP Town Councilman McLaughlin heads full slate in run for supervisor; Dems seeking two board seats and town justice post

May 9, 2019

Republican Town Councilman Dan McLaughlin will run unopposed for town supervisor to replace Peter DiPaola, who is retiring. McLaughlin heads a full slate of GOP candidates seeking office in November...

Pelham Democrats plan to run candidates for town justice and two town council seats in November

Pelham Democrats plan to run candidates for town justice and two town council seats in November

March 29, 2019

Three Democrats plan to run for Town of Pelham positions in November and will turn in petitions next week, according to an email from Pelham Democratic Committee Chairwoman Marilyn Zielinski. Adam Kagan...

PMHS varsity baseball turns to seasoned players to start strong

March 29, 2019

Pelham's varsity baseball team is hoping to have an impressive upcoming season lead by coach Brian Leighton and several essential players including senior Kevin Coleman. As the spring season kicks off,...

Forum featuring all Village of Pelham candidates to be held Wednesday in PMHS Alumni Hall

Forum featuring all Village of Pelham candidates to be held Wednesday in PMHS Alumni Hall

March 13, 2019

All the candidates running in the Village of Pelham election March 19 will participate in a candidate forum on Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. in Pelham Memorial High School Alumni Hall (on the ground floor across...

Pelham Manor Republicans nominate incumbent for mayor and trustee, former trustee for second seat

Pelham Manor Republicans nominate incumbent for mayor and trustee, former trustee for second seat

January 30, 2019

The Village of Pelham Manor Republican caucus chose incumbent Mayor Jennifer Monachino Lapey and incumbent trustee Joseph C. Senerchia and former trustee A. Michelle DeLillo for the March 19 ballot. The...

Democrats to field no candidates in Pelham Manor elections

Democrats to field no candidates in Pelham Manor elections

January 25, 2019

No candidates stepped forward Thursday to run for mayor or the two open trustee positions in Pelham Manor at the village's Democratic caucus. The caucus did elect Toby Marxuach-Gusciora as caucus...

From left, Stephen Doka, Arthur Long and LeRoy Marriott with Candace Ripoll in front.

Village of Pelham Republicans nominate Ripoll for mayor, Doka, Long and Marriott for trustee seats

January 24, 2019

Village of Pelham Republicans nominated Candice Ripoll for mayor in the March election at the GOP caucus Wednesday night, with Stephen Doka, Arthur Long and LeRoy Marriott receiving the party's nod for...

Pelham Democrats confirm Mullen, Hill-Reis, Carpenter and Spira-Cohen for village elections in March

Pelham Democrats confirm Mullen, Hill-Reis, Carpenter and Spira-Cohen for village elections in March

January 23, 2019

Attending registered Democrats of the Village of Pelham selected their slate of candidates on Wednesday for the election March 19 during a party caucus held at the Daronco Townhouse. Chance Mullen, incumbent...

Pelham Mayor Chance Mullen

Pelham Democratic Caucus: Mullen declares for mayor; Hill-Ries, Carpenter, Spira-Cohen seek trustee nominations

January 15, 2019

Pelham Trustee Chance Mullen has declared his candidacy for the Democratic nomination for Village of Pelham mayor, while Lisa Hill-Ries and Mike Carpenter are seeking the party's endorsement for two...

Cappuccino from Caffe Ammi

Coffee rules the world—but which cup of coffee rules the streets of Pelham?

January 7, 2019

A lot of people "run on Dunkin," but with so many great local coffee sources in town, everyone should take advantage of the quality caffeine we have available to us right here in the hometown. I went to...

Pelham Pizza slice.

The ultimate showdown of the Pelham pizza parlors

December 27, 2018

Pizza, pizza! The holy grail of food in Pelham. In a tight competition between hairdressers and dry cleaners, pizza parlors take the gold for the most sacred establishments in this quaint town. Whether...

MatriArch Development aims to complete 101 Wolfs Lane by spring 2020, faces opposition from residents nearby

MatriArch Development aims to complete 101 Wolfs Lane by spring 2020, faces opposition from residents nearby

November 29, 2018

MatriArch Development aims to complete the 101 Wolfs Lane residential and retail project, which will include 63 apartments, by spring of 2020, following approval of the downtown development by the Village...

Biaggi hails Amazon jobs but calls for investment in education, housing to create opportunities

Biaggi hails Amazon jobs but calls for investment in education, housing to create opportunities

November 15, 2018

Alessandra Biaggi, Democratic state senator-elect for the 34th district, said she likes the jobs coming from Amazon's decision to put half of its second headquarters in Queens, but the state needs to invest...

2018 Midterm Elections: a voter’s guide to local and statewide races

November 6, 2018

Polls are open from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. Governor Andrew Cuomo-Democratic/Independence/Working Families/Women’s Equality parties Two term governor and former attorney general Andrew Cuomo is looking...

Pelham Mayor Michael Volpe spoke at the New York Athletic Club about his campaign for lieutenant governor. Behind him, Stephanie Miner, SAM party candidate for governor.

