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Last Chance: Award Winning Journalist to Discuss Civil War; Pelham Village and School Board Meetings Scheduled Tonight

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Guy Gugliotta, an award winning journalist, will speak at the Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum, , as part of the museum’s  “Local Author Spotlight” series.

Gugliotta, a Pelham resident, will discuss his book, “Freedom's Cap: The United States Capitol and the Coming of the Civil War.” Publishers Weekly called Freedom’s Cap an "intensely researched historical gem,” and Kirkus Reviews cited "political moves that would make Machiavelli blush." There will be a booksigning and reception after the presentation.

Pelham Village Board Meets Tonights

The Pelham Village Board is scheduled to meet tonight at 7:30 p.m. Among the agenda items is a resolution on Carol Avenue. Some of the residents on the street that the regulations are unfair and they want the law changed  to allow all residents in the neighborhood to park overnight.

The issue originates from an agreement that the village reached with the Clovelly Homeowners Association, along with residents of Brookside and Hillside avenues, in December to have access to 24 hour street parking permits. Village officials agreed to give Clovelly Inc., the right sell parking permits to the residents in its townhouses in exchange for annual parking fees.

As part of the village’s parking agreement with Clovelly Inc., Clovelly agreed not to fight the village’s claim that Brookside and Hillside avenues are public streets. This agreement is important because it allows the Picture House to install a storm-water remediation pipe on Brookside Avenue as part of its expansion project.

The parking permits extend to the west side of Carol Avenue and only cost $250. However, village law prohibits other Carol Avenue residents from parking on the public street overnight. Instead, they must pay $750 for annual permits that allow them to park in designated spots away from their homes.

An agenda for tonight’s village board meeting is available in one of the PDFs to the right of this story.

Pelham school board Meets Tonight

The Pelham school board is scheduled to meet tonight at  8 p.m inside Pelham Memorial High School’s Alumni Hall.

Schools Superintendent Dennis Lauro is scheduled to give his end of the year report during the meeting.

A copy of the meeting agenda is available in one of the PDFs to the right of this story.

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