Archive for January, 2010

Turco proposes consolidation plan – Town, schools may merge services

Wednesday, January 27th, 2010
Turco proposes consolidation plan – Town, schools may merge services

The Winthrop Town Council unanimously approved a proposal by Town Council President Jeffrey Turco that the administrative functions of town government and the Winthrop School Department be consolidated. The School Committee must also approve the consolidation, and will discuss Turco’s proposal at its meeting tonight (Thursday). Turco also requested a written proposal about the... »

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Smooth skating – Despite late start to season, Driscoll says rink doing very well this year

Wednesday, January 27th, 2010
Smooth skating – Despite late start to season, Driscoll says rink doing very well this year

The temporary repairs that were made to Larsen Rink during the rink’s off-season in the summer and early fall seem to be working well, as hockey teams, leagues and skaters stream back to the local ice skating rink on Pauline Street. “We opened a month later, because of the repair work to the center... »

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Winthrop Rotary pledges$1,000 for Haiti Relief – Seeks local donations for more shelter boxes

Wednesday, January 27th, 2010

The Winthrop Rotary Club pledged a $1,000 contribution to purchase a shelter box that would contain a tent and supplies for a family for the Haiti Relief efforts. In fact, the Rotary District of which Winthrop is a part, has so far donated some 55-shelter boxes to the cause, at an estimated cost of... »

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Hockey team beats St. Mary’s, prepares for Peabody

Wednesday, January 27th, 2010

The Winthrop High hockey team won both of its games this past week, defeating Salem 7-0 Saturday and St. Mary’s of Lynn 2-0 on Monday. The victories improve the Vikings’ record to a sterling 10-1-1 on the season (which qualifies them for the state tournament) and sets up a showdown at first place Peabody... »

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Hoopmen fall to English after dramatic win Sunday

Wednesday, January 27th, 2010

Perhaps it was too much drama in one week. Tuesday night’s contest between 12-1 Winthrop and undefeated Lynn English had been billed as the game of the year on the North Shore. However, the Vikings already had turned in their own game of the year two nights earlier when Gavin Mahoney drove the lane... »

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Gymnastics team drops close meet to No. Andover

Wednesday, January 27th, 2010

Most sports are said to be “a game of inches.” But in gymnastics (as well as figure skating), close contests are measured in tenths of a point, or even hundredths. Such was the case for the Winthrop/Lynn English gymnastics team in their meet with first place No. Andover last week at the Winthrop Gymnastics... »

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Girls hockey team ties Marblehead, 1-1

Wednesday, January 27th, 2010

“Close but no cigar,” “Close only counts in horseshoes,” or “Live by the sword, die by the sword,” you have your choice of sayings for the Winthrop High girls hockey team, who held a 1-0 lead for 44:24 of their game Saturday against Marblehead. However, two penalties whistled against the Lady Bulldogs with 1:48... »

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Arrest Report 01-27-2010

Wednesday, January 27th, 2010

Monday, January 18 1:18 p.m. – Caller reported that her vehicle’s tires were slashed on the Elks parking lot the previous night. 1:32 p.m. – Report of an alarm going off on Grandview Avenue. Officer reports building is secure. 2:52 p.m. – An Upland Street resident requests medical aid. Fire Department is notified. 11:01... »

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Consolidation is the word – Can the School Department merge with town offices?

Wednesday, January 27th, 2010

Just two meetings into his tenure as Council President, Jeffrey Turco has offered a bold plan for the future of the Town of Winthrop. Turco proposed at Tuesday’s Council meeting that the administrative functions of the School Department and town government be consolidated. The Town Council gave its approval to the idea of merging... »

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Step up and say what’s on your mind – Citizen comment period at Council meetings is open to all

Wednesday, January 27th, 2010

The Winthrop Town Council will continue to give all residents an opportunity to address the board during the “public comment” portion of its meetings. The Council voted to give citizens five minutes to speak on any issue they feel is pertinent and any councilor may extend that time if he or she so desires.... »

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