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Phoebe Schwarz, Deputy Managing Editor

Phoebe Schwarz is a senior at the Harvey School. She loves to write and edit and has been involved in the yearbook production at school, where she has earned the role of co-editor-in-chief of the Harvey Yearbook. She is a member of the school's volleyball and lacrosse teams. She has enjoyed being a part of the Examiner since 2020, and can not wait to see what happens in her final year on the Examiner as Deputy Managing Editor!

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Lidl Food Market requests village site-plan approval to move into space vacated by Michaels

Lidl Food Market requests village site-plan approval to move into space vacated by Michaels

By Phoebe Schwarz, Deputy Managing Editor
February 24, 2024

Lidl Food Market is seeking to move into the space formerly occupied by Micheals in the Pelham Manor Shopping Plaza, but must first receive approval of amendments to its site plan from the Village of Pelham...

Democratic Manor board candidates Pringle and Cardwell discuss flooding, EMS problems, transparency

Democratic Manor board candidates Pringle and Cardwell discuss flooding, EMS problems, transparency

By Gabby Ahitow and Phoebe Schwarz
February 5, 2024

Democratic Pelham Manor village board candidates Kate Pringle and Mark Cardwell spoke Sunday about their reasons for running and what they hope to accomplish if elected during a campaign launch event at...

Pringle and Cardwell tapped by Pelham Manor Democrats to run for village board seats

Pringle and Cardwell tapped by Pelham Manor Democrats to run for village board seats

By Phoebe Schwarz, Deputy Managing Editor
February 1, 2024

Kate Pringle and Mark Cardwell were nominated Tuesday by the Pelham Manor Democratic Party caucus to run for the two village board of trustee seats on the ballot March 19, setting up the first competitive...

Pelham Manor board votes to install four stop signs, appoints inspectors for village election

Pelham Manor board votes to install four stop signs, appoints inspectors for village election

By Phoebe Schwarz, Deputy Managing Editor
January 30, 2024

The Village of Pelham Manor Board of Trustees voted Jan. 22 to install four new stop signs.  The signs are being placed on Monroe Street and Penfield Place where they meet Clay Avenue and on Hunter...

Republicans nominate Bennett and Owen-Michaane for reelection to Pelham Manor village board; Democrats caucus Tuesday

Republicans nominate Bennett and Owen-Michaane for reelection to Pelham Manor village board; Democrats caucus Tuesday

By Phoebe Schwarz, Deputy Managing Editor
January 29, 2024

Pelham Manor Trustees Bridget (Breda) Bennett and Maurice Owen-Michaane were nominated Tuesday by the Republican Party for reelection to the village board. Both will also appear on the Neighborhood...

Village of Pelham Manor board approves $90,480 bid for smoke testing of sanitary sewers

By Phoebe Schwarz, Deputy Managing Editor
January 11, 2024

The Village of Pelham Manor Board of Trustees voted unanimously Monday to accept a $90,480 bid from Fred. A. Cook Jr. Inc. for smoke testing of the sanitary sewers. “This is something that we have...

Storm Alert: Pelham schools, Pelham Rec and Playful Wonders cancel afterschool programs

Storm Alert: Pelham schools, Pelham Rec and Playful Wonders cancel afterschool programs

By Phoebe Schwarz, Deputy Managing Editor
January 9, 2024

All Pelham Union Free School District, Pelham Rec and Playful Wonders afterschool activities were cancelled Tuesday because of the severe storm with heavy rain and winds forecast, the district said...

Our reviewer’s top five albums of 2023: What are your favorites from this year?

By Phoebe Schwarz, Deputy Managing Editor
December 22, 2023

It was a great year for music. New artists rose to fame, old artists released new albums and both continued to break barriers. Trending albums and artists this year came from different genres of music,...

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Village of Pelham Manor seeks historic district listings for Four Corners area

By Phoebe Schwarz, Deputy Managing Editor
November 22, 2023

The Village of Pelham Manor Board of Trustees took a step toward turning Four Corners into a historic district, voting Nov. 13 to apply to put the area around the intersection of Boston Post Road and Pelhamdale...

