Over the past couple of weeks since we announced the transition from The Pelham Weekly newspaper to The Pelhams – PLUS digital format, we’ve been asked many times a seemingly simple, but important question: “What is www.pelhamplus.com?”
The answer is that it is the new digital format for residents, past and present, in Town or out, to receive the news of Pelham and Pelham Manor, in a timely fashion. The stories we publish will be the same as they were when you received your newspaper in the mail each Friday, only now, it will be available faster, and be more up to date.
While we have had a web site going back to 2006, and www.pelhamplus.com has existed since 2013, there are a few changes we would like to share with you.
Like many organizations in Town and in Westchester County, we have partnered with Pelham residents Dennis and Julie Roche to use Burbio.com for the community calendar needs. To use the calendar and see the upcoming events in Town, click the “Burbio Calendar” located above and on the right side of our masthead on the homepage.
Daily Headlines in Your Inbox
It’s true, we won’t be mailing the print edition to your home anymore, but we still plan on delivering you the news. Signing up for our daily e-mail blasts is easy, and a great way of finding out what’s going on in Town. If you’re one of the more than 900 people already getting our daily e-mails, feel free to read ahead, if not, here’s how to sign up:
Create an account by clicking “signup” at the top right hand corner of the home page. Once you follow the steps, return to the home page and click the blue “E-Mail Alert Signup” button to the right of the masthead. Then, click “Manage Your Lists” and click the + symbol next to where it says “E-mail Blast” under “My Notifications.”
Each day Monday-Friday you will receive an E-mail from us with the most recent stories and photos. Then, on Saturday, you will receive an e-mail with all of the content we published in the previous week. We will also periodically send you information about local area businesses with offers of interest.
Where are the New Articles?
If you’re visiting the web site and are not sure what content is new, and which is old, look at the “Most Recent Updates” section located underneath our top story. It will show the most current stories.
Photos, photos and more photos!
With the new digital first approach, one thing we think our site’s visitors can expect is MORE PICTURES! As you scroll down the homepage, you will find a section labeled “Gallery” which will list our most recent photo stories.
It’s our hope that www.pelhamplus.com will become truly a site of, and for the people of Pelham. We recently added the very first book review of Hampton Sides’ “In the Kingdom of Ice: The Grand and Terrible Polar Voyage of the USS Jeannette.” We encourage community members to submit book reviews to firstname.lastname@example.org for publication consideration (450 word maximum…and no spoilers!). Reviews can be found on the right hand side of the home page.
Speaking of the right side of the page, that’s also where you’ll find more content, such as a preview of the current film playing at The Picture House and official notices from local government.
Stay tuned for more information on www.pelhamplus.com and be sure to contact us with any problems, comments or suggestions. Most of all, enjoy!