Archive for June, 2009

The fire within – Explosion causes extensive damage to Engine 2

Saturday, June 13th, 2009
The fire within – Explosion causes extensive damage to Engine 2

By Joseph Domelowicz Jr. For the Transcript Winthrop firefighters were placed in the unusual position of having to extinguish a fire in one of their own vehicles this past Sunday, when Winthrop Engine 2 caught fire due to heat buildup in the brake drums. According to Fire Chief Paul Flanagan, the resulting explosion and... »

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Full sail ahead – The Pleasant Park Yacht Club obtains most of the permits needed for its marina expansion project

Saturday, June 13th, 2009

By Seth Daniel For the Transcript This summer could bring a pleasant surprise for the Pleasant Park Yacht Club, which is only weeks away from obtaining final approvals on its longstanding plan to expand its marina and docking facility. Commodore Richard Barry and Club Attorney Jim Cipoletta said the Pleasant Park Yacht Club has... »

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To reserve and protect – While working a detail, officer helps make four arrests in two stolen car cases

Saturday, June 13th, 2009

By Joseph Domelowicz Jr. For the Transcript Winthrop Police, with the help of a reserve officer who was on duty for a parking enforcement detail, made four arrests in two separate stolen car incidents Sunday night, and in doing so, may have solved a string of recent car thefts and break-ins that had plagued... »

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Spirits aren’t Dampened – Commencement effortlessly moved from Miller Field to Holland Gymnasium

Saturday, June 13th, 2009

Although Mother Nature derailed the Class of 2009’s plans to have the first nighttime outdoor commencement ceremony under the lights of Miller Field Friday evening, nothing could deter the graduates from an impressive, well-orchestrated graduation inside the artfully decorated Holland Gymnasium at the high school. This was a beautiful ceremony, tinged with the graduates’... »

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The Playmakers – Theater company to spice things up with production of ‘Hair’

Saturday, June 13th, 2009

As the story in this week’s Sun-Transcript notes, there will be some nudity and salty language in the Winthrop Playmakers’ production of “Hair” that opens this Friday night at the Playhouse on Hermon Street. The Playmakers are trying to capture the spirit and raw, unfettered times of the 1960s and will showcase some scenes... »

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Two Final Thoughts

Saturday, June 13th, 2009

PSAC set to begin a season of events The Point Shirley Athletic Club (PSAC) is ready to launch the events on their 2009 schedule with Friday’s annual Seaside Striders Road Race serving as the traditional kickoff. The PSAC events attract residents from Winthrop and surrounding communities. The organization donates proceeds from their activities to... »

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Obituaries – 05/10/09

Saturday, June 13th, 2009

Helena Conroy, 91 Retired clerk for Jordan Marsh Co. Helena M. (DuLong) Conroy, formerly of Golden Drive, Winthrop, died on June 8 at the Chelsea Jewish Nursing Home, following a brief illness. She was 91 years old. A retired clerk for Jordan Marsh Co., she was born in Woburn, daughter of the late George... »

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Friday Night Lights – For the first time, WHS will stage its commencement ceremony under the lights at Miller Field

Thursday, June 4th, 2009
Friday Night Lights – For the first time, WHS will stage its commencement ceremony under the lights at Miller Field

By Cary Shuman editor@winthroptranscript.com The members of the Winthrop High School Class of 2009 will receive their diplomas Friday night at Miller Field, under the lights, for the first time in school history. The commencement ceremony, in which 110 graduates will receive their diplomas, is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. The ceremony was... »

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It’s official: McKenna’s in charge

Thursday, June 4th, 2009
It’s official: McKenna’s in charge

By Cary Shuman editor@winthroptranscript.com The Winthrop Town Council voted unanimously to appoint Attorney James McKenna as the new town manager at its meeting Tuesday night in the Joseph Harvey Room. Town Council President Thomas Reilly nominated McKenna for the town’s top administrative post, and the council members approved his nomination by an 8-0 margin.... »

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A’s are dominating the A Division

Thursday, June 4th, 2009
A’s are dominating the A Division

By Pete Legasey For the Transcript The 2009 season has reached its halfway point for Winthrop Little League (WLL) A Division. Eight teams composed of nearly 100 players between ages 10 and 12 have played 13 of 17 scheduled games, and the first half has been lively, fun and competitive. The A’s, who are... »

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