Pelham Examiner

Ulysses Conrad, Senior Editor

Ulysses Conrad is a graduate of the Pelham Memorial High School class of 2022. He was involved in a multitude of clubs and organizations after school such as Acapelicans, Military History, Speech and Debate, Science Research Club, and Gaelic League. He held leadership positions in Latin Club, Young Democrats club, Students for Refugees club, Student Government, and Model UN. He was on the Pelham's Boys Varsity Swim Team and works for the New Rochelle Youth Court. He also wrote for the Pel Mel from time to time and loves to get his point across, typically in an Op-Ed. He loves volunteering, so you might see him at a community service event. You'll likely find him in the PMHS Library, or in a classroom after school helping fellow students.

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Manors Number 1 Chinese restaurant to close Sunday, hurt by rising rent, pandemic

Manor’s Number 1 Chinese restaurant to close Sunday, hurt by rising rent, pandemic

April 23, 2022

In 1986, Number 1 Chinese Take-Out opened to serve food at 904 Pelhamdale Ave. Its location in the group of businesses at Four Corners in Pelham Manor was strategically placed near the Boston Post...

Residents question board during hearing on proposed $18.3 million budget for Pelham Manor

Residents question board during hearing on proposed $18.3 million budget for Pelham Manor

April 22, 2022

The Village of Pelham Manor Board of Trustees held a public hearing April 11 on the proposed $18.3 million budget for the year beginning June 1, with three residents asking questions on the spending plan. According...

Bennett and Owen-Michaane sworn in for new two-year terms as Manor trustees

Bennett and Owen-Michaane sworn in for new two-year terms as Manor trustees

April 13, 2022

Pelham Town Justice John Gardner on April 4 swore in Village of Pelham Manor Trustees Bridget “Breda” Bennett and Maurice Owen-Michaane following their re-election to two-year terms in March. The...

Village of Pelham Manor board adopts property tax exemption for veterans

Village of Pelham Manor board adopts property tax exemption for veterans

March 11, 2022

The Village of Pelham Manor Board of Trustees Feb. 28 passed a local law that increases exemptions for veterans paying property taxes. Mayor Jennifer Monachino Lapey said the board was taking a step...

Schwartz sworn in as sergeant, Colleran as detective with Manor police

Schwartz sworn in as sergeant, Colleran as detective with Manor police

February 17, 2022

Nicholas Schwartz was sworn in as a sergeant and Kieran Colleran as a detective with the Pelham Manor Police Department by Mayor Jennifer Monachino Lapey on Monday during the village board meeting. Schwartz...

The weapon recovered from the alleged suspect in the murder. The pistol has no serial number and is considered a ghost gun, police said.

Update: Youth charged with murder after shooting of 17 year old on Washington Avenue in New Rochelle

January 27, 2022

A 16-year-old male was charged with second degree murder and second degree criminal possession of a weapon by New Rochelle Police after a 17 year old male died Tuesday from multiple gunshot wounds received...

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Pelham schools to offer virtual options starting Monday due to post-holiday Covid-19 concerns

January 3, 2022

The Pelham school district will offer the option of virtual learning to grades 3-12 starting Monday for families concerned about the increase in Covid-19 infections following the holidays, while seeking...

Manor board holds public hearing on placing red-light cameras at Pelhamdale-BPR intersection

Manor board holds public hearing on placing red-light cameras at Pelhamdale-BPR intersection

December 21, 2021

The Pelham Manor village board held a public hearing Dec. 13 on a local law that would permit placement of red-light cameras at the Pelhamdale Avenue-Boston Post Road intersection. Currently, local...

Pelham Manor board abandons plan for leaf-blower ban, sets limits instead

Pelham Manor board abandons plan for leaf-blower ban, sets limits instead

November 24, 2021

At least for now, the Village of Pelham Manor Board of Trustees has abandoned a proposed plan to ban gas-powered leaf blowers in 2024, instead unanimously passing a local law introduced Monday that limits...

New Pelham Manor Police Officer Shecore Speid (center) after being sworn in by Mayor Jennifer Monachino Lapey (third from right). Also pictured: other members of the village board, police leadership and village administration.

Manor board holds public hearing on leaf-blower ban, swears in police officer from Mount Vernon force

October 30, 2021

Several Village of Pelham Manor residents spoke Monday for and against a proposed ban on gas-powered leaf blowers during a public hearing at the board of trustees meeting. The draft local law under...

Cannabis flower, sativa strain.

Pelham Manor board bars cannabis dispensaries with passage of Local Law 3

October 2, 2021

The Pelham Manor Board of Trustees Monday passed Local Law 3 of 2021, blocking the opening of cannabis dispensaries in the village.   The local law takes advantage of the opt-out allowing municipalities...