Pelham Middle School and Pelham Memorial High School evacuated after bomb threat

Pelham Middle School and Pelham Memorial High School evacuated after bomb threat

By Phoebe Schwarz, Deputy Managing Editor
November 20, 2023

Pelham Middle School and Pelham Memorial High School were evacuated at 12:35 p.m. Monday after a bomb threat, according to a text message sent to parents. "It is unclear whether this threat is credible...

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Four Corners parking lot reopens after being torn up for more than four months because of burst pipe

By Phoebe Schwarz, Deputy Managing Editor
November 4, 2023

The parking lot for CVS and the other shops at Four Corners has fully reopened after being torn up for more than four months to make repairs because a water pipe burst. The Village of Pelham Manor announced...

Pelham Manor village board honors Pelham Civic Association’s People of the Year

By Phoebe Schwarz, Deputy Managing Editor
October 30, 2023

Cindy and Bob Courtien and Joe Benefico were honored by the Village of Pelham Manor Board of Trustees during its Oct. 23 meeting for being named People of the Year for 2023 by the Pelham Civic Association.  “The...

Swifties—and rest of us—can relive The Eras Tour through film of concerts

Swifties—and rest of us—can relive ‘The Eras Tour’ through film of concerts

By Phoebe Schwarz, Deputy Managing Editor
October 27, 2023

Taylor Swift truly took over and had “her whole world” with the release of her Eras Tour movie on Oct. 13. The movie was shot over the first three shows at Los Angeles's SoFi Stadium. SoFi Stadium...

Man drives car through tennis court and collides with rocks at Juliannes Playground early Sunday evening; no one injured

Man drives car through tennis court and collides with rocks at Julianne’s Playground early Sunday evening; no one injured

By Phoebe Schwarz, Deputy Managing Editor
October 16, 2023

A man drove a car through the tennis court entrance at Julianne's Playground and crashed into the center rocks at about 5:30 p.m. on Sunday, according to a Facebook post in Parents of Pelham group. No...

After Village of Pelham Manor board passes law, red-light-camera ticketing begins at Four Corners

After Village of Pelham Manor board passes law, red-light-camera ticketing begins at Four Corners

By Phoebe Schwarz, Deputy Managing Editor
October 2, 2023

The Village of Pelham Manor board Tuesday passed a local law authorizing the use of the newly installed red light cameras at the Four Corners intersection. Starting on Sunday, the cameras were on and ticketing.   “This...

PMHS grad Nick Lapponese taken in first round of draft by New York Ironworkers of Major League Rugby

PMHS grad Nick Lapponese taken in first round of draft by New York Ironworkers of Major League Rugby

By Phoebe Schwarz, Assistant Managing Editor
August 22, 2023

Call it a homecoming. Nick Lapponese, a 2019 PMHS graduate, was drafted into Major League Rugby by the New York Ironworkers for the 2023-24 season and will play his home games at Memorial Field...

Public works foreman Micheal DiBenedetto introduced at Pelham Manor village board meeting

Public works foreman Micheal DiBenedetto introduced at Pelham Manor village board meeting

By Phoebe Schwarz, Assistant Managing Editor
August 22, 2023

Michael DiBenedetto was introduced to the Village of Pelham Manor six months after his appointment as department of public works foreman during the village board meeting on Aug. 14.   “His appointment...

One grant would part-fund a joint project with New Rochelle to replace a storm sewer line along Mount Tom Road.

Pelham Manor board moves to apply for grants to part-fund $2.2 million in stormwater sewer repairs

By Phoebe Schwarz, Assistant Managing Editor
July 18, 2023

The Village of Pelham Manor Board of Trustees voted July 10 to apply for grants under the state's Climate Smart Communities program to help fund two major projects detailed in an engineering report that...

Kate Douglass

Kate Douglass named AAU James E. Sullivan Award semifinalist

By Phoebe Schwarz, Assistant Managing Editor
July 13, 2023

Pelham native Kate Douglass was named a semifinalist for the 93rd annual AAU James E. Sullivan Award. The annual award is presented to the most outstanding U.S. athletes at the collegiate or Olympic...

Liberatore appointed to Pelham Manor Zoning Board of Appeals

Liberatore appointed to Pelham Manor Zoning Board of Appeals

By Phoebe Schwarz, Staff Reporter
May 12, 2023

The Village of Pelham Manor Board of Trustees appointed Joseph Liberatore to the zoning board of appeals Monday, filling the vacancy created when Daniel McLaughlin was elected to the village board...

