Archive for April, 2009

For Merryman, it was meant to ‘B’ – Winthrop resident is a perfect fit for her role as a member of the Bruins Ice Girls

Saturday, April 18th, 2009
For Merryman, it was meant to ‘B’ – Winthrop resident is a perfect fit for her role as a member of the Bruins Ice Girls

By Cary Shuman editor@winthroptranscript.com Skating runs, or should we say, skates, in Kim Merryman’s family. Kim’s grandmother, the late Carolyn Smith, was a professional figure skater. Her mother, Paula Merryman, was a skater, and in fact, taught Kim how to skate, enrolling her in the Winthrop Figure Skating Club when she was young. Her... »

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Dempsey wins prestigious Carlton Award – Bruins recognize Harvard-bound Winthrop resident at TD Banknorth Garden

Saturday, April 18th, 2009
Dempsey wins prestigious Carlton Award – Bruins recognize Harvard-bound Winthrop resident at TD Banknorth Garden

Delaware North Companies and Boston Bruins Principal Charlie Jacobs announced recently that Winthrop’s Jillian Dempsey of the Rivers School and Wayne Simpson of the Lawrence Academy are the re cipients of the 2009 John Carlton Award. Named after the late Bruins scout and administrator who died in 1982, the John Carlton Award is given... »

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At the DPW, things are heating up

Saturday, April 18th, 2009

By Joseph Domelowicz Jr. For the Transcript With the major reconstruction of Pleasant Street now completed – after a water main break and sinkhole closed a section of the street earlier this winter – and the spring weather starting to settle into the region, Winthrop Public Works Director Dave Hickey said this week that... »

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WHS needs to comply with Disabilities Act

Saturday, April 18th, 2009

By Pete Legasey For the Transcript Last Tuesday, Superintendent of Schools Steven Jenkins and School Committee Chairperson Patricia Milano addressed the Town Council, hoping to call attention to renovations needed to Winthrop High to meet the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. During their inspection visit in 2000, the New England... »

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New manager should be in place next month

Saturday, April 18th, 2009

By Cary Shuman editor@winthroptranscript.com Winthrop should have its new town manager in place by the middle of next month. Town Council President Thomas Reilly said more than 40 candidates have applied for the position and the selection committee should be completed with the interview process by early May, setting the stage for the appointment... »

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Vikings hit a triple – Team hits its way to a 3-0 start

Saturday, April 18th, 2009

The Winthrop High (WHS) softball team has started the 2009 season in fine style, winning all three of its contests thus far. The Lady Vikings have played well in all three aspects of the game, defense, pitching, and hitting, but Winthrop particularly impressive at the plate, scoring 29 runs in the three games and... »

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WHS Roundup

Saturday, April 18th, 2009

Baseball team out-slugs Watertown, 10-9 The Winthrop High baseball team battled back tenaciously to overcome deficits on three separate occasions before pulling out a 10-9 win in the last inning over Watertown on the local diamond Tuesday afternoon. “It was a tremendous win for us,” enthused WHS head coach Frank DeMarco afterwards. “We never... »

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Override Overdrive – Ballot questions are the talk of the town

Saturday, April 18th, 2009

To be sure, the Proposition 2 1/2 override election is the talk of the town. No doubt, residents in other communities facing similarly tough decisions will be closely watching the results from Winthrop voters on May 19. We’ve written about the incredible importance of the override election to the future well being of our... »

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Terrier Pride – The BU-Winthrop connection

Saturday, April 18th, 2009

If you’re a college hockey fan, then you saw one of the most incredible comebacks in the sport’s history when Boston University scored two goals in the final minute to tie the game and then defeat Miami of Ohio in sudden death overtime Saturday night for the national championship. We watched with pride as... »

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Spring Support – Go Vikings!

Saturday, April 18th, 2009

One of the things (among many things) we like about Winthrop is that the sports fields are situated in such a way that you can park your car near the high school and walk to either Miller Field for a track meet, Veterans Field for a baseball game, the Wallace McLean Tennis Courts for... »

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