Archive for March, 2009

Deane Winthrop House writes new chapter with a new addition

Thursday, March 19th, 2009
Deane Winthrop House writes new chapter with a new addition

By Cary Shuman editor@winthroptranscript.com There’s plenty of history at the Deane Winthrop House, the town’s most famous landmark, located at 40 Shirley Street. And now there’s a space to store Winthrop and Improvement Historical Association (WIHA) artifacts and documents on the site, thanks to a new addition built directly behind the barn of the... »

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The Guy from Boston is The Man – Ligotti lights up the airwaves with his wit and political commentary

Thursday, March 19th, 2009
The Guy from Boston is The Man – Ligotti lights up the airwaves with his wit and political commentary

By Cary Shuman editor@winthroptranscript.com Joe Ligotti sat on the coach on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno, but Ligotti, known far and wide as “The Guy From Boston,” isn’t sitting still. In fact, the charismatic and cigar-chomping Ligotti has been making people stand up and take notice of his gig as the opinionated co-host... »

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The Vikings continue to raise the bar

Thursday, March 19th, 2009
The Vikings continue to raise the bar

Not only did the Winthrop gymnastics team break the all-time Winthrop High School (WHS) meet score with a 141.15 earlier in the season, but Saturday, February 14, turned out to be another history making day for the team. Most years, Winthrop High School has been proud to qualify 1 or 2 kids to State... »

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Read on: Library will likely remain open through June

Thursday, March 19th, 2009

By Joseph Domelowicz Jr. For the Transcript Against a backdrop that has libraries across the region watching their bottom lines and worrying about state certification through the state Board of Library Commissioners, Winthrop Public Library appears poised to remain open through the end of the fiscal year, thanks in large part to a fundraising... »

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Title IX’s Legacy – The explosion of girls athletics

Thursday, March 19th, 2009

No doubt, most of our readers, even those without young daughters, probably saw the announcement in last week’s Sun Transcript that Winthrop Youth Hockey is seeking girl players in the 6-12 age category for a team for next season. Winthrop Youth Hockey has made great strides under President James Letterie, who also is a... »

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Financial Report – Tuesday’s forum is a must for concerned residents

Thursday, March 19th, 2009

The countdown to the Proposition 2 1/2 override referendum on May 19 has begun, and the election is the talk of the town. Winthrop residents will decide on 10 different questions on the ballot, affecting virtually every aspect of town life as we know it. There are meetings being held and people are taking... »

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A Welcome Addition – Deane Winthrop House gets better with age

Thursday, March 19th, 2009

The newly constructed addition to the barn of the Deane Winthrop House has been completed, and everybody associated with the project is quite pleased with the final product. Town Historian Dave Hubbard said he was happy that the Winthrop-based company, Paul Ferrara and Sons General Contracting, was able to maintain the historical integrity of... »

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Bantam ‘A’ team qualifies for the state tournament; action begins tonight

Thursday, March 19th, 2009

The explosive and ever-exciting Winthrop Bantam A team (ages 13-15 years old) has qualified for this season’s Massachusetts Hockey Association’s Bantam Tier-II State Hockey Tournament, which will be held at the John Ryan Skating Arena, in Watertown, beginning tonight (Thursday). The tournament, which includes over a dozen teams from throughout Massachusetts, will continue through... »

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Obituaries

Thursday, March 19th, 2009

James J. Forster Sr., 82 Former Advertising Executive with The Boston Globe and TV Producer James J. “Jim” Forster Sr. of Winthrop, formerly of East Boston and former senior divisional retail advertising manager and Boston Globe employee of 44 years, died peacefully after a long illness on March 14. He was 82 years old.... »

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Holmes to Chamber of Commerce: Town isn’t generating enough revenue

Thursday, March 12th, 2009
Holmes to Chamber of Commerce: Town isn’t generating enough revenue

By Cary Shuman editor@winthroptranscript.com Interim Town Manager Larry Holmes talked about the town’s current financial status and the May 19 Proposition 2 1/2 override referendum during a guest appearance at the Winthrop Chamber of Commerce monthly breakfast Monday at the Winthrop Arms Restaurant. Paul Leavy, president of the Winthrop Chamber of Commerce, praised Holmes... »

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