Kyle Booth promoted to Pelham Manor treasurer; John Pierpont honored for 28 years of service as village manager

Kyle Booth promoted to Pelham Manor treasurer; John Pierpont honored for 28 years of service as village manager

By Phoebe Schwarz, Staff Reporter
May 5, 2023

Kyle Booth was sworn in as the village treasurer during the Village of Pelham Manor Board of Trustees meeting on April 24.  Retired Village Manager John Pierpont had also held the post of treasurer,...

Pelham Manor board reviews $18.2 million proposed budget, sets public hearing on plan for Monday

Pelham Manor board reviews $18.2 million proposed budget, sets public hearing on plan for Monday

By Phoebe Schwarz, Staff Reporter
April 10, 2023

The Village of Pelham Manor Board of Trustees took up consideration March 27 of a tentative $18.2 million budget for 2023-24 that reduces spending .64%.  “We have had the opportunity to review the...

Pelham Manor village board approves enhanced 911 pact with county

Pelham Manor village board approves enhanced 911 pact with county

By Phoebe Schwarz, Staff Reporter
April 4, 2023

During a meeting last month, the Pelham Manor village board approved a five-year intermunicipal agreement with Westchester County governing continued enhanced 911 services.  “This agreement is something...

‘Ginny and Georgia’ season 2: Confusing and unrealistic interpretations of worldwide struggles

‘Ginny and Georgia’ season 2: Confusing and unrealistic interpretations of worldwide struggles

By Phoebe Schwarz, Staff Reporter
March 29, 2023

"Ginny and Georgia" returned to Netflix with a second season, nearly two years after the release of season one. Viewers patiently awaited the release of a ten-episode arc filled with more scandals, lying,...

Pelham Manor village board sets public hearing on property-tax exemption for senior citizens

Pelham Manor village board sets public hearing on property-tax exemption for senior citizens

By Phoebe Schwarz, Staff Reporter
February 23, 2023

The Pelham Manor Board of Trustees voted Feb. 13 to schedule a public hearing for Monday's meeting on a local law that would grant a property-tax exemption to certain senior citizens. The law is required...

New Pelham Manor village manager drawn to job by stability she sees on board of trustees

New Pelham Manor village manager drawn to job by stability she sees on board of trustees

By Phoebe Schwarz, Staff Reporter
February 11, 2023

New Village Manager Lindsey Luft said one thing that stood out about Pelham Manor was "a strong show of stability on the board and prior boards. But as well as the position goes, stability is important...

Mayor Jennifer Monachino Lapey (right) swore in Lindsey Luft as the new Village of Pelham Manor manager, clerk and superintendent of public works.

Luft sworn in as new Village of Pelham Manor manager, replacing Pierpont

By Phoebe Schwarz, Staff Reporter
January 27, 2023

Lindsey Luft was sworn in Monday as the new Village of Pelham Manor manager, clerk and superintendent of public works at the board of trustees meeting immediately following the board's vote to appoint...

Manor board picks new village manager, holds off on saying who while candidates current employers are informed

Manor board picks new village manager, holds off on saying who while candidate’s current employers are informed

By Phoebe Schwarz, Staff Reporter
January 16, 2023

The Village of Pelham Manor Board of Trustees has selected a new village manager to succeed John Pierpont but could not yet announce who it is because the candidate needed to inform their current employer,...

‘Emily in Paris’ season three is wrapped in conflict and emotions—and great fashion sense

‘Emily in Paris’ season three is wrapped in conflict and emotions—and great fashion sense

By Phoebe Schwarz, Staff Reporter
January 6, 2023

After a shocking end to season two, "Emily in Paris" viewers had to wait almost a year to find out whether or not Emily would continue working at Savior or follow her French coworkers in a new direction....

Pelham Manor police headquarters.

Manor board names firehouse as March polling place, sets hearing for law on residency requirements for village officials

By Phoebe Schwarz, Staff Reporter
December 16, 2022

The Pelham Manor Board of Trustees voted Monday to designate the firehouse as the polling place for the village elections in March and set a public hearing for Local Law A on residency requirements for...