Pelham Manor Police and Fire departments arrived on Pelhamdale Avenue.

Manor fire and police dispatched to downed wire on Pelhamdale Avenue

June 30, 2021

The Pelham Manor Police and Fire departments were dispatched to 955 Pelhamdale Ave. for a downed wire Tuesday evening. Despite the wire being down, nearby houses all appeared to have power. Two...

Pelham Memorial High School

PMHS language department’s refusal to offer National Language Exam this year is mistake

February 1, 2021

The Pelham Memorial High School language department has decided to not administer the National Language Exam this year. But not only are the presumed reasons for doing so flimsy at best, but the decision...

Pelham schools closed Monday due to impending winter storm

Pelham schools closed Monday due to impending winter storm

January 31, 2021

Pelham schools will be closed Monday, according to an announcement made by Superintendent Cheryl Champ. There will be no in-person or virtual learning. In an email, Champ said "the forecast for...

Cast members act out a scene from The Diary of Anne Frank.

Sock ‘n’ Buskin performing ‘The Diary of Anne Frank’ virtually Saturday-Sunday

December 12, 2020

Pelham Memorial High School’s Sock 'n' Buskin club is performing a play centered around "The Diary of Anne Frank." The directors, Neil Schleifer and Thomas Beck, have produced a play that will not be...

Pelham Eliminates Plastic marches to raise awareness of presidential candidates energy policies

Pelham Eliminates Plastic marches to raise awareness of presidential candidates’ energy policies

November 4, 2020

The Pelham Eliminates Plastic (P.E.P.) club held a march Tuesday afternoon between the train station and JCafe, wearing matching sweatshirts and holding signs stating the policies that each president...

Leif Erikson Discovers America, 1000 AD

Leif Erikson Day vs. Columbus Day: Do both deserve a day off?

October 9, 2020

On the second Monday of October, Americans across the country annually celebrate Columbus Day. The holiday is dedicated to the infamous Christopher Columbus, the first European to allegedly discover the...

Steadman Krulak opens BuddhaBooth at site of closed company The Local Branch

Steadman Krulak opens BuddhaBooth at site of closed company The Local Branch

September 22, 2020

The old Capital One bank has once again been converted into a space for a new company, BuddhaBooth.  The product it offers, dubbed the BuddhaBooth, creates a portable place for employees with stressful...

Pelham Memorial High School

Why Latin struggles to survive in Pelham

September 14, 2020

Most people just think of Latin as a “dead” language. Latin isn’t dead, but it is dying in Pelham, and the Pelham Union Free School district has done little to help. The lack of interest in taking...

East Lincoln Avenue Bridge construction on Nov. 11, 1926.

Replacing East Lincoln Avenue bridge likely to cause traffic jams in Village of Pelham

August 31, 2020

Replacement of the old East Lincoln Avenue bridge will likely snarl traffic on one of the Village Pelham's main east-west arteries and in the downtown for months to come.   The replacement of the bridge...

Pelham Sustainability Advisory Board holds meeting to educate volunteers on its Canopy Project

Pelham Sustainability Advisory Board holds meeting to educate volunteers on its Canopy Project

July 29, 2020

On Thursday, July 23, a meeting was held by the Pelham Sustainability Advisory Board (SAB) to demonstrate to volunteers how to participate in their Canopy Project.  The canopy project's goal is to...

Christian Hodge

New Pelham athletic director using feedback from P.E. teachers on distance learning to plan for fall

July 17, 2020

Christian Hodge, the Pelham school district's new director of physical education, health and athletics, said he plans to use the time during the summer vacation to analyze feedback from the physical...

PMHS Model UN Club hosts first-ever digital conference amid quarantine

PMHS Model UN Club hosts first-ever digital conference amid quarantine

April 24, 2020

On April 16, the Model United Nations Club held its first virtual conference in the designated after-school hours of Pelham Memorial High School. While the digital element of the conference provided some...

In a time of struggle, rainbows represent continued hope

In a time of struggle, rainbows represent continued hope

April 1, 2020

After an intense storm, the sun shines down upon us and creates rainbows. To most, rainbows symbolize peace and hope. In this current crisis we face, in which we have to deal with the spread of Covid-19,...

Quarantine countdown: Must-watch movies while stuck in your home

Quarantine countdown: Must-watch movies while stuck in your home

April 1, 2020

During your time in quarantine, it might become increasingly harder to occupy yourself with something to do as your choices are limited to the confines of your home. With your normal, habitual routine...

PMHS Science Olympiad team qualifies for states for the first time in six years

PMHS Science Olympiad team qualifies for states for the first time in six years

February 26, 2020

Pelham Memorial High School's Science Olympiad team secured third place at regionals on Feb. 1. Through this, the team has qualified to go to the state championship on March 13-14.  Science Olympiad...

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