Archive for May, 2009

Affirmative action – Residents approve eight of 10 override questions

Friday, May 22nd, 2009
Affirmative action – Residents approve eight of 10 override questions

By Cary Shuman editor@winthroptranscript.com Winthrop residents voted to approve eight of the 10 questions in Tuesday’s Proposition 2 1/2 override election, sending a clear message that they want institutions such as the public library and senior center to remain open and operating at full strength, while also deciding to provide additional funding for the... »

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Finn named MVP of the NEC South

Friday, May 22nd, 2009
Finn named MVP of the NEC South

Courtney Finn added yet another laurel to her already legendary athletic career at Winthrop High School (WHS) by being named the Most Valuable Player in softball of the South Division of the Northeastern Conference. Courtney is leading the entire NEC (both North and South Divisions) in hitting with a .672 average, with six home... »

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Police and fire officials are thrilled with outcome

Friday, May 22nd, 2009

By Joseph Domelowicz Jr. For the Transcript For Winthrop Fire Chief Paul Flanagan and Police Lieutenant-Executive Officer Terry Delehanty, the passage of override questions for services provided by their public safety departments was both needed at a difficult time and evidence of the town’s support. “It’s a big day for the town of Winthrop,”... »

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Why this vote was different

Friday, May 22nd, 2009

By Joseph Domelowicz Jr. In the midst of the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression, Winthrop voters headed to the polls last Tuesday and approved an increase in their property taxes to avoid massive reductions in local services. To put this into context, we must remember that Winthrop voters have turned down three... »

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An Historic Vote – Resident say ‘Yes’ and they say it loudly

Friday, May 22nd, 2009

The voters and taxpayers of Winthrop spoke loudly and clearly Tuesday, approving eight of the 10 Proposition 2 1/2 override questions on the ballot. The town’s residents did their homework, weighed the pluses and minuses of each question, and determined what questions they felt were important to the town’s future. The “Yes” votes on... »

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The Town Manager – Focus shifts to the search for a new leader

Friday, May 22nd, 2009

With the override election behind us, the town will refocus its attention on the town manager selection process that is in its final stages. All three candidates, James McKenna, John Moak, and Andrew Maylor, were interviewed by the full Town Council last Wednesday night at the Senior Center. The three candidates were very impressive... »

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Five Stars – Extended Stay Hotel earns two major honors

Friday, May 22nd, 2009

Congratulations are in order for Joe and Peggy Dow, owners of the Suburban Extended Stay Hotel on Shirley Street, for receiving two major awards in the hospitality industry, a Platinum Award and the designation as “Best Inn” for the international hotel chain. The hotel has certainly given Shirley Street a boost in its aesthetic... »

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Obituaries – 05/21/09

Friday, May 22nd, 2009

Francis McDonald, 82 Former proprietor of Winthrop Television and past president of Winthrop Rotary Francis James “Frank” McDonald, a seven-year resident of Port St. Lucie, Fla. and a former resident of Winthrop for more than 50 years, died May 17 at Springfield Gardens in Florida. He was 82 years old. A US Navy veteran... »

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Atlantis Marina slips back into full service

Saturday, May 16th, 2009
Atlantis Marina slips back into full service

By Seth Daniel For the Transcript The lost marina of Atlantis has resurfaced. As boating season begins this month, residents of Winthrop and the surrounding area will have a new option when looking to dock their boat – a new option that is quite old. The new-look Atlantis Marina is back up and running... »

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Softball team beats Revere and Gloucester, improves to 9-6

Saturday, May 16th, 2009
Softball team beats Revere and Gloucester, improves to 9-6

The Winthrop High (WHS) softball team won two of its three games last week to improve to 9-6 on the season. “We’ve continued to hit the ball pretty well,” said WHS head coach Dave Guffey of his team’s 9-4 triumph over Revere last Wednesday and 14-2 pounding of Gloucester this past Monday. “But we... »

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