Village of Pelham Manor Manager John Pierpont to retire

Village of Pelham Manor Manager John Pierpont to retire

By Phoebe Schwarz, Staff Reporter
October 14, 2022

Village Manager John Pierpont announced his retirement at the Pelham Manor Board of Trustees meeting on Monday. The board members decided to have him serve as interim village manager as they search for...

Pelham Manor emails peddler law to residents after reports of people being followed home, attempt to open door to house

Pelham Manor emails peddler law to residents after reports of people being followed home, attempt to open door to house

By Phoebe Schwarz, Staff Reporter
September 23, 2022

Incidents involving people being followed home by peddlers and a reported attempt to open the door of a house prompted the Village of Pelham Manor to email its peddling law to residents on Sept. 13. “We...

Village of Pelham Manor researches trolley to bring residents to and from train station

Village of Pelham Manor researches trolley to bring residents to and from train station

By Phoebe Schwarz, Staff Reporter
September 22, 2022

The Village of Pelham Manor is researching the idea of a commuter trolley to get residents to and from the train station, particularly those who lost parking spots in a Village of Pelham lot. “We...

New fire captain John Rebholz (center in uniform) with Fire Chief Michael Greco and members of the village board.

Manor board approves bid for sewer and storm drain cleaning and inspection, swears in fire captain, firefighter

By Phoebe Schwarz, Staff Reporter
August 26, 2022

The Pelham Manor Board of Trustees approved Monday a bid hiring the Fred Cook Septic Co. for the cleaning and inspection of the village's sewer and storm drain systems. Fred Cook Septic, which is based...

Pelham Manor Board of Trustees appoints new fire chief, discusses concerns about flooding

Pelham Manor Board of Trustees appoints new fire chief, discusses concerns about flooding

By Phoebe Schwarz, Staff Reporter
June 20, 2022

The Pelham Manor Board of Trustees approved Monday the appointment of Michael Greco as fire chief and responded to concerns about flooding during the storm on June 2. Fire Department Captain Michael...

Foto Feature: Pelham Manor Police Association hosts awards lunch to honor officers for their service

Foto Feature: Pelham Manor Police Association hosts awards lunch to honor officers for their service

By Phoebe Schwarz, Staff Reporter
June 3, 2022

The Pelham Manor Police Association paid homage to several members of the department May 22 during an awards lunch at the Pelham Country Club. Covering incidents dating back to 2013, honorees stepped...

Spring into Pelham will take place Sunday.

Chamber, Recreation Dept. hosting Sunday’s ‘Spring into Pelham’ to kick off season

By Phoebe Schwarz and Mila Banfield
April 5, 2022

The spring season will get an official kick-off Sunday with the "Spring into Pelham" downtown event.  Starting at 10 a.m., the Pelham Recreation Department and the Chamber of Commerce will be hosting...

Fred Buchers All the Lies We Believe.

Pelham native Fred Bucher publishes first thriller ‘All The Lies We Believe’

By Phoebe Schwarz, Staff Reporter
January 25, 2022

Pelham native Fred Bucher published his first novel "All The Lies We Believe" in December. The book is a fast-paced thriller with themes from today's society. The story follows the protagonist, Will,...

Sade Jacobs.

Foto Feature: Tunes return to stoops, porches and driveways during WinterFest

By Phoebe Schwarz, Staff Reporter
January 10, 2022

WinterFest came back to Pelham Saturday for another successful evening of music, lights and treats for all the community to enjoy.  The event took place at numerous houses, just like last year,...

Second annual Winterfest is bringing back music and lights Saturday

Second annual Winterfest is bringing back music and lights Saturday

By Phoebe Schwarz, Staff Reporter
January 5, 2022

Pelham Together and the Pelham Chamber of Commerce have paired up to host Pelham's second annual Winterfest on Saturday.  Last year, because of Covid-19, the event was modified. Each performer had...

Donations piling up at the Pelham Manor fire station.

Manor fire and police and Eifert, French spread holiday cheer collecting toys for kids

By Phoebe Schwarz, Staff Reporter
December 9, 2021

This holiday season, the Pelham Manor Fire and Police departments and Eifert, French & Ketchum are working to make childrens' holidays more enjoyable with the 74th annual Toys for Tots program, delivering...

From left, Ava Pedorella as Miss Scarlet, Aidan Zusin as Mr. Green, Katie Scott as Mrs. Peacock, Ellie OSullivan as Ms. White and Andrew Kelly as Colonel Mustard.

