Pelham Examiner

Katja Fair, Senior Editor

Katja Fair is a senior at Pelham Memorial High School. She participates in the science research program with an interest in neurology and animal science and has completed two independent research projects with the hope to go to vet school for zoological medicine. She is a member of the spring and winter track teams, the school mascot, and a competitive procrastinator. She is passionate about photography and writing and is extremely excited to merge these two mediums for the Pelham Examiner!

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Pelham, many other communities provide support after devastating Bronx fire

Pelham, many other communities provide support after devastating Bronx fire

January 12, 2022

Local communities have flocked to support families affected by the devastating Bronx apartment fire that left 17 dead and dozens injured and displaced. Pelham is one of the towns showing tremendous support. State...

On growing up odd

On growing up odd

December 17, 2021

I was the staple weird kid. The kid who built fairy houses and made comics while other kids played four-square on the playground. The kid who would read and doodle during class while my teachers desperately...

Gov. Andrew Cuomo resigns amid accusations of sexual harassment by eleven women

Gov. Andrew Cuomo resigns amid accusations of sexual harassment by eleven women

August 10, 2021

Gov. Andrew Cuomo resigned Tuesday following accusations of sexual harassment from eleven different women. Democratic Lieutenant Gov. Kathy Hochul will serve the rest of Cuomo's term, becoming the first...

Watch Kate Douglass swim for gold Tuesday night at Pelham Picture House watch party

Watch Kate Douglass swim for gold Tuesday night at Pelham Picture House watch party

July 27, 2021

The Pelham Picture House will host a watch party Tuesday night for Pelham's own Kate Douglass as she takes on the medal race in the 200 individual medley at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Starting at 9 p.m.,...

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Pelham Manor Police Chief Carpenter abruptly retires over weekend; mayor not saying more for legal reasons

June 4, 2021

Pelham Manor Police Chief Jeffrey Carpenter has abruptly retired from the department he served since 1998, according to a two-sentence email statement Wednesday from the Village of Pelham Manor. He was...

Chamber of Commerce kicks off spring with community-fun Saturday (slideshow)

Chamber of Commerce kicks off spring with community-fun Saturday (slideshow)

March 24, 2021

The Pelham Chamber of Commerce hosted Spring into Pelham on Saturday with an Easter egg hunt and market with local organizations and small businesses. Around 1,500 eggs were scattered along Fifth Avenue,...

SATs and APs: How College Board is monopolizing education

SATs and APs: How College Board is monopolizing education

March 17, 2021

High school is like the Olympics. It begins with your freshman year when you light the torch of academic stress and start the competition. It is an energy drink and Dunkin' cappuccino-fueled competition...

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Hunger during pandemic is real and here in Pelham: This is what you can do to help

January 22, 2021

New Yorkers are bracing themselves as the one year anniversary of the Covid-19 pandemic arrives. Due to the shared struggle of all civilians, Pelham has come together in fantastic ways such as hanging...

Foto Feature: PMHS students brave cold with Polar Plunge for NY Special Olympics

Foto Feature: PMHS students brave cold with Polar Plunge for NY Special Olympics

November 16, 2020

Members of the Pelham Memorial High School Do Something Club participated in the annual Polar Plunge for the NY Special Olympics on Saturday, despite a high temperature of just over 50 degrees.

Foto Feature: Families march in Scout-organized Halloween parade

Foto Feature: Families march in Scout-organized Halloween parade

November 1, 2020

Families had the opportunity to show off their Halloween costumes and walk among jack-o'-lanterns at the Pelham Pumpkin Parade. Costumes ranged from homemade spiders to fish tanks. A DJ played all...

Foto Feature: Trunk or treat! Huguenot Childrens Choir celebrates Halloween

Foto Feature: ‘Trunk or treat!’ Huguenot Children’s Choir celebrates Halloween

October 30, 2020

"Trunk or Treating" is an alternative to the traditional custom of going house to house. Despite the rain, the kids regarded going car to car to be a big success. The parents were relieved by the safe...

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Reporters notebook: Observing aftermath of parties that shut the schools

Reporter’s notebook: Observing aftermath of parties that shut the schools

September 10, 2020

The Pelham school district's switch to virtual learning Thursday and Friday because of two days of partying by high school students at Split Rock Golf Course left behind graffiti and drew the attention...

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Storm aftermath: Con Ed doesn’t have estimate on restoration in Manor; village officials in touch

August 5, 2020

Editor's note: This story will be updated as we receive new reports. The Village of Pelham Manor provided the following update on the power outage at 4:11 p.m.: "The village participated in this...

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

Village of Pelham police steering committee will meet behind closed doors; here’s what you’ll miss

July 25, 2020

The ten-member Village of Pelham Steering Committee on Local Policing will meet in private for at least some sessions because it is not a public body as defined by the state Open Meetings Law. On this...

Local art students fundraise for Black Lives Matter

Local art students fundraise for Black Lives Matter

July 7, 2020

Pelham AP Art students held a fundraiser in Wolfs Lane Park in order to raise money to assist the Black Lives Matter movement. Art pieces such as embroidery, prints, paintings and photography by the local...

Pelhams racist laundry, deleted by MOPs, now hanging at Pelham Art Center

Pelham’s racist ‘laundry,’ deleted by MOPs, now hanging at Pelham Art Center

June 23, 2020

Inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement, Sabrina Kimberly wrote about her personal experiences with racism in Pelham and asked a friend who is a parent, Astiney Montiel, to post the stories on the...

Foto Feature: Bringing food to Hope Soup Kitchen with National Guard assist

Foto Feature: Bringing food to Hope Soup Kitchen with National Guard assist

May 9, 2020

Healthy cereal, pasta and jar sauce are needed. If you would like to donate, please send an email to Casadefair@hotmail.com.

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