Archive for July, 2009

To be continued… – Ten innings — and two days — aren’t enough for Winthrop and East Lynn

Saturday, July 11th, 2009
To be continued… – Ten innings — and two days — aren’t enough for Winthrop and East Lynn

By Pete Legasey For the Transcript Winthrop’s 11-12-year-old Little League All-Stars engaged in an epic duel against East Lynn on Monday in their second game of the Williamsport Tournament. The two teams played to a 1-1 tie after 10 innings before the umpires called the game with plans to resume the following evening. After... »

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McKenna’s tenure is off to an efficient beginning

Saturday, July 11th, 2009
McKenna’s tenure is off to an efficient beginning

By Cary Shuman editor@winthroptranscript.com James McKenna began his first-ever town manager’s report to the Winthrop Town Council Tuesday night by thanking the nine councilors, department managers, and citizens for the warm welcome he has received since taking office on June 27. McKenna said that in his first few days as town manager, he was... »

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Two varieties of fireworks – Despite scattered incidents, authorities call celebration a success

Saturday, July 11th, 2009

By Joseph Domelowicz Jr. For the Transcript Winthrop Police took an “all hands on deck” approach to ensuring the peace over the Independence Day celebration here last weekend and it largely paid off. The Winthrop Police Department reported only six arrests, including two on July 3 and four arrests for fighting in separate incidents... »

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Mckenna’s on the job – City Manager makes a strong first impression

Saturday, July 11th, 2009

Town Manager James McKenna gave his first town manager’s report at Tuesday night’s council meeting, and it was, in a word, impressive. McKenna, who officially took office June 27, distributed a summary of his few days on the job to councillors and laid out some of the processes by which he’ll conduct his administration,... »

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A Job Well Done – WPD and WFD ensured a safe holiday weekend

Saturday, July 11th, 2009

Town Manager James McKenna made it a point to praise the Winthrop Police and Winthrop Fire Department for ensuring a safe and happy Fourth of July celebration in the town. Terence Delehanty, executive officer in charge of the Winthrop Police Department, was present at the council meeting and said afterwards that he was proud... »

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Obituaries – 07/09/09

Saturday, July 11th, 2009

William Buckley, 67 Member of Pipefitters Union William G. Buckley of Beachmont died on June 29 at his home, after a long illness. He was 67 years old. A member of Local 537 Pipefitters Union, he was born in Somerville, son of the late Walter Buckley and Josephine (Flynn) Buckley. He was the beloved... »

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Reilly won’t seek re-election – Longtime official was the town’s first and only council president

Friday, July 3rd, 2009
Reilly won’t seek re-election – Longtime official was the town’s first and only council president

By Cary Shuman editor@winthroptranscript.com Thomas Reilly, the first and only Town Council president since the town adopted the new charter in 2005, has announced he won’t be a candidate for re-election in November. Reilly said he wanted to make his intention public now in order to provide adequate time for potential candidates seeking the... »

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Winthrop makes an impressive showing in Essex County playoffs

Friday, July 3rd, 2009
Winthrop makes an impressive showing in Essex County playoffs

Winthrop Youth Soccer was well represented in the Essex County Youth Soccer Association (ECYSA) Championship Playoffs which took place the last four days. Six of nine Winthrop teams earned the right to be playing in the postseason. The teams making it to playoffs were both U-12 girls teams, the Winthrop Belle Isle Athletics and... »

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Fire and Police departments prepare for a busy weekend

Friday, July 3rd, 2009
Fire and Police departments prepare for a busy weekend

By Joseph Domelowicz Jr. For the Transcript Despite the elimination of one of three potential weekend activities celebrating Independence Day in Winthrop – the annual bonfire on Yirrell Beach on July 3 has been cancelled – Winthrop police and firefighters will be fully staffed and prepared to handle weekend revelers and any mischief they... »

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Thanks, Thanks – Haskell, Gabriel retire from Winthrop School System

Friday, July 3rd, 2009
Thanks, Thanks – Haskell, Gabriel retire from Winthrop School System

By Cary Shuman editor@winthroptranscript.com Two long-time leaders in the Winthrop School System spent their last official day of work at the Winthrop Middle School Tuesday. Winthrop Middle School Principal Zoe Haskell and guidance counselor Edna Gabriel retired from their positions effective June 30. Haskell was the principal at the middle school for the last... »

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