Monthly Archives: August 2009

Crowley is King – Winthrop resident wins Five Sisters Swim for ninth straight year

August 26, 2009
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Crowley is King – Winthrop resident wins Five Sisters Swim for ninth straight year

By Cary Shuman editor@winthroptranscript.com On land, in the air, or by the sea, Jamie Crowley of Winthrop feels right at home. Crowley, an airplane pilot for American Airlines, displayed his remarkable skill and endurance once again in the Point Shirley Athletic Club (PSAC) Annual Five Sisters Swim Saturday. Crowley finished in first place in...

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Winthrop Youth Football to open season on Sept. 13

August 26, 2009
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Winthrop Youth Football to open season on Sept. 13

By Pete Legasey For the Transcript Opening day for Winthrop Youth Football is just over two weeks away. All four Vikings teams will make their 2009 debut on September 13 against Masconomet Youth Football (the location of the games has yet to be determined) in the first of their nine games scheduled for this...

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Town mourns the loss of Matthew Boyle

August 26, 2009
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Town mourns the loss of Matthew Boyle

Matthew I. Boyle, beloved husband, devoted father, teacher, mentor, and friend rendered his final salute on Aug. 24 at the age of 78. He passed away peacefully, surrounded by family and loved ones at Brigham and Women’s Hospital after a brief battle with cancer. After graduating from Boston College in1953 he went on to...

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Senator Kennedy dead at 77

August 26, 2009
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Senator Kennedy dead at 77

By Joshua Resnek For the Transcript Everyone in this town old enough to recall how the Lodge Family and Republicans dominated local politics in Massachusetts until the Kennedys arrived on the scene understands the sadness that so many will feel on the death of Senator Ted Kennedy. The Kennedy political dynasty began with JFK...

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EPA, town at odds over $70,000 fine – McKenna upset with notification, says town is a victim of bureaucratic arrogance

August 26, 2009
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By Seth Daniel For the Transcript Next time the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is in Winthrop, it might be a good idea to roll out the red, make that the green, carpet for their arrival – or else. Federal environmental officials say they were ignored and Town officials say they were surprised and...

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Winthrop Varsity cheerleaders attend summer camp

August 26, 2009
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The Winthrop Varsity Cheerleaders recently returned from a Universal Cheerleaders Association (UCA) summer camp. The camp was held at Mt. Ida College in Newton, MA and attracted over 300 cheerleaders from the surrounding states. The Universal Cheerleaders Association selects award winners at each of the 1,000 camps it administers around the world each summer....

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Building Winthrop High School – New dual enrollment program with Salem State College highlights new initiatives

August 26, 2009
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By Joseph Domelowicz Jr. For the Transcript As Winthrop high students prepare to head back to classes next Tuesday (September 2), high school principal Gail Conlon and the staff of the school have been busy preparing a growing and more diverse curriculum, the highlight of which is a new partnership with Salem State College...

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Matt Boyle – Remembering a legendary WHS teacher, administrator

August 26, 2009
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If you ask the literally thousands of students who graduated from Winthrop High school from the 1960s through the 1980s whom they most remember from their high school years, chances are the person they will mention at the top of their list is Matt Boyle. Matt was a legendary presence in the town of...

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National Grid on the docket – Electric company needs to assure its customers

August 26, 2009
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Dave Gendall, regional manager for National Grid, will be making a presentation at Tuesday night’s Town Council meeting. Gendall will be providing the Council an update on the two substations in the town and the work the company is doing to prevent future power outages. Mr. Gendall gave us a preview of his presentation...

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Another great swim – Five Sisters swim race brought out the best in town

August 26, 2009
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Were does the time go? It seems like it was just yesterday that the Five Sisters Swim race was a new and novel undertaking in Winthrop. But last Saturday’s race marked the 15th annual race event, and once again it was a very successful and well-organized event. For the ninth year in a row,...

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