Pelham Examiner

Margot (MJ) is a senior at Pelham Memorial High School. Apart from working on the Examiner, she participates in science research and does oral interpretation on the PMHS forensic speech team. Margot has previously written for the News of Pelham, Colonial Times, and DOOR Magazine. She has a passion for history, biology, reading, and writing.

Margot Phillips, Managing Editor/Features

Jan 21, 2021
Fourth PMHS Covid-19 case forces remote learning for remainder of week (Story)
Jan 11, 2021
PMHS students who failed to follow Covid protocols by partying asked to self-quarantine (Story)
Dec 17, 2020
PMHS to be virtual through end of 2020 due to staffing shortage (Story)
Nov 25, 2020
Update: Champ extends virtual instruction at PMHS to Dec. 3 due to Covid-19 case (Story)
Nov 11, 2020
Siwanoy switches to all virtual for 2 weeks after individual tests positive for Covid-19 (Story)
Nov 06, 2020
Middle schoolers sent home after secondary students held in place due to Covid-19 case (Story)
Nov 03, 2020
Third Covid-19 case forces school district to switch Hutch to all virtual learning through Nov. 13 (Story)
Nov 03, 2020
Foto Feature: Midday lines for Pelham voters, cars in OLPH lot in Pelham Manor (Story/Media)
Nov 03, 2020
Polls close at 9 p.m.: Local guide for Pelham Manor and Pelham voters (Media)
Oct 19, 2020
County Executive Latimer enacts mask mandate for schools amidst largest Covid spike since June (Story)
Sep 23, 2020
Pelham man sentenced to 10 years sex offender probation for possession of graphic images (Story)
Aug 30, 2020
Pelham schools to start year in hybrid mode that includes required daily health form, altered schedules (Story)
Aug 25, 2020
Petition asking school superintendent to improve remote-learning plans gains 299 signatures (Story)
Jul 25, 2020
Village of Pelham police steering committee will meet behind closed doors; here’s what you’ll miss (Story)
Jul 15, 2020
State legislators push for Budget Equity Act (Story)
Jun 17, 2020
‘No Justice?’ ‘No Peace!’ Pelham rally seeks to give white residents glimpse of black experience (Story)
Mar 17, 2020
Pelham school district lays out plans for distance learning, breakfast and lunch distribution (Story)
Mar 15, 2020
Pelham schools shut until April 10 with distance learning starting Wed.; PMHS senior tests positive for COVID-19 (Story)
Mar 11, 2020
More than 50 attend presentation on proposed construction of Village of Pelham municipal building and 126 apartments (Story)
Feb 19, 2020
Book review: ‘First Came Us’ deals with the nuances of maintaining a family (Story)
Feb 12, 2020
Use of social media by young people is transforming journalism; I’m one of them and I’m scared (Story)
Jan 20, 2020
The Local Branch, new coworking space, opens in former Capital One bank building (Story)
Nov 21, 2019
New nonprofit Amplify Pelham Science Research seeks to boost research program at PMHS (Story)
Nov 20, 2019
Fatality confirmed after person struck by Metro-North train on Monday (Story)
Nov 20, 2019
Environmental engineers like Pelham’s Eileen Feldman make possible New York area’s great tap water (Story)
Nov 18, 2019
Pedestrian struck by train between Pelham and Mount Vernon stations (Story)
Sep 09, 2019
Foto Feature: Wolfs Walk street fest (Media)
Sep 04, 2019
Cupcakes, other treats banned at elementary school birthday parties (Story)
Sep 03, 2019
Foto Feature: SOOP performs ‘Spring Awakening’ (Story)
Jul 08, 2019
Protest against ICE in Grand Central attracts tourists, Trump counter-protestors; Metro North delays result (Story)
Jun 19, 2019
Voters approve purchase of house next to Colonial School for playground, offices (Story)
May 22, 2019
Pelham voters approve school budget; Brice, Mazzaro, Tahbaz elected to Board of Ed (Story)
May 07, 2019
Four school board candidates highlight strengths of Pelham district at forum, suggest changes they’d make (Story)
May 02, 2019
School board sets June 18 public vote on $1.1 million house purchase for offices, Colonial playground (Story)
Apr 24, 2019
School board unanimously approves 2019-20 proposed budget; voters will have their say May 21 (Story)
Apr 10, 2019
Large crowd turns out to give school board comment on renaming turf field in honor of late Anthony Senerchia Jr. (Story)
Mar 26, 2019
Opera singer Matthew Polenzani of Pelham brings balance to the stage life (Story)
Jan 08, 2019
Examiner Athlete of the Autumn: Diver Jennifer Bell (Story)
Dec 19, 2018
Just desserts- recipes for anytime, anywhere (Story)
Dec 12, 2018
Pelham schools continue security training, add police patrols; parent questions vaping, fire alarm (Story)
Nov 16, 2018
Self-published author Rachel Cullen writes anywhere, anytime—while raising three children (Story)
Nov 02, 2018
David Joachim ‘caught the bug’ for journalism, finding success through hard work and mistakes (Story)
Sep 28, 2018
Author Hank Green at Town Hall: an absolutely remarkable thing (Story)
Sep 27, 2018
Wholesome eating exhibit at Bartow-Pell Mansion explores rich history of food (Story)
Sep 26, 2018
Book review: ‘Only Summer’ features a real take on real life (Story)
Sep 20, 2018
Jennifer O’Grady’s journey to writing success began with notebook on nightstand (Story)
Aug 31, 2018
Pelham School District welcomes new staff at reception Aug. 28 (Story)
Aug 22, 2018
Book review: ‘The Frame-Up’ hooks readers with captivating characters and a thrilling mystery (Story)
Margot Phillips