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Georgia Russello, Managing Editor

Georgia Russello is a junior at Pelham Memorial High School. In addition to writing for the Examiner, she is a member of the Science Research program, plays tennis and is in the high school Student Association. She has written for the Colonial Times and is excited to return to journalism.

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Hemp (Cannabis sativa L.) in Sherburne National Wildlife Refuge.

Cannabis shops: Village of Pelham board hears from expert about options on permitting or banning

September 28, 2021

In what must have been a historical first, the Village of Pelham board heard a presentation Sept. 14 on marijuana sales—more specifically on allowing cannabis dispensaries in the village. Jim Landau,...

New Pelham Manor Police Chief Thomas Atkins (center) with village board members and administrators.

Pelham Manor Police Lieutenant Atkins promoted to provisional chief, following Carpenter’s abrupt departure

July 22, 2021

Pelham Manor Police Lieutenant Thomas Atkins was appointed provisional police chief Monday by the village board to bring what it termed "a new management style" to the department. He replaces Jeffrey Carpenter,...

Charlotte Howard (left) received from Examiner Executive Editor Zoe Winburn the certificate for the journalism award she won for a story on last years seniors.

[Photo] Examiner staffers receive state journalism awards at pop-up ceremony in Wolfs Lane Park

June 2, 2021

Charlotte Howard (left) received from Examiner Executive Editor Zoe Winburn the certificate for the journalism award she won for a story on last year's seniors.

School board candidates discuss their qualifications, debate equity audit, boards Q&A policy

School board candidates discuss their qualifications, debate equity audit, board’s Q&A policy

May 16, 2021

At an online forum on Wednesday, the five candidates vying for two seats on the Pelham school board discussed their qualifications and debated the district's racial equity audit and the board's current...

Pelham Library AAPI Brave Space provides community support for hate crime victims

April 23, 2021

The Town of Pelham Public Library hosted an Asian American and Pacific Islander Brave Space Discussion on Wednesday evening.  The Brave Space allowed for an open discussion and dialogue between the...

Village sustainability board/climate task force 2020 work leads to food-scrap recycling, charging stations

Village sustainability board/climate task force 2020 work leads to food-scrap recycling, charging stations

March 1, 2021

The Village of Pelham’s Sustainability Advisory Board and Climate Smart Communities Task Force published an update outlining three main 2020 accomplishments that will see programs launch this year, including...

Village of Pelham police vehicles parked next to Town Hall, which houses the department.

Residents ask about police and schools during Village of Pelham’s third public forum on reform

February 26, 2021

The third public forum on police reform in the Village of Pelham Thursday covered issues involving the school district, including residency checks and officer patrols in schools, with Superintendent Dr....

Village of Pelham police vehicles parked next to Town Hall, which houses the department.

Village police chief details new body-cam technology, misconduct-inquiry process at second public forum

February 12, 2021

Village of Pelham Police Chief Jason Pallett detailed forthcoming body-cam technology and the process for an officer-misconduct investigation Thursday at the village’s second of three public forums addressing...

Village of Pelham police vehicles parked next to Town Hall, which houses the department.

Pelham mayor promises to research ending nightly Boulevard closure at first public forum on police reform

February 4, 2021

Village of Pelham Mayor Chance Mullen said Tuesday he would “assign someone to research” the options for ending the nighttime closure of Boulevard. He spoke during the first of three public forums...

NYS restaurant fund offers $5,000 grants to assist businesses with Covid-19 disruptions

NYS restaurant fund offers $5,000 grants to assist businesses with Covid-19 disruptions

January 20, 2021

The Raising the NYS Bar Restaurant Recovery Fund is offering eligible businesses the opportunity to apply for up to $5,000 reimbursable grants to aid with Covid-19 related disruptions.  In a statement...

Champ discusses school reopening at Manor Club virtual event

Champ discusses school reopening at Manor Club virtual event

October 13, 2020

On Thursday's Manor Club meeting, Superintendent of Schools Cheryl Champ spoke about the process behind reopening Pelham schools.  The meeting was open to the public, and was moderated by Maggie Klein....

Veronica Stern works to move on from final 20 in Give My Regards national talent search

Veronica Stern works to move on from final 20 in ‘Give My Regards’ national talent search

September 25, 2020

Veronica Stern, a Pelham native and senior at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, is one of 20 contestants selected to continue in the "Give My Regards…"  national talent...

Former UN ambassador tells Rotarians about brokering peace in Sierra Leone

September 11, 2020

Former United Nation Ambassador Francis Okelo described his work brokering a peace in war-torn Sierra Leone during Wednesday’s meeting of the Rotary Club of the Pelhams.  Okelo has been a New Rochelle...

PMHS students raise money to increase accessibility to Pelham sports

PMHS students raise money to increase accessibility to Pelham sports

August 28, 2020

PMHS students Madison and Benjy Schneider are raising money to make Pelham sports more accessible through the creation of a new initiative, Athletes Helping Athletes.  The students drew inspiration...

PMHS senior launches new effort to diversify classroom libraries

PMHS senior launches new effort to diversify classroom libraries

August 21, 2020

Sophia Leung, a Pelham Memorial High School senior, is hoping to diversify classroom libraries by asking families to purchase or donate books that feature diverse storylines and story elements. During...

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New Rochelle Councilwoman Lopez-Hanratty tells Pelham Rotary about her community work

August 20, 2020

The Rotary Club of the Pelhams heard New Rochelle Councilwoman Martha Lopez-Hanratty, a county advisor and highly active member in Westchester's immigrant community, speak at their Wednesday meeting. Lopez...

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