Foto Feature: Sock ‘n’ Buskin sees success with ‘Clue: On Stage’

By Phoebe Schwarz, Staff Reporter
November 24, 2021

This past weekend, Sock ‘n’ Buskin performed "Clue: On Stage," the first in-person show in two years for Pelham Memorial High School's drama club. Directors Thomas Beck and Neil Schleifer brought...

Winter Wonderland brings horse and carriage rides, Santa, caroling, holiday market to Pelham Nov. 27

Winter Wonderland brings horse and carriage rides, Santa, caroling, holiday market to Pelham Nov. 27

By Phoebe Schwarz, Staff Reporter
November 8, 2021

The Pelham Chamber of Commerce is hosting a Winter Wonderland Nov. 27 to kick off the holiday shopping season at the town's small businesses. The event will begin with Santa taking pictures from 9...

PMHS volleyball celebrates senior night

PMHS volleyball sweeps Brewster in first playoff game; Lakeland next on Monday

By Phoebe Schwarz, Staff Reporter
October 30, 2021

The PMHS volleyball team swept Brewster in straight sets Saturday to advance to the quarterfinals of the sectional championship. “We knew today was a really important game being that it was our first...

Dogs wag-a-lot to raise funds for PMHS science research program

Dogs wag-a-lot to raise funds for PMHS science research program

By Phoebe Schwarz, Staff Reporter
October 25, 2021

  Saturday morning, the first annual dog wag-a-thon was held on Esplanade to raise funds for the science research program at Pelham Memorial High School. It was also a community event to introduce...

PMHS field hockey after defeating Pleasantville 6-0.

PMHS girls field hockey team wins second consecutive league championship

By Phoebe Schwarz, Staff Reporter
October 18, 2021

The Pelham girls varsity field hockey team clinched the League D regular season championship Saturday morning, after topping White Plains 1-0. This is the second time in two years the Pelicans have won...

The PMHS volleyball team celebrates after winning a point.

PMHS volleyball begins league play with straight-set win over Rye

By Phoebe Schwarz, Staff Reporter
September 30, 2021

The PMHS volleyball team was triumphant Wednesday over rivals Rye in its first league game. After a dominating 25-15 first set win, the Pelicans never looked back, completing a three-set sweep over the...

Shadow and Bone is fantastic adaptation of Bardugos fantasy trilogy

‘Shadow and Bone’ is fantastic adaptation of Bardugo’s fantasy trilogy

By Phoebe Schwarz, Staff Reporter
May 26, 2021

Eric Heisserer’s "Shadow and Bone" is a new eight-episode fantasy series based on the successful trilogy by Leigh Bardugo. It's stuffed with interesting characters, settings, plot twists and familiar...

PMHS girls varsity volleyball team celebrates victory over Eastchester.

PMHS girls varsity volleyball team quarantined; playoff games cancelled

By Phoebe Schwarz, Staff Reporter
April 21, 2021

The remainder of the PMHS girls varsity volleyball season has been cancelled after members of the team were exposed to Covid-19. Holding a 12-1 record before the abrupt end to their season, the quarantine...

Raya and the Last Dragon teaches friendship and trust in a world of destruction

‘Raya and the Last Dragon’ teaches friendship and trust in a world of destruction

By Phoebe Schwarz, Staff Reporter
April 15, 2021

What do friendship and trust mean to you? In a world on the brink of destruction, "Raya and the Last Dragon" shows us that the ties of friendship can salvage even the weakest of trust. Directed by Carlos...

PMHS girls varsity volleyball team celebrates victory over Eastchester.

PMHS girls varsity volleyball wins league championship with victory over Rye

By Phoebe Schwarz, Staff Reporter
April 12, 2021

The Pelham girls varsity volleyball team clinched the Conference 2-League D regular-season championship Friday night. The Pelicans took their league record to 6-0 (9-0 overall) with a 3-1 victory over...

PMHS girls varsity volleyball team celebrates victory over Eastchester.

PMHS girls varsity volleyball team remains undefeated in current season

By Phoebe Schwarz, Staff Reporter
March 26, 2021

With a 3-2 win in their fourth game of the season, Pelham Memorial High School's girls varsity volleyball team remains undefeated this year. Now holding two victories against longtime rival Eastchester...

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