Monthly Archives: April 2010

Say high to Jake Connors

April 30, 2010
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Pat McGee was so proud she didn’t know whether to laugh or cry. The Hall of Fame boys track coach had just watched one of her captains, senior John “Jake” Connors, break the school’s 34-year-old high jump record by soaring over the bar at a height of 6 feet, 6 inches. Connors had surpassed...

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‘Brownbagging’ policy discussed – Business owner critical of process, lack of input

April 30, 2010
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Cindy Levins, co-owner of the Luna Boutique and Moonstruck Café, said while she accepts the Town Council’s decision to institute a "brownbagging" ordinance, she’s disappointed in the council’s vote to implement a $400 fee that certain food establishments will now have to pay for the new license. The Council voted unanimously Tuesday night to...

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Budget process isn’t going to be easy; state aid reduced $400,000

April 30, 2010
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If you think what happens at the State House does not affect the quality of life in Winthrop, take a good look at the coming year’s Town budget. Town officials were wrestling with an almost $400,000 deficit in the budget that will start on July 1 due to the fact that state aid will...

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The sky’s the limit for record holder Connors

April 30, 2010
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When Kevin McGee leapt six feet, five inches 34 years ago in the spring of 1976 to establish a new Winthrop High School record in the high jump, Gerald Ford was President. Happy Days, Charlie’s Angels, and MASH were among the top TV shows. Disco was all the rage and boys with Peter Frampton...

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Milano, Hatzisavas notch back to back shutouts for Vikings

April 30, 2010
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Will Milano and Anthony Hatzisavas tossed complete game shutouts to lead the Winthrop High baseball team to victories of 5-0 over Danvers and 3-0 over Swampscott this past week. “Both Will and Anthony pitched great games for us,” said WHS head coach Jim Gillis of the back to back gems turned in by his...

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Lady Vikings defeat three NEC opponents

April 30, 2010
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The Winthrop High softball team is on a roll with a four game winning streak, including the last three over Northeastern Conference rivals Gloucester, 9-4; Danvers, 11-7 (marking the first win for a Lady Viking softball team at Danvers since 1980); and Swampscott, 8-1. The victory over Gloucester featured a trio of Winthrop pitchers...

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Boys tennis team wins pair to improve to 3-2 on season

April 30, 2010
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The Winthrop High boys tennis team won two matches in convincing fashion to raise their record to 3-2 on the season. Coach Barbara Hoffman’s squad defeated St. Mary’s of Lynn 4-1 and then shut out Gloucester 5-0. In the match with St. Mary’s, all three Viking singles players cruised to victories in straight sets.....

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Fucillo wins three events vs. Beverly

April 30, 2010
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Jenny Fucillo continued her march through the Northeastern Conference, once again demolishing all comers in the hurdles in last week’s meet with Beverly. Jenny took first in the 400 intermediate hurdles in a time of 69.0 and first in the 100 meter high hurdles in 15.8. For good measure, the Lady Viking standout jumped...

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Questions Remain – Is the School Department ready to vacate the E.B. Newton School?

April 30, 2010
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There appears to be some mixed signals being sent from all parties regarding the School Department’s willingness and ability to leave its administrative headquarters at the E.B. Newton School by the previously announced deadline of August 31, 2010. It was easy to reach this conclusion following Tuesday’s Town Council meeting, during which the matter...

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Week Argument – Verbal exchange between Turco and McKenna caught some by surprise

April 30, 2010
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The verbal exchange between Town Council President Jeffrey Turco and Town Manager James McKenna concerning Mr. Turco’s motion to consider having Town Hall open for business on Fridays caught some observers by surprise. Mr. McKenna indicated that he would like to survey the town department heads at Town Hall to see how they feel...

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