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Adamson celebrated as Citizen of the Year

  BY DEREK SWARTZ Special to the VOICE Frank Adamson learned a valuable lesson at a young age. His Boy Scout troop was performing the age-old rite of spring—selling apples. He was doing fine, hitting…


Previous inaction becomes drain on Town finances

Budget recommends water and wastewater bills rise 42% over next five years BY JOHN CHICK Special to the VOICE Pelham has long enjoyed the lowest water and wastewater rates in the Niagara Region, but inaction…



Region portion of taxes up 3.8%

BY JOHN CHICK Special to the VOICE Niagara Region approved its 2019 budget last Thursday, and while regional councilors did not vote themselves a pay cut, they did commit to various infrastructure projects around Niagara….


The art of public speaking kept alive by Legion, Lions

BY GLORIA J. KATCH Special to the VOICE It’s becoming a “lost art,” but judging by the audience’s response on the weekend of February 23, the public speaking contest involving nine schools under the District…


Collecting for the cause of paws

  Empties for Paws collects to benefit animal charities BY DEREK SWARTZ Special to the VOICE It isn’t hard to see Cathy Baillie’s fondness for Boston Terriers. While Max, her older Boston, gobbles up kibble…



Skeptical reception for cannabis exemption

  BY JOHN CHICK Special to the VOICE We’re not like the others. That was the gist of the message last Monday night from Leviathan CEO Martin Doane to a special public meeting of Pelham…