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COLUMN SIX: One night only

BY SAMUEL PICCOLO The VOICE We are stuck in traffic at the beginning of “The Welland Canal Play,” a local production that finished its run in St. Catharines and stopped by Old Pelham Town Hall…


Town hosts 2018 budget consultation

Residents look for Bandshell, baseball upgrades; construction salesman wants speedier permit approvals BY VOICE STAFF Pelham Town Council had its 2018 budget open house last Monday, in an event that was advertised as an “effective…


Town Council roundup

East Fonthill surplus land sale, NPCA, Quaker Meeting House on the agenda BY VOICE STAFF At the beginning of Pelham Town Council meetings, there is typically some shuffling of the agenda—items moved up or down,…


Ruby Awards held at Lookout Point

Politicians get jabbed, local student wins Youth Citizen of the Year BY SAMUEL PICCOLO The VOICE   The Welland/Pelham Chamber of Commerce held its annual Ruby Awards ceremony, which recognizes outstanding members of the local…


Keeping the beat

Jim Casson’s life in music BY SAMUEL PICCOLO The VOICE In 2014, Jim Casson turned 50. His wife, Sabine, and his children, Max and Nigel, asked him what he wanted for his birthday. “What everybody…


Single-vehicle accident at Glynn A. Green Elementary

Four secondary student occupants of the car taken to hospital with “minor” injuries BY VOICE STAFF Just after 12 noon today, a car climbed the southeast curb at the intersection of Pelham Street and Port…


Speeding on Clare Avenue called out

Local resident frustrated by lack of traffic law enforcement BY VOICE STAFF Though Pelham Town Council moved to address the Hurricane Road speeding problem with stop sign approval at its meeting last week, and installation…


Alleged Pelham fentanyl dealer arrested

BY VOICE STAFF Since August, Niagara Regional Police say that members of the Opioid Unit and the Guns, Gangs, and Grows Unit have been investigating a Pelham man for trafficking in fentanyl patches. Throughout the…


COLUMN SIX: Laurette and Me

A siesta, a bit of panhandling (sort of), and some mumbling BY SAMUEL PICCOLO The VOICE Couchsurfing is not for everyone, nor is the website that connects would-be couchsurfers with each other. Hosts on the…


There and back again

Explorer from Fenwick returns to Legion next Sunday to discuss latest expedition, new book BY SAMUEL PICCOLO The VOICE When Adam Shoalts pulled into the parking lot at Short Hills Provincial Park last week, he…