Monthly Archives: March 2009

They do – Winthrop couple combines talents and services to form a unique wedding business

March 26, 2009
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They do – Winthrop couple combines talents and services to form a unique wedding business

By Sandra Miller For the Transcript In an economy that’s seeing a lot of boarded-up storefronts, local wedding photographer Nikki Cole and her wedding-singer husband, Chris, decided to open a studio at 518 Shirley Street. After all, people don’t stop getting married, even in an economic downturn. Nikki Cole is a lifelong resident here,...

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A shiny finish – Beautification Committee enhances town’s appearance

March 26, 2009
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A shiny finish – Beautification Committee enhances town’s appearance

By Sandra Miller For the Transcript Winthrop is a pretty little community. When you come into town, there’s a happy little traffic island with flowers. In the center of town, French Square is a restful respite with benches and natural settings. Along the main streets, you probably take for granted just how litter-free it...

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Bantam A’s win state title

March 26, 2009
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Bantam A’s win state title

By Pete Legasey For the Transcript The Winthrop Youth Hockey League’s Bantam A team has participated in three tournaments this season and won all of them. The most recent triumph earned them the right to call themselves state champions. The Bantam A’s won the Mass Hockey State Tournament for their age group with a...

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WSA skating show April 4 and 5 at the Larsen Rink

March 26, 2009
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By Joseph Domelowicz Jr. For the Transcript The Winthrop Skating Association, a locally based nonprofit skating school for young girls from Winthrop and the surrounding area, will present its annual skating recital, A Magical Moment, on April 4 and 5 at Larsen Rink in Winthrop. “We’ve actually got about 58 girls, ages 4 to...

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DeLeo helps broker a compromise

March 26, 2009
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By Seth Daniel For the Transcript The clock was ticking on proposed increases to the tunnel tolls, and just about everyone, including new House Speaker Bob DeLeo (D-Winthrop), was sweating it out. March 30 was the day that new tolls of $7 were to go into effect, and DeLeo was not about to let...

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Addition By Subtraction – Let’s eliminate the ‘R’ word

March 26, 2009
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There is an interesting story in this week’s Sun Transcript about the efforts of Winthrop special education teacher Chris Donnelly and Winthrop students to eliminate the word “retarded” from reference to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. This is not merely a matter of being “politically correct”. The term has become a throwaway, catch-all...

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Familiar Faces – Turner and Dimes speak up

March 26, 2009
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There were some good exchanges at the financial forum Tuesday night, but we enjoyed the moments when former Selectwoman and Town Clerk (among other offices) Marie Turner and former Selectman and current Planning Board Chairman Dick Dimes approached the microphone to address the council and the audience. To see these two stalwarts of town...

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Disagreeing Agreeably – Debate must remain civil and courteous

March 26, 2009
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Tuesday night’s Town Council financial forum provided a lively discussion about the town’s financial future and the Proposition 21/2 referendum election scheduled for May 19. The forum was a good start in a process that leads up to one of the most important (if not THE most important) elections in the town’s history. The...

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Forum generates heated debate, not a lot of good news

March 26, 2009
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By Cary Shuman [email protected] If townspeople were looking for some optimistic news from the Winthrop Town Council’s annual public forum Tuesday night at the Senior Center, there wasn’t much. Near the end of the forum, Planning Board Chairman Dick Dimes revealed the town should receive some significant revenues from the Winthrop Hospital project, the...

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Obituaries 03-26-09

March 26, 2009
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Regina Brenner, 50 WGBH employee, active in Winthrop Community and St. John’s Episcopal Church Regina Brenner of Crest Avenue, Winthrop, died unexpectedly at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston on March 21. She was 50 years old. Born in Oak Bluffs, she was the beloved daughter of the late Jean (Chapman) and Louis Trebby....

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