Miner and Volpe bring independent campaign for governor to Pelham fundraiser

October 21, 2018

More than 40 people, many of them constituents of Pelham Mayor Michael Volpe, gathered at the New York Athletic Club Thursday for a fundraising event to hear former Syracuse Mayor Stephanie Miner and...

Kate Douglass competes at Junior Olympics in Buenos Aires

October 19, 2018

Kate Douglass is a normal Pelham teenager. She comes to school for her 1st period class at 8:15 and leaves by 2:51. However, most PMHS students don't also have the highest world rankings (for their event)...

Ray Beeler architect, Gallin Beeler Design Studio

Pelham board reviewing proposals for developing village properties downtown

October 7, 2018

Privately held real estate company Collins Enterprises LLC proposed a $57 million plan for an apartment building and commuter parking for village-owned downtown sites during the Sept. 25 village...

Village of Pelham clerk rejects petition to move elections to November because of page numbering

September 20, 2018

The petition calling for the Village of Pelham to hold a referendum on moving its elections from March to November was rejected because the pages weren’t numbered, according to a letter written Thursday...

Pelham Manor village manager rejects petition to move village elections to November

September 19, 2018

A petition for a referendum on moving the Village of Pelham Manor's annual elections from March to November was rejected because the pages weren't numbered and 162 of the 532 signatures were invalid, according...

Alessandra Biaggi  celebrates with supporters at the Bronx Alehouse.

Biaggi wins Democratic primary for state senate seat

September 13, 2018

With 242 of 274 precincts reporting, Alessandra Biaggi has won the Democratic primary for the New York State Senate seat representing District 34, according to Spectrum NY1. With 15,803 votes, Biaggi...

PMHS cross country aims to match previous squads with strong showing into sectionals

PMHS cross country aims to match previous squads with strong showing into sectionals

September 10, 2018

After hours of training in the grueling August sun throughout preseason, Pelham’s cross country athletes are gearing up for challenging months competing at various meets throughout the fall. Members...

Varsity boys' soccer team hopes to improve on 2017 sectional success

Varsity boys’ soccer team hopes to improve on 2017 sectional success

August 29, 2018

In the coming weeks, the Pelham varsity boys' soccer team will prepare for a rigorous yet exciting fall season. As the intense summer sun beats down on the athletes during the pre-season heat, they have...

New York Times Editorial Board endorses challenger Biaggi in primary battle with incumbent Klein

August 28, 2018

The New York Times Editorial Board has endorsed Democratic challenger Alessandra Biaggi over incumbent State Sen. Jeff Klein in the Sept. 13 primary balloting. The candidates are contesting the seat for...

The candidates pose with WSCAGV student organizers.

Klein, Biaggi agree in broad strokes on gun control at student forum in Pelham, differ on specific tactics

August 28, 2018

After the frequent murderous attacks in schools using guns, students inspired by the work of the activists in Parkland, Florida, have came out of the shadows to try to make a change in the effort to pass...

On the set of BronxNet, Moderator Gary Axelbank (l.) put questions to State Senator Jeff Klein and Democratic primary challenger Alessandra Biaggi.

Klein and Biaggi clash over IDC, Bronx roots and how to help homeless in debate in State Senate primary race

August 13, 2018

Democratic incumbent State Senator Jeff Klein and primary challenger Alessandra Biaggi answered 30-minutes worth of questions during a debate today on the BronxNet TV network, starting with a hard-hitting...

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PACT Coalition and Community Care Center join to create Pelham Together

August 6, 2018

Pelham PACT Coalition and the Community Care Center, programs that battled substance abuse and provided mental health support to Pelham's youth, recently merged to create Pelham Together. “This organization...

PMHS graduate Jesse Clain speaks about time teaching in Somaliland

PMHS graduate Jesse Clain speaks about time teaching in Somaliland

August 2, 2018

PMHS graduate Jesse Clain recounted his experiences over the last year in Somaliland teaching students from across Somalia and the Somali diaspora at the Abaarso School of Science and Technology during...

North Westall carried the ball for St Bonaventure University.

Pelham varsity rugby program sets players up for athletic success

July 23, 2018

Since it became a varsity sport in 2015, Pelham rugby has proven itself to be a remarkably successful program, claiming two state titles and sending almost two dozen graduates on to play for college programs. “Pelham...

State Sen. Biaggi in 2018.

Biaggi challenges State Senator Klein in Democratic primary, criticizes incumbent’s support of GOP

July 12, 2018

Alessandra Biaggi, who is seeking to run in the Democratic primary against incumbent State Senator Jeff Klein, said her campaign is fueled by Klein's betrayal of the Democratic Party. “The fact...

Zachary Heese (File Photo)

PMHS grad Zach Heese makes U.S. National Rowing Team, credits PCRA with inspiring him

July 11, 2018

A fair number of high school athletes go on to collegiate-level competition, but very few earn national recognition. Pelham's Zach Heese is one of the few. From July 25 to 29, Heese will compete in the...

Jeff Klein pushes to protect position as State Senator

Jeff Klein pushes to protect position as State Senator

June 29, 2018

Incumbent Democratic State Senator Jeff Klein is looking to hold his ground Sept. 13 against Pelham resident Alessandra Biaggi in the Democratic primary for the seat. Biaggi is a Pelham native petitioning...

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